About Sax Music Fest

Sax Music Fest is a free annual music festival that takes place in Saxmundham on the last weekend of July. The event is located on the rear sports fields of Saxmundham Free School on Seaman Avenue. Just up the road from the Memorial Field where the festival began. We now use the old site as a car park, with just a few minutes’ walk to the festival.

Sax Music Fest started in 2014 and grew under the superb management and clear vision of Terry Barrow and the Brook Farm Residents Association. Due to the festival’s growth and increasing popularity, in 2017, the Saxmundham Music and Arts CIC was set up to manage the ongoing development of the festival, its fringe events and its community outreach programme. A business plan was written that underpins the development and growth of the festival with a robust plan to become financially self-sustaining.

Saxmundham Music and Arts CIC currently had 4 directors, Terry & Chris Barrow, Colin Dennison (Treasurer) and Andrea Blake. Our mission is to enrich the lives of all residents and visitors of Saxmundham and district by encouraging, supporting and providing access to music, the arts and entertainment with the aim of creating stronger local cohesion and wellbeing.

If you’re inspired by our mission and have the time and planning, marketing, finance or community outreach skills to help us to make Music and Arts readily accessible to all in and around Saxmundham, please get in touch by email to admin@saxmusicfest.co.uk

Not Just Music…

Food & Drink
Family Fun
Upcoming Events

Helpful Information…

Free Event

Entry to Sax Music Fest is 100% FREE!

Save The Date

Friday 26th July 2.30pm-11pm & Saturday 27th July 11am-11pm.

Festival Location

Playing Fields, Saxmundham Free School, Seaman Avenue, Saxmundham, IP17 1DZ

Health & Safety

View our Health & Safety Guidelines HERE


Sax Music Fest is run officially by Saxmundham Music & Arts CIC. We have a team of volunteers we call our ‘ SMART ‘ team. They arrange informal social meetings to receive updates of future events in the Town every month. If interested please contact us.

Dog Policy

Unfortunately we cannot accommodate companion dogs at Sax Music Fest – Assistance dogs by prior appointment only please.

Disabled Facilities

We have disabled toilet facilities as well as limited disabled parking available. Disabled parking must be booked in advance, please contact -admin@saxmusicfest.co.uk


– Please note: you cannot bring alcohol into the festival and only alcohol purchased on site may be consumed on site . Anyone resisting the confiscation of disallowed items or disregarding these conditions will face eviction*. Under 18’s are not permitted to bring alcohol or to purchase alcohol on site.

Local Camping

There are several local camping and caravaning parks in the area including the Carlton Park Camping & Caravan Site.