Sounds of summer come to village

TWELVE hours of non-stop music came to Martlesham in the annual Music on the Green day.Martlesham Heath village green was transformed into a live music venue with bands to suit all tastes performing in the scorching sunshine to a crowd of thousands.

TWELVE hours on non-stop music came to Martlesham on Saturday in the annual Music on the Green day.

Martlesham Heath village green was transformed into a live music venue with bands to suit all tastes performing in the scorching sunshine to a crowd of thousands.

Soul, classical and brass acts mixed with rock and punk artists and the ever-popular Words & Music by Lennon/McCartney Live treated the crowd to some classic Beatles songs.

Organiser Paul Firman said: "The green couldn't be seen – over the whole day we think we had at least 6,000 people turn up which is amazing – we only expected 3,000.


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"The weather couldn't have been better – you can organise everything but if the weather's not with you it doesn't help. This year was brilliant and the final band Soul Kitchen brought the house down.

"This is the third year and we are hoping to establish ourselves as a major music event in Ipswich – next year will be even bigger and better – we'll begin to organise the 2004 event in two weeks!"

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Early risers enjoyed a car boot sale on the seven acre village green and there was special entertainment for children.

All proceeds from the event will go to St Elizabeth's Hospice and the Guide Dogs for the Blind.

WEBLINK

www.musiconthegreen.com – for information about the 2004 event throughout the year.

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