Discover Suffolk festivals by rail with Greater Anglia in July

Published on: Monday, 1 July 2024
Last updated: Monday, 1 July 2024

New Greater Anglia train at Ipswich.

Above: New Greater Anglia train at Ipswich. Credit: Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia is encouraging people to get out and discover Suffolk’s many summer festivals this July by train.

Festival goers can beat the traffic and get to their destination more conveniently by train. There are even a range of train ticket discounts - such as discounted Advance tickets, Ranger tickets, and Groupsave.

Some popular festivals happening in Suffolk in July which are accessible by train include:

The July Festival

The three-day festival takes place from 11-13 July and is the pinnacle of the Summer season at Newmarket Racecourses, with Ladies Day on 11 July, followed by Festival Friday, and July Cup Day on 13 July with live entertainment in the evening on all three days. See www.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newmarket/events-tickets/july-festival/ for details.

Summer Soul Vibes

Taking place on 13 July at Venue 16 in Ipswich, Summer Soul Vibes is Suffolk’s biggest soul festival this year featuring Incognito, The Brand New Heavies and Trevor Nelson. See https://www.venue16.co.uk/event-details/summer-soul-vibes-2024 for more information.

Latitude

Latitude has become a staple on the national festival scene. Thousands of festival goers will descend on Henham Park between 25 and 28 July to enjoy headline acts Duran Duran, Kasabian, Keane and London Grammar, as well as big names in the Comedy Arena and discover delights in the Theatre of Food.

The Festival is served by Greater Anglia trains, accessible from Halesworth rail station, where shuttle buses run to and from the festival site.

For more information see www.latitudefestival.com/

Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, Martin Moran, said,

“Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and with our price promise and no booking fees, you are guaranteed to get the lowest price when you book through our website.

“Our region has so much to offer and whether it’s a trip to the city or coast, shopping or sightseeing, or a summer festival, we are giving people more money to spend on having a great time by helping them save money on their train fare.”

Greater Anglia also offers a range of Advance fares that offer customers savings of between 60 and 70% on the standard walk-up prices, plus 2FOR1 on entry to many top attractions in London and East Anglia.

The train operator also has a range of great value fares which are available all year round, including Duo, for two people travelling together, GroupSave for people travelling in a group of three or more, a special London evening out fare for those staying overnight in the capital and a Club 50 discount for those aged 50 and over.

For the best value fares, passengers should book in advance and the earlier customers book, the more they can save.

For more information on these and other offers visit www.greateranglia.co.uk/offers/

For more information on ticket fares and timetables visit www.greateranglia.co.uk.