Global Rhythm

free festival of world music

bringing the world of live music and dance to Ipswich

For this, the 9thyear of Global Rhythm, we’ve again got an exciting lineup of the best world and roots music on the Martin Burley Peppery Stage.

SON YAMBU at 1pm - A truly, sensational, authentic Latin music experience. 'Absolutely tremendous…. extraordinary music.’   Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3
JUSTIN THURGUR’S AFRO JAZZ PROJECT at 2.30pm - The trombonist from seminal folk group Bellowhead brings his Afro-Jazz Project to Ipswich, playing tracks from their acclaimed debut album “No Confusion”.
CUBAFROBEAT at 3.30pm - A Cuban / Afrobeat Experience bringing together music from both sides of the Atlantic. Havana meets Lagos in Ipswich. 
THE DESTROYERS at 5.30pm - With madcap energy and grooves that you simply cannot stand still to, The Destroyers will launch the audience into a celtic spin, serving up a high octane closing set that must not be missed.

Global Rhythm 2018 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, fairground rides, cultural catering and crafts. You can find the full programme at