Jools Holland to play Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds next year

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will play Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds next May. Pi

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will play Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds next May. Picture: MARY McCARTNEY - Credit: Archant

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will perform an open air concert in Bury St Edmunds next year, it has been announced.

The concert, also featuring Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall, will take place at Nowton Park on May 25, forming part of the 2018 Bury St Edmunds Festival.

Tickets for the event, presented by Oep Live, will go on general sale tomorrow, at 10am, and can be purchased at www.buryfestival.co.uk or www.oeplive.com or by calling 01284 758000 or 01256 416384.

John Hessenthaler, of Oep Live, said: “We have worked very closely and successfully with Nick Wells and his team at The Apex for some time now, so it feels perfectly natural to bring such a big star as Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra to Bury St Edmunds.

“We are also hoping to announce two more dates at Nowton Park shortly.”

Bury St Edmunds Festival organiser Nick Wells said: “We are absolutely delighted that Oep Live will be presenting this large-scale open air concert as it will add a whole new dimension to the 2018 festival.


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“The concert will no doubt also attract a lot visitors to Bury St Edmunds and west Suffolk therefore benefiting the local tourism and retail economy.”

Gates at Nowton Park open at 5.45pm (Car parks from 5pm) with the show starting at 7.30pm.

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