A Guide to the best festivals in Suffolk in 2024
“The year has only just gotten underway and you want me to think about festivals taking place in summer?!” we hear you cry. Well, yes, we’d be awfully disappointed if you were to miss out on a range of the best festivals in Suffolk because we didn’t give you ample warning. From music to food, we’ve hand-picked some of our favourite festivals for you to enjoy when you join us for a holiday at one of our Barns and Barges for rent in Suffolk this year.
Latitude Festival: 25-28th July
There’s a good chance that you’ve already heard about Latitude Festival. And there’s a very good reason for that. That’s because it’s very good. Reliably bringing the very best live acts to Suffolk, the festival has previously played host to the Killers, New Order, and Florence and the Machine, as well as countless other chart-topping greats. 2024 is shaping up to meet the organisers’ usual high standards, with 80s sensation Duran Duran joined by Kasabian and Keane on the main stage. In addition to the big names, Latitude Festival also has a reputation for showcasing the talents of the Next Big Thing. Perfect for spending a day out before returning to your Barn or Barge, you really wouldn’t want to miss this festival.
Thetford Forest Live: 20th, 22nd & 28th June
Whilst it may not fall squarely under the technical definition of a festival, we think that when you bring Tom Jones, Sting and Bryan Adams to a forest in Suffolk, it’s certainly something our guests will want to know about. A fantastic place to walk, cycle, segway and zipline the rest of the year, Thetford Forest has lately earned a similarly great reputation for putting on memorable nights of music beneath the stars. This year’s crop of performers will certainly make for a particularly great summer’s evening out in Suffolk.
Brighten the Corners: 14th & 15th June
For those who enjoy emerging talent and hopping between venues, our nearby town of Ipswich is taken over by the Brighten the Corners festival for a couple of days in June. With the festival organiser describing how he wanted to create “I was there” moments for his audience, this weekend-long event typically brings out close to 80 acts. With the range of local creative talent about, we’re confident that you’ll find the Next Big Thing when attending this year.
Taste of East Anglia: 15th June
As fond foodies, it would be remiss of us to create a festival guide without mentioning the Taste of East Anglia. Hosted in Kentwell Hall in Ipswich, the event brings together a delectable variety of food vendors that allow guests to tuck into the very best of local flavours.