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Festivals - 'Save the Dates'

There's a whole array of festivals on the coast throughout the year, so why not plan which ones float your boat with our great little 'save the date' reminder.....

Choose between festivals of the arts, photographs, walking, sport, music, food and drink, or simply just to celebrate all that’s great about our lovely Suffolk towns!

Whether you’re planning days out with the family, short breaks or holidays on The Suffolk Coast, we’ve put together a helpful ‘save the date’ listing of what’s coming up this year so you don’t miss out on any fabulous fiestas!

For a full list of all the events taking place throughout 2022 visit our What's on page and get planning!

21- 24 April 2022 - Ink Festival, Halesworth

TTDA - The Cut - Stage

INK Festival is an annual weekend festival of new short plays, musicals, radio and film taking place at The Cut in Halesworth. The festival includes a growing programme of workshops and talks, as well as a children’s programme.

This year's festival will feature more than 50 new plays performed by more than 50 actors, there will also be performance poetry, stand-up comedy, kids’ Play-in-a-Day, an art show in The Cut Gallery, and plays written by Miranda Hart, Will Gompertz, actor Elliot Cowan as well as so by many first-time writers, young and old. Luke Wright will headline the exciting line up of performance poets who will perform throughout the Festival.

Tickets go on sale on 8 February 2022, for more information visit http://inkfestival.org/

June 2022 - Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings

TTDA - Aldeburgh Festival 2018 - John Wilson and the BBC SSO - Photo credit BBC John Wood

Taking place at Snape Maltings and venues in the town of Aldeburgh, the 2022 festival is back with an especially extended, 24-day celebration of music and the arts. 

The exciting programme includes Britten and Women and a celebration of the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme at 50, and there are also events marking the Platinum Jubilee of HM The Queen. The featured artists in 2022 are violinist Nicola Benedetti, Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective, cellist Laura van der Heijden, organist Anna Lapwood, clarinettist and composer Mark Simpson, percussionist Vivi Vassileva, and composer and conductor Ryan Wigglesworth. Featured composers include Laura Bowler, Tom Coult, Bushra El-Turk, and Gavin Higgins.

Exhibitions include Britten and Women at The Red House and artworks by Paul Benney, Laurence Edwards, Kiki Smith and John Craxton at Snape Maltings.

Tickets go on sale on 29 January 2022, for more information and to book tickets visit https://brittenpearsarts.org/whats-on/category/aldeburgh-festival

Summer Solstice Weekend 2021 - First Light Festival 

First Light Lowestoft - Sunrise at Claremont Pier

First Light Festival runs continuously across the summer solstice weekend. On Lowestoft South Beach through changing tides, light and darkness, sun and stars - a unique shared experience with music, dance, film, talks, walks, sports and workshops as well as the best local and regional food, drinks and produce. The festival site sprawls out across the promenades and gardens to offer arts, activities and entertainment in a beautiful seaside setting.

For more information, visit https://firstlightlowestoft.com/

24 - 26 June 2022 - Felixstowe Book Festival

Felixstowe Book Festival 2019

Felixstowe Book Festival has become one of the highlights of the East Anglian arts calendar and returns for another exciting programme of events from 24 - 26 June 2022. Taking place in the historic Harvest House in Felixstowe, there's always an exciting line up on offer with previous key speakers including Anthony Horowitz, Martin Bell, Prue Leith, Richard Dawkins, Iain Dale, Carol Drinkwater and many more!

Check the website for updates! https://felixstowebookfestival.co.uk/

1 - 3 July 2022 - Maverick Festival

TTDE - Maverick Festival

Established in 2008, Maverick Festival is now the UK's leading Americana event showcasing the best roots music from both sides of the Atlantic. Set amongst the restored Victorian barns and out-buildings of Easton Farm Park, nestled deep in the Suffolk countryside, the festival also hosts films, workshops and performances from over fifty different artists across six stages, indoors and out.

