Join us for fun in the sunshine at We Are Family Music Day as we fill our grounds with rides, games, food stalls and fabulous entertainment!

Family Music Day

We are family Music Day, featuring special guest, DJ Spoony & many local bands

Saturday 27th August 2022

 We are delighted to announce “We Are Family Music Day” taking place here at Venue16 Ipswich on August bank holiday –  Saturday 27th August 2022

British DJ and Radio presenter DJ Spoony, will be proudly headlining our Music Day.

Our aim is to bring Suffolk together, creating memories, making this an annual event for your calendars!

Providing a memorable day for the whole family, with our special guest, DJ Spoony and many local bands.

Gates Open: Midday

Event Finish: 10.30pm

A range of the finest street food professionally served by the Jamie Lee Smith Catering team.

Local ales will be served by Greene King, Prosecco and gin bars and a Pimm’s tent will be available to enjoy.

There will be activities for families to enjoy such as Motion rides, inflatables, a petting farm, face painting, bubbles, dancing, sports activities and so much more!

The petting farm and face painter are free as part of our promise to you to keep costs to a minimum. As part of this promise we’ll also have capped prices on food, drink and other activities across the site.

Venue16 “We are family Music Day” is born, and we believe our event will be the “Talk of the town”

Never has there been a more important year, for us to deliver such an exciting event for Suffolk to enjoy!


Would you like to become a sponsor for the day?

For further details about our sponsorship packages, email

Tickets prices:

Family Ticket: £28

Adults: £11

Children £6 (3-15 Years)

Under 2’s FREE

If you’d like any further information then don’t hesitate to contact us.

DJ Spoony

A professional DJ for over 20 years, he started playing music in his bedroom at the age of 15.

Hackney, London born, he was influenced by reggae, calypso, pop and his first love soul.

In the mid-1990’s he joined pirate radio station London Underground and met two guys that would go on to be huge influences on his DJ career.

Timmi Magic, Mikee B and Spoony joined up to become the Dreem Teem and with the genre ‘UK Garage’ took the country by storm.

Spoony and the guys went on to have radio shows on Kiss FM, Galaxy FM and in Jan 2000 joined BBC Radio 1.

The next few years would see the ‘Teem’ appear in the national charts and in club-land all over the world.

In the UK he was weekly resident for ‘Twice as Nice’ and has played at all the big festivals including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and The Southport Weekender.

Spoony’s other love is football. In 2003 he joined BBC Radio 5 Live to host ‘606’, a weekly phone in show. He has also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, The Weakest link and won an edition of Celebrity Mastermind.

His broadcasting experience and football knowledge saw him signed up The Premier League for their own channel. He is currently presenting two shows on the network and has been since 2014.

Lockdown saw Spoony take to the digital airwaves hosting ‘Spoony’s House’ streams from his home playing all the music and genres he loves across 2 weekly shows. The ‘Brunch’ on Sunday now has a cult following.

He his very active on social media:


Jax & Co

A Johnny Cash Tribute based in Suffolk, bringing the best of Cash alongside other well known hits!

“The absolute best tribute band you will hear not only in voice but in looks and the act! The whole band are extremely friendly, talented and get involved with the audience. They are not just doing there job but loving every minute with passion. If you get to see them it will draw you in!”


Reno & Rome

Based in the UK, Reno & Rome is an up-and-coming collective that rides an ever-changing wave between the genres of Indie-Rock and 80’s Pop. Consisting of 4 members, the group appeals to their growing fan base with texturized instrumentation and fashionable production. Each member brings a unique perspective to the table, allowing for a musical versatility that brings fans something new every time. Between releases of their original music, Reno & Rome keeps their fans engaged by releasing covers that showcase their unique sound. The dedicated band aims to share a motivational message of confidence by encouraging listeners to be themselves by seamlessly weaving mantras of self-love into their storytelling lyrics.


DJ Rossi P

Soul Groove Radio’s own funkateer! DJ Rossi P is guaranteed to bring you an afternoon of classics!

Check out his radio show “Check Out The Groove“ live on


MJ Soul

MJ Soul’s silky smooth soulful voice has been entertaining crowds all over the country!

Undoubtedly one of the best Soul / RnB vocalists and live performer in East Anglia and beyond.

A truly exceptional and versatile performing artist / singer and songwriter available for Weddings, Private Parties and Corporate Entertainment.


Adam Thomas

Performing a range of covers from the 60’s to the current day and also a range of own original material. With a unique style, percussion & acoustic guitar Adam gives a new edge and style to live performances. Having performed in of bands since the age of 13 years old Adam is no stranger to the stage and in 2018 Adam launched his Solo career.


Game On

Remember the 90s? Sabrina was a teenage witch, Tony Blair introduced the minimum wage, and Damien Hirst put a shark in a tank. And then there were was the music.

The Madchester scene, and Cool Britannia paved the way for acts like Oasis, Garbage, Pulp, Blur, Shed Seven, James, The Verve, Sleeper, Kula Shaker, Elastica, Manic Street Preachers, Cast, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene and many more to shine.

Well Game On want to take you on a nostalgia trip back to those days of Fantasy Football and Nigel Mansell.


Blue Feed

Blue Feed – “Indie rock band based in Suffolk/Norwich, influenced by bands such as The Kooks, The Beatles, The Ki”


MRD Dance

MRD Dance – “A dance school in Ipswich helping kids and adults with confidence through dance. We do all forms of street dance. (popping, tutting, waving, locking, house, afro, hip hop.. you name it we do it!!”


Paint The Clocks

Paint The Clocks are young upcoming band playing a wide selection of rock/indie music including original tracks….well worth a look and highly recommend seeing them live.



Unit 820 are a semi-acoustic indie pop trio playing a mix of covers and original material!

Based in Suffolk, they’re a hidden gem of the country with youth and passion that’ll keep you up and moving!