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PIM:JAM music festival gets underway in Haverhill on Friday

Haverhill Mayor John Burns will open the fifth PIMJAM music festival – and the first one held over two days – when it gets under way in the town tomorrow evening.

The popular, family friendly music festival returns to its venue of last year, the Rose and Crown in Withersfield Road at 7pm, and continues from midday on Saturday.

The festival is organised in memory of Haverhill musician Peter James, who died in a traffic collision in December 2013, and raises money for the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), which attended the accident.

Music fans enjoying the 2018 PIM:JAM Festival. Contributed picture (14240289)
Music fans enjoying the 2018 PIM:JAM Festival. Contributed picture (14240289)

Twenty acts have been confirmed on the line-up this year and it boasts some of the best local talent around.

The event has raised over £10,000 for SARS since the first festival was held in July 2014.

A spokesman for the organisers of PIMJAM said : We would like to like to pass on a special thanks to sponsors Real Bodies Gym, Stylize Display Graphics, JJT Comms and Assured Windows for their generous support as well as The Rose and Crown Hotel for hosting and making the PIMJAM 2019 a reality.

The festival this year is the first two-day event for the organisersand it will see a lively and energetic opening at 7pm tomorrow (Friday) and will continue from midday on Saturday until late.

Tickets, priced at £5 for Friday, £10 Saturday and £12 for the weekend, are available from Haverhill Arts Centre on 01440 714140, at www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk or at www.pimjam.co.uk/tickets/.

Friday only and Saturday only tickets are also available at The Rose and Crown Hotel.

Children under the age of 14 get in for free.