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Music Day festival - countdown to fun

PUBLISHED: 19:00 28 May 2002 | UPDATED: 12:00 03 March 2010

VARIETY will be the order of the day for Felixstowe's golden jubilee music festival – with sounds to please all tastes.

With six days to go to the big BBC Live event, organisers are releasing details of the line-ups for the different stages.

VARIETY will be the order of the day for Felixstowe's golden jubilee music festival – with sounds to please all tastes.

With six days to go to the big BBC Live event, organisers are releasing details of the line-ups for the different stages.

Music will include rock and pop, country and folk, jazz and blues, brass and ethnic, played by a host of bands and groups from all over the region.

One of those playing will be Christian pop-rock and dance band Re:deem from Felixstowe, whose reputation around the area has been growing in the past couple of years.

The six-piece outfit have been playing at many events – they have also been invited to play at this year's Ipswich Music Day – using their music to make people think about their lives, in similar vein to Christian chart band Delirious.

"Our aim is to reach young people through modern music relevant to their generation, with lyrics that make them think about their lives and where they are heading – and that they could have a different life, a Christian life," said band member Mike Maidment.

The band – which has released a CD called Re:vealed, featuring six of their own songs – will be on stage five at 8pm at the BBC Music Felixstowe Golden Jubilee Festival on Monday June 3.

The 11-hour extravaganza is expected to attract 35,000 people – and everyone is keeping fingers crossed for good weather.

From midday, there will be music, street entertainers, such as fire eaters, jugglers, stiltwalkers and buskers, Punch and Judy, a karaoke marathon, stalls, majorettes, refreshments, amusements, a world record DJ event in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, an air display and an It's A Knockout contest.

In the evening there will also be fireworks and lighting of a beacon as part of the national chain following the lighting of the first by the Queen, and a live broadcast on a big screen of the Buckingham Palace concert.

Teams are still needed for the fancy dress It's A Knockout, plus more craft stalls, and marshalls. People able to help should contact event co-ordinator Les Arbon on 07880 976 788.

WEBLINKS: www.bbc.co.uk/musiclive

www.redeem.org.uk

www.vinko-entertainment.com/golden_jubilee_in_felixstowe.htm


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