Haverhill music festival proves a ‘massive success’

PimJam music festival

Pictured: Shannon Elsden (15) who performed at the festival ANL-160108-003204009
PimJam music festival Pictured: Shannon Elsden (15) who performed at the festival ANL-160108-003204009

Some 350 people piled into The Bull in Haverhill on Saturday to enjoy the line up of 17 acts at the second Pim:Jam Music Festival.

The event, features largely bands and solo performers from the East Anglia region and is held as a tribute to Haverhill musician Peter James, who died in a car crash aged 27 in December 2013. Pim:Jam first took place in 2014.

The £2,572 raised to date will go to Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), the emergency medical charity that attended the accident.

Matt Plumb, joint organiser, said: “The day was a massive success from our point of view, all 17 acts performed as scheduled and both indoor and outdoor stages went down really well with good crowds though out the day.

“We sold about 350 tickets and people came and went during the day and evening and we had a peak count of 225 attendees at one point during the day.

“We had fantastic support from our sponsors who attended and the catering provided was greatly complimented.

“The whole day ran really smoothly thanks to all our volunteers and in our opinions Pim:Jam was a massive success which we hope to repeat next year. “

The festival organisers began to receive great feedback before the day was out, as Matt explained: “We have already had lots of people asking when the next Pim:Jam will be.

“We will be sitting down as a group and looking to plan the next event hopefully bigger and better and raise even more money for SARS whilst celebrating Peter.”

Matt gave special thanks to sponsors Black Barn Records, Real Bodies Gym, plus The Bull, HOT Stuff Catering and everyone that donated raffle prizes for the day.

All sponsors as well as pictures/videos taken by the three photographers and a videographer who attended on the day will soon be able to be viewed at www.pimjam.co.uk