The 2018 festival is being planned and at present the line up we are putting together is:

Friday evening 25th May at Hoxne Village Hall – “A night in Rick’s Bar, Casablanca” with music by Max and his band. This will be a limited ticket period costume affair with a light meal and dancing…we want to transport you to a different time.

Saturday afternoon 26th May – Hoxne playing field and sports pavilion – a musical and related event for children and young families with a BBQ and lots to entertain and stimulate youngsters.

Saturday evening 26th May – Hoxne Village Hall – A standing only concert staring local group Vagaband.

Sunday afternoon 27th May – Hoxne Church – The Halseworth Community Choir.

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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 last festival took place in May 2016, the next will be over the Spring Bank Holiday in 2018. Other one off events staged between the festivals are announced here on this site.


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.




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