Summer is nearly upon us and what better way to celebrate warmer weather than to get yourself to a festival?

Thankfully, Suffolk will play host to plenty of events this year, including some which are being put on for the first time.

Here are five festivals to visit in Suffolk this summer...

1. Latitude

East Anglian Daily Times: Lewis Capaldi headlined Latitude in 2022Lewis Capaldi headlined Latitude in 2022 (Image: Charlotte Bond, Newsquest)

Where: Henham Park, near Southwold

When: July 20 to July 23

The biggest event of the year in Suffolk returns for 2023 with headliners Pulp, Paolo Nutini and George Ezra.

On top of three days of live music, Latitude always promises to be more than the average festival with its comedy tent, family activities and immersive atmosphere.

2. LeeStock

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Where: Kentwell Hall, High Street, Long Melford, Sudbury CO10 9BA

When: May 27 and May 28

Kicking off the summer with a bang, LeeStock will be held at Kentwell Hall for the very first time in 2023.

The event, which has been running since 2010, and is held in memory of Lee Dunford, a 21-year-old musician from Sudbury who died of a brain tumour in 2006.

3. The Weekender

East Anglian Daily Times: The Weekender is coming to Bardwell in 2023The Weekender is coming to Bardwell in 2023 (Image: Krazy Horse)

Where: Bardwell, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

When: July 7 to July 9

There's no Bardfest this year, but those in west Suffolk who love a festival will not go wanting as The Weekender makes it debut in 2023.

Perfect for everyone from petrolheads to families, the festival will bring bands, beer and street food to Bardwell alongside some iconic vehicles.

4. Red Rooster Festival

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Where: Euston Hall, Euston, Thetford IP24 2QW

When: June 1 to June 3

With a line-up featuring some of the biggest names in country and blues music, Red Rooster returns to the north of the county in June.

Food will be a big part of the event, with a Louisiana-style crayfish boil taking place on June 1 and sit-down barbecue banquets across the rest of the weekend.

5. Maverick Festival

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Where: Easton Farm Park, Easton, Woodbridge IP13 0EQ

When: June 30 to July 2

Since 2008, Maverick Festival has been the region's go-to spot for lovers of all things Americana.

Over fifty different artists, offering live music, talks and workshops, will be performing across six stages while guests can sink their teeth into a range of street food and other activities.