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Free Summer Music Festival on Cornhill

Free Music Festival Comes to Cornhill Over Ed Sheeran Weekend

There will be a free music festival on the Cornhill over August Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate and showcase our local music talent. Music: Made in Suffolk runs from 10am to 4pm on both Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August in the heart of Ipswich town centre.

Acts such as The Silbury’s, Alton Wahlberg, Jax & Co and The Aston Jones Project will take to the stage situated in the centre of the Cornhill square. The show is supported by BBC Radio Suffolk with Wayne Bavin the compere on Saturday and Stephen ‘Foz’ Foster on Sunday.

David Stainer from The Silbury’s, who play gigs and festivals all over the country said “ we were particularly attracted to the theme of the event and are delighted to be taking to the stage! Much of our material is inspired by Suffolk so we will definitely be including some of our original, local flavoured songs.”

This music festival is part of an event programme for the Cornhill curated by Ipswich Central and Ipswich Borough Council, as part of their commitment to Ipswich Vision, using funding awarded through the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) under their Innovative Project Fund. Over the past month, there has been free films on the Cornhill to celebrate the end of school and a photo exhibition in conjunction with Ipswich Maritime Trust celebrating Ipswich’s history as a port. Looking ahead, Last Night of the Proms will be shown on a big screen on Saturday 14th September, with the return of retro-gaming on Sunday September 15th.

Chair of Ipswich Vision, Terry Hunt said “the Cornhill is becoming a great venue for a variety of activities from arts and culture, to photo exhibitions and a great site for a music stage, especially after the success of Windrush Day and Global Rhythm. We were keen to run a free music event in the town centre to celebrate our local home-grown music, especially whilst we have Ed Sheeran in town. Who knows, perhaps the next Ed will play on the Cornhill that weekend!”

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