Music promoter prepares for live shows

A 25-year-old music promoter has today announced a series of live music nights for Ipswich. Barry Treasure of High Road, Trimley, has started putting plans together for a night that includes live acts and alternative club night entitled Live Music Ipswich.

A 25-year-old music promoter has today announced a series of live music nights for Ipswich.

Barry Treasure of High Road, Trimley, has started putting plans together for a night that includes live acts and alternative club night entitled Live Music Ipswich.

Mr Treasure, who also organised a battle of the bands evening earlier this year, said: “There is so much enthusiasm for live music here it's unbelievable. People are pushing the barriers all over the place to bring live performances into the town and it's great.

“There is so much talent here that everyone should be celebrating it. The only problem is that everything is so spread out and there aren't many large capacity venues.”


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Barry said he came to Ipswich for a night-out and couldn't believe how spread out all of the clubs and bars are.

He said: “I just though Ipswich needed a night that was happening in the centre of town, somewhere everyone can get to.

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“It is also important to me that we have live acts, especially local ones. The musical talent around here is exceptional and I wanted to give people a platform to showcase their stuff.”

Live Music Ipswich will take place at the Corn Exchange, in King Street. The first night on July 26 will be headlined by Suffolk band Cheeky Cheeky and the Nosebleeds.

Felixstowe rockers Seratoner are also taking part. Bassist Ben Hooker said: “There are no big venues anywhere really.

“This is going to be perfect - I can't wait. I think a new live music event to Ipswich is really going to shake up the town.”

The bands will kick off their sets at 8.30pm and from 11.30pm onwards an alternative club night goes on until 2am.

The event is a 16+ night with under 18's viewing from the balcony area. Advance tickets are £4 for under 18's and £5 for 18+.

Tickets for the event can be purchased from the Corn Exchange box office on 01473 433100.

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