Ipswich: Music Day line-up revealed

Ipswich Music Day, July 7, Christchurch Park, will see 56 acts play across seven stages. Picture: Je

Ipswich Music Day, July 7, Christchurch Park, will see 56 acts play across seven stages. Picture: Jen O'Neil - Credit: Archant

The line-up for this year’s Ipswich Music Day has been announced.

Rounding off the town’s annual Ip-art festival, the event on Sunday, July 7, is one of the biggest one-day free music events in the country – and it is organised by Ipswich Borough Council with more than a little help from its friends.

Fifty six acts will play across seven stages during the day at Christchurch Park.

“We’ve got some great stars in the making here and I am sure they will give their all to put on a happy show. Around 50,000 people come to Music Day every year and there is a huge variety of music on offer, from classical to world, from soul to reggae,” said Ipswich Borough Council’s culture portfolio-holder Bryony Rudkin.

Ed Sheeran played to just a few hundred people there a few years ago. Today he could fill a football stadium.

“Everyone has to start somewhere. It’s fun listening to lots of singers and bands and trying to predict the next star,” she added.

Playing the BBC Radio Suffolk stage are: Noon, Fern Teather; 12.20pm, Jon Hart; 12.40pm, Simon Chiverton; 1pm, Synergy; 2pm, Back Porch; 3pm, Irie J and his band Pure Klarse; 4pm, Jackson Sloan and the Rhythmtones; 5pm, Bouncing Off Concrete; 6pm, Soul Kitchen.

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On the Suffolk One stage are: Noon, Suffolk One/Overload; 1pm, Back to the Point; 1.45pm, Solstice; 2.30pm, Should Be Kings; 3.15pm, The Aurora; 4pm, Who’s Driving? Bear’s Driving!; 4.45pm, Mercury Skies; 5.30pm, Electric Youth Revolt; 6.15pm, Polar Collective.

Playing the East of England Cooperative Society stage: Noon, Reb Capper; 1pm, Lucy Sampson; 2pm, Co-op Juniors; 3pm, Spacecake; 4pm, Loop Garoo; 5pm, Phil Jackson Band; 6pm, The Downsetters.

The Suffolk New College stage: Noon, Rory and Ned; 1pm, Heartaker; 2pm, Riddlz; 3pm, Deafkid; 4pm, Heads Hearts; 5pm, Turning Days; 6pm, Jackknife Horsebox; 7pm, Pistols & Vultures.

Town 102 FM: Noon, Dear Sleeper; 1pm, Two Steps Twice; 2pm, Tom Sanderson Band; 3pm, Rayon Nelson; 4pm, Dandy Tricksters; 5pm, Caution Horses; 6pm, Hemingway; 7pm, Benjamin Bloom.

Galloway Live: Noon, Chasing Tigers; 1pm, Varma Pilots; 2pm, Horse Party; 3pm, This Boy Wonders; 4pm, The Waxing Captors; 5pm, Echoes and Halos; 6pm, Blacktop Harrison.

The Grapevine Acoustic tent: Noon, Charlie Law/Jameson/Dan Probert; 1pm, Beth White and The Colourtones; 1.45pm, Eva Abraham Band; 2.30pm, Fred’s House; 3.30pm, Lisa Redford; 4.30pm, Ady Johnson; 5.30pm, Amy Westney; 6.15pm, The Broadside Boys.