Town to host two weekends of fun and live music

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STOWMARKET Festival and the town’s popular StowFest event will have locals enjoying a wide range of music and fun community activities around the time of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Stowmarket Festival promises to provide a host of free or heavily subsidised activities and events and kicks off with the very popular StowBlues at the Museum of East Anglian Life on Saturday, June 2.

More than 1,000 people attended the first of these last year.

On Sunday, June 3, Cedars Park will host its first community event – Family Fun and Fitness – organised by the Cedars Park CIC as part of the Jubilee celebrations, with entertainment and activities showcasing local talent.

On Monday, June 4, Jubilee 2012 will be a large-scale community festival at Stowmarket Recreation Ground featuring live music, stalls and entertainment.

Also on offer over the weekend will be arts exhibitions, a children’s five-a-side football tournament, a theatre worksop at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts, the Stowmarket Parkour Jam, drum workshops, and StowSports, featuring sporting activities for children .

StowFest takes place the following weekend at Chilton Fields, in Stowmarket. Entry is free with parking at £2.

There will be a wide range of music including local bands.

Among those playing will be Pearl and the Beard, bluegrass band Wagon Tales, funk/ska band Killamonjambo and Brighton based rock band Felix Fables.

There will be also be music from the Amplitude Project and acts from the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts.