Taking inspiration from the rich, musical heritage of Basildon, 'New Town Sounds' is an exciting, all day event taking place across Basildon town centre.
Venues around the town will come alive to the sound of music in honour of the 70th anniversary, with an array of musicians, bands and performers taking to multiple stages across various venues including the Towngate Theatre, St Martins Church, Eastgate Centre, The Edge, The Beehive, Colors, St Martin Square, Basildon Market and Basildon Library to name but a few.
From local, original bands, through to sing-along events, choir performances, Jazz jams and everything in between, the aim is simple; to celebrate the last 70 years in style, giving opportunities to local businesses, providing a platform for our talented musicians.
A magical musical community celebration for residents and visitors to enjoy.
On the following map - click a number to open the venue then click the 'full programme here' button to see what's happening at that location and what time it starts. (Click the New Town Sounds logo at top left to return to the map).
BTW: YOU CAN HELP - We're still on the look out for venues, performers and community groups that want to be involved! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can take part.
In support of the New Town Sounds event, First Bus are offering 10% discount fares on Basildon Inner zone bus travel all day Sat 31st August. Use discount code: NTSBASILD3 all day Sat 31st to get 10% off the normal fare.
Offer applies to the following Basildon Inner zone fares: Single Trip Adult, FirstDay Adult, FirstDay Child and FirstDay Family (1+2 & 2+3). See Basildon Inner zone on a map
A big thank you to all of the following participating venues and supporting businesses for their enthusiastic backing and contribution to this great 'Basildon at 70' musical celebration.