Your invitation to a free fun-filled musical celebration event. Taking inspiration from the rich popular music heritage of Basildon, 'New Town Sounds' will be an exciting all day event, 11am till late, at multiple venues across Basildon town centre.

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  • Saturday 31 August 2019


  • 11am till late


  • This exciting day of musical celebration is taking place in venues across the Basildon town centre including: The Edge, Towngate Theatre, St Martins Church, St Martins Square, Basildon Market and Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Bookings and prices

  • Free community event. Everybody welcome.

Event details

Taking inspiration from the rich, musical heritage of Basildon, 'New Town Sounds' is an exciting, all day event taking place across Basildon town centre.

Venues around the town will come alive to the sound of music in honour of the 70th anniversary, with an array of musicians, bands and performers taking to multiple stages across various venues including the Towngate Theatre, St Martins Church, Eastgate Centre, The Edge, The Beehive, Colors, St Martin Square, Basildon Market and Basildon Library to name but a few.

From local, original bands, through to sing-along events, choir performances, Jazz jams and everything in between, the aim is simple; to celebrate the last 70 years in style, giving opportunities to local businesses, providing a platform for our talented musicians.

A magical musical community celebration for residents and visitors to enjoy. Follow us on twitter at #newtownsounds19

On the following  map - click a number to open the venue then click the 'full programme here' button to see what's happening at that location and what time it starts. (Click the New Town Sounds logo at top left to return to the map).

TO FIND OUT MORE AND SEE FULL SIZE MAP... visit for Full music programme, Full kids programme and Full dance programme.

BTW: YOU CAN HELP - We're still on the look out for venues, performers and community groups that want to be involved! Please email for more information on how you can take part.

First Bus supports New Town Sounds with 10% discount fares on Sat 31st August
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In support of the New Town Sounds event,  First Bus are offering 10% discount fares on Basildon Inner zone bus travel all day Sat 31st August. Use discount code: NTSBASILD3  all day Sat 31st to get 10% off the normal fare.

Offer applies to the following Basildon Inner zone fares:  Single Trip Adult, FirstDay Adult,  FirstDay Child and FirstDay Family (1+2 & 2+3). See Basildon Inner zone on a map

Event organisers and participating venues

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A big thank you to all of the following participating venues and supporting businesses and organisations for their enthusiastic backing and contribution to this great 'Basildon at 70' musical celebration.