Abbey Fest 2012: Bellowhead to headline Bury St Edmunds music festival

Berllowhead who will play the first night at Abbey Fest
Berllowhead who will play the first night at Abbey Fest
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Abbey Fest is returning this year to Abbey Gardens, Bury St Edmunds and the headline act for Friday, July 20 will be Bellowhead.

There is nothing to compare with the excitement of experiencing Bellowhead live. From the wild, rousing dance tunes to the theatricality of their ballads and sea songs this is a band that are also funny, subtle and always engaging.

An 11-piece collective of talented individuals, Bellowhead mix music from around the globe; from big band to soul, jazz-funk to classical strings, with more than a dash of Music Hall and yet retain a passion for English traditional music.

They have been winners of the Best Live Band accolade at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards an unparalleled five times.

The band’s latest studio album, Hedonism, was released by Navigator in October 2010 and has gone on to sell a boundary-crossing 60,000 albums.

For tickets, call 01603 508050, log on to or pop in to Balaam’s Music, in Ribsygate Street, Bury. They are £29.50 (adults) and £15 (children).

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See next week’s LifeStyle for an in-depth profile of Bellowhead and see our website or follow @BfpEditor for news of more Abbey Fest names as they are announced.