Line up announced for 1 Big Multicultural Festival taking place in Ipswich on September 4

The Multicultural Festival is returning to Ipswich

The Multicultural Festival is returning to Ipswich - Credit: Archant

Organisers of the sixth 1 Big Multicultural Festival in Ipswich are searching for a Suffolk act to join the line-up for this year’s extravaganza.

Shams Tamanna will join the 1 Big Multicultural Festival line-up

Shams Tamanna will join the 1 Big Multicultural Festival line-up - Credit: Archant

The free event in Alexandra Park celebrates Ipswich and Suffolk’s diverse cultures and backgrounds with dance troupes, live music, sports, market stalls and food.

Now organisers are offering one Suffolk act the chance to join the on-stage festivities for the opening 12pm slot on Sunday, September 4.

Organisers said the move would allow the event to “truly reflect the aim of music from all around the world”.

The annual festival organised by the Bangladeshi Support Centre regularly attracts more than 8,000 people, with the aim to bring cultures represented in the town together.

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Boshor Ali, chairman of the Bangladeshi Support Centre, said: “There will be plenty to entertain the whole family throughout the afternoon plus some mouth-watering food served from all around the globe, so something for everyone to enjoy.”

Already lined up is TV presenter and singer Shams Tamanna and a demonstration of Kabaddi – the national game of Bangaldesh, alongside the usual market stalls and bazaar.

For more information on the day and to apply for the local act slot, contact organiser Shayra Begum on 01473 400081 or via email

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