East Anglia is often considered a bit of a backwater, but in summer, melodic sounds start filtering through the airwaves as outdoor festivals and concerts get under way. Additionaly there’s a variety of indoor venues where you can have a rockin’ good time too.
Latitude Festival Day Pass
Suffolk’s annual big bash is the well-known Latitude Festival near the coast and this year is as exciting as ever. Although there’s a lot more to Latitude than music, the highlights coming up are George Ezra, Snow Patrol and Lana del Ray. As you’d expect, visitors to the whole festival tend to camp on site but a lot of people don’t realise you can purchase a day ticket for your chosen day, meaning you can return to somewhere more comfortable after you’ve been thoroughly entertained.
Ed’s Coming Home this Summer
Another highlight this summer is going to be in Ipswich at Chantry Park where Suffolk’s own Ed Sheeran will be performing four nights on the trot in August. No doubt he’ll be including his song of Suffolk ‘Castle on the Hill’ to the delights of his home crowd. To the west of Upthorpe Lodges one unusual music venue is Newmarket Racecourse. They hold their ever popular ‘Newmarket Nights’ throughout the summer; a double bill of afternoon and early evening racing followed by a popular music act. This summer will include Kaiser Chiefs, Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics and Years and Years.
There’s More Indoors
If outdoor gigs aren’t for you then in Bury St Edmunds we have the small but acoustically excellent Apex. It’s size doesn’t attract the biggest names but tribute artists with big names are always good value. This summer we’re spoilt for choice, with the Tina Turner Experience, The Bon Jovi Experience, and Viva Santana all lined up.
So if you want to add entertainment to your Suffolk stay this summer, find out more using the following links;