Top 10 Local Festivals For Summer 2015

To coincide with our June Festival Edition, we’ve discovered the top ten local festivals for this summer. Whether you’re a music lover, foodie fan or comedy junkie, we’ve found the festivals for you…

Cambridge Folk Festival
With a fantastic line up that includes Passenger, The Proclaimers, John Butler, Joan Baez and Frank Turner, this has been a near sell out with just Thursday Day Tickets left.
When: 30th July – 2nd August
Where: Cherry Hinton Hall
Tickets: £150 with £6 booking fee

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival
One of Velvet Magazine’s favourites, you can pick up tips from top chefs including Galton Blackiston and Ed Bains before purchasing local produce to whip up a feast at home.
When: 30th-31st August
Where: Bury St Edmunds Town Centre
Tickets: Free

Cambridge Big Weekend
A fabulous city event featuring well known musicians Slade & Heather Small. Enjoy fireworks, fairground rides and food from around the world.
When: 10th-12th July
Where: Parkers Piece, Cambridge
Tickets: Free

Latitude Festival
Not just a music festival, Latitude is one of Suffolk’s best loved events full of comedy, art, theatre and poetry. This year is the 10th birthday and will feature Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Portishead, Alt-J, Seasick Steve and Manic Street Preachers.
When: 16th-19th July
Where: Henham Park, Southwold
Tickets: Weekend Ticket, £200.50

Cambridge Beer Festival
With a range of beers, cider, perry, mead and wine, this is festival perfect for those real-ale drinkers looking for new craft beers and small breweries.
When: 16th-17th October
Where: University Social Club, Mill Lane

Ely Folk Festival
A bijou weekend of folk and roots music, the historic city of Ely will provide a beautiful backdrop for the artists who play here. You can watch Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, Demon Barbers XL and Steve Tilston in a friendly and intimate environment.
When: 10th-12th July
Where: Downham Road, Ely
Tickets: Weekend Ticket, £89

LodeStar Festival
A three day event full of live music from worldwide acts, craft workshops, theatre and outdoor activities, most acts are still to be announced, but so far you’ll be able to enjoy The Sunshine Underground, The Hearts and French Leave.
When: 4th-6th September
Where: Lode Fen, Lode, Cambridge
Tickets: Weekend Tickets, £110

Taste of Sudbury
This food and drink festival will include a wide range of exhibitors from a Champagne and salmon bar to handmade ice cream, Indian food to fresh venison. Join in the celebration of local produce in this vibrant market town.
When: 14th June
Where: Sudbury Town Centre
Tickets: Free

Homegrown Music Festival
Brining the best bands from our local region, the Homegrown Music Festival is all about celebrating local talent and boosting local business.
When: 28th-30th August
Where: Church Road, Barrow, Bury St Edmunds
Tickets: Weekend Tickets, £45

Maui Waui Festival
A family friendly festival in deepest Suffolk with a mixture of live music, plus theatre, cabaret and more. With bands from all over the world, join in for some folk, country, gypsy swing, reggae and dance music.
When: 4th-6th September
Where: Peakhill Farm, Theberton
Tickets: Weekend, £65