2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the Aldeburgh Festival and its 50th year at Snape Maltings. The Festival is a celebration of music and the arts with concerts, art exhibitions, walks and talks taking place at Snape Maltings and in Aldeburgh between 9 - 25 June.
In 1967 Benjamin Britten led the conversion of the maltings at Snape into a concert hall - one of the first examples of converting an industrial building to arts use. This year, as in 1967, the festival presents Britten's Midsummer Nights Dream.
Away from Snape there'll be a programme of non-classical music and performance at the Aldeburgh Pumphouse a small, alternative venue on the marshes. There'll be free music every lunch time on the Bandstand on the Beach and Music on the Meare with a short concert in the Jubilee Hall followed by a visit Thorpeness Meare where you can relax in a rowing boat and enjoy more music.
Full details of the Aldeburgh Festival 2017 >