A festival celebrating brilliant writing, music and ideas
Primadonna is a festival of books, ideas and inspiration. We have something for everyone with film, music, comedy, food, drink, DJs and therapies alongside our main programme of talks, interviews and discussions. Our line-up gives prominence to women, people from Black, Asian and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQI+ and working class people, and disabled people: everyone is welcome at Primadonna, especially those that might not think a book festival is ‘for them’.
Last year we welcomed presenter and author Sandi Toksvig, Bridgerton’s Adjoa Andoh, Costa-winner Monique Roffey, singer Self Esteem, foodie Grace Dent, author Nikesh Shukla, the BOSH! chefs and filmmaker Adam Curtis.
As well as familiar names, we also gave emerging talent a chance to shine, and offered you-had-to-be-there moments for our punters: a Madonna vs Beyonce dance-off, steam engine driving lessons for (big or small) kids and late night dance sessions in our disco shed.
If you’re a writer (or want to be) Primadonna offers you the chance to rub shoulders with agents, authors and publishers who offer their insights and expertise (for free!) to help get you into the book business.
If that sounds like too much effort, you can just kick back and let the sights, sounds and smells of Suffolk’s best festival* wash over you. We call it ‘the world as it should be, for one weekend’. We’d love you to join us.
*As voted by the East Anglian Festival Network, 2022
Early bird adult ¬£125
Early bird concession* ¬£100
Early bird junior (aged 5-17 years) ¬£65
Under 5s are free
From 4pm on Friday to 4pm on Sunday
- Accessible toilets
- Wheelchair accessible
- Baby changing
- Dog friendly