BMF 2023 5th-9th JULY

Single event/day tickets now on sale.
See you in July!

BMF 2023 Events


Date: Wednesday 5th July 2023
Chorus Iceni & Stellar Acappella
Venue: St Marys Church

Saturday at the Recreation Ground in Bures

Friday Night

Date: Friday 7th July 2023
When Rivers Meet & Laurence Jones
Joe Keeley Band

Jazz Night

Date: Thursday 6th July 2023
Ben Holder and the George Double Quartet
Venue: St Marys Church

The Fillers


Date: Saturday 8th July 2023
Foo Forgers,  Cydonia Knights + more
Venue: Recreation Ground


Date: Thursday 6th July 2023
Showcase for young performers
Venue: Recreation Ground

Doctor and the Medics


Date: Sunday 9th July 2023
Doctor & the Medics, The Downsetters + more
Venue: Recreation Ground

Festival News

The Committed Return

We are very excited to welcome back the perfect Saturday evening act! The Committed, a homage to hit 90s film The Commitments, was formed in 2005 by Neal Hargreaves and is considered by many as the world’s number one ‘Commitments’ tribute band. Their 10-piece line up...

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Laurence Jones rocks Friday

Voted in the top 10 “Best blues guitar players in the world today.” Music Radar Often compared to Eric Clapton, Laurence Jones has developed a virtuoso pedigree as the UK’s hottest guitar-slinger, with a crossover sound that’s earned multiple awards and accolades. His...

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They’re back! The unstoppable masters of glam rock, Doctor and the Medics, who shot to fame worldwide in the 80s, are booked to headline BMF Sunday.Their 1986 hit “Spirit in the Sky” sold more than 24 million copies and was number 1 in 23 countries. The flamboyant...

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We are very excited to announce that co-headliners of Friday night are the critically acclaimed When Rivers Meet.Combining powerful vocals with thundering guitar riffs, When Rivers Meet exploded onto the scene in 2019 and have gone on to win multiple accolades,...

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D’Ukes are making a welcome return to BMF on Saturday 8th July! The band, who have been performing together for over 13 years, have previously headlined festivals in the Czech Republic & Poland as well as a sell-out theatre concerts in France. They have sold out...

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The Cabin Band joins our Sunday line up

Suffolk based, and featuring ex-Bures boy Matt Hearnden, The Cabin Band released their debut EP ‘Blaxhall’ last November with plans to release their album early this summer. Their semi acoustic music is a mix of rock, pop and folk with a hint of Americana - with the...

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MUSE No.1 tribute act CYDONIA KNIGHTS co-headline Saturday 8th July. Yes this year we have a stadium rock vibe on our Saturday night - it is going to be huge. Formed by Muse fans, for Muse fans, they give Muse (& live music) fans exactly what they want from a...

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The Downsetters are one the UK’s leading original Ska & Reggae bands. Formed in 2011 and based in Ipswich UK, they are a 6 piece playing our own unique brand of Interskalactic Ska & Luna Reggae. 2011 saw the release of their debut E.P 'The Interskalactic House...

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Bures Music Festival returns 5th – 9th July

Preparations have been underway for some time, and organisers of the five-day, not-for-profit festival have begun announcing this year’s exciting line-up of superb headliners and amazing local acts. They’re also working on the packed schedule of additional acoustic...

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As well as our Little Top bar, we have a fantastic array of food and drink stalls at the festival, most with vegetarian and/or vegan options including: Thursday to SundayYum Yum - burgers, fish, chips etc Friday to SundayChickpea Curry (vegan options)Wok n' Roll...

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Collecting your wristbands (and other information)

Important information about collecting your wristbands if you're joining us this year. Please note we do not send out physical tickets. If you bought tickets online you will be able to collect your wristbands at the gate. There may be wristbands for some events...

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2022 licensing, security and health & safety

Dear BMFers..To avoid disappointment and to make the gate entry run smoothly we’d like to clarify this year’s licensing, security and health & safety including IPC (infection prevention control) restrictions. We DO allow:       Folding chairs (Outside the tents...

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