Music festival comes to town

lsjs JPMT ents, May 16, 2013
lsjs JPMT ents, May 16, 2013

Sussex’s largest street music festival, Broadway Sound, will hit Haywards Heath on Sunday, May 26, rocking The Broadway for a whole day of musical entertainment.

This year’s line-up is already boasting a wealth of exciting acts.

Two stages – one at each end of the road – will play host to 16 performances from a cross-genre schedule, including jazz, folk, rock, classical, pop and blues, providing back to back music from 11am until 10pm.

Broadway Sound places strong emphasis on local talent. Bursting on to the stage first will be the ‘Vocademy’, a group from the local music academy whose singing skills are amazing.

Chameleon, a young blues rock band influenced by a range of artists, such as Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, and blues guitarist Oli Brown, will wake you up while you are having a cup of coffee.

The success of InChoir under the leadership of Mark Heppell grows in strength.

They recently performed at the Minack and Truro cathedral in Cornwall and on their return were thrilled to be mentioned on Radio 2 by Zoe Ball.

If your style of music is Barbershop, then you’ll like the performance by 4Tune Seekers with their unaccompanied vocal music in their four-part harmony.

Lunch time brings traditional music from The Mid Sussex Brass Band who will be playing all your favourite classics.

On next, Ant & Fie are a perfect musical match, with flawless vocal harmonies underpinned by spellbinding interweaving guitar parts and a repertoire spanning contemporary folk and acoustic blues.

To slide you into Sunday afternoon mode will be the sound of The Paul Dunton Ensemble.

Their music is best described as an atmospheric fusion of alternative and pop with a unique classical twist.

With influences such as modern day artists; Elbow, Rufus Wainwright, Zero 7, Pink Floyd, Turin Brakes and drawing inspiration from composers such as Einaudi, John Barry and Samuel Barber; singer-songwriter Paul Dunton offers something different.

That is just a taster but word has already got out that one of the amazing acts for the evening is Shane Richie & The Prelude.

If you haven’t got your tickets yet they are going fast and only £7 in advance.

Tickets: Adult – £7 (£12 on the day); Child free (11 and under). Book your tickets by calling 01444 800045 or logging on to

Alternatively, drop in to Baldwins, South Road, Broadbridges, Sussex Road, Fun Bags Party Shop The Broadway.