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V Festival

Held across two beautiful stately parks for one epic cross-country weekend of live music. V Festival takes place simultaneously at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, and Weston Park in South Staffordshire, with World Class Artists taking to the stage at one venue on the Saturday and the other on the Sunday. …

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Latest On Latitude Festival

Now in its 12th edition, Latitude Festival once again sets the bar high for summer festivals, with a host of new names added to the line up across the Music stages, Music & Film Arena and talks in the Wellcome Trust Arena, the Speakeasy and the Faraway Forest. Latitude Festival …

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StowBlues Returns

Foz doesn’t need any excuse to put his blues hat on but if he did he’d have the best possible excuse this month – it’s time once again for StowBlues. This month one of Suffolk’s most popular visitor attractions is getting the blues. For one day only, Saturday June 10, …

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Grainfest 2017

This years Grainfest at Geldeston Locks Inn, Beccles, takes place on the bank holiday weekend, 27th-28th May, and is expected to be their biggest gathering of ale, bands and people so far. In a weekend of music and real ale, its a celebration of the synergy through the centuries between grain …

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The Start of Festival Season

As early as it might seem, we appear to have entered the festival season and with that in mind Foz previews two big events in Ipswich which will keep him busy throughout the last weekend of the month. He also flags up the annual Ipswich Jazz Club blues night. I …

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Festival Fever

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 …

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Holt Festival

The award-winning Holt Festival has rapidly established itself as one of the East of England’s most anticipated events. Festival organisers have just announced the first fourteen highlights for the July 2017 arts extravaganza, giving an intriguing sample of the full festival programme that will be revealed in May. In the …

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Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has today announced the full programme for its 2017 Festival (12-28 May). The programme, which spans performance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature and events for children, includes world …

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PULSE Festival

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich and China Plate present PULSE FESTIVAL IPSWICH 2017, running from Thursday 1 – Saturday 10 June 2017.  The first 10 shows of PULSE Festival Ipswich 2017 have today been announced and will go on sale on Friday 27 Jan, 10am. Suitcase Prize Day returns for its …

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Bearded Theory

Bearded Theory will reverberate with the sounds of classic hits including ‘Our House’, ‘Baggy Trousers’ and ‘One Step Beyond’, as we are delighted to announce that North London’s finest nutty boys, Madness will headline the main stage on Sunday night. Madness are one of the UK’s best loved bands, achieving …

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Guest Curator Jon Boden

Jon Boden, formerly of Bellowhead, has been announced as Guest Curator for the 2017 Cambridge Folk Festival! Jon will programme up to five artists appearing across the festival’s four stages and festival weekend and will personally introduce each of his selected artists live onstage. Jon will be on-site all weekend …

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Bearded Theory

Bearded Theory are delighted to announce that seminal British rock act Skunk Anansie, and punk duo Slaves will headline the Pallet (Main) stage, on the Friday of their 2017 festival, taking place once again at Catton Hall in South Derbyshire over the late May Bank Holiday, Thursday 25th to Sunday …

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FolkEast Nomination

East Anglia’s “new kid on the block” festival FOLKEAST has been nominated in the 2016 UK Festival Awards. The three day festival returned to Suffolk for the fifth year this summer, bringing thousands of visitors to the glorious 300-acre estate of 16th century Glemham Hall, the home of Major Philip …

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SPILL Festival 2016

Artist, curator and festival director Robert Pacitti has announced the full 2016 SPILL Festival of Performance line-up. For its eighth edition over 100 events will take place at 22 great locations across Ipswich, from Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th October. The SPILL Festival of Performance is an international festival of live …

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Roman River Updates

Here we go! The countdown to the 2016 Roman River Music Festival has begun. The Festival with something for everyone in East Anglia opens on Friday 16 September, when the glorious St Mary’s Church in Dedham, Essex will resound with romantic string music including Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Concert-goers are invited …

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Reflections on FolkEast

Just where do I begin to begin, I’ve not been to this Shindig before which, probably, shows a great lack of judgement on my part, for it really is a jolly thing. I’m sure you know the feeling, that feeling you get when you turn up somewhere new and just …

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Woodbridge Art and Music Festival

The annual Woodbridge Art and Music Festival brings international acts into Woodbridge for the third year running, between 26 – 29th August.  Plus this year’s festival will follow on from a London launch party at the Big Chill Bar, Brick Lane, on Friday 26th August; where festival founder, Ben Osborne, has a long …

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Girls at HighTide

Soho Theatre, HighTide and Talawa Theatre Company present Theresa Ikoko’s award-winning new play Girls, the funny and fiercely passionate new play by award-winning playwright Theresa Ikoko will premiere at HighTide Festival 2016 in September before its London premiere at Soho Theatre on 27 September. The production will also run at …

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SPILL Festival & Think Tank Events

Pacitti Company are delighted to announce today the next season of Think Tank events for Autumn 2016, and a date to save in your diaries – the SPILL Festival of Performance programme launch. On Friday 2 September from 3pm, join Artistic Director Robert Pacitti and the rest of the team …

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Homegrown Music Festival Pre-Sale

As a big giant THANK YOU to all the lovely people who have helped Homegrown Music Festival grow over the last few years, we are offering a very limited (and very steep) Pre Sale Discount for 2017! Next summer will be our 5th Anniversary, and our best one yet! Thank …

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