Ipswich Music Day
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Ipswich Music Day 2024 – Applications Open

Ipswich Music Day Sunday 7th July 2024
Ipswich Music Day

Musicians, bands, and singers are now invited to apply for the chance to perform at Ipswich Music Day on Sunday 7th July 2024.

Running for the 34th year, Ipswich Music Day is the UK’s biggest free one-day music festival, with six stages celebrating all types of music in Christchurch Park alongside fairground rides, activities, a market and food vendors.

The event is organised by Ipswich Borough Council with other event sponsors.

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Once again Grapevine Magazine will sponsor the Acoustic stage on the lawn of Christchurch Mansion.

This family-friendly event offers performers the opportunity to showcase their talent on stage.

Aspiring musicians not just from Ipswich, but also the wider Suffolk area and Anglia region are able to apply from Tuesday 9th January 2024. Applications close at midnight on Sunday 31st March.

An Advisory Group will review all applications and contact successful applicants on Friday 12th April 2024. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Councillor Neil MacDonald, Ipswich Borough Council Leader, says:

“Ipswich Music Day is one of my favourite days of the whole year. It’s a fantastic opportunity for up-and-coming artists to showcase their talent and for Ipswich to come alive with the sound of music, fun, and entertainment.

Last year we received applications from 233 performers, with 52 being successful and performing to 24,500 people in Christchurch Park. In 2024, we hope to attract even more performers of different musical genres to the UK’s biggest free one-day festival – let’s make it the best one yet!”

Apply to play at Ipswich Music Day 2024

Grapevine Magazine’s 2024 Festival Guide
Ipswich Music Day
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  • Applications to play OPEN – Tuesday 9th January 2024
  • Applications to play CLOSE – Sunday 31st March 2024
  • Successful applicants notified – Friday 12th April 2024
  • Ipswich Music Day takes place – Sunday 7th July 2024
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