Festival News

Are you ready for some GOOD TIMES?!

Endorsed by Ralph Rolle drummer with Nile Rodgers & Chic, GOOD TIMES are an amazingly funky 9 piece band who play completely live and are guaranteed to having you dancing to a full set of Chic classics as well as Nile Rodgers' & Bernard Edwards' produced hits...

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THE BLOCKHEADS playing BMF 2020

We have been trying to book them for a number of years, so are over the moon to get them as headliner on Friday 10th July. I’m not sure they need any introduction, however if they do.... Rarely off the road since the demise of Ian Dury in 2000, but now with Derek...

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WE WON EAFN SUFFOLK FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR!

Thanks to all you wonderful BMFers for coming to our little festival and for voting. We were up against some huge festivals so being a small charity event - with all of us being volunteers - it really does mean a huge amount to every single one of us. Onwards and...

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2020 Saturday headliners: THE FILLERS

Playing as far afield as the Dominican Republic and recently Mexico filling in for The Killers, the band have played to audiences of up to 30,000 people since forming in 2006. Having been lauded by The Killers themselves, they are coming to Bures to play back to back...

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Madness Tribute on Sunday!

On Sunday 12th July we close BMF 2020 with The Los Palmas 6 - unquestionably the best Madness tribute band in the world. Sax player Steve Turner played sax with Madness for eight years and recorded three albums with them.Both Lee Thompson and Woody from Madness have...

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BMF donates over £15,000 to charities

Local charities have expressed their gratitude to this year’s Bures Music Festival at our recent presentation evening at The Eight Bells, Bures. We raised more than £15,000 for charities, and were delighted to distribute all the profits to worthy causes. This year we...

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Thank you!

Thank you all for making it the best BMF ever! Slightly incorrect information (we actually SOLD OUT all 1400 tickets on Saturday and Sunday) but we made the front page of The Suffolk Free Press last week! See you next year :-)...

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B-Fest 2019 – 11th July 2019

GATES 6.30PM The Big Top, Bures Recreation Ground Part of the 23rd Bures Music Festival ADMISSION Adult £7 Child £2 Welcome Bures Primary School ACT 1 Amelie Kington Annabelle Krijgsman Harvey Morgans Maisie Mae Miles Blackwell ‘LOFT’ (Joe Allison, Ferdi Andrew &...

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Box office closed – Wednesday 10th July 2019

Tickets are now available on the gate only (Subject to availability) We expect there to be limited availability of tickets for all events but cannot guarantee availability. This year the line up is better than ever. See the lineup for more details. 5 days of amazing...

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BMF 2019 weekend running order and timings

All bands are subject to change and all stage times are approximate, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment 🙂 BMF FRIDAY NIGHT Gates 6.30pm The Bay Horse Boys 7.15 Ian Siegal Band 8.20 Nine Below Zero 10.00 11.30 curfew BMF SATURDAY Gates midday 1. B-Fest...

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BEERGUT 100 open Saturday

We welcome another rockin' local act to open our 2019 Saturday Rock Night. Beergut 100 is a five-piece band performing an eclectic mix of rock tunes to wake the campers and kick off Saturday in the best way possible. Don’t miss their take on classic tracks by artists...

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B-FEST NEEDS YOU!

B-Fest has traditionally showcased live performances from talented young musicians from Bures and East Anglia. This year we are opening it up to include performance poets, solo dancers or small dance groups, as well as solo singers and bands, so if you’re aged 10 to...

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NEW TOWN KINGS return to headline!

The eight piece have rarely taken it easy since they last played BMF in 2016, taking their high energy show and unique brand of reggae, ska, and rocksteady to venues and festivals across the UK, Germany, France, Holland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Austria and...

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SATURDAY CO-HEADLINER BON GIOVI!

With over 19 years international touring experience, Bon Giovi are the World’s Premier look and sound alike Tribute, playing 90+ shows each year. Covering every aspect of Bon Jovi's extensive career, the band perform all the greatest hits such as Living On A Prayer,...

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The Iron Boot Scrapers on Sunday

An Edwardian Rock band transported to the 21st Century, The Iron Boot Scrapers meld the Music Hall of the 1930’s to the Rock of today, either with their own inimitable originals tunes, or with otherwise unique covers of pop/rock tunes. They’ll be bringing their highly...

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Jazznights returns on Thursday!

Jazznights returns to The Bures Music Festival in St Mary's Church on Thursday 11th July 🙂 Don't miss the incredible singing talents of JACQUI HICKS (Shakatak, Back To Basie Orchestra), top UK clarinettist JULIAN MARC STRINGLE, and opening will be Ronnie Scott’s and...

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J.S. & The Lockerbillies on Sunday

We are very excited to announce that J.S. & The Lockerbillies will join the BMF Sunday line up on July 14th. They have played Glastonbury’s Avalon stage 3 times in a row, Jimmy’s Farm Main Stage, supported The Levellers and headed Ipswich Music Day. J.S & The...

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IAN SIEGAL BAND

Co-headlining on Friday 12th July 2019 we have national treasure and blues legend IAN SIEGAL and his band. 2018 was yet another milestone year for the UK’s favourite contemporary bluesman and renegade Americana'man. As well as releasing what many critics say is his...

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NINE BELOW ZERO

They’ve toured with The Who, The Kinks, Eric Clapton, Sting, and now they are coming back to Bures Music Festival. Since playing at BMF way back in 2006 the band have been busy with 7 albums, anniversary tours, playing with Chuck Berry and much...

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THE LONG RUN

The Long Run are a four piece RnB rock band from Canvey Island. Formed in 2005, the band follow in the footsteps of Dr Feelgood - who are BMF regulars - but bring a modern and exciting indie/rock twist to the Canvey Island sound. Writing and recording albums every...

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BMF 2019 full line-up confirmed!

What a fantastic festival we had in 2018, more people through our gates and more money raised for charity then every before :-)Over the last few months we've been busy booking bands for this year's BMF, and we are now fully booked - so band applications are now closed...

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