Music on the Green is back, and promises to be bigger and better than ever for 2011. Taking place on Saturday 9th July, on the Green at Martlesham, from 10.30am until 10.30pm (that’s 12 hours of non-stop music, laughter and fun for all), this is the 11th year of this successful event and following on from the huge support received in 2010, the team behind the day want to make this year the best yet.
After raising £6,000 last year for the EACH Treehouse Appeal, the Martlesham event has decided to once again support this extraordinary charity and help to promote the fantastic work they do throughout our region.
As normal, there will be a car boot sale from 7.30am with bays available from £6 per bay. This will be followed by stalls, fabulous food stalls, hospitality from the Douglas Bader pub located on the Green, children’s entertainment and hopefully a glorious sunny day.
Old favourites will take to the stage to delight the crowd, including The Glamtastics, The Martells and Phoenix Jazz. One of the highlights from last year was the Ipswich Community Gospel Choir and it will be a joy to welcome them back for 2011. New additions to the line-up include Stone Cold Sober and Voodoo Chile. The music provided throughout the 12 hours really does cover every style of musical taste, from soft acoustic, to pop, to classic covers, to rock. A key highlight is the chill-out hour in the afternoon – perfect for relaxing before the festivities really kick in as the light begins to fade.
On advice from Suffolk Constabulary there will be a “No Glass and six cans per person” policy at the event. Those wishing to attend can still bring along their own drinks, but these must be in plastic bottles or containers with plastic cups. Gate security checks will take place to enforce the policy. This will help prevent accidents, ensure the safety of those in attendance and make it a great family day out. For the thirsty of you, there will be soft drinks available on the green, and of course the Douglas Bader will be ready and waiting with a very warm welcome.
This completely free event received exceptional support last year and it is hoped that the crowds that showed up in 2010 to enjoy the sunshine and live music will once again turn out in their thousands.
• For more information visit the event’s website at www.musiconthegreen.com.