The Suffolk Coast

Suffolk Songfest

Two of Suffolk’s leading champions of new musical talent present a Saturday evening marathon of exciting bands and songwriters. 

Up-and-coming local bands and innovative artists who’ve created some of their best work in the course of residencies at Aldeburgh Music are performing great new music as part of the Suffolk Songfest on Saturday 15th October, from 5-11pm.

Highlights include: 

• Anna Meredith - composer, producer and performer of acoustic and electronic music • Ayanna Witter-Johnson - MOBO-nominated cellist and singer-songwriter • Amethysts - indie pop duo based in the Suffolk countryside • Dead Rat Orchestra - one of the UK’s leading

• Ayanna Witter-Johnson - MOBO-nominated cellist and singer-songwriter • Amethysts - indie pop duo based in the Suffolk countryside

• Amethysts - indie pop duo based in the Suffolk countryside

• Dead Rat Orchestra - one of the UK’s leading avant-folk ensembles

Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of acoustic and electronic music whose sound straddles the worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, electronica and experimental rock. Much of her recent work has been developed over a series of residencies at Aldeburgh Music and her debut album Varmints has received huge critical acclaim.

MOBO-nominated cellist and singer-songwriter Ayanna Witter-Johnson has quickly emerged as an exciting voice, inspired by blending folk and soul. As an Open Space artist at Aldeburgh Music, she wrote and produced her third EP on the Suffolk coast, culminating in supporting Gabrielle at the 2015 Snape Proms. At Suffolk Songfest she brings her trio for a soulful and uplifting set. In addition to her evening performance, Ayanna Witter-Johnson will also be leading a songwriting workshop at 10am that day. Based in the fringes of the Suffolk countryside, Amethysts are an indie pop duo whose layers of vocal harmonies, floating on a sea of synths, drums and guitar lines, create moving, uplifting gems. Colchester-based Dead Rat Orchestra has gained a reputation as one of the UK’s leading

In addition to her evening performance, Ayanna Witter-Johnson will also be leading a songwriting workshop at 10am that day.

Based in the fringes of the Suffolk countryside, Amethysts are an indie pop duo whose layers of vocal harmonies, floating on a sea of synths, drums and guitar lines, create moving, uplifting gems. Colchester-based Dead Rat Orchestra has gained a reputation as one of the UK’s leading

Colchester-based Dead Rat Orchestra has gained a reputation as one of the UK’s leading avant-folk ensembles – raw, elemental and poignant, with a love of idiosyncratic folk traditions and antiquated technology. Their performances have featured flailing axes, salt and sawdust, throbbing harmonium, grinding fiddle and 2000 shards of micro-tuned steel cast to the floor in cascading, shimmering joy.


Things to see and do


Aldeburgh Music

Aldeburgh Music

Snape

Aldeburgh Music is one of the leading year-round performance centres founded by British composer Benjamin Britten set in a stunning landscape on the Suffolk coast

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World class music, a great atmosphere, and free entrance - the best Sunday night out for miles around!

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The Cavern Beatles

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RSC King Lear - Encore screening

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Russian State Ballet and Opera House:  Swan Lake

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Joe McElderry: Northern Lights Tour 2016

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Aldeburgh Documentary Festival

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Jamie Raven Live

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