This year's line up includes Baskery, Steve Forbert, Vandoliers, Karen Jonas, Mickelson, Jess Jocoy and many. more!

Tickets are on sale now and available to buy online at https://maverickfestival.co.uk/

21 - 24 July 2022 - Latitude Festival, Southwold

TTDE - Latitude Festival

Save the date for 2022 Latitude Festival, which will take in July at Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk. Keep an eye on the festival's social media for big announcements coming soon!

https://www.latitudefestival.com/

19 - 21 August 2022 – FolkEast, Saxmundham

TTDA - FoldEast - (c) Kathy Baxendale

Folk music and art at its best, from near and far, with an added Suffolk twist, 19 - 21 August 2022, FolkEast is hosted at the Great Glemham Estate. Acts will be announced soon, but you don't need to wait to buy tickets as they are on sale now at  https://folkeast.co.uk/

24 & 25 September 2022 - Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival 

TTDA - Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - 2021

This hugely popular food festival takes place in the beautiful setting of Snape Maltings, next to the River Alde and close to the Suffolk coast, where reed-covered marshlands stretch into the distance towards Aldeburgh.

With over 100 food and drink producers from Suffolk, many from just a few miles away, all gathered to sell their produce including raw milk, organic vegetables, sourdough bread, award winning beer and spirits from sponsors Adnams, cyder from Aspall and delicious streetfood.

The Festival is truly family friendly with free tickets for under 15s and free children’s activities and hands on cooking workshops. Not only is there an amazing array of local produce but the festival features cookery demonstration stages hosting visiting and local chefs. Over the past few years they have had some amazing chefs come to Suffolk including; Valentine Warner, Henry Harris, Thomasina Miers, Sabrina Ghayour, Natalie Colemann, Jane Baxter to name but a few.

https://www.aldeburghfoodanddrink.co.uk/ 

October 2022 - Framlingham Sausage Festival

Framlingham Sausage Festival 2019

Framlingham hosts its annual celebration of the Great Sausages that are made in East Anglia using local ingredients and some mouth-watering recipes.

During this one-day festival, sausage makers take over the town of Framlingham, offering the finest selection of sizzling sausages for you to try. In addition to the mouth-watering array of bangers, there's entertainment, free workshops and food and drink stalls for you to browse.

Date to be confirmed! https://www.framlinghamsausagefestival.com/



Things to see and do

Maverick Festival 

Maverick Festival

Maverick is the UK's first and finest Americana music festival, set among the restored Victorian buildings of Easton Farm Park nestled deep in the idyllic Suffolk countryside yet less than two hours from London.

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Dog friendly

The Cut - Halesworth

The Cut - Halesworth

Halesworth

The Cut Arts Centre offers Halesworth and the surrounding countryside an extensive range of arts, music, theatre, dance, comedy, cinema, workshops and art exhibitions. 

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Free wifi

mtp Presents Theatre on the Coast 2021

mtp Presents Theatre on the Coast 2021

Theatre on the Coast is back for 2021 from Wednesday 26th July - Saturday 4th September at Southwold Arts Centre

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer

First Light presents Longest Days of Summer

First Light Festival is delighted to present a series of events to celebrate the longest days of summer at the UK’s most easterly town, Lowestoft from 21st - 27th June 2021.

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FolkEast 

FolkEast

Woodbridge

"In the venerable parkland of Glemham Hall estate,  this weekend has become one of the folk scene’s most highly rated destinations" - i newspaper

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Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival

Snape

Next year's Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival will take place in September 2022 at Snape Maltings. Dates will be confirmed soon!

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

Aldeburgh Cinema Trust

Aldeburgh Cinema Trust

Aldeburgh

Come and enjoy the big screen experience at Aldeburgh Cinema, in its 101st Year. The unique, art deco cinema looks forward to welcoming you.

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Free wifi

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Snape Maltings sits on the bank of the River Alde, surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just five miles from Aldeburgh.

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Free wifi Dog friendly