Ipswich Online Music Festival
Sound City Ipswich to host online music festival celebrating local acts.
07:23 05 October 2020
Sound City Ipswich will host an online music festival aimed at promoting Ipswich as a destination for tourists. The event, which will feature local artists, will be held on Friday.
The festival, along with an industry summit, were originally scheduled earlier this year but were cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While the event will return on October 1, 2021, the digital version of the event will still go ahead from 1pm-11pm this Friday. Live sets will be streamed from The Smokehouse venue as well as a mix of pre-recorded performances.
Festival manager Joe Bailey said: “It was so important for us to keep up the momentum after the success of last year’s event and we are really excited to be able to take the festival online,” he said.
“Sound City Ipswich will return in physical form in 2021, but in the meantime we are looking forward to celebrating the wealth of local talent online.”
Marcus Neal, programme manager at The Smokehouse and Sound City Ipswich, said: “Despite our venue being closed to audiences we want to continue to support live music in any way we can and fortunately Joe had the foresight to build live streaming into the venue’s infrastructure from the outset.
“This current situation has forced everyone to seek out what is important locally and it has allowed us to look more at the regional scene.”