New for 2023, Playbreak is our programme that celebrates the incredible musical talent and creative energy Lowestoft has to offer. For this year’s festival, we invited local musicians of any genre, age and style to play across the weekend – all we asked was that they either lived, worked or gigged regularly in Lowestoft.


Together with a panel of local industry experts that includes Andrea Goldsworthy (Paloma Faith’s band The Faithettes), Paul Johnson (Llewellyn Band, Club Uniquity), Richard Barrett (Coronation Kings) and Samantha (Retro Firefly), we’ve pulled together a lineup as vibrant and diverse as Lowestoft.


The Manifest were selected to headline this year’s Playbreak with a hometown headline slot on the main Sunlight Stage. They’ll be joined across stages in Kensington Gardens with acts including Lisa Redford and Spectacular Man, and a Sunday Afternoon East Point Pavilion Playbreak takeover by the likes of Mike Happninboy, Jolie Harvey and Ryan Redwood.

The Manifest

Sunlight Stage - 18/06/2023

Lisa Redford

Gardens Stage - 18/06/2023


East Point Pavilion - 18/06/2023

Ryan Redwood

East Point Pavilion - 18/06/2023


East Point Pavilion - 18/06/2023

Jolie Harvey

East Point Pavilion - 18/06/2023