The Aldeburgh Festival has been a pilgrimage for lovers of classical music and culture since 1948. Every June it brings together new commissions, world-premieres and international stars on the stretch of Suffolk Coast which so bewitched its founder, the composer Benjamin Britten.

The 75th Aldeburgh Festival will take place 7 – 23 June 2024.

List of News Articles

  1. 75th Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts

    7 – 23 June 2024
  2. Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts: Book covers

  3. 74th Aldeburgh Festival Film

    Re-live the highlights of the 74th Aldeburgh Festival, a magical fortnight of music and culture on the Suffolk Coast ...
  4. Aldeburgh Festival Recordings

    Have a listen to some of the recordings made by BBC Radio 3 of the 74th Aldeburgh Festival performances on BBC Sounds.
  5. Letters to a Young Poet

    Hannah Lack tells the recently-uncovered full story of Rainer Maria Rilke’s influential letters, soon to be brought to life at the
  6. 73rd Aldeburgh Festival Film

    Re-live the best bits of a magical few weeks on the Suffolk Coast...
  7. Benjamin Britten’s String Quartets

    The 2023 Aldeburgh Festival offers a rare chance to hear all three of Britten’s numbered String Quartets, played across three concerts. This essay by…
  8. Charles Byrne – the ‘Irish Giant’

    Wendy Moore explores the history of Charles Byrne – the ‘Irish Giant’ – and the surgeon John Hunter
  9. Celestial Naviagtion, by Joseph Cornell.

    Pavel Kolesnikov's Magic Box

    Camille De Rijck talks to Aldeburgh Festival featured musician Pavel Kolesnikov about his fascination with American…
  10. Aldeburgh Festival Podcast

    This weekly podcast gets up close with some of the artists taking part in the Festival. If you want to know more about the Aldeburgh Festival, this…
  11. 74th Aldeburgh Festival trailer featuring Roderick Williams

    Watch the official trailer for Aldeburgh Festival 2023. In the short film, baritone Roderick Williams sings the folksong O Waly, Waly, on a windswept…
  12. Two people holding both of their hands together.

    The Story of HerStory

    East Suffolk Skylarks is a fun and friendly singing group for people…