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Bandstand on the Beach

Relax on a deckchair and watch the world go by with free music every lunchtime on Aldeburgh beach.

Every lunchtime during Aldeburgh Festival

Free Event

Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season

The Bandstand on the Beach features an eclectic mix of performers from across the musical spectrum.

You’ll find everything from folk groups to local community choirs, swing bands, school groups, big bands, jazz singers, and classical ensembles.

The Bandstand on the Beach will be located on Aldeburgh beach, between the North South Lookout Towers. Performances will take place from 1pm each day with a special midsummer event performance on 21 June.

Friday 9 June, 1pm
Don’t Problem the best hard hitting brass beats this side of the Quaggy river!

Saturday 10 June, 1pm
Owl and Wolves Old School Blues
Adam Double singer songwriter and Jools Holland support

Sunday 11 June, 1pm
Honey and the Bear Roots inspired duo
Tom Leader Singer songwriter and Aldeburgh Young Musician

Monday 12 June, 1pm
James Spankie Multi instrumentalist
Rosie Bullen Septet Jazz, folk soul fusion

Tuesday 13 June, 1pm
St Pancras School Choir singing spirituals and folk songs
BOF! Breton Dance Music Breton Dance Music

Wednesday 14 June, 1pm
Robert Castellani Percussive guitarist
Angus Scott classical guitar

Thursday 15 June, 1pm
Framlingham College and Brandeston Showcase
String Fillies Violin & cello playing toe-tapping tunes from Gaelic and Celtic origin

Friday 16 June, 1pm
Hydra Lerna harp, electronics and bassy beats
Nick Brown indie folk

Saturday 17 June, 1pm
BBC Introducing Showcase
Amethysts 
“layers of vocal harmonies which float on top of a sea of synths, driving drums and creative guitar lines”
Phil Jackson classic rock n roll
Tåpp freshly formed string loop pedal duo create original live music, covering styles ranging from classical, jazz, trad. folk, funk and world

Sunday 18 June, 1pm
East of England Co-op Brass Band traditional brass band
Drumheads acoustic drum ensemble playing heavy hip-hop inspired beats

Monday 19 June, 1pm
Linton Village College Choir
Ipswich Pipers
Dan Hodd 
Violinist busking the globe! “Galavanting across 6 continents with a violin, a fold-up bike, and little else…”

Tuesday 20 June, 1pm
Harry Greene jazz saxophonist
Three-Bop Three of London’s most exciting young jazz voices come together to create a highly individual and dynamic sound.

Wednesday 21 June, 1pm
Folk East Showcase featuring local Suffolk folk!

Wednesday 21 June, 9pm
Sounds of Summer Solstice Enjoy the beautiful sounds of these musicians as the sun goes down over Aldeburgh.
Shorelark
 Young English folk duo
Peter Mitchell
 Percussionist and Composer

Thursday 22 June, 1pm
Bards Against Huge Manatees acoustic duo
Mickey Flynn Blues, rock and classics from early 20ss

Friday 23 June, 1pm
Snape Maltings Learning & Participation Showcase
Little Rock Box Acoustic duo bringing a new edge to classic rock and popular songs

Saturday 24 June, 1pm
Jessop Jessop Jessop Jazz Sextet, featuring Rosie Bullen
Peter Hepworth 
“Instantly identifiable, Hepworth is an emotive, unique and graceful song writer armed with beautifully delicate finger pick styles.” – BBC Introducing

Sunday 25 June, 1pm
Opera North and Group A Snape Malting’s Group A team up with Opera North’s Children’s Chorus for some Britten inspired sea shanties
Tooba Looba jazz and blues music of early 20th century America

With the generous support of Christina & Humphrey Burton and the Chapman Charitable Trust

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