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Love a festival? Then you’ll love Suffolk this summer. Whether you love blues, big bands or jazz, folk, rock or pop, Suffolk sets the scene for an array of music festivals all year around. As we head into summer, the calendar hots up too with a festival fit for everyone.
While many of these festivals have on-site camping available, why not retreat to the comfort of a nearby cottage, carefully selected for you to get the best festivals this year?
Our line up of top picks starts on the Spring bank holiday weekend with LeeStock. Taking place in Melford Hall on 26 and 27 May, this festival boasts a great line up of rock and pop acts, including this year’s headliners, Feeder and Reef. Make more of your LeeStock stay with a Best of Suffolk holiday home in the area.
Head over to Euston Hall, near Thetford for 31 May through to 2 June and you’ll catch Red Rooster, a fantastic festival celebrating the best of R&B, Americana, Roots and Country music. Also in the area, from 8 to 10 June in Bury St Edmunds, Homegrown is East Anglia’s own annual music event, supporting the region’s local talent. You never know, you might be among the first to spot Suffolk’s next superstar. With so much more to see and do in west Suffolk, stay for longer with Best of Suffolk.
Aldeburgh and neighbouring Snape play host to some of the greatest celebrations of music and the arts, this year kicking off with the Aldeburgh Festival, taking place from 8 to 24 June and dubbed by the New York Times as a festival that “ranks among the finest in the world”. If you can’t visit in June, make sure you don’t miss Snape Proms, from 1 to 31 August, hosting musicians from around the globe in Snape’s world-renowned concert hall. With a fine selection of holiday homes to suit parties of two through to 20, check out your festival accommodation near Aldeburgh and Snape with Best of Suffolk.
Head inland toward Framlingham and from 6 to 8 July you can enjoy feel-good Americana at Easton Farm Park’s Maverick Festival. Or from 17 to 19 August, FolkEast – dubbed by the Guardian’s Imogen Tilden as “one of the best world music, roots and folk festivals in the UK” – takes place at nearby Glemham Hall. Find a fitting bolt hole for your festival stay near Framlingham with Best of Suffolk.
Last, but not least, we have Latitude. Taking place near Southwold from 12 to 15 July, this globally-renowned festival plays host to some of the hottest acts around.
With such a packed calendar of festival dates to add to your diary, your big decision isn’t whether to come for a Suffolk festival this summer, it’s when!
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