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Taking inspiration from the rich, musical heritage of Basildon, ‘New Town Sounds’ is an exciting, all day event taking place across Basildon town centre on 31st August 2019.
Venues around the town will come alive to the sound of music in honour of the 70th anniversary, with an array of musicians, bands and performers taking to multiple stages across various venues including the Towngate Theatre, St Martins Church, Eastgate Centre,
The Edge, The Beehive, Jodhpur Indian Kitchen, Colors, St Martin Square, Basildon Market and Basildon Library to name but a few.
Creative Director, Things Made Public said:
‘We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by the number of people and venues that are already involved with this event so far. Everyone has been incredibly enthusiastic, not to mention generous and we cannot wait to celebrate Basildon’s 70th with the community at the core.’
From local, original bands, through to sing-along events, choir performances, Jazz jams and everything in between, the aim is simple; to celebrate the last 70 years in style, giving opportunities to local businesses, providing a platform for our talented musicians and in turn creating a magical day for our community to enjoy.
Running from 11am ’til late, activities and performers will be staggered throughout the day, so whether you’re heading in for a couple of hours with the kids, or planning to spend the entire day soaking up the atmosphere, there will always be something to keep you entertained.
If that wasn’t enough, street performers, children’s activities, workshops, dancing and demonstrations will also be incorporated, ensuring an action packed FREE event that promises something for everyone.