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Richard Norris
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Woodbridge Festival is linking-up with partners including Noise of Art, The Riverside Cinema and Theatre, Beach Street, Aspire Black Suffolk, The Boathouse, Tide Mill, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Arlington’s and Ipswich Arts Centre, for a series of light art and music events in Suffolk in February and March 2022.

On 28 February the Festival brings its live music concerts back to 107 year old Riverside Cinema and Theatre in Woodbridge, with million selling artist Richard Norris, who’s duo The Grid (with Soft Cell’s David Ball), has topped the charts in 10 countries.

On 11/ 12 March the festival joins events at Arlington’s, for Ipswich’s pop-up music, arts and eco museum, as part of Ipswich Borough Council’s re-opening celebrations. The evening on 11 March will include light art, music and eco exhibitions hosted by several different partners.

On 12 March the festival joins events at Beach Street in Felixstowe, with light art projections lighting up the Crazy House and Ibiza legend Chris Coco and Noise of Art’s Ben Osborne bringing their Balearic beats to the beach.

On 17 March the festival returns to Woodbridge to project onto the iconic Tide Mill for a special St Patrick’s night celebration. The event will feature Tide Mill Out, a show that creates club music and visuals from the internal workings of the Tide Mill, and projects them onto the building’s exterior. The audio visual piece was recently featured on BBC.

The popular Woodbridge Community Disco hits town on Saturday 19 March with special guests to be announced.  On Sunday 20 March Tide Mill Out makes an appearance as an AV art installation in the Miller’s Barn, Suffolk WildlifeTrust, Foxborough Farm.

Finally Sally Rogers, half of pioneering acid jazz, Balearic house and nu-disco outfit A Man Called Adam, joins in for March’s Live from the Riverside on Monday 28 March.

All tickets retained from events postponed by COVID are valid for the rescheduled dates.

Festival co-founder and programmer Ben Osborne says: "It's been great to keep the festival going throughout the pandemic. We were among the first to hold monthly music events in 2020, when we couldn’t do the annual event, and then in 2021 held both monthly events and the festival in the park - with 1000 people happy to be back together, safely, to enjoy music, creativity and community."

The programme is supported by Suffolk County Council, with additional events supported by Woodbridge Town Council, Ipswich Borough Council and Ipswich Arts Centre.

The nights will follow current pandemic guidelines.