Bury St. Edmunds Festival 18th – 27th May 2018April 16, 2018
Every May, the Bury St. Edmunds Festival takes place in venues across the whole town, providing everyone with a variety of indoor and outdoor arts events. From music concerts to film, dance to workshops, talks to theatre, this two-week period is filled with every kind of entertainment.
2018 will be its 33rd year running and the line-up includes a hugely varied mix of contemporary and classic art forms. As well as the internationally renowned acts that will perform here, there is also a number of local talent that you can enjoy. There is something for everyone at this festival, and it is the perfect opportunity to try something new.
Nowton Park is usually the top venue for outdoor concerts with plenty of genres to choose from, and this year it isn’t any different. Jools Holland will be starring with his Rhythm and Blue Orchestra on Friday 25th May, with Gilbert O’Sullivan and Abba Mania taking over on the Saturday, and UB40 closing the festival in style on Sunday 27th May at 7:30pm.
More music is available at The Apex as Benjamin Zephaniah will perform on Wednesday 23rd May, ‘The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zepheniah’, showcasing his writing, poetry and musical talents. If you fancy something different, on Tuesday 22nd May, Oz Clarke and the Armonico Consort will be at The Athenaeum providing classical entertainment such as wine tasting, telling of witty tales, and performing baroque music.
There is a Street Theatre event that is taking place in the Abbey Gardens too, on the first Saturday of the festival, where a host of performers provide free entertainment guaranteed to make you smile.
With so many acts and events listed, it’s difficult to talk about them all! Whatever you are doing during this fortnight, try and visit at least one of these experiences and wander around the wonderful town of Bury St. Edmunds. There is a huge variety of entertainment to choose from so visit a place you have never been before or come across a new art form to try.
Find out more information and purchase your tickets at: https://www.buryfestival.co.uk/