Suffolk’s very own festivals will soon be here

June and July are the months for Suffolk’s fine collection of festivals and here’s hoping for fine weather!

A selection of events from June 2019 includes:

The Aldeburgh Festival

7th – 23rd June

Founded by Suffolk-born composer Benjamin Britten, Peters Pears, and Eric Crozier in 1948 this year’s festival features three artists curating different parts.

It includes performances, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Tenebrae, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Elizabeth Kenny and Paul Lewis.

The Visual Art programme includes exhibitions by the war artist John Keane and BP Portrait Award winner Stuart Pearson Wright. All this plus walks, talks, films, exhibitions, non-classical events at The Pumphouse fringe, and free music every lunchtime at the Bandstand on the Beach.

Forget the Sunday Roast – just for one Sunday!

On Sunday, June 9, 10 am – 6 pm, why not visit the ninth Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival. It will feature more than 60 stalls around Market Hill and St Peter’s Church and entry is free.

Books, books and more books

The Felixstowe Book Festival returns for its seventh year. Wednesday 26th – Sunday 30th June 2019. Celebrating some of the best-loved books including themes of crime, love, politics and sports. Discover a range of fantastic authors and you’ll even get to meet some of your favourites too! Watch out for a full list of events and information for this festival to be published this month (May).

Southwold Arts Festival

Saturday 22nd June – Saturday 29th June 2019 showcasing talent in and around the seaside town, featuring music, theatre, poetry, visual arts, family events, talks, discussions, literature and more. The street fair is always a favourite, where the town joins in with the annual fancy dress and window display theme, and line the streets with stalls whilst a stage showcases local acts.

… and … The Big One!


It’s not in June, but July, this year from 18-21 July, at its regular Henham Park venue.

There’s music on a variety of stages including Obelisk Arena (Main stage), BBC Sounds Stage (Classical, World, Jazz, Country), Alcove, Sunrise arena, Lake Stage (new music) and among this year’s performers will be George Ezra, Snow Patrol, Lana delRey and Neneh Cherry.

But there’s so much more to enjoy in other arenas including comedy, (Frank Skinner), theatre, dance (Sadler’s Wells, Northern Ballet) and as well as fun for all of the family in the kids, teens and family area.

Getting there

Whichever festival tempts you why not save yourself the driving and parking queues and book us at Superb Travel Suffolk.

Latitude enthusiasts in particular have a reputation for trying to minimise their carbon footprints and arrive by special coaches, in campervans, on bicycles, on local trains and of course in shared taxis.