Welcome back to Woodbridge Music 2021 – a fundraiser for Ella’s Fight
Monday 24th May – a socially distanced event
Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Riverside, Quayside, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1BH
Tickets: £10 available at Eventbrite. All profits to Ella’s Fight.
Acts: Aartwork, Host DJ Ben Osborne, Charlie Law, Peter Hepworth, Smoothgroove and Michelle, Stephen William Hodd
Having been one of the only organisations in the UK to run live music events from June to December 2020, Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music returns for its first 2021 post-lockdown event at The Riverside with a fundraiser for Ella’s Fight. Featuring a bumper line-up of Suffolk based acts to kick off a year of live music and DJing around the town.
Ella, the daughter of local popular venue The Tea Hut, developed a rare cancer in early 2020 and was given six months to live without treatment. Due to COVID-19, by the time a bed became available, the NHS window for treatment had closed. This left her needing to raise £240,000 herself. So far, despite the pandemic, Ella and her family and friends have raised over £180,000. Clinically, everything is going well but she still needs to raise further funds. Every donation helps. Please continue to support Ella while enjoying a great night of music at The Riverside.
East Anglia’s oldest continuously open cinema, The Riverside hosted its first films and performances while Woodbridge was an army garrison town in WWI. It stayed open through two world wars but was forced to close for the first time in the COVID-19 lockdowns. This May it reopens for the first time in 2021. After the Woodbridge Festival of Arts and Music’s events at The Riverside from June to December 2020, The Riverside has officially been recognised for the first time ever as an independent music venue in 2021.