From a chart topping 80s band headlining a three day festival to a first ever comedy festival, Suffolk is packed full of events to look forward to in 2024. 

Here are seven big names acts and festivals coming to the county next year. 

1. Latitude

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When: July 25 to July 28

Where: Henham Park, Henham Barns, Southwold, NR34 8AQ

Latitude returns to Suffolk in the summer and in a UK festival exclusive, Duran Duran is headlining the event.

The chart topping 80s band will be performing on the main stage although their performance day is yet to be announced. 

British rock band Kasabian and alternative rock trio Keane will also be heading to the festival. 

Tickets for the festival are already on sale. 

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 2. Blue

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When: May 1

Where: Ipswich Regent Theatre, St Helen's Street, Ipswich, IP4 1HE

Noughties boy band lovers can all rise to their feet as one of the biggest bands visit Ipswich. 

Blue, famous for songs including All Rise and One Love, announced the Greatest Hits Tour back in October. 

As well as performing classic hits, the band will also recite stories from their 20 years of being together. 

3. Newmarket Nights

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When: From June 21 until August 9

Where: Newmarket Racecourse, Cambridge Road, Newmarket, CB8 0TF

Newmarket will be hosting a variety of big names headlining the stage throughout summer. 

It kicks of with Pete Tong's Ibiza Classics on June 21 and ends on August 9 with chart topper Becky Hill

Other show performers include Busted, JLS and James Arthur. 

4. Jimmy Carr

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When: June 1

Where: Ipswich Regent Theatre, St Helen's Street, Ipswich, IP4 1HE

Jimmy Carr is returning to Suffolk with a show at the Ipswich Regent Theatre with his 'Jimmy Carr: Laughs Funny' tour. 

It is great for people who like fast-paced, edgy one liners. 

The description of the show says: "Some people are repelled by Jimmy's dark brand of comedy. This show is not for them."

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5. Bury St Edmunds Comedy Festival

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When: February 1 until February 28

Where: Venues across Bury St Edmunds

A month long comedy festival is coming to Bury St Edmunds for the first time ever at the start of the year. 

It starts with two of Charles Dickens' Creep Tales being told with a comedic twist at the Theatre Royal. 

Chris McCausland will perform for nights at The Apex before the event ends with a 'Royally Funny Comedy Night'. 

6. Paloma Faith

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When: May 8

Where: Ipswich Regent Theatre, St Helen's Street, Ipswich, IP4 1HE

Paloma Faith is performing in Ipswich as part of 'The Glorification of Sadness' tour across the UK and Ireland. 

The tour was announced as part of her new album of the same name which will be released on February 16. 

It has been described as her most personal album to date. 

7. Red Rooster

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When: May 30 until June 1

Where: Euston Estate, Euston, Thetford, IP24 2QP

2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the Suffolk country and blues festival. 

The festival will be the final ever UK festival show for the band Asleep At The Wheel. 

They will be joined on stage by favourites such as Brennen Leigh and Joshua Hedley.