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.