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Woodbridge Festival's 10th Anniversary


Sep 3

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2022-09-03 2022-09-05 Woodbridge Festival's 10th Anniversary

Woodbridge Festival's 10th anniversary weekend will see it return to Elmhurst Park and the Community Hall on Saturday 3rd September - Monday 5th September.

The line-up so far includes Martyn Ware (founder The Human League, Heaven 17) Justin Robertson (The Hacienda/Bugged Out/Lion Rock), Chris Coco (The Chill Out Tent/Ibiza Star) Les Spaine (UK funk Legend and Motown label boss), Ben Osborne (Noise of Art) JS & The Lockerbillies, Auntie L, Jupiter Ray, Latin Heat, Peter Hepworth and many more.

Further events take place Sunday 4th September at the Boathouse (free entry-book for food via The Boathouse's website) and the Riverside Monday 5th September (Get tickets from The Riverside)

Acts appearing over the weekend include legendary artist Martyn Ware (founder of Human League and Heaven 17, and producer of Tina Turner and Chaka Kahn), who launches his autobiography with a Q&A and book signing at the Riverside on Monday 5th September. Ibiza veteran DJ Chris Coco (one of the few UK DJs to have played every super club in Ibiza), joins Hacienda icon Justin Robertson, who famously converted the Chemical Brothers to dance music. Les Saine, original funk DJ and one time UK label boss to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gay and Diana Ross, pairs up with the festival's own DJ Ben Osborne, reliving their recent stroming sets at Liverpool International Music Festival, where they appeared alongside headliners suck as UB40 and De La Soul. Top regional acts appearing include Suffolk based soul band Jupiter Ray, jazz funk dance act Latin Heat and singer songwriter Peter Hepworth, East London Jamaican funkster Auntie L comes fresh from her turn at Manchester's Escape From Freight Island.

They join the park's bumper line-up of regional and international music, spoken word acts, arts, workshops, kids zone and the festival's active environmental area. More to be announced.

Elmhurst Park will also include a food and drinks street, featuring local, artisan producers and brewers. For the first time, a new section of the festival, The Village, will host the word area, alongside workshops, stall and a section devoted to local acts.

Dates, times and venues at a glance: Saturday 3rd September 1-7pm Elmhurst Park, Woodbridge, Saturday 3rd September 7pm-11:30pm Woodbridge Community Hall, Sunday 4th September, The Boathouse, Whisstocks Square, Monday 5th September, 7:45pm Martyn Ware at the Riverside Cinema - tickets for all shows are available for £10 or under - with early bird tickets have sold out.

Check in for more details and where to buy tickets.

The tenth anniversary weekend sees the festival return to its flagship Elmhurst Park home. It follows successful monthly lockdown shows throughout 2020 in venues around Suffolk, including a huge event with Jazzie B/Soul II Soul in Elmhurst Park in 2021, a series of events projecting onto the Tide Mill (covered by BBC TV), jam-packed Jubilation weekend events around parks and venues in Woodbridge and a sold-out evening with Jazzie B and Ben Osborne headlining Arlington's, Ipswich in March 2022.

Event Details
3 Sep 2022 - 5 Sep 2022
 Elmhust Park, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1DB Elmhust Park, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1DB - Map Directions