Your guide to a magical weekend

A three-day event packed full of entertainment, music, laughter, good food and drink and plenty of community spirit – all on your doorstep. 

St Ives festival

Friday 7th July, 2023

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6pm -9pm

Magical opening ceremony – meet magical frozen characters that come to life!

Our local fairy godmother opens the festival, suported by Jordi Guitart’s Dance School (TGS)

Solo performances from the Diva School of Singing  

Britain’s Got Talent Semi-finalist, Mary Poppins (Beth-Ann Marshall)

Jordi Guitart’s Dance School (TGS)

Ice Queen, from Sparkle & Dream Princess Parties

Outdoor cinema – Encanto sing-a-long

  • 2022 BGT’s semi-finalist Mary Poppins!
  • Performances from the Diva School of Singing
  • Ice Queen from Sparkle & Dream Princess Parties

 

Magical Character parade waves farewell to the first day of our festival

  • 2022 BGT’s semi-finalist Mary Poppins!
  • Performances from the Diva School of Singing
  • Ice Queen from Sparkle & Dream Princess Parties

 

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9pm

End of the first day

  • 2022 BGT’s semi-finalist Mary Poppins!
  • Performances from the Diva School of Singing
  • Ice Queen from Sparkle & Dream Princess Parties

 

Saturday 8th July

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10:00am - 12:00pm

St. ives

Parade to the Gardens

Can you create the most magical garden in St. Ives? Enter our competition to transform your garden into something magical and win a VIP tent and luxury hamper for the Saturday night Proms in the Park! The Mayor of St Ives, Phil Pope, and Chair of the St Ives Carnival and Music Festival Committee, Daniella Sydenham-Reed, will be visiting the gardens to find a winner.
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12:00pm - 9:00pm

All the Fun of the Fair

Alongside discounted fair rides for kids of all ages, there will be displays, music and entertainment, plus a wide range of excellent food and drink on sale for you to enjoy.
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12pm - 12.30pm

DJ Rob Bradshaw

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12:30pm - 12:50pm

Zumba Fitness 

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1:00pm - 1:15pm

Jordi Guitart TGS Performance School

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1:20pm - 2:00pm

Once More With Feeling

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2:00pm - 2:15pm

Magical garden competition- winner announced

Find out more about the competition here 

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2.15pm - 2:45pm

St Ives Youth Theatre

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3pm - 3:20pm

AG Fitness and Health

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3:20pm - 3:50pm

King and Queen of St. Ives announced

Find out more about the competition here

 

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4:pm - 4:25pm

St. Ives Musical Choir

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4:30pm - 5:00pm

Sam & Roxanne

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7:00pm - 9:30pm

Proms in the Park – with Haverhill Silver Band

Haverhill Silver Band as we know it today was formed in 1920 as the Haverhill Co-operative Band, following the amalgamation of the Haverhill Brass Band and the Haverhill Shepherds Band.
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9.25pm - 9:30pm

Fireworks Display

Sunday 9th July

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12:00pm - 9:00pm

A Feast for all the Senses

Offering an excellent range of high-quality food, drink, music and fun for all ages.
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From 12.00 and between acts

DJ Rob Bradshaw

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12:00pm - 1:30pm

Under the Covers

This trio will get your toes tapping with loads of well-known covers, once the choruses kick in you won’t be able to stop yourself singing along. Make sure you have your dancing shoes on and singing voices ready!
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1:30pm - 2:30pm

Soul Intention

These guys will get your groove on – with so much soul, they had to put it in their name to warn people! If you don’t know the words to all the songs, we will eat our metaphoric hat! We love them and know you will too!
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2:30pm - 3:30pm

Driver

A group that commands the stage and gets the crowd going with their amazing rock and pop covers. You’ve possibly seen them playing in some of the local pubs but if you haven’t, you will be hunting them down after Sunday’s performance!
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3:30pm - 4:30pm

So 80s

Pop down memory lane with this fantastic band, with the very best in 80s Nostalgia. A fun lively act with a great selection of songs which will want to get up and dance to. Authentic Vocals, Rich Synth Pads and Gritty Guitar. You'll be sure to enjoy the know BIG tunes of the 80's.
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4:30pm - 5:30pm

Mix Tape

Launched in the summer of 2022 MixTape are a lively group of experienced musicians playing the music they love, classic rock and pop from the 1950's to the current day.A solid rhythm section layered with blistering guitar solos and sumptuous vocal harmonies, this five piece band are rapidly establishing themselves as major players on the local scene.
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6pm - 7:30pm

Ozone Breakdown

Ozone Breakdown is a collective of DJs and 'live' musicians, bringing you the hottest underground parties at various venues across Cambridgeshire. Set up in 2007 by Tim Coombs & Frank Besant who wanted to create a scene to match the days of the early warehouse era back in 88/89. Their parties vary from theme to theme and venue to venue to keep creating that electric vibe. Their style is classics, acid house, anthems, house, modern remixes.
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7:30pm - 9pm

A Night of Take That

With all the fabulous bands so far we pray you think we have Shined, to top the night off these guys are going to Relight Your Fire and make it a night you will Never Forget! So make sure you Take That & Party so we know the carnival and music festival is Back For Good!

Get Involved!

Our event may be magical but it takes more than a wave of a wand to organise and manage this spectacular event! From sponsors and trade stalls to volunteering during the weekend, there are lots of exciting opportunities for you to get involved. Please contact us to find out more. 

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