The great affair that is Ipswich Music Day: Memories from 1996

A percussion band moves through the crowds

A percussion band moves through the crowds - Credit: Archant

Once a year Christchurch Park is overtaken with musicians and music lovers who come together to celebrate all that is great about the local music scene.

A percussion band moves through the crowds

A percussion band moves through the crowds - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Music Day is an annual event in the Ipswich calender that dates back to 1990, and always attracts huge crowds to the park.

A percussion band moves through the crowds

A percussion band moves through the crowds - Credit: Archant

In this gallery we visit the event in it’s sixth year when, as always, there were a number of different bands performing to the people of Suffolk.

A percussion band moves through the crowds

A percussion band moves through the crowds - Credit: Archant

The most recent Ipswich Music Day was held on July 2, when over 60 bands performed on nine different stages throughout the day.

A percussion band moves through the crowds

A percussion band moves through the crowds - Credit: Archant

The event attracted more than 35,000 visitors to Christchurch Park, a town centre beauty spot.

A percussion band moves through the crowds

A percussion band moves through the crowds - Credit: Archant


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The event this year featured rock and acoustic acts, as well as orchestras and percussion bands.

A percussion band moves through the crowds

A percussion band moves through the crowds - Credit: Archant

Do you remember attending or playing at some of the earlier Ipswich Music Days?

A percussion band moves through the crowds

A percussion band moves through the crowds - Credit: Archant

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