Ipswich Music Day takes centre stage in Christchurch Park from midday Sunday

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Ipswich Music Day, in Christchurch Park

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Ipswich Music Day, in Christchurch Park - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Music Day this Sunday will see nearly 70 acts perform across nine stages at Christchurch Park.

Taking place from 12noon-8pm, the performers range from cover bands, tribute acts, original bands, choirs, world music and instrumental groups.

One of the largest free one-day music events in the country, it usually attracts around 40,000 music-lovers. The line-up includes Hot Tramp, Off the Wall, the 4130s, Benjamin Bloom, Primo Nelson and Moon Street.

First-time performer Rob Climpson, the drummer from The Mementos, said: “We really can’t wait and it’s nice to go to a festival where you can play the hits that people will know.”

Peter Riches, bass player for Key Features, who are returning to the event, added: “It’s a great event and brings together a wide range of music from the area.”

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Bryony Rudkin, cabinet member for culture at Ipswich Borough Council, said it is an exciting line-up with some new faces as well as old friends who will be playing to a huge audience.

“This is a great opportunity for aspiring musicians to show us what they can do. After all, this is where Ed Sheeran was spotted a few years ago.”

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Classical performances will also be taking place in the Mansion and nearby St Margaret’s Church and Bethesda Church.

For more information visit www.ip-art.comAre you going along? Share your photos on social media using #IpswichMusicDay or upload them at iwitness24

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