Suffolk Mind Body Spirit Festival 2023 



From 10.30am to late Saturday we have a packed programme

6pm: *Hot news* our supporting act will be a tribute to Elton John!

7pm: Bee Gees and Abba tribute bands 

*Bars open from 4pm / *Food stalls open all day and evening


From 10.30am to 5pm we have a packed programme

Headline Acts

The UK Bee Gees Tribute Band &

ABBA tribute band Born Illusion

and now a tribute to Elton John!

Performing Saturday evening - not be missed!

Come along and join our 25th Anniversary celebrations

Get ready for a night of nostalgia and groovy tunes on Saturday 16th September 2023 at Trinity Park, Ipswich, for an unforgettable evening filled with the greatest hits from two iconic tribute bands.

Relive the magic of the legendary Bee Gees and ABBA's timeless classics. Dance the night away under the stars! From "Stayin' Alive" to "Dancing Queen," this event promises to transport you back to the golden era of disco and pop. Gather your friends and family, dust down your dancing shoes, and prepare to sing along to all your favourite hits.

There’s no more joyful way to celebrate Life Arts Mind Body Spirit Festivals in its 25th year! Founder Chris Cozens promises a vibrant evening and a family-friendly, welcoming crowd.

  • FREE car parking
  • The evening is FREE to all Saturday, Sunday & Weekend festival ticket holders
  • 4pm: Bars open, food stalls open all day and evening
  • 6pm: Elton John tribute kicks off Saturday evening!
  • 7pm: Tribute band Bee Gees followed by ABBA!

This is an outside event with a a big stretch tent cover directly in front of the stage, plus seating behind covered by a marquee, enough for first 200 guests.

ENTRY Tribute Night only 

From 6pm - £7.50 entry in advance, or on the door (accompanied under 16’s free)

Ticket holders to the Mind Body Spirit Festival at Trinity Park attend this event for FREE on a festival showing wristband (Saturday or weekend), or a Sunday advance ticket.

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The UK Bee Gees are the most realistic tribute to the Bee Gees that you will ever see or hear. As the trio appear on the stage you can just feel the air of amazement by the audience. The UK Bee Gees have gone to great lengths to be certain that not only is the music very accurate, but that they look and act every inch as the Gibb brothers.


Ian Haywood brings Elton John out of retirement with his amazing tribute to the great pop icon!

‘I’m so pleased to have been asked to appear as Elton at Suffolk Mind Body Spirit Festival. I’ve followed him since the 1970s and seen him in concert twice, once at Caesar's Palace in Vegas and also at Powderham Castle in Devon where he played over 2 and a half hours solo. I hope my tribute in whatever way helps keep his great music alive!’

As well as tributing Elton, Ian’s varied musical career has included working in TV, playing in a 12 piece soul band and performing as a classical concert pianist. He has worked in tribute bands including the UK Bee Gees and more recently been a member of chart scoring band Peace On Your Plate. He also writes and performs relaxing piano and meditation music. Currently he is touring festivals and events with reggae duo BFriendly.

Gemma Louise Doyle

Gemma Louise Doyle 

International Singer, Recording Artist & Entertainer

Saturday 2pm

International singer Gemma Louise Doyle, is a unique recording artist and live entertainer, who inspires people across the world.

Having survived five teenage years in hospitals, Gemma today, uplifts audiences, fans & followers, in London, Las Vegas, across the entire UK,  in Europe and Worldwide.

Having performed live in Las Vegas, Australia, London, across the US, the UK, UAE, Europe and for more than 3500 events globally, Gemma Louise Doyle is a versatile international singer & music artist, whose passion is to bring people to life with music. Along her journey of 13 years as a professional singer, Gemma has appeared on the same line-ups as celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Iron Maiden, Nile Rodgers, Danni Minogue, James Blunt, The Kaiser Chiefs, Peter Andre, McFly, Ronan Keating, Jimmy Osmond, Faithless, Sister Sledge and numerous others.

Her first official single release reached the iTunes charts, and Gemma has so far released 8 albums, speaking six languages and embracing fans across the World, with her 4 octave singing range and positive message through music.

Gemma endeavours to enable people to realise, that we are all one, here together on this Earth and that we should treat each other with kindness, gratitude and love. 

