Bury St Edmunds Festival 2018

Every year from 18 to 27 May, the Bury Festival provides an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of music and other artforms over ten packed days of entertainment in venues and spaces all around the town.

It allows us to see artists of international renown alongside home-grown talent, so as well as highly anticipated performances. Take a look at some of the festival highlights below:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Friday 18 May

The Jazz of Dudley Moore

The Jazz of Dudley Moore

Friday 18 May

Aled Jones

Aled Jones

Saturday 19 May

Black Dyke Band

Black Dyke Band

Saturday 19 May

Songbook Sundays

Songbook Sundays

Sunday 20 May

Superhero, The Musical

Superhero, The Musical

Sunday 20 May

Sara Dowling sings Gershwin

Sara Dowling sings Gershwin

Monday 21 May

Further Unbearable Pleasures of Being a Woman

Further Unbearable Pleasures of Being a Woman

Sunday 20 May

Federico Colli

Federico Colli

Tuesday 22 May

Oz & Armonico Drink Again

Oz & Armonico Drink Again

Tuesday 22 May

Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Wednesday 23 May

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

The Life and Rhymes of Benjamin Zephaniah

Wednesday 23 May

Kosmos Ensemble

Kosmos Ensemble

Thursday 24 May

Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper

Thursday 24 May

The Dime Notes

The Dime Notes

Friday 25 May

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Friday 25 May

Roger McGough and LiTTLe MACHiNe

Roger McGough and LiTTLe MACHiNe

Saturday 26 May

ABBA MANIA - Picnic Party in the Park

ABBA MANIA - Picnic Party in the Park

Saturday 26 May

Belle

Belle

Sunday 27 May

UB40 & Special Guest Support

UB40 & Special Guest Support

Sunday 27 May

To see the full programme, event details and to book tickets, please visit the festival website.

Getting there by train

The Bury St Edmunds train station is only a ten-minute walk from the town centre where most of the venues are located.

Book train tickets

Need a hotel?

Book your accommodation online with our partner Booking.com