Bands play on at Martlesham
GALLERY Thousands of people have enjoyed a music marathon in Martlesham.Bands provided more than 10,000 people who gathered on Martlesham Heath green with 12 hours of non-stop music on Saturday.
THOUSANDS of people have enjoyed a music marathon in Martlesham.
Bands provided more than 10,000 people who gathered on Martlesham Heath green with 12 hours of non-stop music on Saturday.
The ninth Music on The Green event raised vital funds for the Ipswich Children's Hospice and the Martlesham Responders, with organisers saying it appeared to be one of their best ever attendances.
Among more than 20 bands providing entertainment from 10.30am through until 10.30pm was headliners Stingray and Anything But Ordinary, with young bands such as Narcosis also grabbing attention.
The afternoon acts were introduced by BBC Radio Suffolk's presenter Stephen Foster with an eclectic mix coming from the two stages - with everything from choir and brass to rock, pop and punk.
Paul Firman, who organised the event, said: “The calibre of bands on display was very high this year.
- 1 Apology for Ipswich pub landlords after 'insensitive LGBT+ comments'
- 2 ‘I thought I was going to die’ - Woman feels let down after spiking
- 3 'My life is hard enough' - Suffolk disabled dad struggles to repair home
- 4 More than 200 homes in Ipswich without electricity after power cut
- 5 Further case of Omicron Covid variant detected in East Anglia
- 6 Gucci items hidden in Asda stores across the country
- 7 Matchday Recap: Town out of Trophy after shootout loss
- 8 Man acted as lookout while accomplice robbed Ipswich store
- 9 'A lovely green space' - race against time to buy mini-Ipswich woodland
- 10 New farm shop and cafe opens in Suffolk countryside
“We are here to encourage youth and we have seen a few very good young bands come on whilst also raising some money for charity. Hopefully we have raised a few thousand.”