Tickets are ‘flying’ for this year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival

Gandini Juggling. Photo by Beinn Muir.

Gandini Juggling. Photo by Beinn Muir. - Credit: Beinn Muir

Tickets are selling fast for Bury St Edmunds Festival favourites, and one event has already sold out.

The year’s feast of entertainment will see more than 60 events at venues around the town from May 15 to 24.

The first festival walk around the medieval grid is fully booked and tickets are selling well for events including Tallis Scholars, Evelyn Glennie, Clare Teal, Gandini Juggling and Black Dyke Band.

Festival manager Nick Wells said: “Festival tickets have only been on sale for a couple of weeks and they are flying!

“We’re marking a milestone 30 years of Festivals with a mix of old favourites and new themes, so I suggest people book now to make sure they don’t miss out on the celebrations.”

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Other popular events include eight cello-strong Cellophony celebrating Alice in Wonderland and the Danish Nightingale Quartet.

New festival talks are attracting different audiences to hear speakers including food critic Jay Rayner (who also plays jazz), former Cabinet Minister Douglas Hurd on Disraeli, and Michael Gray’s one-man show on Bob Dylan and the history of rock and roll.

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Film is another popular feature this year, with film composer Jocelyn Pook back in her home town to perform her scores to well-known films.

The 2015 Festival brochure can be viewed online at

Book tickets for events at or the Apex box office in Charter Square, Bury, call 01284 758000 or email

Follow the festival on Twitter @buryfestival

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