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Inspired festival programme reveals some big names for Bury St Edmunds




Bury Festival manager Nick Wells with the 2016 brochures hot off the press
Bury Festival manager Nick Wells with the 2016 brochures hot off the press

Maverick violinist Nigel Kennedy, film director Lord Puttnam, Irish country star Nathan Carter, jazz artist Courtney Pine and The Naked Choir’s Sons of Pitches all have one thing in common – the 31st Bury St Edmunds Festival.

The list of well-known performers appearing in this year’s exciting 10-day festival line-up was announced during a launch event at The Apex last night.

Nigel Kennedy
Nigel Kennedy

A highlight of the town’s annual calendar, the Bury Festival brings opportunities to see internationally renowned artists alongside home-grown talent.

This year’s event will run from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 29 and boasts some big names as part of an inspiring programme of music, dance, drama, film, and more.

Talented young musicians will get the chance to shine with local bands, while local primary school pupils will sharpen their pens as ‘creative critics’ or share the stage in a children’s opera with the National Youth Music Theatre.

Festival followers will join the chorus in The Rattler pageant opera, Boogie ‘round Bury in a silent disco, learn to tango with Bury Tango and an authentic Argentinian band or enjoy free street theatre.

David Puttnam
David Puttnam

Festival manager Nick Wells said: “Bury Festival is known for offering quality entertainment in some wonderful venues and I hope festival audiences will be tempted to try something new alongside more familiar fare.”

As well as the programme at the award-winning Apex concert hall, festival events will take place in a range of atmospheric venues around the town including The Athenaeum, Theatre Royal, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Unitarian Meeting House, Moyse’s Hall, Abbeygate Cinema and the Constitutional Club.

Festival brochures are now widely available with priority booking for ‘festival friends’ starting Monday (February 22).

Tickets will go on sale to the wider public from March 29. For more details, go to www.buryfestival.co.uk

Nathan carter
Nathan carter

Bookings can be made online, by calling the box office on 01284 758000 or by visiting The Apex, in Charter Square, Bury.

For a list of festival highlights, see today’s Bury Free Press.

Courtney Pine with Zoe Rahman
Courtney Pine with Zoe Rahman
Sons of Pitches
Sons of Pitches


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