• Suffolk Coast Festivals Guide

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 30th June 2017 continuing throughout the weekend and finishing on Sunday 2nd July.

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

Tickets: available at www.maverickfestival.co.uk

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Maverick Festival


Thorpefest, an exciting new summer outdoor music festival, is taking at the Thorpeness Country Club, near Aldeburgh on Suffolk’s Heritage Coast on Saturday 8th July.

Featuring a great line-up with nearly a dozen bands performing live from 12noon until 10pm.

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.

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


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 13th to 16th July 2017.

This year’s headline acts include Mumford and Sons, The 1975, Fleet Foxes, Goldfrapp and The Divine Comedy.

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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Snape Proms

Snape Proms - 30 great nights out in August 2017.

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. 

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. Tickets will be available at https://tickets.aldeburgh.co.uk/Online/snape-proms

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There’s a huge range of music, dance, poetry and craft on offer at this year’s FolkEast Festival, which takes place on 18th, 19th and 20th August 2017.

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.

This year's acts include Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, Jon Boden, Martin Simpson and The Broadside Boys.

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

Tickets: www.folkeast.co.uk

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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 25th - 27th August 2017.

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

Tickets: www.mauiwauievents.co.uk/buytickets

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