Watch Woodbridge NYE 2021 HERE
Noise of art and Woodbridge Festival are broadcasting over three hours of exclusive footage from our 2020 Lockdown Festival recorded live at the Riverside for NYE 2021.
The broadcasts include performances from Leee John of Imagination, who recently collaborated on the blockbuster Gorillaz LP, Jazz punk funk legends Red Snapper and Aruba Red.
Also in the line-up are Aiko, Clio Gould and Jonathan Morton of the London Sinfonietta/ Scottish Ensemble, Kirsty Allison/ Vagrant Lovers, Nathan X, Sun Cutter, J.S & The Lockerbillies, Peter Hepworth, Laura Wyatt, The Spallettes, Peter Bloor, poet H.E. Ross, Pop Chorus and host DJ Ben Osborne.
There are also Happy New Year messages from A Man Called Adam, Leee John, Red Snapper and some of the people that have supported and helped make this year’s events possible.
The broadcast is free to view, but we are inviting people to make a donation to Ella’s Fund. Daughter of regular Woodbridge Festival supporters and friends Brian and Sharon Wolf, Ella needs £240,000 for life-saving cancer treatment having missed NHS treatment because of COVID. CLICK HERE . Please give her what ever you can afford and also pass on this message via any social platforms you belong to, thank you, https://gofund.me/d77dd341
Performances were recorded in front of live audiences at monthly events from June 2020 at the Riverside Cinema/Theatre in Woodbridge.
Leee John’s recent collaboration with Gorrillaz was watched by over 1 million live viewers earlier this month. Influential electro jazz and punk funk pioneers Red Snapper play never before heard tracks from their forthcoming 2021 LP. Aruba Red appeared with collaborators from Rudimental and Nitin Sawhney’s band; rising Czech electro-pop singer AIKO made her UK debut; Kirsty Allison, described as the UK’s greatest cultural force by writer Irvine welsh, performed material written in London, Prague and Berlin for the first time in Woodbridge.
Sun Cutter gave the first live rendition of their BBC6 Music lauded LP – released in January. World leading Classical violinists Clio Gould and Jonathan Morton swapped the worlds’ largest concert halls for an intimate recital at The Table and local poet H E Ross recited a poem inspired the real life of King, an enslaved African American who ran away from Benjamin Franklin to Suffolk and became a free man and joined the British Navy.
Local acts include many of the region’s finest, such as Basement Jaxx collaborator Nathan X, who debuts the live video for his new single The Weekend. The Spallettes play a special fund raiser, while rockers J.S & The Lockerbillies and singer songwriters Peter Hepworth and Laura Wyatt are joined by singer Peter Bloor, from newly formed Woodbridge Pride.
Woodbridge Festival programme director DJ Ben Osborne, said: “We’re so lucky to have places such as The Riverside, the Table, Turk’s Head, Tea Hut, The Duck, East Coast Diner, Community Hall and many others who’ve supported music during the lockdown. The Riverside has given us a new monthly residency that will continue throughout next year, Covid restrictions permitting.
“We’re hugely grateful to the Arts Council England and Councillor Caroline Page, who helped us help some of the musicians and freelancers that make music happen across the UK.”
Aiko appears chutes of Move Association, Institut Moderni and Cross Club Prague.