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With an abundance of vibrant city centres, magnificent stately homes and a few thousand square miles of green space, the East of England is a Mecca for festival goers of all tastes.

Whether your bag be music, art, books, literature, films or food, the East offers over 100 large-scale events with something for every budget and age group. Below are just a few examples…

Creatively staged in the enchanting grounds of East Suffolk’s Henham Park, Latitude has become a mainstay of the international summer season with its perfectly balanced blend of music, theatre, comedy and dance. So much so, that the mid-summer event event picked up the award for ‘best major festival’ at the 2017 UK Festival Awards.

The Norfolk & Norwich Festival can trace its roots back to 1772, and is believed to be the longest running arts festival in the UK. With a focus on music, literature, dance and large-scale free outdoor events, the late-spring 17-day extravaganza transforms public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches for its world class programme of activities.

Snape Maltings hosts two of the most contrasting yet complementary music seasons. June sees the fortnight-long Aldeburgh Festival, which was founded by Benjamin Britten in 1948 and remains a highlight of the serious classical music calendar. While August welcomes the Snape Proms, which hosts 30 nights of jazz, folk, roots, world, pop and mainstream classical.

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