Street Band Day in Bridgwater
29th Oct | 11am to 3pm | Cornhill, Bridgwater

The Sound of the Streets brings Bridgwater to joyful musical life on Sunday October 29th, with some great street bands along with glorious food and the chance to join in the musical fun.

The Sound of the Streets is all about public joy and participation and wants to get people dancing and singing. The day is part of the Animating Bridgwater project, and is run by the Sound of the Streets working with Bridgwater Independent Market. With food, music, drinks, dancing and singing, there will be something for everyone – a touch of Halloween spice and the chance to party before the Carnival weekend. The bands will be playing on Cornhill at the top of Fore Street.

Animating Bridgwater is the event element of the Government funded Bridgwater Town Deal Celebration Mile project which sees Bridgwater assets regenerated.  Event organisers have received money for creative activities and performances to entice visitors into the town and bring a sense of pride for residents.

With an amazing range of music, from street funk, brassy pop covers, gospel, samba and traditional English sounds, the day features 2 great bands.

Ilu Axé, a dynamic group of women Samba-Reggae drummers, based in Bristol UK and Marseille France, Ilu Axé are always imaginative, vibrant, inclusive and empowering. Tongues of Fire are an 8 piece band, based in the South West, blowing up a musical storm of brass, reeds and percussion. Making a joyful noise for dancing, dreaming and celebration the band play in the landscape, on streets, on stages, in clubs and village halls and lead processions and parades. They draw on traditions of funky marching bands, village, church and circus bands, to make a cosmic carnival of rich, wild and unique sounds.

The day is part of Bridgwater Town Deal and funded by HM Government through Somerset Council and Arts Council England.