As a teenager Gemma had five years in hospitals, and once diagnosed with a 'terminal' illness, Gemma discovered that her passion for singing, could uplift, impact and even heal listeners. When she eventually drew back enough strength, Gemma was allowed to go home and has since been exceptionally passionate to pursue her dream of being a professional singer and influencing other people

"I believe that we all have a unique & significant purpose to help each other and make people happier in this World. I discovered this, whilst recovering from a critical illness, when I first saw how my singing can uplift, heal & bring out the best of people. Since then, I've committed my life to give people joy, through music & entertainment." Gemma Louise Doyle

Gemma's YouTube channel




Diane Hall - Vocals; jazz & soul singer
Sunday 1pm - not be missed!

Diane is a London singer, songwriter, spiritual teacher, and author. She has worked as a singer in the UK and internationally at a number of resorts, festivals, and 5-star venues, including, Marriot Hotels, The Soho Jazz Festival, and Riverfront Jazz. 

As an author, freelance writer, and spiritual coach, Diane is the author of several books and has contributed features to many new thought magazines including, Soul and Spirit and Kindred Spirit

She Brings the Rain

She Brings the Rain - Vocals, violin and guitar
Saturday 10.20am & 3pm / Sunday 3.20pm

Ruth & Jim Anderson will be playing violin, harp and guitar

Two versatile musicians from Harwich who play folk music at festivals and local events. Playing original songs, covering music they love and making it their own with great wit and talent.


Saturday 1pm & Sunday 11am

BFriendly is the brainchild of pianist Ian Haywood. His duo play feel good reggae music and he sings about his life, loves, nature and the environment with his anecdotal humour and singalong style. With 2 albums now released the influences for his songs come from his lifelong love of reggae music and include major reggae artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Desmond Dekker, Shaggy and Bob Marley.

Mystic Bellydance

Mystic Belly Dance
Saturday 12pm

Hips don't lie, but they circle and flick in this fun display stepping into middle eastern (belly) dance.

Danny R.

Danny R - Guitar & vocals
Saturday 12.30pm & 4pm

Danny is from Suffolk and is a singer songwriter & guitarist. Spiritual based lyrics shining a light on the struggles we all face along our journey. Danny is part of a duo Danny R & Paul Gillings - and have just released their second EP.

Wayne McHugh
Wayne McHugh - Guitar & vocals
Saturday 11am / Sunday 10.20am

Wayne, dubbed 'The Voice of an Angel' by his many fans, has been working as a Spiritual Medium, Intuitive Teacher and Life Speaker for many years, channelling and sharing his inspiration with many people through his Clairvoyance, Workshops, Music, Healing and Art.

He will be sharing his music including the beautiful angelic infused tones of ‘The Angel Song’ taken from his debut album ‘Angel Eyes’.  This song has a touching story from one of his many enlightening spiritual experiences he encountered whilst working as a Paramedic.

Sandra Jones

Sandra Jones - Saxophone solo
Saturday 5pm
Sandra will be playing her beautiful saxophone sounds on stage at various times and is available for weddings, parties etc.

Sandra is a Transcendentalist, Holistic Therapist working on the mind, body, spirit & soul through the medium of Reiki and has been a Reiki Master Teacher since 2003. She takes a human approach in her work while acknowledging that each individual is unique.  Her basic tenit is: Find The Cause, Remove The Cause and then there shall be no effect and if you can’t remove the cause then Change your attitude towards it. Through the power of Meditation and the practice of Qigong, Sandra quickly learned how important Holistic Health is.

Suffolk Soul Singers - Vocals
Sunday 12pm

Welcome to Suffolk's own community soul & gospel choir, based in Ipswich, but performing all over the county.....& beyond.

For fun, friendship & great music.

Latin Dance Workout
Sunday 2pm
Dance and exercise to fun and energetic routines to Latin tunes from Pitbull, Shakira, Ricky Martin and more. No dance experience needed, just follow and enjoy a Latin Party session - with Katy Ermel!


Katy Ermel

Wild Rose Belly Dance - Belly dancing
Sunday 2.40pm

We are an eclectic belly dance troupe that celebrate this women's dance from ancient times to the modern day. We strongly believe that this empowering art form allows our inner goddess to shine!