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Haverhill music festival PIM:JAM defies the weather to enjoy success




PIM:JAM, the popular, family-friendly event returned to The Rose and Crown this year in its fifth and what is believed to have been its most successful festival yet.

The mayor of Haverhill, Cllr John Burns officially started the two-day festival last Friday evening.

Even with the prevailing wet weather against the organisers, it did not deter the event from drawing an audience of over 400 music fans on Friday evening and throughout Saturday.

Enterlude perform at the PIMJAM festival. Picture by Richard Marsham
Enterlude perform at the PIMJAM festival. Picture by Richard Marsham

There were 20 acts that took to the stage this year and included popular local bands such as The Umbrella Assassins, Shannon Elsden, Saving Scarlet and Stereo Jack.

The line up also included Bury St Edmunds-based bands Blue Mean Eyes and Enterlude and Anna Carter from Norwich.

The festival is organised in memory of local talented musician Peter James who died in a traffic collision in Haverhill in December 2013, whilst also raising awareness of and money for the emergency medical charity, Suffolk and Accident and Rescue Service (SARS).

Anna Carter performs at PIM:JAM. Picture by Richard Marsham.
Anna Carter performs at PIM:JAM. Picture by Richard Marsham.

The funds raised this year are currently in the process of being counted and more news on this will follow once the confirmed amount is known and a cheque will be presented to SARS.

Organisers of PIM:JAM thanked all those that donated their time and energy towards the event as well as passing on a special mention and thanks to the main sponsor of this year’s festival Real Bodies Gym and also Cllr Burns for donating his time in providing the means of streaming the festival to a wider audience, helping to reach those that could not attend.

Special mentions, said the organisers, must also go to all sponsors and suppliers including Stylize Display Graphics, St. Edmundsbury Theatre Services, EAL-Productions, JJT Comms, ABBN Lighting and Sound, The Rose and Crown Hotel, Haverhill, Assured Windows. KBL Event Hire, Kedington Butchers and Warburtons of whom without their generous help and support this year would not have been possible.


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