Red Rooster – a festival for all the family

A lake in the foreground, with a stately home behind, with people, stalls and trees between them

Red Rooster takes place in the picturesque grounds of Euston Hall - Credit: Simon Godley

Red Rooster festival returns to Euston Hall, with headliners Seasick Steve and Nick Waterhouse, over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend. 

The cajun, soul, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, roots and country music festival will be held in the beautiful grounds of Euston Hall, near Thetford, from Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4, which is during half term. 

It’s tradition to light the beacon in the grounds each Jubilee year and this year will be no different, with the local community lighting it on the first night of this family friendly event. 

Taking place during the summer half term, all of the family can come along to this affordable festival, with camping tickets costing just under £110 (plus booking fee) for adults for the weekend, £50 (plus booking fee) for teenagers and free for children aged 12 and under. 

“We are one of the few festivals three generations of families go to,” said James Brennan, one of the directors of Red Rooster. “To see three generations of a family rock up in their dungarees is lovely.” 

As well as a stellar line-up of live music and DJs, there are plenty of activities to enjoy, including a display of pre-1949 American cars from The Vintage Hot Rod Association. 

Go even further back in history by learning skills from the Stone Age with Will Lord, and knife axe throwing workshops with the Back to Wilderness team. 

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For some relaxation before a night of music and cocktails, Heilsa Therapies will be offering massages and other treatments. 

Wake yourself up in the morning with a dip in the lake, or take your children on a pedalo. 

Children can also take part in everything from den building in the woods to carnival games. 

Dogs won’t miss out on the fun either, as House of Mutt will be at the festival with their dog obstacle course.  

A stately hall at dusk with lit-up food stalls in front of it

There will be plenty of food to choose from - Credit: Simon Godley

And there’s also plenty of food for all the family. 

James explained: “We’ve teamed up with Smoke & Fire Events, the leading barbecue festival, this year.” 

The organisers of the award-winning Smoke & Fire Festivals will create the Red Roaster BBQ Pit arena, where you can see some of the most exciting fire cooks and BBQ Pitmasters. 

As well as barbecue dishes, there will be Deep South favourites such as mac and cheese and fried chicken, with vegetarian and vegan options available too.  

Book tickets now at www.redrooster.org.uk