The SoapBox UnFestival

Friday 10 December, 2021 @ 7:30 pm – Saturday 11 December, 2021 @ 12:00 am
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
£15 in advance. £20 otd, if available.
The SoapBox UnFestival @ John Peel Centre

SoapBox UnFestival feat: Sally Army, Elly Tree (solo), The Pookajee Players, SoapBox Open Mic Hour with Amy Wragg, and The Decibel Kid (DJ set). Free zine inc.

Join us for an evening of Festival fun with a joyful line-up of live music, poetry, comedy, DJ’s, fairylights and beautiful décor. We are delighted to welcome the comedy/music duo ‘The Pookajee Players’ back with their funny musical nonsense and peculiar style of live performance. Then Amy Wragg will be hosting the SoapBox Open Mic Hour, featuring you lovely lot! Poets, musicians, comedians – all welcome. Sign up on the getonthesoapbox facebook event page to pre-book your slot. Ticket holders only.

Shortly after this madness, we will be treated to a guerilla gig from Elly Tree (solo), playing her magical and uplifting folk/roots/poetry. Armed with only a ukulele and a voice, this remarkable artist is one of our longtime favourite singwriters and vocalists. Come and see why.

Headlining the night is the devastatingly funny, brilliant, danceable and ridiculous in equal measure; Sally Army, a SoapBox stage favourite. No, not the brass band people who play at the supermarket. This is the five-piece multi-genre band who play in wedding dresses, and are responsible for such earworms as: ‘A Nice Cup Of Tea & A Biscuit’ and ‘Invaders of Personal Space’, the unofficial pandemic anthem. Guaranteed to get you on your feet and laughing till your bellyaches they are the best band you’ve never heard of. The SoapBox Unfestival will finish with a DJ set from The Decibel Kid, a Suffolk based electronic artist, playing beats, blips and bass. Come dressed in your Festival best and join the SoapBox family. We’re weird, But you are too. So thats okay then.

£15 in advance. £20 otd, if available.

Doors open 7.30pm.

Please familiarise yourself with our Covid-19 measures prior to booking and attending.

Licensed bar.


Please note that this event has not been organised by the John Peel Centre, and all aspects of it are the responsibility of those who have hired the Centre for the evening.