With a buzz about Glastonbury Festival's new project, Variety Bazaar, we thought we'd bring you the best of upcoming festivals near our Norfolk and Suffolk holiday chalets for sale for the year to come. Think summer, music and culture across the beautiful East landscapes - makes you feel warmer on this cold day right?
13th - 16th July 2017
Henham Park, Southwold
Now in it's 12th year, Latitude Festival is one of the major contenders in the UK's biggest festivals with huge headliners and BBC coverage. With The Maccabees and New Order on last years lineup, and Lana Del Rey and The 1975 rumoured for this year, it's set to be another great year for Southwold.
9th - 25th June 2017
Snape Maltings, Snape
Aldeburgh Festival was founded in 1948 by legendary local composer Benjamin Britten, singer Peter Pears and librettist/producer Eric Crozier, continuing today to celebrate largely classical music, poetry, literature, drama and art. Set in the Snape Maltings Concert Hall which was opened by the Queen in 1967 at the start of the twentieth Aldeburgh Festival, Britten's vision continues to thrive in his hometown.
1st - 3rd June 2017
Euston Hall, Thetford
Red Rooster, self described as "a good-time weekend of Rhythm and Blues", brings the deep south of America to the Suffolk countryside. Now in it's third year, you'll find the finest R&B, Americana, Blues, Soul, Roots and Country music.
27th - 28th May 2017
Melford Hall, Long Melford
Beginning 11 years ago in memory of a local young man, Lee Dunford, who died of Hodgkins Lymphoma, LeeStock was started to raise the profile of the Willow Foundation, a charity who helped Lee during his illness. Last years lineup included The Feeling and The Hoosiers, with Wheatus and Toploader announced recently for this year.
1st - 3rd September 2017
Norfolk Showground, Norwich
Starting in 2011 as the Norfolk Spectacular, Sundown Festival is a hive of popular and dance music, with over 40,000 people in attendance last year. Acts like Chase & Status, Rudimental and Years & Years headlined last year, with a guaranteed major lineup to come this year too.
FOLK ON THE PIER
5th - 7th May 2017
The Pavilion Theatre, Cromer
Dubbed as "the best gig in the North Sea", Folk on the Pier showcases the finest local and wider talents in Folk Music, in the special venue that is the Pavilion Theatre on the 116 year old award-winning Cromer Pier.
3rd - 6th August 2017
Euston Park, Thetford
The very first of many VW and Music Festivals, Whitenoise was established in Norfolk over 15 years ago by a couple of VW Camper, camping and music enthusiasts. It has outgrown many venues including Fritton Lake, North Walsham Rugby Club and the Norfolk Showground, with local musicians, cover bands and major headliners, as well as a showcase of new, classic and rare VWs.
Norfolk & Norwich Festival
12th - 28th May 2017
The Norfolk & Norwich Festival can be traced back to 1772 and is one of the oldest city festivals in England. Today it is self described as "the flagship arts festival for the East of England" with a programme of music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and outdoor arts, enjoyed by over 75,000 people.
There's a lot to enjoy in Norfolk and Suffolk over the summer, with the above mentioned, plus so much more to do this year and every year. You can find the perfect base to explore Norfolk and Suffolk at Tingdene Broadlands, right on the Broads National Park.