Following a successful move to our bigger site, the committee have again raised the bar with regards to the music quality at the event. With some relative giants of the pop world gracing the stage across all three nights, we have mixed this with some of the very best new, emerging talent in the country. We are again offering our W!ld Camping area, which was hugely popular last year. Come down and spend a relaxing weekend of vibes in the Suffolk countryside. Due to popular demand and festival growth, this year we will be adding an extra day (Sunday) to our fun filled event!

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!

This year our food tent will continue to offer our famous Jumbo Hot Dog’s and Steakburgers, as well as Chips, Spicy Chilli and something special for the Vegetarians. The Hog Roast will be served early evening both days.

The Kid’s Bar will again be banging out the Candy Floss and Popcorn, whilst will be the place you can get a cup of filter coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Indulge in sweet snacks and pick up a full range of soft drinks here.

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 10 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 4pm on Friday night and people with online tickets will be able to ‘Fastrack through security’.

There will be more places to pick up your cash cards and then get ready for a heavyweight line up for the Friday Night. The Bar 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 staying.

So after a good nights sleep, we go again…. Saturday 4th July is party night!! Gates will open at 11:30am and with headline acts we never believed we could attract to BardFest, it promises to be truly memorable.

The afternoon will feature the opportunity for emerging bands to play the all new Mainstage at BardFest. Keep an eye on social media and we will make sure you get a flavour of what to expect.

Also on Saturday afternoon, BardFest becomes the festival for the family; the sun will be shining, music will be playing and the children will be entertained.

As the 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.