Ipswich prepares for music day

Sunday will see thousands of music lovers descend on Ipswich's Christchurch Park for the biggest day in the town's music calendar. Today our entertainments reporter JAMES MARSTON previews the highlight of the Summer's music calendar

IPSWICH has a fantastic and vibrant music scene.

Every night of the week a band somewhere is playing, new and original music is encouraged and venues across the town welcome up and coming talent.

As the Ip-art festival gets into full swing, organisers are today hard at work putting the final touches together for the music festival which has been going for 18 years and has grown to be one of the largest free one day music festivals in the east of England.

Event manager James Young has worked on Ipswich Music Day for the last few years and believes it is a fantastic event for Ipswich to host.

He said: “I've been very privileged to have been involved for the past six years but since the days of lorry trailer stages and petrol generators, the event has developed to provide both performers and spectators with a summer spectacular that has a range of musical genre.”

This year, entertainment can be found on a variety of stages in Christchurch Park plus classical music offerings in Christchurch Mansion and at St. Margaret's church.

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And don't miss the performers on The Evening Star stage.

With names like Hayze, Thee Vicars and Livewire, it is set to be one of the highlights of the event celebrating the recent launch of our website www.lovemusic24.co.uk

Star news editor Jessica Gallagher said: “Lovemusic24 has been an unbelievable success and we are delighted to be celebrating it at Ipswich Music Day.”

As well as handing out copies of The Evening Star, we will also be sending one of our Star photographers to the event to capture the highlights, crowds, and performers throughout the day. To buy your pictures of the day visit myphotos24 at www.eveningstar.co.uk

And to send us your images of Ipswich Music Day for online and print publication send them in an e-mail in jpeg format to starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

For more information about the Suffolk music scene, band profiles, pictures and gig listings visit www.lovemusic24.co.uk

Do you like the line-up? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

The Ip-Art festival comes to a climax on the July 12 with the colourful Indian Summer Mela, another fantastic family fun event in the park; a large open-air celebration of Indian culture, featuring stunning and colourful per-formances of Indian dance, music and food treats.

Thousands of fans heading for Ipswich Music Day on Sunday July 5 are being advised that there is a special all-day parking rate of just �3 at Crown car park next to Christchurch Park.

Music day is the centre-piece of the town's Ip-art festival and this year organisers have decided no cars can park in Christchurch Park in order to protect the grass and preserve the park's beauty.

Ipswich Borough Council has instead agreed the all-day rate at Crown which is comparable to what people paid to leave their cars in the park in previous years.

Acoustic Stage

With Suffolk Passenger Transport and Ramada Encore Hotel Ipswich

12pm - 12.45pm Who Said What

1pm - 1.20pm Adele Swallow

1.25pm - 1.45pm Greg McDonald

2pm - 2.45pm The Larks

3pm - 3.20pm Sinead Orme

3.25pm - 3.45pm Sam Arbon

4pm - 4.45pm The Jazmine Ava Band

5pm - 5.20pm Reb Capper

5.25pm - 5.45pm Wistful meta

6pm - 6.45pm Jake Morley

Evening Star Stage

12pm - 12.45pm Livewire

1pm - 1.45pm The Empires

2pm - 2.45pm Marvelous and Darien Prophecy

3pm - 3.45pm Man from Reno

4pm - 4.45pm Hayze

5pm - 5.45pm Thee Vicars

6pm - 6.45pm Brewer Street Kazoo Band

7pm - 7.45pm Waxies Dargle

CSV Stage

12pm - 12.30pm The Jacob Trio

12.45pm - 1.15pm Dirty Shockwaves

1.30pm - 2pm The Cosmic Sands

2.15pm - 2.45pm (((Oh Dear

2.50pm - 3.20pm Dj Shumz

3.30pm - 4pm Ed Sheeran

4.14pm - 4.45pm Underline The Sky

5pm - 5.30pm Ten City Nation

5.45pm - 6.15pm James Severy at the Circus Circus

6.30pm - 7pm Pixelh8

Town 102fm Stage

12pm - 12.45pm Hannah Scott

1pm - 1.45pm Skin the Fish

2pm - 2.45pm Vanilla Kick

3pm - 3.45pm The Outlines

4pm - 4.45pm Paul Bullen

5pm - 5.45pm Covergirl

6pm - 6.45pm Angry Vs The Bear

7pm - 7.45pm Purple Rain

BBC Radio Suffolk Stage

12pm - 12.45pm Matt Simpkins and the Phantom Notes (off the wall acoustic indie)

1pm - 1.45pm NuBlues (modern blues)

2pm - 2.45pm Tyler Kemp + 1 (1970's covers)

3pm - 3.45pm Hokie Joint (modern blues with roots in acoustic delta blues)

4pm - 4.45pm Hybryd (jazz/rock/soul)

5pm - 5.45pm Picture House (indie guitar rock/pop covers)

6pm - 6.45pm Soul Kitchen

The East of England Co-op Stage

12pm - 12.40pm Co-op Jazz Band

12.50pm - 1.30pm Back Porch Band

1.40pm - 2.20pm Ipswich Youth Steel Band

2.30pm - 3.20pm Horn Factory

3.30pm - 4.10pm Co-op Juniors

4.20pm - 5pm Uncle Funk and the Retro Stalkers

5.10pm - 5.50pm The Ragged String Band

6pm - 6.40pm Samboomba

Christchurch Mansion

2pm - 2.25pm Ipswich Suzuki Group

2.30pm - 2.55pm Decibelles

3pm - 3.25pm St. John's Primary School

3.30pm - 3.55pm Musicology

4pm - 4.25pm Ipswich Prep School

4.30pm - 4.55pm Ipswich Co-op Ladies Choir

St. Margaret's Church

2pm - 2.25pm Ipswich Choral Society

2.30pm - 2.55pm St. Pancras Primary School

3pm - 3.25pm Trianon Choir

3.30pm - 3.55pm Mellow Bellows

4pm - 4.25pm Orwell Singers