Ipswich Music Day 2022 returns to Christchurch Park

Published:
18:01 July 3, 2022



Updated:
18:21 July 3, 2022

Ipswich Music Day returned for its 32nd year, bringing 50 of the best local musicians, bands and singers to the city.

The UK’s largest free one-day event returned to Ipswich this Sunday, as crowds gathered in Christchurch Park for a full day of entertainment.




Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond

There was plenty to choose from with six stages to which visitors could go.

David Ellesmere, the leader of the Ipswich Borough Council, said the atmosphere at the festival was great after the Global Rhythm and Ipswich Jazz Festival held on Saturday.

He said: “I thought there were a lot of people yesterday, but today there are even more. Everyone is enjoying the great music, the sunny weather and the chance to re-enjoy the unique experience of Ipswich Music Day after a two-year break.”


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond


amelie.  Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond

This year’s big stars were Connor Adams, whose debut single has nearly 18,500 streams on Spotify, and Peter Hepworth, whose second single reached number 8 on the UK’s iTunes singer-songwriter charts.


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond

Councilor Sophie Connelly, Ipswich Borough Council’s portfolio holder for culture, said: “Ipswich showed this weekend that we really are the place for music lovers with both a successful Music Day in Christchurch Park today and the Global Rhythm and Ipswich Jazz Festival yesterday – both part of Ipswich Music Weekend.

“We will build on this success by trying to host more weekend events.


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond

“Christchurch Park was the heart and in this case the soul of our city and today hosted the largest free music festival in the country.

“Many were able to enjoy the variety of local talent performing different styles of music on six stages. It’s great to see so much community fun from local artists.

“Yet it wasn’t just Christchurch Park that rocked, grooved and more this weekend. Ipswich Music Festival saw events at The Smokehouse, The Sawn & Hedgehog and at the Kingfisher, in Ipswich among others.


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond

“I was delighted with everyone’s cooperation to organize these great events and also how well they worked together. We are grateful for the Arts Council’s support in funding Saturday’s event with us.”


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond


Emma and Sophie.  Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond


Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park PHOTO: CHARLOTTE BOND

Ipswich Music Day in Christchurch Park
– Credit: Charlotte Bond

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