In the Ipswich May 2023 edition has an May update from Brighten the Corners regards a upcoming music festival in Ipswich. And we also many local events happening in May including an update from Ipswich and District Historical Transport Society. We also have the regular column from Reverend Tom Mumford Vicar St Mary le Tower.
Ipswich’s Biggest Event for Emerging Music
Here at Brighten The Corners Festival we’ve announced a raft of new acts for our 2023 event, taking place on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th June in five venues throughout the Ipswich town centre.
Line UP for Ipswich Event
Leading the new wave of additions to the inclusive and exciting lineup are headliners indie-pop heroes The Go! Team, established London icons Gengahr and punk rabble-rousers Pulled Apart By Horses. Alongside them is influential UK hip-hop rapper Jehst, sun-warped psychedelic multi-instrumentalists Triptides, exciting and provocative new act Nuha Ruby Ra and alternative rap sister-duo ALT BLK ERA.
They join the already announced 86TVs, the new project from The Maccebees’ Felix, Will and Hugo White, and The Lounge Society, Rozi Plain, deathcrash, Coops, Moreish Idols, Kyoto Kyoto, alongside a selection of the finest talent in emerging music. Our late-night electronic programme and in-conversations will be announced very soon.
We’ve given an opportunity for local and regional upcoming talents to have the chance to perform on the Ipswich Cornhill, on our stage sponsored by Suffolk New College. Head to our socials to find out the winners of our Apply To Play!
Ipswich Suffolk New Talent
A crucial part of Brighten The Corners is the discovery of exciting new talent and we are proud to have linked with BBC Introducing in Suffolk to have picked the winners. The multi-venue event, formerly known as Sound City Ipswich, saw editions in 2019 and 2021 and has brought artists such as Yard Act, Working Men’s Club, The Murder Capital, Novelist and others to the town.
Our small team behind the festival also run live music venues The Smokehouse and The Baths and we’re set to open St Stephen’s Church as a venue and cafe bar in spring 2023. This continues our dedication to community and arts revitalisation in the town as part of our mission alongside the main event.
Music Festival Ipswich
These three venues will be used for the festival in addition to the Corn Exchange and a stage on the Corn Hill, all within Ipswich’s easily accessible town centre. The festival has gathered support from many local businesses and organisations, and we’ve announced our main festival sponsor as the University of Suffolk. Other partners include Ipswich Borough Council as a festival partner, Adnams as the drinks partner, Arts Council England as the grant funder, and Suffolk New College as the Cornhill stage sponsor.
There’s also Ever Press as the merch partner, SE Electronics as the audio partner, Ashdown Engineering as the backline sponsor, Atwells as a local sponsor, alongside CRAM and Alcopop Records.
Head to brightenthecorners.co.uk to get your tickets, you don’t want to miss out! Socials: Instagram – @brightenthecornersips Facebook – Brighten The Corners Twitter – @BTCipswic