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Ipswich: What to see, and where, at the free Ipswich Music Day

13:04 06 July 2014

Christchurch Park once again hosts the free Ipswich Music Day

Christchurch Park once again hosts the free Ipswich Music Day

There’s been plenty to enjoy during this year’s Ipswich Arts Festival, with plenty more to come over the next 10 days.

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Another weekend in Ipswich, another great weekend of music. More than 50,000 people will pack into Christchurch Park for tomorrow’s Ipswich Music Day – and it’s all free.

The Ipswich Borough Council event, a staple of the Ip-Art Festival, runs from noon to 8pm and is chance to see old favourites and perhaps future stars with Framlingham’s Ed Sheeran’s breakthrough coming soon after appearing there four years ago.

For more on each act, including video and audio, visit the Ip-Art website

Suffolk New College Stage

Noon: Ralph Taylor (acoustic originals and covers).

12.30pm: Holly Johnston (contemporary folk originals).

1pm: Sink or Swim (alternative rock band).

1.30pm: Oculus (symphonic rock originals).

2.30pm: College Bands.

4.15pm: Omnislash (punch rock).

4.45pm: Suffolk Soul Singers (soul and gospel).

5pm: Miss Murder (rock).

6pm: The 4130s (punk).

7pm: Cherry Bomb (rock covers).

Town 102 FM Stage

Noon: Snippet (indie).

1pm: Poesi (alternative rock).

2pm: Loveless (rock).

3pm: Soul’d Out (1970s-1980s dancefloor disco, soul, funk and Motown).

3.45pm: Suffolk Soul Singers (soul and gospel)

4pm: Daisy Victoria (indie)

5pm: Denial Twist (garage rock)

6pm: Stalker (rock),

7pm: Crossover (rock, pop and soul covers).

BBC Radio Suffolk Stage

Noon: Alex Stockley (original singer-songwriter)

1pm: Mercury Skies (indie)

1.45pm: Suffolk Soul Singers (soul and gospel)

2pm: Albion Mills (pop-rock)

3pm: Soul Kitchen (soul covers), also playing Soul by the Sea outside Aldeburgh’s White Lion Hotel on July 5

4pm: Ashton Jones and the Inner Heart Band (funk, soul and Motown).

5pm: Ska’d4Life (ska and two-tone).

6pm: Bouncing Off Concrete (rock).

Ed Sheeran Stage sponsored by Suffolk One

Noon: Rhys Butterworth Bowman (acoustic originals)

12.30pm: Zoe and The Pulse (rock and roll covers).

1.30pm: Cathedrals and Cars (indie).

2.15pm: Suffolk Soul Singers (soul and gospel)

2.30pm: Sleepless Wild (hip-hop and rap).

3.30pm: Eva Black (rock).

4.30pm: Back to the Point (pop punk).

5.30pm: Horse Party (rock).

6.30pm: Walkway (rock).

Galloway Live Stage

Noon: Lost Lungs (indie).

12.45pm: Suffolk Soul Singers (soul and gospel)

1pm: Abi Moore (acoustic originals).

2pm: Phoenix Jazz (classic jazz and modern music fusion), read my interview with the band online.

3pm: Out of Fashion (rock).

4pm: Talk of the Town (1980s pop, a bit of soul, a hint of rockabilly, dash of light rock).

5pm: The Handsome Dead (rock).

6pm: Silent Divide (heavy rock).

7pm: Flux 32 (indie).

7.30pm: De Vide (hip-hop and RnB with a funk-acoustic edge).

Grapevine Acoustic tent

11.45am: Martha B (acoustic originals and covers with a twist).

Noon: Fern Teather Band (acoustic).

12.15pm: James Gillespie (acoustic).

12.30pm: Kris Keller (acoustic, ranging from early blues to raunchy 1980s, 1990s, bluesy rock).

1pm: The Sea Creatures (folk),

1.45pm: Play_rewind_eject (acoustic).

2.30pm: Busking for Breakfast (contemporary folk rock pop).

3.15pm: Oliver Daldry (acoustic), read my interview with him 

4pm: Phil Jackson (acoustic originals).

5pm: Tony James Shevlin (acoustic originals).

6pm: Back Porch (blues).

Christchurch Mansion

2pm: New Voices

2.30pm: Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society

3pm: Trianon Music Group choir

3.30pm: Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra

4pm: Musicology

St Margaret’s Church

2pm: Mellow Bellows

2.30pm: Moonlight Mandolin Orchestra

3pm: Ipswich Choral Society

3.30pm: Trianon Music Group Instrumentalists

4pm: Co-op Ladies Choir

Bethesda Church

2pm: Tutti Frutti Choir 

2.30pm: Musicology

3pm: Silbury Hill

3.30pm: Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society

4pm: Barry Palmer

Police closed Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.

A man has been taken to hospital after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a van.

The accident has closed the road

A lorry driver became trapped in his vehicle after it overturned on the A1071 at Hintlesham this afternoon.

Andrew Shemming, daughter Annabelle and their dog Puzzle

She’s called Puzzle, and it is hoped the lovable Labrador will live up to her name by solving some Suffolk mysteries.

Martlesham police investigation centre

Four men arrested following the armed robbery of a Felixstowe bookmaker’s shop will not be prosecuted, police have said.

A familiar sight this year. Roadworks at the junction of Handford Road and Portman Road in Ipswich.

Temporary traffic lights were back at the junction of Portman Road and Handford Road again today . . . for the 17th time since November last year.

Police cordon off Rose Lane after the incident

A man and a woman are due to appear in court after being accused of grievous bodily harm on a young man in Ipswich town centre.

All services through Colchester are affected

All train services travelling through Colchester are facing severe disruption after the fire alarm was activated in a signal box.

Carolyn winning the Suffolk New College make-up competition in 2002.

From Hadleigh to Hollywood, Carolyn Roper has brushed shoulders with acclaimed actors, sporting legends and pop superstars.

Ipswich Hospital on Heath Road, Ipswich.

Ipswich’s hospital had its busy day of the year yesterday for admissions.

Ofsted has published its annual review of schools

Suffolk’s primary schools are outperforming the county’s secondaries, according to figures released today by Ofsted.

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