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Festival Fever

The editor's office

In preparing our 2017 Music and Arts Festival Guide it never ceases to amaze us that here in the East we have such an amazing array of festivals to choose from.  Ranging from Free to the £90 for a day ticket and from tribute to international headliners.  Whatever your budget or musical taste there is a festival for you this summer.

We have been to quite a few of these festivals over the years and over a coffee in the editor’s office recently we were discussing which festival we thought was East Anglia’s top festival.   There are a variety of ways to assess this – value for money, best acts, ease of access, best toilets and so on.   You could spend hours with a spreadsheet adding scores or you could, as we have done, said which one left you with that wow feeling, the one you said of: “yes, I’m coming back next year regardless.”

Our totally subjective result surprised us here in the office.  Surprised because we all felt so passionate about one in particular… and so we have decided to create the Grapevine Festival of The Year award.

Next year our process may be different but for 2017 our East Anglian Festival of the Year is…

…going to be announced on Monday.   We don’t want one of those cringworthy Oscar moments so we’ll take time to get the announcement right!

In the meantime, if you want to include your festival in our 2017 Music and Arts Festival Guide click here to find out how to go about it: