Welcome to the 2018 FESTIVAL

An evening at Rick’s Cafe Casablanca – Friday 25th May Hoxne Village Hall

The Vagaband – Saturday night 26th May Hoxne Village Hall

Halesworth Community Choir – Sunday afternoon 26th May Hoxne Church

The 2018 festival lineup is now in place and we are bringing you a mix of styles of event and styles of music.

Friday evening 25th May at Hoxne Village Hall – “A night in Rick’s Cafe, Casablancawith music by Max Middleton and his band with vocalist Jan Jinkerson. Max has played with a whole line of star artists including Jeff Beck, The Bee Gees, Kate Bush, Chris Rea and Peter Frampton. This will be a limited ticket period costume affair (e.g. DJs and cocktail dresses) with a light meal and dancing…we want to transport you to a different time.

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Saturday evening 26th May – Hoxne Village Hall – The Vagaband. A standing only, foot tapping/body swaying/dancing  concert staring the wicked East Anglian folk rock band Vagaband. Take a look at www.thevagaband.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPe7kjeCYTA

Catch their  new album “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

 

Sunday afternoon 27th May at 4pm – Hoxne Church – The Halseworth Community Choir. We invite you to come and listen to the Halesworth Community Choir as they take you on a musical journey through songs from near and far, helped along with a glass of wine and strawberry tarts.

When they go on sale tickets will be available from the web site, committee members and the village shop. Please look out for them as we often sell out and so to avoid disappointment get in early.

Anyone interested in helping then please get in touch with the committee.

See What’s On Page for Details

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Once every two years the beautiful and historic East Anglian village of Hoxne hosts a high quality and eclectic musical extravaganza. For three consecutive evenings on the Bank holiday weekend at the end of May there are concerts to suit a variety of tastes ranging from classical to jazz and rhythm and blues. In addition on the village green there is a free three hour Saturday afternoon event with local musicians and singers of all ages. The 2018 festival takes place on Friday May 25th, Saturday may 26th and Sunday may 27th.

Watch out for tickets going on sale and we usually sell out!

About

Hoxne’s own musical extravaganza!

Hoxne Music Festival is a biennial event which aims to bring high quality musical events to all members of its rural community who normally have limited access to such performances for geographical and economic reasons.

Established in 2008, the first festival featured 1960’s soul star Geno Washington and his Ram Jam Band,  Denny Newman and the Regulars and world renowned Piers Adams playing a Recorder Rhapsody with Howard Beach.

Headline acts at the 2010 festival were Red Priest and King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys.

The 2012 concert had The Doric String Quartet, Kings of Queen tribute band and concert guitarist Richard Durrant.

In 2014 the festival featured the Mike Sanchez Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll band, the Marici Saxes, an all female saxophone quartet, and the six piece Amphion Consort playing music from the Elizabethan era on instruments from the period.

The 2016 festival featured a wide variety of folk and roots music bands, presented by the Waveney Valley Folk Collective, the Jive Aces and the Doric String Quartet.

In addition to the three main evening concerts the festival also includes free music on the village green. Over the years brass bands, jazz bands, local choirs, drum bands, a harpist, acoustic singers and guitarists and local children have also performed.

The festivals are not commercially run to make a profit but community projects, organised by volunteers, and rely heavily on grant aid and support from local businesses and companies.

In 2017 we held a very successful 10th Anniversary Concert featuring The Three Chordetts and headlined by the Jive Aces. A great time was had by all. We have also held two successful fund raising quiz nights.

2018 Festival – In May 2018 we have our next 3 days of events over the late Spring bank holiday.

 

 

 

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