Suffolk charity music festival line up announced BIGGER better Gig in the Garden for 2014 | Action Medical Research

Suffolk charity music festival line up announced BIGGER better Gig in the Garden for 2014

22 May 2014

Gig in the Garden, the family music festival bought to you by children’s charity Action Medical Research, returns this July. The event will again be hosted by Wicks Farm, Mendlesham near Stowmarket.

The Suffolk event on the festival calendar will this year be a two-day event, with camping available, following the sell-out success of 2013’s debut. It takes place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 July 2014 and is this year sponsored by Abbeygate Wealth Management.

Headline acts for the weekend include Queen tribute band The Bohemians and local superstars Polar Collective. The boys from the band say:

"We're incredibly humbled to be asked back to join Action for this year's Gig In The Garden to support them in raising valuable donations that enable them to save countless young lives. We can't wait to play again this year and we're looking forward to rocking the stage on the Sunday!"

Other local acts playing over the weekend include Horse Party, Elephant in the Room, Chasing Storms, Lost Lungs, Pinhead, El Pascal, The Wilsons, The Fern Tether Band, Heartacker, Gion Stump, Jade Dunno, Underline the Sky, Cathedral and Cars, Ollie Banks, Jo Bowleys and The Kettle Girls.

In addition to the main stage, this year The John Peel Centre Stage will have music throughout the weekend with the Suffolk Acoustic Showcase.

The festival beer tent and Pimms and Champagne bars will guarantee that no mouth will be dry. And food stalls will guarantee no one goes hungry, including the Big Breakfast for campers!

Magical Camping will offer Bell Tents sleeping up to 6 people, which will be ready on arrival. Camping pitches for tents and campervans are also available.

Money raised will go to the charity to help fund vital research for babies, children and young adults. Medical research can save and change children’s lives. Yet surprisingly, medical research into conditions that devastate children’s lives is poorly funded. Action Medical Research is currently funding research into conditions including Down syndrome, premature birth, epilepsy, meningitis and rare diseases.

Advance tickets are available from £15, with family tickets starting at £30 (2 adults and 2 children under 16). Book online at

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Saturday activities start at 12.30pm until 10.30pm and Sunday doors open to the festival at 11am until 7pm.

High-res pics can be downloaded from the links below:

Polar Collective

The Bohemians

Underline the Sky

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Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity saving and changing children’s lives through medical research. We want to make a difference in:
tackling premature birth and treating sick and vulnerable babies
helping children affected by disability, disabling conditions and infections
targeting rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world.

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