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Main stage prize for new bands at Bury Folk Festival

A newcomers’ competition will help put aspiring bands on the main stage at the Bury St Edmunds Folk Festival.

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Haverhill bands feature on new compilation album

Haverhill bands Umbrella Assassins and Three Screaming Popes are included on a new compilation album due out this week.

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Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra is to perform at St Peter's in Sudbury

Birmingham orchestra in town

St Peter’s in Sudbury will host the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday at 3pm.

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The cast of Mamma Mia! with Lucy May Barker as Sophie (centre)

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Norwich Theatre Royal

Mamma Mia! Theatre Royal Norwich

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Original Status Quo drummer John Coghlan (centre) with Redgrave-based rock band Walkway. Submitted photo.

Original Status Quo drummer joins Redgrave band to cap tribute to Rick Parfitt

The original drummer for legendary rockers Status Quo is playing with Redgrave’s Walkway in a tribute to the late Rick Parfitt.

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Saltfen

Playing live is a priority for old school pals Saltfen

Ahead of their appearance in Heat Five of BurySOUND, Catherine Neilson caught up with Ely alternative rock four piece, Saltfen. The band are made up of Tom Woolner, Alec Woolner, Tom Hall and John Kirby. Here’s what they had to say…

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Goldie Lookin Chain will be joining a stellar line-up for this year's LeeStock Music Festival

Goldie Lookin Chain latest band to be added to LeeStock lineup

LeeStock Music Festival in Long Melford has added a further act to its lineup for the festival at the end of May.

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Newton Faulkner is to perform at LeeStock Music Festival. Picture by Pip for BMG

Newton Faulkner to headline LeeStock Music Festival in Long Melford - Wheatus and Toploader also star

Chart-topping singer/songwriter Newton Faulkner is to headline this year’s LeeStock Music Festival in Long Melford.

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Huckleberry Harrison will be playing Sounds Like the Live Sessions 11

Sounds like the Live Sessions...

Bursting on to the scene at the start of 2016, the stripped back Sounds Like the Live Sessions makes a triumphant return to the Hunter Club, in Bury St Edmunds, on February 8.

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Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts - Festival Concert

Pictured: Kacey Spearman, Classical Ballet Solo

Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

The Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts programme is now available.

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Janet Street Slaughter. Picture: Richard 'Repeat' Rose

Janet Street Slaughter shake up The Hunter Club

After a hiatus for Christmas and New Year, Washing Machine returned to The Hunter Club, in Bury St Edmunds, on Saturday, January 14, with its first show of the year.

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Suburban Minds, BurySOUND 2016 winners ANL-161014-092326001

BurySOUND set for opening heat

It is always exciting when BurySOUND kicks off and this year is certainly no exception.

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JAZZ MATTERS: Weekly jazz round-up for the east (January 13-20)

Chris Ingham previews the best jazz gigs around the region this week (January13-20)

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Walkway with former drummer Joe Evans and Status Quo's Rick Parfitt

Redgrave band “devastated” by Status Quo legend’s death will pay tribute to “mega star” on next album

Redgrave-based rock band Walkway will pay tribute to Status Quo legend Rick Parfitt when they record their third album starting next month.

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Little Mix

Little Mix announce 2017 concert date at Newmarket Racecourse

Chart-topping superstars Little Mix will return t Newmarket Racecourse this year following their sold-out 2016 show.

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Tundra - Bury St Edmunds ANL-170301-145715001

Here’s the story of Tundra...

Tundra, a three-piece grunge punk band from Sudbury, are gearing up for an explosive 2017.

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Ed Sheeran. Photo: SWNS ANL-170401-155234001

Framlingham Castle offers invitation to Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran to perform at historic landmark

Framlingham Castle has issued an invitation to superstar Ed Sheeran to perform at the famous landmark after apparently referencing it in his latest musical release.

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Duo’s new single is a real gem

Ethereal electronic two piece, AMETHYSTS, have just released new track, Stones, the follow up single to My Love, as championed by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson.

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JAZZ MATTERS: Weekly jazz round-up for the east (December 16-23)

Chris Ingham previews the best jazz gigs around the region this weej (December 16-23).

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