Mon, 12:05

As a music-lover who would - pre-pandemic - attend festivals in this country and around the world most weekends of the year, I was excited (and, admittedly, a little apprehensive) about the prospect of my first event in six months.

Mon, 10:59

One of this century’s most successful British bands is set to play at Thetford Forest in 2021.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A diverse array of Suffolk creativity and talent will be showcased at the end of September thanks to a new online initiative by the Ipswich Arts Association.

Monday, September 14, 2020

It is hardly a secret that the last six months has been a period of unprecedented difficulty and disruption for everyone and every area of activity and employment will have faced their own specific challenges. For the performing arts the consequences have been particularly severe when productions in preparation have been cancelled at short notice, often with little or no compensation for the financial and artistic investment in the planned production.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Remembering Jimi Hendrix, the world’s greatest guitarist, 50 years after his untimely death. We take a look at an amazing career that lasted for just four short years but spawned a legacy that will last forever

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

After a summer devoid of live music, next year will be different as singer-songwriter James Blunt has announced a major outdoor gig in the spectacular grounds of Audley End House and Gardens, the Jacobean mansion in the heart of the Essex countryside.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Eleven times platinum recording artist James Blunt is set to help bring live music back to the region next summer at an Essex concert.

Friday, September 4, 2020

The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket is to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Arts organisations from across Ipswich and Suffolk are coming to together to stage a large scale celebration of Suffolk’s arts and culture.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Snape Maltings have added some more celebrated names to their series of weekend concert performances being held to replace the Snape Proms which had to be cancelled because of lockdown.

Monday, August 31, 2020

A year ago, Suffolk musician Caswell entertained the biggest crowd of her career, supporting Ed Sheeran. Despite lockdown cancelling all live performances, the intervening 12 months have been a creative time for the performer who has been polishing her songwriting skills

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Suffolk singer Emma Bonner-Morgan will perform outdoor ‘Classics on the Lawn’ at a stately home in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Suffolk’s summer festival season has been something of a metaphorical washout thanks to the Covid pandemic but roots music will be receiving an autumnal boost as the Red Rooster Festival, based at Euston Hall, will deliver live performances online.

Monday, August 24, 2020

One of Suffolk’s most popular summer festivals is staging a free online event to keep audiences entertained and ensure it remains financially solvent during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Suffolk’s world famous Snape Maltings concert hall will this week become one of the first venues in the UK to return to staging regular events for a live audience.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Although, FolkEast is officially cancelled this year, organisers have found a way to keep live music in Suffolk. We take a look at a new Virtual FolkEast happening later this month

Monday, August 10, 2020

Suffolk musician and singer Emma Bonner-Morgan will give two concerts in aid the of the East Anglia Air Ambulance.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Lockdown has been extremely frustrating for all of us, to say the least.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Live music performances at the Snape Maltings Concert Hall which were planned between August 7 and 9 and August 14 to 16 have been postponed.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

As One Direction celebrate their tenth anniversary, we take a look at the rise of the boy band and ask the question: ‘Who was the very first boy band?’ the one that everyone else copied?

Friday, July 31, 2020

Live music is returning to the Snape Maltings Concert Hall from the first weekend in August.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has opened up about his troubled history with food, alcohol and his “very addictive personality”.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Piano boogie maestro Jools Holland has announced the postponement of his 2020 autumn tour which was to have included the Ipswich Regent.

Monday, July 20, 2020

An online music festival is being held in aid of people living with autism and ADHD, with an even bigger line-up.

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and indie-pop band Bastille have been announced as headliners for Latitude Festival 2021.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and indie-pop band Bastille have been announced as headliners for Latitude Festival 2021.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Live entertainment looks to be heading back to the region this summer, with the organisers of Red Rooster Festival confirming they will be staging a socially distanced event this September.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Latitude Festival is set to return bigger and better in 2021, after it was cancelled due to coronavirus this summer, and the date has now been revealed.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Ready to feel old? It feels like yesterday that some of these chart-topping albums were released.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Cinema and live entertainment is heading outdoors this summer. Drive-in is the new night out and across Suffolk and East Anglia a new type of open-air festival is being staged so people can have fun times after months of being shut in and locked down.

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