Sax Music Fest '17
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 2017
Free Entry 28th - 29th July
Free Entry 28th - 29th July

A festival of music & family fun held annually in Saxmundham

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Sax Music Fest line-ups have now been released!

Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July 2017. Save the Date!

Friday 28th July 2017, 5pm until 10.30pm. Local Folk evening.
Saturday 29th July 2017, 10am until 10.45pm. Mixed local bands plus a headline tribute band, Rollin Stoned.
The line-ups will also include acts from the music workshops and contestants from the open mic event. (Times may vary slightly.)

Sideshow, Food outlets and Children's rides will also be available.

Disabled toilet and limited disabled parking available. Phone Terry 07771 877454 for details.

PLEASE NOTE: Only alcohol purchased from the licensed bar can be consumed at the event.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: This event is not suitable for dogs. Assistance dogs only.

Click on the panels below for more information about this year's festival.

Countdown to the Festival



Saxmundham’s annual Music Festival, which this year takes place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th July, in the Memorial Field, is funding two fringe events.

On Sunday 9th July, there will be an ‘Open Mic’ at Sax Social Club in Albion Street for local budding musicians. Solo, duo and three-person bands are welcome, full PA and mikes provided.
Doors open at 2pm for registration by 2.45 and a 3pm start, entry free. Phone 07780 809893 for further details.
The best acts will be invited to play on the Sax Music Fest stage on Saturday 29th July.

St Johns Church in Saxmundham is the venue at 7.30pm on Thursday 27th July for a tribute to Nat King Cole. Pre show and interval wine and soft drinks will be available in the Church Hall.
Admission is by ticket only - £6 from At The Crossroads, the Library and Crisps Stationers, High Street, Saxmundham.
All profits will go to St Johns Church.

LINE-UP 2017

The headline act for Saturday night is the fabulous The Rollin Stoned!

Friday night sees a folksey themed evening headed by the brilliant Aartwork.


The youth and adult workshops will return in 2017.

The Fromus Centre, Seaman Avenue, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 1DZ


Alongside the exciting music and workshops of the festival, we will also have a number of family friendly attractions.

We'll have stalls for local businesses to show off their skills and products.


Our varied food outlets will be catering for different tastes.

The bar will be open from 5pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday.

Please note: Only alcohol purchased from the licensed bar can be consumed at the event.


With thanks to our major funders and sponsors:

Click here to see our sponsors.


Brook Farm Residents' Association are proud to introduce an exciting mix of UK and local talent to the stage at Sax Music Fest.

Learn all you need to know about your FREE music festival.

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SCDC Enabling Communities Award - We WON!!!


SCDC Enabling Communities Award Winners 2016

 We are so pleased and genuinely had no idea. What a great feeling when our name got called out. I can't stress enough how having the backing and funding from some of the major players like SCDC, has such a positive impact on what we can achieve.
It really tips the balance. We are very happy winners. Bring on 2017!”
- Terry Barrow of the Brook Farm Residents’ Association and organiser of Sax Music Festival

The SaxMusicFest is a free event organized by the Brook Farm Residents' Association and is supported with funding from several sources including the Suffolk Coastal District Council.

Full list of winnersThe SCDC Enabling Communities award was decided by a public vote, so thank you everyone who supported us.

A lot of voluntary effort and hard work goes into making the SaxMusicFest happen and it is great to see that acknowledged.

Well 2016, that was fun!!!Thank you to everyone who came out to party!

Thank you for your support and kind words.

 Can't wait (for next year). It's one of the best run local events of the year. 
Pete B.

  Brilliant day and fantastic weather. Great organisation and lovely people. Had a wonderful time thanks Sax Fest bring on next year 
Kirsty M.

 What a fantastic event this is. Looking forward to next year already. I spent a wonderful afternoon listening to local bands and painting pottery. I knew my daughter was safe. I can't praise this event highly enough. 
Mareth B.

 It was a great day thank you for organising the event x 
Bernie H

 Thank you sax music fest for a fantastic couple of days. 
Mark H. E.

 It was a great ending to a perfect sunny day. You've done great last couple of yrs with line up, in you we trust lol x 
Louise M.

 Thanks so much,sax music fest!! we had an awesome day! the organisation was outstanding,the sound was superb & the backstage tent was spot on - what a great local festival. We had a blast! 
Strike The Sun

 Well done to EVERYONE on such a lovely event to bring the community together. Wow 2,000 happy local people that came! Lots and lots of hard work by lots of people voluntarily. 
Liz G.

 I would like to say a huge thank you to all those who organised such a wonderful event. The weather was fantastic both days. 
Alison P.

 ´Well Done´ and ´Thank Yous´ from so many. The laughter and fun. It was just so great - to look round and see so many having such a great time. 
Christine C.

 Well done to all the people who gave their time to make this event happen ,it takes a lot of planning I know they will have to start planning right away for next year. As with everything happening in the Community it does not happen without a lot of hard work. 
Joan J.

 Security were brilliant, which meant everyone was able to enjoy the festival. 
Carolyn H.

 Fantastic event. Many thanks to all those who organised etc. Even the weather.......just brilliant and well worth the cost, wall to wall people enjoying together a super community event. Just what Saxmundham needs. 
Chris B.

 Had a fantastic time last night, a lot of people have worked very hard to make this a great event. 
Linda W.