PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 September 2017
Organisers of the inaugural Suffolk Sounds music festival this weekend are hoping it will become a fixture on the live music and events calendar in Ipswich.
Trinity Park is hosting the packed festival, which features more than 22 bands and artists from 12.30pm until well into the evening.
For organiser, Chris Bones, 18, the event will be satisfying the demand for those craving a music festival experience which celebrates Suffolk’s music.
“There are people that love music festivals that have nowhere to go except for Ipswich Music Day and some of the smaller events that come around” he said.
“But even with Kesgrave Music Festival and Martlesham Music on the Green gone there is still a demand so we are hoping to fulfil that.”
Much like the aforementioned music events which have been a key inspiration on Suffolk Sounds, the day will retain a family friendly atmosphere.
Music at the start will champion some of the county’s younger up-and-coming bands and give them a space to perform, while a funfair, raffle and classic car display will mean the day is more than just another music event.
“It’s going to be a good mix of bands and people really,” Mr Bones said.
“With the funfair and to have classic cars as well, you don’t really get that very often so it is much more than just a music day.”
Early feedback has been positive, particularly with the amount of entertainment for the £5 ticket price, and if successful organisers are hoping to make it an annual fixture which can bring people back.
Mr Bones added: “I am hoping in a way it’s Latitude mark two.
“If it is successful, which so far it is proving to be, we will have one next year that will be a little bit bigger, and just see how we go. The potential for more each year is just amazing.”
The day will also be supporting East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
A spokeswoman from Trinity Park added: “We are delighted to be working with the Suffolk Sounds committee to deliver this event.
“There is a fantastic line up of performers and it’s a great opportunity for Trinity Park to offer the cattle barn allowing guests to enjoy the local acts, whatever the weather.”
Tickets are available on the day priced £5 for adults and £2 for children.