After two year’s of frustration due to the pandemic, we are delighted to bring you BardFest 2022. As well as two full days of live music, we have also added a 2nd Stage, DJ’s & comedy acts to our show. 

Set in the idyllic Suffolk countryside, we provide a weekend base to relax, chill out and catch up with missed friends.

On Friday our Headliner is The Hunna – An incredible live act having graced the Reading Festival main stage in the past. On Saturday, we have one of the biggest bands of the current Pop era – The Vamps creating an unmissable line up, designed to inspire lifelong memory making. The support bands include some legends of BardFest past and the best emerging talent in the country. 

The Real Ale Festival will grow this year with a selection of some 40 real ales from great breweries located all over the UK. Alongside we will have a large selection of artisan cider, craft ales and premium lagers, a full range of spirits, quality wines and of course the shot bar. Our ever popular Pimm’s, Prosecco and Gin Bar will again be serving until late!

We will have more concessions than ever before, including Brewers, Food, Sweets, Coffee, Clothing, Crafts and Cider stalls. Our concessions village is designed to maximise your choice and minimise queueing!

The success of BardFest is down to many factors. We would like to thank everyone who has been part of the event over the last 13 years.

To all the bands, the volunteers, the sponsors but most of all to you, the people who come back year after year, you make it worth the effort.

What a better way to start your weekend? This year we will open the gates at Noon on Friday, making sure you get two full days of entertainment.

Whether this is your first festival or you are a veteran, you will enjoy the vibe, sounds, choice and value at Bardfest. The Bars will close at 11:30pm and the event will finish at Midnight.

We kindly ask you respect our neighbours when leaving the festival or throughout the night if you are camping.

This year we will have a dedicated quiet camping area as well as a live in vehicle section. All camping areas will have showers, toilets and 24 hour security.

We will also have two stages this year, the new main stage & big top stage. This will enable us to broaden our range of acts, enjoy some late night dancing and ensure you are being entertained throughout the event.

Then, as the unique Suffolk sun starts to set, we will turn to the bands that everyone can’t wait to see. We can’t wait to kick things off again this year and welcome everyone down for a weekend of safe, chilled, fun!