GLOBAL RHYTHM free festival of world music

For the 8th year running, Ipswich's annual free festival of world music brings the best world and roots music and dance to the perfect setting of Christchurch Park. This year on our Martin Burley Peppery Stage we have a packed programme that includes Reggae, Afrobeat, Bossanova and Gypsy rhythms from a stellar lineup that includes Hackney Colliery Band, Tatcho Drom, Soothsayers, Full Attack Band and Derito. 


Global Rhythm 2017 also features the Global Village Stage, with local musicians from the diverse communities in Ipswich, the Missile Sound Stage, with Caribbean Sound System Culture, free workshops for all ages and abilities in Christchurch Mansion (storytelling, percussion, singing, carnival dance), fairground rides, cultural catering and crafts. You can find the full programme at