Heartlands Music Festival in aid of ECHO
- 11th April 2020
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
On Saturday 11th April from 1pm – 10pm, there’s a chance to catch eleven of the region’s top acts, who’ll be playing a one-off music “festival” at the Corn Hall in Diss to raise
awareness and money for ECHO, organised by heart dad Pete.
Amongst those appearing will be a former member of hit 80s band “Then Jerico” (Jasper Stainthorpe, bass player in The Magic Es) and a songwriter whose work has been covered by music giants REM (Tony James Shevlin). As well as the musicians, there’ll be children’s entertainment provided by Imps Creativity, so it really is a day for all the family – and in a very good cause.
Local musician and organiser Pete Thompson, who lives in Dickleburgh, wants to raise as much money as possible for ECHO, a registered charity who provide support for children with heart conditions – and their families.
“My daughter was diagnosed with a serious heart condition before she was born, and as you can imagine, that’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Getting support from ECHO - telling us as parents what to expect, and putting us in contact with other families in the same situation - was a life-line at an incredibly stressful time. I really want to give something back to say “thank you” to this great charity (who don’t get any government funding), so I’ve got the best local bands I know to come and give their time and talent to help raise money for this cause that is - no pun intended - so close to my heart.”pete thompson - festival organiser, echo member
At just £8 per ticket (£4 for under 16s, under 5s are free) to see 11 sets from the best local musicians around, it’s an incredible line-up at a price everyone can afford.” The full line-up is: The Trips, Tony James Shevlin, Alton Wahlberg, Matt Watson, The Coral Cross Band, Setting Sons, Scarlet, Hemingway, The Islas, The Magic Es and Love Songs for Losers.
Tickets are available from The Diss Corn Hall Box Office and can be purchased at the venue, online (https://www.thecornhall.co.uk) or over the phone (01379 652241). The advice is to get your tickets fast, because with this line up at this price, the expectation is that it will sell out fast.