A crowd watching a stage at Ipswich Music Day



Sunday 7 July 2024

Christchurch Park

12pm - 8pm


Sunday 7 July 2024

Christchurch Park

12pm - 8pm


Ipswich Music Day is the largest free one-day music festival in the UK and is a brilliant celebration of music, culture and local talent. As well as five stages of live entertainment and music from local upcoming artists, we have fairground rides for children and adults, street food, and a marketplace.

Indian Summer Mela

In addition to five stages of local music artists, this year’s Indian Summer Mela will be part of Ipswich Music Day, meaning there will be even more entertainment to enjoy on Sunday 7 July! This rich and colourful celebration of Indian culture will include live entertainment on a fully programmed Mela Stage, workshops, demonstrations, and authentic Indian street food.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about attending Ipswich Music Day.

Applications now closed

Applications for Ipswich Music Day 2024 closed on Sunday 31st March 2024. Thank you to all the amazing performers who applied. An Advisory Group will review all applications and inform successful applicants on Friday 12th April 2024. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.


If you think your stall will make a great addition to the marketplace at Ipswich Music Day then we would love to hear from you. Please fill in the stallholder application form and send it to events@ipswich.gov.uk. Once received with relevant compliance, we will confirm your attendance.

Download the application form here.

Please note to be a stall holder you need the following compliance:

• Personal Liability Insurance (value up to 5 million)
• Risk Assessment of Activity

Stages and Event Maps

This year’s Ipswich Music Day will have six stages spread throughout Christchurch Park, along with four classical stages hosted by the Ipswich Arts Association in Bethesda Church, Christchurch Mansion, Masonic Hall, and St Margaret’s Church.

The Bowl Stage sponsored by BBC Radio Suffolk, hosted by Wayne Bavin, near to the Henley Road entrance will, among other great artists, feature BBC Introducing Artists chosen by presenter Angelle Joseph.

New for 2024, the Indian Summer Mela Stage near to the Fonnereau Road entrance of the park will be hosted by the Ipswich & Suffolk Indian Association (ISIA) who will be bringing a celebration of Indian culture to the festival.

The Crossroad Stage close to the Westerfield entrance of the park is sponsored and hosted by Suffolk Sound, with performances live-streamed across the airwaves for all Suffolk Sound listeners to enjoy. Next to the playground, lovers of rock and indie music can head to the new Rise Stage which is sponsored by Suffolk New College.

Pond Stage in the heart of the park will present indie, rap, R&B and DJs as well as hosting the winner of Suffolk One’s Battle of the Bands competition. Grapevine Stage next to the marketplace will feature acoustic and jazz artists and soul singing groups.

We’ve created these handy event maps so you can find the entertainment, food and facilities you’re looking for. Click on a map to download it to your device.

Christchurch Park