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Summer -festivalsIt seems that every summer there are more and more festivals, events and happenings up and down the country - and we think Norfolk and Suffolk has some of the best!

To help you plan your summer of fun we’ve been out and done a bit of research on music events going on in Norfolk this year - so grab your shades, splash on some factor 10 and get reading!

Big Festivals with Big Acts

The summer starts with the biggest of the regions music festivals, Latitude, taking place this year from Thursday the 13th to Sunday, 16 July.

Held in Henham Park near Southwold it seems to get bigger every year but still manages to be the most family friendly of the big festivals with dedicated kids area with all sorts of free activities and events.

The headline next this year are Mumford and Sons and The 1975 - but if those names mean nothing to you there is still plenty of other acts to enjoy including Goldfrapp, The Divine comedy and the Coral.

For those with more pop, Urban and music taste, at the opposite end of the summer (September 1-3) you could always try the Sundown Festival at the Norfolk Showground near Norwich.

Although relatively new the Sundown Festival attractive 40,000 people in 2016 in this years festival and, According to the organisers, Will be"Bigger and better than ever" with the addition of two new stages.

Acts include headliners Craig David and Pendulum with a host of imaginatively named supporting acts such as Noisia, Metrik, Camo & Krooked and Jaguar Skills. 

Folk and Classical Festivals

Don't feel left out if Rock and pop is not your thing- there are a host of folk festivals catering for other tastes of music.

You'll have to get your skates on for the Folk in a field festival is taking place on June 30 the July 2 in West Acre. The festival brings together an eclectic mix of performers from the acoustic, folk and roots music soon and takes place a Beautiful, rural setting surrounded by woodland.

In addition to the music there will be traditional crafts demonstrations, the chance to sample local food and a playground Area to keep kids entertained.

Acts will include Neopunk, The Larks, Flaming June, Creeds Cross, The Vagabond, Long Shore Drift, Chad Mason, The Malingerers, Tarn and Wolfswood.

If there's no time to squeeze that in and you lean more towards classical music, there's a bit more time before the North Norfolk music festival, Taking place between the 15th and 26th of August.

By taking a quick look at their 2017 program you can see there's a dizzying array of classical performances taking in almost any composer you could think of, any of the performances which can be booked separately (it appears there is no camping in a muddy field involved at this one!).

Smaller, Cheaper Festivals

If you latitude is a bit too pricey for you(tickets start at £77.50!) or you prefer something in a slightly smaller scale there are plenty of smaller festivals to enjoy in the region.

It probably doesn't still count as Summer, place between Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th of September 2017, but Deepdale Backpackers & Camping Will be hosting their first music festival at their campsite In Burnham Deepdale on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.

It looks like a beautiful place to camp and enjoy Great local Live music spoken word and more.

And finally, if you are a lover of blues, the whole of Dereham gets turned into festival for four days for the 5th annual Dereham blues Festival between the sixth and 9 July.

The opening event at the Dereham Memorial Hall will feature Andy Fairweather Low and his band The Low Riders. A top-notch performer and guitarist, Andy has recorded with and performed on stage with the very best – including Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, Jimi Hendrix.

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By Alastair Baker at 21 Jun 2017, 00:00 AM