The rain came down on Ipswich Music Day in 2000

Are you heading to Ipswich Music Day this year? Picture: ANDREW HENDRY

Are you heading to Ipswich Music Day this year? Picture: ANDREW HENDRY - Credit: Archant

It was the year 2000 and music fans were gathered for one of the top events of the summer - Ipswich Music Day.

Members of the Suffolk School of Samda perform on one of the many stages at Ipswich Music Day in 200

Members of the Suffolk School of Samda perform on one of the many stages at Ipswich Music Day in 2000 Picture: ANDREW HENDRY - Credit: Archant

It was a wet and dreary day at Christchurch Park as it hosted the annual festival - as our photos show.

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery? Picture: ANDREW HENDRY

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery? Picture: ANDREW HENDRY - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people descended on the park as rain poured down, but it was going to take more than a spot of rain to dampen the spirits of the town’s music fans.

Co-op juniors singing in the rain at Ipswich Music Day in 2000 Picture: ANDREW HENDRY

Co-op juniors singing in the rain at Ipswich Music Day in 2000 Picture: ANDREW HENDRY - Credit: Archant

Now in its 28th year, Music Day is the largest free one-day music festival in the UK with live music, rides, children’s games and food to enjoy.

Did you attend Ipswich Music Day in 2000? Picture: ANDREW HENDRY

Did you attend Ipswich Music Day in 2000? Picture: ANDREW HENDRY - Credit: Archant

The event boasts six stages featuring a selection of the brightest local unsigned artists found in East Anglia playing music from arrange of genres.

Crowd enjoying the day despite the rain at Ipswich Music Day in 2000 Picture: ANDREW HENDRY

Crowd enjoying the day despite the rain at Ipswich Music Day in 2000 Picture: ANDREW HENDRY - Credit: Archant


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Last summer 35,000 festival-goers gathered at Christchurch Park for Ipswich Music Day and a similar crowd is expected on Sunday, July 1 for the 2018 festival.

This trio shleters from the rain under a plastic sheet at Ipswich Music Day in 2000 Picture: ANDREW

This trio shleters from the rain under a plastic sheet at Ipswich Music Day in 2000 Picture: ANDREW HENDRY - Credit: Archant

Did you attend Music Day in 2000 or do you recognise anyone pictured in this gallery? Share your memories with us, send an email here

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