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Organisers behind a new music festival and industry summit aiming to promote Ipswich as a destination for touring bands have been forced to cancel this year’s event.

An independent Ipswich music venue kept afloat by loyal supporters has announced a live-streaming all day music festival this week – its first gig in four months.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Author and biographer Craig Brown talks about his latest book about the daily lives of The Beatles with fellow writer Dean Parkin to raise funds for the Halesworth Cut. The pair are inviting people to join them on Zoom.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Ipswich is hosting a new summer festival – BetweenSpaces – which looks to forge stronger community links and tackle problems with isolation which grew during lockdown

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Arts and live entertainment are still hard to come by as theatres cannot come out of lockdown but drive-ins could provide that live experience

Monday, June 22, 2020

Live music is coming back to Suffolk this summer and Newmarket is playing to host to big-name stars like Tony Hadley, The Lightning Seeds, Beverley Knight,and Dizzee Rascal but the shows are being staged in a revolutionary fashion

Friday, June 12, 2020

The boss of Latitude Festival, which was cancelled this summer due to coronavirus, has outlined a plan of how the entertainment industry could reopen fully by November.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Hopes are high of attracting more touring bands and artists to Ipswich following the success of the Ed Sheeran concerts last summer.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Aldeburgh Festival goes online this year with a celebration of spectacular past highlights and a series of podcasts and interactive treats.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Were you at Portman Road a year ago tonight for Sir Rod Stewart’s open-air concert?

Thursday, May 21, 2020

An impressive line-up of Suffolk musical talent took part in an online music festival in aid of families living with autism and ADHD.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

International opera singer Christina Johnston is staging a series of themed concerts from her Felixstowe home to help combat lockdown frustration. The free shows enable her to connect with music fans around the world

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

An online music festival with an impressive line-up of local musicians is being held on Sunday, May 17, in aid of families living with autism and ADHD.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Fans of Sir Tom Jones will have to wait until next year to see the Welsh superstar perform at Newmarket Nights, as the popular music event becomes the latest victim of coronavirus.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

An Ipswich music venue which hosts scores of gigs, project sessions and community events has launched an online fundraising plea to help keep it afloat.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

What was your best-ever gig or festival? Live music might be on hold at the moment because of the coronavirus crisis, but our readers and staff have been sharing their top musical moments.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

A daughter is helping to organise a special fundraising event in memory of her much-loved dad, who she describes as “an NHS hero”.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The organisers of Red Rooster Festival are giving away free tickets to NHS staff and other frontline workers to thank them for their heroic work fighting coronavirus.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Cure the festival blues with our favourite live music sets to stream at home during lockdown

Friday, April 17, 2020

The performer has brought together some fo the world’s greatest musicians, from Elton John, to Paul McCartney for a one-off fundraising gig.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A 17-year-old musician who has already created a name for herself by headlining Latitude and winning Bury Sound is releasing her debut EP as she hopes to follow in the footsteps of Suffolk star Ed Sheeran.

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Aldeburgh Festival has been cancelled because of coronavirus, the first time in its 72 year history it has not gone ahead.

Friday, March 27, 2020

The swift arrival of the Coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has thrown the county’s festivals, theatres and arts events into total disarray. Here’s a run-down of what’s on and what’s off.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Music is very good for well-being, both physically and mentally. A good tune boosts feelings of happiness and a dance around the kitchen helps to keep you fit. We have compiled a list of feelgood songs to help make our weeks of confinement seem less torturous

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Two Suffolk music festivals have had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Forthcoming gigs at the Smokehouse venue in Ipswich have been cancelled, as the linked South Street Studios announces a temporary closure because of the coronavirus crisis.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Suffolk promoter John Hessenthaler is putting the heart of Suffolk on the entertainment map with a ‘Big Top’ Festival in historic Lavenham this summer.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Britain’s Got Talent favourites Diversity are back out on the road and they are bringing their biggest ever show to the Ipswich Regent.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Fairport Convention guitarist Simon Nicol recalls the influence John Peel had on him and the band ahead of their gig at the Stowmarket venue keeping alive the DJs legacy.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Southwold Arts Festival has swiftly developed a reputuation for delivering an eclectic series of high profile events at its week-long summer festival. Now in its seventh year, the festival manages to combine an intimate, community flavour yet still attracting artists with an international reputation.

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