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Festival of Art and Music plays out in Elmhurst Park in Woodbridge

PUBLISHED: 09:42 13 August 2019 | UPDATED: 09:42 13 August 2019

Ed Sheeran's support act Bessie Turner will be one of the headline acts. Picture: AIKONA RECORDS LTD

Ed Sheeran's support act Bessie Turner will be one of the headline acts. Picture: AIKONA RECORDS LTD

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The line up for the festival has been announced featuring a guest appearance from Bessie Turner

‘The Chemical Brothers’ favourite DJ Justin Robertson will be performing at the Woodbridge Art and Music. Picture: JAKE DAVIS (fb.com/hungryvisuals)‘The Chemical Brothers’ favourite DJ Justin Robertson will be performing at the Woodbridge Art and Music. Picture: JAKE DAVIS (fb.com/hungryvisuals)

The 26 year old singer songwriter from Ipswich who has just been chosen as one of Ed Sheeran's supporting acts for his gig in Chantry Park at the end of August will also be playing in Woodbridge.

The Festival of Music and Art will take place in Elmhurst Park on Saturday August 31st and will host a wide variety of musicians and artists beginning at noon.

The event is hoping to offer something for everyone with live music, visual arts and spoken word for adults and crafts and talks for the children, with a focus this year on the environment.

The organisers' aim is to showcase the wealth of creativity that happens in and around the town and support up and coming performers within the area.

DJ Ben Osborne from Noise of Art will also be showcasing his DJ set at Elmhurst Park. Picture: GERAINT DAVIES/MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERADJ Ben Osborne from Noise of Art will also be showcasing his DJ set at Elmhurst Park. Picture: GERAINT DAVIES/MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Festival co-organiser Richard Litchfield said: "We'd like this to be the first of many community driven events that make use of local talent and resources and at the same time bring renowned acts and artists to the area."

Also on the bill at the newly created arts festival is legendary Hacienda DJ Justin Robertson, previously hailed as 'The Chemical Brothers' favourite DJ. When the band made a much-hyped return to London's The Social earlier this year, Mr Robertson was the only DJ they invited to play.

Also performing will be DJ Ben Osborne from Noise of Art, whose recent appearances include Glastonbury and the First Light Festival in Lowestoft.

With an ecological theme in mind, a contemporary choir from Woodbridge called Planet Choir, will have up to 40 singers on stage.

There is also a focus on Scotland in this year's festival with appearances by Glasgow's North Atlas who have supported bands like Feeder and Reverend and the Makers, and Edinburgh-based electronic act Exterior.

With many different areas across the park including a literacy zone, kid's zone, eco zone and food zone there is much on offer for the whole family to enjoy.

All money raised from the festival will go back in to the Woodbridge community to champion the growing music scene evolving in the area.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for under 18's, children under 13 go free.

For more information and to book tickets, please click here.

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