9 music festivals in Suffolk you should know about
PUBLISHED: 14:57 04 April 2019
Not sure where to go this summer for the best festival experience? We’ve got it covered in our guide to Suffolk’s very best music festivals
18 – 21 July | Henham Park, Southwold
Latitude knows how to throw a summer party- complete with the best music and a dazzling array of visual arts. The family friendly festival – now in its 13th year – takes place on the Suffolk coast at Southwold.
Whether you choose luxury accommodation in a podpad, a boutique yurt, or you bring your own camping gear and head to one of the well equipped colour-coded campsites, a great weekend is pretty much guaranteed.
7 - 23 June | Snape Maltings, Snape
A ‘celebration with birds, circus and pianos at its heart’, Aldeburgh Festival is more than the usual weekend offering, spanning a fortnight with its revered concerts.
The wholly cultured line-up is packed with orchestras, choirs and soloists, that promise to deliver an aural extravaganza of classical and contemporary music, plus a range of talks and exhibitions infused with a Suffolk flavour.
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3. Red Rooster
30 May – 1 June | Euston Hall, Suffolk
Passionate about rhythm and blues, Red Rooster’s line-up and atmosphere is dedicated to celebrating the finest R&B, Americana, blues, soul, roots and country music.
Take your own tent or hire our one of the yurts or tipis on site. Expect to find American-style comfort food on the menu – think smokey barbeque and gourmet mac and cheese – all served with that gen-u-ine deep-south hospitality.
25 - 26 May | Melford Hall, Long Melford
The boutique non-profit festival is held in memory of local musician Lee Dunford, with all proceeds donated to the Willow Foundation.
In addition to the mix of pop and rock acts, including this year’s headliners Feeder and Reef, there is a family area and an onsite beer festival, plus the all important campsite where campervans are also welcome.
7 - 8 June | Church Farm, Bury St Edmunds
The ethos of this small, friendly festival in Bury St Edmunds is grounded in showcasing home-grown music from the thriving local music scene.
Dance to an eclectic range of sounds from British soul to alternative rock and tribute bands. Expect to find locally sourced food and ales on the menu, plus on-site camping including a family area.
5 - 7 July | Easton Farm Park, Easton
Lovers of Americana will have heard of this feel-good festival at Suffolk’s Easton Farm Park, near Framlingham.
Over forty different artists ranging from roots music and dance to comedy perform across five stages indoors and out. One for the whole family, the festival is even dog-friendly.
11 - 14 July | Hulver Farm, Bungay
Now in its 23rd year, Drum Camp showcases world music, from ancient rhythmic traditions to modern beats, at its rural location near Bungay, Suffolk.
The line-up of artists from the African Continent, Latin America, Indian Sub Continent, Middle East, Europe, USA and Australia perform across four nights. With a capacity of just 430, the friendly vibe allows festival goers to join in with one of the global percussion, dance or singing workshops.
16 – 18 August | Glemham Hall
Held in the ancient parkland surrounding this hall near Woodbridge, FolkEast showcases a number of quirky acts in a family friendly atmosphere.
Many acts for 2019 have already been confirmed - see this link - while glamping options are also available so you can really make a mini break out of it.
16 – 26 May | Numerous venues across Bury St Edmunds
Music, theatre, film and exhibitions are all set to top the bill at the 10-day Bury Festival.
Known for its quality performances, from classical, jazz and folk music to award-winning comedians, Bury Festival is a grown-up alternative to the weekend camping music festival.