If you’ve read our other blog posts about this beautiful coastal town in Suffolk, with recommendations of our favourite things to do in Aldeburgh, you’ll know it’s an unmissable spot. 

What you may not know, however, is that every June Aldeburgh hosts its very own Music and Arts Festival at the stunning and world-renowned Snape Maltings concert hall on the bank of the river Aide, amongst other venues. Although the festival first began as a classical music festival, being founded by members of the English Opera Group including Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and Eric Crozier, it now incorporates art exhibitions, literature, drama and lectures, giving it an ever-increasing contemporary feel.

This year, the festival will take place between Friday 7th and Sunday 23rd June and will feature the likes of internationally recognised tenor, Mark Padmore, the BBC’s Symphony Orchestra and renowned war-artist John Keane. 

Each year Aldeburgh festival has brought visitors back in their hundreds because of its unique character and idyllic location. The festival brings together the eloquence and charm of forgotten music, with the passion and interpretation of new sounds and visual art. In the past, the festival has welcomed the likes of British artist Glenn Brown, musically-gifted Brian Eno and conceptual artist Ryan Gander. 

If you’re planning to visit with the whole family, friends or even visit for a relaxing solo-break, it’s always worth doing some research beforehand and checking out what’s on in Aldeburgh and suggestions of things to do in Aldeburgh and the surrounding area of Suffolk, to make sure you don’t miss out. 

So, join Aldeburgh in celebrating old and new talent in music and the arts, and explore what else the town has to offer whilst you’re there. The merriment, positivity and creative atmosphere of the festival will leave you feeling inspired and energised. For full details of the event and where to buy tickets, head over to the Snape Maltings website. We can guarantee, this is not one to miss!