Global Rhythm

GLOBAL RHYTHM – now in it’s 6th year, is Ipswich’s annual free festival showcasing the best of world and roots music and dance in the perfect setting of Christchurch Park.

This year the stage has been renamed in memory of Martin Burley to recognise and celebrate his contribution to the musical life of Ipswich. Martin, who died earlier this year, was a founding member of Peppery Productions who organise and rune Global Rhythm.

The lineup on the Martin Burley Peppery Stage includes Ska, Country, Afrobeat, Bollywood and more.

There’s rollin’ reggae and skankin’ ska from the Goldmaster Allstars. In a treat for Americana fans The Wangford Four will feature Hank Wangford and one of the world’s finest pedal steel players BJ Cole.

South Indian violin star Jyotsna Srikanth joins Bollywood Brass Band on stage for their “Carnatic Connections” show. And to round off the afternoon Dele Sosimi’s Afrobeat Orchestra will bring their joyous and uplifting sounds to the park.

And there are two other stages – The Caribbean Stage curated by Missile Sound, and the Living Latino Stage curated by University Campus Suffolk. See

GLOBAL RHYTHM – Christchurch Park Ipswich

1.00 till 7.00pm SATURDAY July 9th – admission free