Brighten The Corners Day Splits

by | May 31, 2024 | Music, Featured

Brighten The Corners Festival, taking place on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th June in Ipswich, has announced the day split lineup and day tickets on sale.

Friday’s headliners are the West-African funk, disco and electro inspired Ibibio Sound Machine, and Saturdays headliners are the critically acclaimed post-punk band shame.

Friday tickets are only £30 whilst Saturday tickets are only £35. A day ticket will give you a wristband that gets you entry to all of the venues on that day.

Top picks from Friday’s lineup include electronic indie project Art School Girlfriend, hip-hop band from Manchester The Mouse Outfit joined by rappers KOJ, AyiTe & Meduulla, DJ and radio host Nabihah Iqbal with a late night set, Hackney based melodic-indie female trio deep tan, London-based tuba player and composer Theon Cross and loads more.  

Saturday sees a late night DJ set from the frontman of indie band Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor, indie rock group who supported Arctic Monkeys on tour with The Hives last summer The Mysterines, avant-pop / lo-fi indie trio The Orielles, NME’s ‘essential new band’ mary in the junkyard, jazz-inspired East London rapper and producer who has huge hits like ‘In The Morning’ Jay Prince, and lots more.

Speaking about this exciting announcement, a member of the BTC team said

“To be announcing our day splits is really exciting for us, and for our audience! We are so chuffed to be able to offer such a quality line-up, reflecting what’s happening in the national music scene and bringing a taste of it to Ipswich; for what will be a fantastic two days.

We’re counting down the days until Brighten The Corners takes over the town, it’s not long to go now! Day tickets are now available and at a really affordable price for a whole day of live music across five stages!”

What else can you expect from the two days of live music in the centre of Ipswich? The Cornhill is where the winners of the Apply To Play will be showcased, on an open-air stage which is completely free for the public to attend.

The Apply To Play Winners playing on the Cornhill stage on the Friday include Ipswich based acoustic singer-songwriter sophiethegreat, alternative R&B / hip-hop act Ryski, alternative indie singer-songwriter from Colchester Emma Sampson, dreampop solo act Fran Pitcher, slowcore band Eve’s Delight, Norwich based indie pop band Chest, and indie rock band from Framlingham ikarus.

Saturday will see hip-hop act from Ipswich EL-Emcee, local dreamcore artist TEYAH, solo rap/pop artist EJ-CHUBZ, alt-indie band from Colchester Gasoline Green, alt-punk pianist Generation Feral, Bury St Edmunds’ electronic dreampop duo Amethysts, Ipswich rapper WESTY, alternative indie band HEADCHECK from BSE and rap, grime and trap artist Xidontlie.

The Cornhill will also be home to the Adnams beer truck and some delicious food trucks, open to the public. There will be a talks programme and other activities that ticket-holders can get involved in, with more details coming very soon.

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