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Pop-up concert to be held as prelude to three day festival for Teenage Cancer Trust, 8th - 10th July 2016

Author: Patrick Lowman Published: 10th July 2016 09:14

 The Deben Collective who are holding a micro-gig as a prelude to PettaFiesta

Pop-up concert to be held as prelude to three day festival for Teenage Cancer Trust

8th - 10th July 2016

A pop-up “micro-gig” being held at a village post-box will be used to announce the full-line up of a multi-generation three day music and arts festival.

PettaFiesta – a celebration of original live music, art, spoken word, theatre, film, comedy and food – is returning to the Suffolk events calendar for 2016.

As a prelude to the event popular Suffolk band the Deben Collective will be performing a pop-up concert at the post-box in the village of Pettaugh where the three-day festival will be held in July.  The Deben Collection, an electronica, jazz funk fusion group of local musicians, are headed up by Jan Pulsford, who has worked with the likes of Cyndi Lauper and the Thompson Twins during an illustrious music career.

PettaFiesta is being hosted by Suffolk music moguls Jane Dyball and Andy Corrigan at their 12-acre moated home.

“The Deben Collective will be performing an improvised score to accompany an outdoor screening of the 1925 revolutionary propaganda master piece Battleship Potemkin at the festival, but they also suggested the micro-gig which we are delighted about.   The pop-up concert will be both a celebration of the transformation of the Pettaugh phone box into a communal arts hub but will also be a fantastic prelude to the main event and an opportunity to announce the full line-up for the festival. We can promise a fantastic line- up of acts and activities to suit all age groups. Acts will include some of the best emerging UK & international bands and appearances from high profile figures from the literary, theatrical and art scenes,” said Jane.

The festival is geared towards all ages and the entertainment will stretch from music across two stages to theatre shows, children’s activities, art workshops, speakers, comedy, late night DJs and camp fire films.

All money raised at the festival will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. The Teenage Cancer Trust  aims to create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.

The pop-up concert will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 30th May starting at 11am.

The festival, held in in village Pettaugh, between Stowmarket and Ipswich, is expected attract up to 500 people a day. Tickets for the event are now available. Go to www.pettafiesta.com for further information.

More information on the Teenage Cancer Trust is available at www.teenagecancertrust.org


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