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BBC Suffolk Introducing team unveils Hachfest line-up
By Graeme Mac
BBC Suffolk

Ten City Nation
Ten City Nation will make their debut at Hachfest with BBC Suffolk

BBC Suffolk Introducing is delighted to announce that it will be present at Hachfest 2010.

We take over the stage on Saturday 31 July and will be joined by an eclectic line-up of guests.

"We wanted to give BBC Introducing a free reign to bring some new and exciting acts to our stages," enthused Faye Skinner, festival co-organiser.

And with the event promoting live local music and supporting local charities, our involvement was a no-brainer.

The Festival

Now in its 6th year, Hachfest is a 3-day event that takes place at Mutimer's Meadow in Hacheston near Framlingham.

The family festival will get underway on the evening of Friday 30 July and continues until Sunday 1 August. The acts appearing for BBC Suffolk Introducing will take centre stage on the Saturday from 2pm.

"We are extremely pleased to have BBC Introducing on board and to be working together on this year's festival," said Faye.

"One of the main aims of Hachfest is to support young and up & coming musicians, as well as to showcase new local music, which aligns perfectly with the focus of BBC Introducing."

The line-up

Some of our acts on the day will be familiar faces to both ourselves and the local festival goer, having already put in appearances for BBC Suffolk Introducing, and/or graced a stage elsewhere in the county.

The Great Shakes were one of only two local bands at the inaugural Harvest Festival at Jimmy's Farm, Wherstead in 2009. They impressed.

The Great Shakes
The Great Shakes: Anyone for tennis? I mean Hachfest?

Umbrella Assassins played a live set for us at The Fleece in Boxford during our radio show's tour of music venues.

J G Harding's appearance on the day will be another great advert for the BBC Uploader which is the place to send your music if you think it's worth hearing.

The Haverhill singer/songwriter uploaded two tracks a few months ago which we instantly fell in love with.

Similarly, Louise Collins, whose track Green Fires was one of my musical highlights anywhere in the world last year, has signed up.

Her vocal has shades of Stevie Nicks, and a recent facebook fan of our Thursday 7-8pm show described her as 'like Enya but better, and not in the bathroom.'

If there's any justice in the world, then the Waxing Captors and Ten City Nation will soon be household names.

The former's Shrinking Telephone is two minutes of garage punk mayhem and perfection, and you will not see a more energetic live set on this planet. The latter's At the Still Point was one of 2009's records of the year.

Voodoo Browne
Voodoo Browne: 'Witty banter on a sure shot club banger!'

Our seventh and final act on the day has beats and brains, but definitely no bling! He is Ipswich MC and rapper Voodoo Browne.

Voodoo was a delight when he turned up at Introducing Towers last year to talk about his forthcoming album and, as with all the aforementioned, we are proud to have him on our bill.

BBC Suffolk Introducing takes over the stage at Hachfest 2010 on Saturday 31 July from 2pm. All the live sets will be recorded on the day for future broadcast on BBC Suffolk, Thursdays 7-8pm.

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