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Suffolk Coast Festivals Guide

Headline acts, Americana, jazz and folk, summer on The Suffolk Coast is a music-lover’s dream, with a huge range of festivals that kick off this weekend. We’ve put together this festivals guide, so you can plan your trip to one (or all) of the fantastic festivals across The Suffolk Coast.


Maverick Festival

Situated on Easton Farm Park, Maverick Festival showcases the best Americana and roots music from the UK and US. In addition to a fantastic musical line up, there is also comedy, dance and film. 

The Festival kicks off on Friday 1st July continuing throughout the weekend and finishing on Sunday 3rd July.

Where: Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge IP13 0EQ

Tickets: available at www.maverickfestival.co.uk

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THORPEFEST

Thorpefest, an exciting new summer outdoor music festival, is taking at the Thorpeness Country Club, near Aldeburgh on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast on Saturday, 2nd July.

Featuring a great line-up with nearly a dozen bands performing live from 12noon until 10pm, the open air charity concert would replace the popular Music by the Sea event, which has been held outside the White Lion Hotel on Aldeburgh’s sea front since 2012, with the support of Aldeburgh Town Council and local residents.

Where: Thorpeness Country Club, Lakeside Avenue, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP16 4NH

Tickets: Tickets are priced at £12 per person, or £10 for Thorpeness Country Club members, £8 for under 12s and free for under 5s. Available online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/254046

Where to stay: To book an overnight stay at the White Lion, or its sister hotel The Brudenell, also in Aldeburgh, visit www.whitelion.co.uk and www.brudenellhotel.co.uk

PETTAFIESTA

Suffolk festival Pettafiesta will once again be running a 3 day event this year over the weekend of 8th-10th July 2016. Set in a moated 12 acre garden this is the most chilled-out festival of the season.  

As much a multi-generation garden party than a festival, the entertainment stretches from music, across two stages, to theatre, comedy, late night DJs, and campfire films.

Where: Pettafiesta, Pettaugh, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6DT

Tickets: Available online at www.pettafiesta.com/buytickets

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LATITUDE FESTIVAL

Voted Best Festival for Families by the Telegraph, Latitude Festival has fast become a key date in the UK festival calendar.

Set within the idyllic grounds of Henham Hall near Southwold, Latitude has a huge range of stages and arenas showcasing the UKs best music, dance, literature, art and comedy across 4 days from 14th to 17th July. 

This year’s headline acts include The Macabees, Beirut, The National, New Order, The Lumineers, John Grant and many more!

Children can also embrace the festival experience with activities in The Little House and Faraway Forest.

Where: Henham Park (travel information can be found here www.latitudefestival.com/information/travel)

Tickets: www.latitudefestival.com/tickets

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HALESWORTH BIG GIG

Showcasing the best local talent, the Halesworth Big Gig takes place in the town park on the 5th, 6th and 7th August 2016.

There are two stages to choose from; the main stage and the acoustic stage - both showcasing the best local bands and musicians.

A selection of food, craft and trade stalls will also be in attendance, or why not bring a picnic and enjoy the pretty surroundings of the market town park.

Where: Halesworth Town Park, Saxons Way, Halesworth, IP19 8AB

Tickets: Available from Halesworth Book Shop or online (available soon!) www.halesworthbiggig.co.uk

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Snape Proms

Snape Proms - 30 great nights out in August from 29th July to 28th August 2016.

Ranging from folk and jazz to world music, classical, comedy and poetry, Aldeburgh Music’s Snape Proms this summer offer an array of fantastic nights out in one of the world’s best-loved concert halls. 31 concerts over 30 days celebrate music in all its diversity, from events that get you dancing to meditative solo sets. Prices start from just £6.50 for Prom tickets on the floor and we hold back 20 Prom tickets to sell on the day of the performance. We also offer backstage tours 12pm each Wednesday in August – make a day of it and enjoy dinner in our Concert Hall Cafe & Restaurant, with its breathtaking view of the Alde Estuary

Backstage tours are on offer from 12pm each Wednesday in August – make a day of it and enjoy dinner in the Oyster Bar & Restaurant, with its breathtaking view of the Alde Estuary.

Where: Aldeburgh Music, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape IP17 1SP

Tickets: Prices start from just £6.50 and are available at https://tickets.aldeburgh.co.uk/Online/snape-proms

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FOLKEAST

There’s a huge range of music, dance, poetry and craft on offer at this year’s 2016 FolkEast Festival.

With a range of stages including The Sunset Stage, The Broad Roots Stage and The Soapbox Stage, situated in the grounds of Glemham Hall near Woodbridge, the festival takes place on 19th, 20th and 21st August with an on-site campsite for those wanting to enjoy the whole festival experience.

This year's acts include Eliza Carthy and the Wayward Band,  Blowzabella and Usher's island with FolkEast patrons and BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners the Young'uns appearing in the mix and with the Aldeburgh young Musicians.

Where: Glemham Hall, Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13 0BT

Tickets: www.folkeast.co.uk

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MAUI WAUI FESTIVAL

The Maui Waui Festival is an explosion of Electro Swing, Gypsy Swing, Reggae, Folk and other music combined with cabaret, circus and street performers. A feast for the eyes too, the festival prides itself on its extravagant décor, adding to the eclectic atmosphere.

Taking place at Peakhill Farm in Theberton near Minsmere, the festival runs from 2nd - 4th September.

Where: Peak Hill Farm, Theberton, Suffolk IP16 4TG

Tickets: www.mauiwauievents.co.uk/buytickets

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EVENTS


Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival

Southwold | Thu 13th - Sun 16th Jul 2017

Save the date for 2017 Latitude Festival, which will take place from 13th to 16th July at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk.

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Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Snape Maltings

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Snape Maltings

Snape | Sat 23rd - Sun 24th Sep 2017

Come and enjoy with the whole family this fantastic Food Festival set within the grounds of Snape Maltings, Suffolk on 23rd - 24th September 2017

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