A New outdoor Music Festival by the Sea
is announced for july

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Thorpefest, an exciting new summer outdoor music festival, is taking at the Thorpeness Country Club, near Aldeburgh on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast on Saturday, 2nd July.

Featuring a great line-up with nearly a dozen bands performing live from 12noon until 10pm, the open air charity concert would replace the popular Music by the Sea event, which has been held outside the White Lion Hotel on Aldeburgh’s sea front since 2012, with the support of Aldeburgh Town Council and local residents.

Excited with the new format Thorpefest, Peter Osborne from organisers TA Hotel Collection said; “With music by the Sea attracting over 10,000 people it has become necessary to move and revamp the event. The privately owned Thorpeness Country Club is the perfect secure venue with both indoor and outdoor space including a large lawned area overlooking the sea. 

“For the first time, it would be a pre-sold ticketed event welcoming 3,000 people to come and enjoy some great music performed by national acts, emerging local artists, tribute bands and favourites from previous years”, added Peter. 

Bands would include the popular Austin Beats, whose tremendous sounds and high energy repertoire features music made famous by The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Kinks, plus many other artists from the iconic 50s and 60s. 

Champagne and beer tents plus tempting food and a BBQ would be provided by the Thorpeness Dolphin Inn and White Lion Hotel would provide fuel for everyone to get up and dance and enjoy themselves throughout the afternoon and evening. 

Both Town 102 and The Beach radio stations will be on stage presenting throughout the event. Looking forward to the day Paul Morris from Town 102 said: "This promises to be a very special live event; Town 102 is thrilled to be part of this great day by the sea, which will help raise money for The Town 102 Kids Trust." Paul Carter from the Beach added, “The team from The Beach can't wait to hit the stage and be part of what promises to be an amazing day of live music”.

Thorpefest is kindly sponsored by the TA Hotel Collection, East of England Co-op, Direct Seafoods and Aspall Cyder; it’s hoped some £10,000 will be raised for local charities including The Town 102 Kids Trust and Help an East Coast Child.

Tickets are priced at £12 per person, or £10 for Thorpeness Country Club members, £8 for under 12s and free for under 5s; for more details call 01728 451021, email events@thorpeness.co.uk or visit www.thorpenesscountryclub.co.uk

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