The organisers of Sax Music fest have reported another successful event. The long overdue rain storms provided challenging conditions, but despite having to cut the Friday night short ahead of headline act Reno & Rome, to ensure the safe departure of festival goers in the torrential conditions, the festival was enjoyed by almost 3000 visitors.
The festival, which kicked off at midday with Tasha Leaper as Madonna, headlining on Saturday night and offered festival-goers a range of local catering options, children’s rides and entertainment, a range of stalls and a large bar with draft beers, Pimms, wine and a prosecco truck.
After a damp and challenging start at its new location in the grounds of Saxmundham Free School, the weather on Saturday was much improved. The sun shone throughout the day and the buzzing crowd braved the breezy conditions to enjoy a mixture of quality music on the festival’s larger stage.
Terry Barrow, organiser of the festival said: “There are just too many people to thank. The build up to the Festival was made far better with our new website from headline sponsors Infotex. So many sponsors helped us along our way, including Christies Care and Saxmundham Town Council. In all, we had a fantastic Festival and will now concentrate on planning for 2019. We thank all those who support us and all the volunteers who assist us.”
Paul Mayne, MD at Infotex, the headline sponsor of the event said “‘We’re extremely proud to have seen how much enjoyment Sax Music Fest brings to the community. The team showed great professionalism and integrity in the face of the adverse weather conditions on Friday night and the crowds were well looked after and entertained. What a great event! We’re so pleased to have played our part in it.’
Lin Barnes, Director at Christies Care, another main sponsor of the event, commented “Christies Care fully supports Sax Music fest as it brings the local and wider community together. The artists provided a magnificent cross-section of music, creating a diverse and wonderful atmosphere. Festival-goers were able to enjoy a range of food stalls and well-stocked bars ensuring everyone enjoyed a memorable event”.
Additional sponsors and supporters for the 2018 festival include: Ensors, East of England Co-Op, Suffolk Escape Rooms, Ipswich Building Society, Marshall Hatcheck, Orbit, Marden’s, St. Peter’s Brewery, EDF Energy, Galloper Wind Farm, Saxmundham Free School, RNLI, Saxmundham & District CIC, Suffolk County Council and The Bell at Sax.