Ipswich win, Manchester missed out
IPSWICH has today scored a triumph over Manchester!The can reveal today that town was today preparing to enjoy One Big Sunday again in July.Two years after Chantry Park rocked to the sound of Radio One's free concert, the event is to be repeated this year at the same venue.
By Paul Geater
IPSWICH has today scored a triumph over Manchester!
The can reveal today that town was today preparing to enjoy One Big Sunday again in July.
Two years after Chantry Park rocked to the sound of Radio One's free concert, the event is to be repeated this year at the same venue.
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This year's event is a triumph for Ipswich – the concert is being moved here after the original venue in Manchester was unable to stage the event.
It is coming to Ipswich on Sunday, July 14 – the day originally planned for it to go to Heaton Park in Manchester.
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The only other venue in England for the event is at Leicester's Victoria Park on September 8.
During the summer One Big Sunday will also be coming from Swansea in south Wales and a venue, to be confirmed, in either Scotland or Northern Ireland.
The exact line-up will be confirmed nearer the day, but cult Radio One DJs Mark and Lard are expected to host the show alongside TV and radio star Jamie Theakeston.
Two years ago a crowd estimated at 85,000 came to the park to see a host of big-name stars.
They included All Saints, Emma Bunton, Mansun, Texas and 5ive.
When the event came to Ipswich in August 2000, the sun shone and everyone boiled – some of the most popular people were the crew spraying the crowd with cool water.
Ipswich was re-awarded the event because of the success of the 2000 event which saw two thirds of the population of Ipswich crowd into the park to hear the bands and soloists.
This years event is the start of a big week of celebrations for the county – three days after One Big Sunday The Queen will be visiting Ipswich, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds as part of her golden jubilee tour.