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The UK's biggest retro festival series Let's Rock will be heading to Ipswich for the first time next year, as part of the Festival of Suffolk 2022.

Let's Rock Ipswich will be the final event of the festival, and will be a celebration of all things pop and '80s hits.

Taking place on September 10 at Trinity Park, the series will tour fourteen venues over the UK and Ireland from late May to early September.

Let's Rock festival will feature in the Festival of Suffolk 2022. Picture: Let's Rock Festival (53158626)
Let's Rock festival will feature in the Festival of Suffolk 2022. Picture: Let's Rock Festival (53158626)

The UK’s biggest retro festival series Let’s Rock will be heading to Ipswich for the very first-time next year as part of the Festival of Suffolk 2022.

In 2019, Let's Rock festivals attracted over 150,000 music lovers across 12 locations, and organisers Nick Billinghurst and Matt Smith are hoping this will be the biggest year yet.

They said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to bring Let’s Rock to Ipswich next year as part of the Festival of Suffolk. It’s always exciting taking Let’s Rock to new places, and especially to such a beautiful part of the country. We hope you love it as much as we do!”

Mark Pendlington DL, Festival of Suffolk Chairman, comments: “Spearheaded by the Suffolk Lieutenancy, the Festival of Suffolk has over 70 partners who are working together to bring to life a host of events across 2022 and during the time of HM Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Festival is designed to shine a spotlight on all aspects of Suffolk and Let’s Rock will be a fantastic and fitting finale to the county’s biggest ever community celebration.”

Phillip Ainsworth, Chief Executive of Suffolk Agricultural Association, says: “We are delighted to be working with the Lieutenancy and Festival team to bring Let’s Rock to our HQ in Suffolk. Trinity Park is the iconic event centre for the county with exceptional facilities which will help ensure the concert’s success both next year and, we hope, for many years to come. It will become the most wonderful family friendly Festival finale!”

Tim Holder, Head of Public Affairs at Suffolk Community Foundation, adds: “The Festival team are delighted to be working with Let’s Rock to align this huge occasion with the festival’s objectives to create a positive and ongoing legacy for the people of Suffolk. With a focus on young people, we are currently working together to deliver initiatives that will provide unique and inspiring access to the concert, including a programme with local charities and community groups.”

During 2020, Let’s Rock organised three online festivals which drew an estimated audience of three million and raised £200,000 for these charities.

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