On Thursday 2nd June, thousands of music lovers from Norwich and Norfolk head across the border to Suffolk to the excellent Red Rooster Festival. Here’s all you need to know…
So what’s all the fuss? Red Rooster Festival is the UK’s finest blues, soul, cajun, roots, rock ‘n’ roll, americana and country music festival which attracts musicians and festival goers from all over the world.
When is it? Thursday 2nd June – Saturday 4th June
Where is it? Red Rooster Festival takes place in the stunning grounds of Euston Hall, Suffolk.
Getting there from Norwich. Euston Hall is just a 45 minute drive away from Norwich, off the A11. For those using public transport, it’s a short train ride to Thetford and a £10 taxi ride to the festival site.
So who is playing? There are literally hundreds of great acts playing over the course of the weekend with headliner Seasick Steve being joined by Nick Waterhouse, The North Mississippi Allstars and Cedric Burnside to name but a few.
How about the dance tent? Some line up again this year! Eddie Piller, Wendy May, Diddy Wah and special guests take to the decks of this much-loved riverside spot.
What’s the site like? It’s absolutely beautiful! It’s part of Euston Hall’s historic landscaped gardens with lakes, waterways and ancient broadleaf woodlands too.
And the set up? Basically there are 5 different areas, all connected by a series of short scenic walks. The main stage is set in a woodland glade which is a tree-lined stroll to both the dance tent in one direction and the lakeside acoustic stage in the other. Nothing is far away and it’s just another quick walk to both the food and retail area and the adjoining camp sites too.
Is Red Rooster family friendly? Sure is! Not only is there a dedicated family camping area, lots of activities and space to run around in, tickets for 12-year-olds and under are absolutely free!
Any other highlights? Plenty! The food vendors and bars are really good (with cocktails too) and the general vibe of the festival is very friendly indeed. If you want a break from the music there’s loads of space for woodland walks or dosing beside the waterways. There are also large communal bonfires throughout the site, where impromptu gigs and sing-alongs commence. Swimming in the river is also actively encouraged with lifeguards on hand to keep you safe and sound. If you’d rather stay dry you can hire a swan pedalo and take yourselves down the beautiful broadwater.
Anything else I should know? If you are looking for more information you will probably find it in the Frequently Asked Questions section here – https://www.redrooster.org.uk/faq
How much does it cost? Weekend tickets are £109.50 + booking fee per person and includes camping and parking too. Saturday day tickets are £55.00 + booking fee. Children 12 years old or under get in free.
Don’t miss out! Red Rooster Festival opens at 4pm on Thursday 2nd June. You’ll find tickets, the full line up and additional info at www.redrooster.org.uk
Hopefully see you there!