Free Lunchtime Music in Aldeburgh 8-24 June

Bandstand on the Beach Summer 2017

We’re always proud to sponsor the Aldeburgh Festival Bandstand on the Beach and it will be back 8 – 24 June with a great selection of free music every lunchtime. Here’s what the organisers say about this years performances:

“We have a great line-up with around 45 hours of music-making across the 17-day festival, when we will be welcoming over 700 musicians to the Bandstand stage. The programme, which starts at 1pm everyday of the Festival  includes the usual diverse range of styles and genres from performers across the UK.

This year we welcome some fantastic musicians to the Bandstand for the first time, including Manchester based Ideal forgery, who are about to break onto the national music scene, multi-instrumentalist Aeon Fitch, coloratura soprano Christina Johnston, Suffolk-based Izzy’s Daughter, Bailey, Amethysts, Mambo Chutney and many more!

The Harry Greene Trio opens the Bandstand run on Friday 8th June at 1pm. Harry, one of our many outstanding AYM alumni, plays regularly at Ronnie Scott’s and is an extraordinary musician. We have other performances to look forward to from our current AYM with some jazz from Haydn Davies Quinet, harpist Bonnie Scott, singer songwriter Tom Leader & Jonno Gaze and original compositions from ‘George and Gabriella’.

We have several days dedicated to schools and community groups, including performances from Aldeburgh Primary School, Sir Robert Hitcham’s, Framlingham College, Linton Village College, St Edmund’s Primary School and Springfield Junior School. Community groups include The Cello Ring, Notoriety Community Choir, Stellar Acappella, Simply Brass Stowmarket, Ipswich Pipers and Group A.

For the first time this year we feature some performance poetry from Poetry School and welcome FolkEast who will be hosting a ukulele jamboree, which will include a live ukulele workshop for audience members!

Finally we welcome back some favourites from the last 3 years, including Perhaps Contraption, Kabantu, Drumheads and a whole host of others.”

So grab your fish and chips, pull up a deckchair and enjoy!

For a full Bandstand programme click here.

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