Ipswich Music Day returns to celebrate local talent

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Ipswich Music Day
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H, lead singer with Ipswich ska band the Downsetters, performed on Sunday

A free festival returned to a town's park to celebrate music, culture and local talent.

The 32nd Ipswich Music Day was held in Christchurch Park on Sunday, featuring six stages of live entertainment and music from upcoming local artists.

Organisers described it as the UK's biggest one-day free music festival.

It formed the second day of the Ipswich Music Weekend after about 17,000 people attended the Global Rhythm and Ipswich Jazz Festival on Saturday.

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Mersea Island duo Wilswood Buoys were among the performers

Radio presenter Stephen Foster, who was working on the BBC Suffolk stage, said: "It may have been three long years since the last Ipswich Music Day, but it felt like it had never gone away.

"So much enthusiasm by the town's music fans for so many great bands, new and old.

"I doubt any other town in the UK comes close to such an impressive celebration of its music culture."

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Acts performed across six stages in the town centre park
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Ipswich Borough Council said the event is the UK's biggest one-day free music festival
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It is thought about 40,000 people attended Ipswich Music Day
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Country pop singer Breeze Redwine played on the BBC Suffolk stage
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It was a day for all of the family and four-legged friends

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