Update, 4 January 2021:
Snape Maltings Shops and Café are temporarily closed. We very much look forward to welcoming you back as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please do use our online shop. Read more >

Aldeburgh Festival

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Update, 24 February 2021: The Aldeburgh Festival will not take place in June 2021 in its recognisable form, but we hope to be able to present some special events during the month.

Meanwhile we hope to run a full summer season of concerts in August.

Before then, you can explore below two projects from our Celebration of Aldeburgh Festivals in June 2020. Browse festival memories shared by audiences and artists, or take part in an online version of An Aldeburgh Musicircus.

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Festival Memories

As part of our Celebration of Aldeburgh Festivals, we are aiming to build a memory store covering each year of the 72 year of the Aldeburgh Festival. We have started building a timeline of memories below and we would love you to contribute. To send us your memories, please fill in this simple online form.

Aldeburgh Musicircus online experience

In his piece Musicircus, John Cage invites many artists to perform different pieces in the same space at the same time. As Cage said, ‘You won’t hear anything: you’ll hear everything’. In 2014 we expanded this idea, assembling nearly 1,000 performers across Aldeburgh’s centre and seafront – the largest ever gathering of musicians in the town. You can now create your own version of the experience, using our interactive Aldeburgh Musicircus web app.

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