Summer music in the East of England

Audience waching a music event at Blickling Hall, Norfolk

Whether you’re a fan of jazz, folk, dance or classical music, sit back or dance the night away at one of our live music events.

Things are different this summer

This article was created before the coronavirus crisis. Sadly we've had to cancel our programme of summer theatre, cinema and music events for 2020.

Jazz on the Lawn

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
Saturday 8, 15, 22 and 29 June, 1pm – 4pm

Pack up a picnic, bring a rug and join us for jazz on the South Glade. We’ll be featuring different artists each week, playing 1930s style jazz and swing. Why not indulge in a prosecco or a pimms, sit back, relax and enjoy. Take a look

A Concert for Constable

Flatford, Essex/Suffolk border
Sunday 9 June – 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Enjoy this rousing performance by the fabulous West Bergholt Concert Band. Big band classics will be mixed with music from across the decades. Take a look

Opera in the garden

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
Saturday 6 July, 7pm

Directed by Chris Parsons, Eboracum Baroque perform their outdoor production of Handel’s opera Theordora, in the beautiful Old Rectory Restaurant Garden with a small orchestra, soloists and chorus. Book your tickets

Jazz in the garden

Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
Saturday 13 July, 7.30pm

Enjoy the sounds of the summer with Django's Tiger, a fun and melodic Cambridge based band playing swinging gypsy jazz. Over the years these musicians have toured extensively across the UK, Europe and Canada, performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, The Big Chill and Bestival, and featured on TV and film soundtracks. You are welcome to bring your own picnic, or why not treat yourself to a Pimms? Book your tickets

Friday music nights 

Sheringham Park, Norfolk
Friday night's in August 

Our programme of music nights at Sheringham Park provides something for all tastes, an evening of toe tapping with a jazz band, the energy of glam rock and the joy of the blues. So make the most of the summer weather, gather up your friends and join us for a night dancing away under the stars. Book your tickets.

Classic Ibiza

Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Friday 9 August, 8pm (gates open from 4pm)

Norfolk’s biggest dance party of the summer is back! The Urban Soul Orchestra return for another performance of classic Ibiza anthems under the stars with live DJ and vocalists. As dusk falls, the lasers will hit the Blickling skyline as some of the best dance tunes are brought to life. It’s going to be another night to remember! Book your tickets


Hatfield Forest, Essex
Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September 

Join us again for our free annual festival which brings Hatfield Forest to life. If this is your first time, you'll be in for a real treat, but for many it's an annual date in the diary. Enjoy live music from over 80 musical acts on two stages, plus locally-sourced food, real ale and cider. Take a look at the 2019 line up.

Proms in the park 

Ickworth, Suffolk
Saturday 7 September, 7pm

The Bury St Edmunds Concert Band will be returning for a night of stirring anthems, rousing sing-a-longs and uncontrolled flag waving. Enjoy this grand British tradition, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the music of Last Night of the Proms with Ickworth as your bakdrop. Book your tickets