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Families attending a much-hyped Suffolk pop concert have described how young fans’ excitement turned to tears as drunken crowds reportedly became violent amid “scenes from hell”.

What a phenomenal concert. From the performance, the outfits and the atmosphere, Little Mix at Newmarket Nights on Friday, June 23, were fantastic.

One of the brains behind an album in aid of East Anglian charity Julian Support has spoken out about his own battle with mental health issues.

Bury St Edmunds band Gaffa Tape Sandy are gearing up to play Glastonbury Festival this afternoon.

In a typically well-considered and constructed recital, the former festival director Pierre-Laurent Aimard built an evening around dance pieces from five composers covering two centuries – Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Bartok. Taking account of the symmetry of the human body and the pairing of people in many dances, the first half with composers in chronological order was followed by a second half following the same pattern. It proved both illuminating and satisfying.

A piano trio and a large scale orchestral work might have seemed an unlikely pairing for a Sunday afternoon concert. Yet it worked – brilliantly.

Free tickets are on offer for Ipswich residents to attend an orchestral performance in a multi-storey car park.

Latitude Festival’s Melvin Benn revealed he’s met with high-ranking officers of the Metropolitan Police in the wake of last month’s Manchester Arena attack and is in almost daily contact with counter-terrorism teams across the country.

An evening originally planned to contain Mozart, Janacek and Chopin in fact added some Schumann at the expense of three Chopin mazurkas.

Despite Shakespeare’s genius and productivity, relatively few operas based on his plays match them in quality. Verdi’s Otello and Falstaff are probably the best known of the successes but Benjamin Britten also scored a notable triumph with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, first performed in 1960. A new production, designed and directed by Netia Jones, opened this year’s festival with the first of four performances.

Music megastar Sir Elton John will be performing at the home of Ipswich Town Football Club on Saturday night but how well do you know the legend?

The ELO Experience - the UK’s top tribute band dedicated to the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra – is coming to Ipswich and there is a celebration in store.

A blue plaque in honour of legendary broadcaster John Peel has been hailed by his widow as a perfect way to celebrate the influential radio DJ.

The 70th Aldeburgh Festival opens tomorrow with an eclectic programme of music. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Roger Wright about how the event has evolved while remaining true to its roots.

Suffolk police are increasing the number of officers on patrol in the Portman Road area of Ipswich on Saturday as thousands flock to see superstar Elton John play live on stage.

This year’s Nearly Festival is benefitting from the Ed Sheeran factor, with the Suffolk singer-songwriter’s tribute act proving almost as popular as the real thing.

A cult folk band from Slovenia are among the latest “surprise” additions to Suffolk’s up and coming folk festival.

Security will be stepped up during Elton John’s concert in Ipswich this weekend, with ticket-holders warned to expect full bag and body searches.

From an Anastacia show, one can expect several things - belting pop-rock anthems, some sincere interactions with the audience and a thoroughly good time.

The final lineup for the biggest StowFiesta festival in its ten year history has been announced.

The StowBlues Festival in Stowmarket may have enjoyed its best year yet, with more than 800 people attending for a taste of authentic Americana Blues.

Essex pop sensation Olly Murs thrilled fans with his voice and energy in Colchester on Saturday tonight.

Olly Murs and I have something in common - being a born and bred Colchester girl, I truly share his sentiment of being Essex and proud!

Extra tickets have just been made available for Olly Murs’ gig in Colchester tonight.

Ahead of an acoustic gig in Norwich, the guitarist and singer tells us about coming to terms with the death of his musical partner-in-crime and why he’s jealous of Ed Sheeran.

An Ipswich youngster has raised more than £800 for Selig Suffolk at the launch of her charity record at Sailmakers Shopping Centre.

Greater Anglia has announced that it will run two extra trains to take home concert-goers after Elton John’s gig later this month.

An exuberant Sayer delighted his fans and followers in this sell-out concert.

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