That's entertainment - favourite Bury St Edmunds Festival memories

Giant puppets and schoolchildren parading on Angel Hill to launch Bury St Edmunds Festival in 2002

Giant puppets and schoolchildren parading on Angel Hill to launch Bury St Edmunds Festival in 2002 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

Have you taken part in the Bury St Edmunds Festival over the years?

Dancing the night away at the Beach Boys and Beatles tribute night in the Abbey Gardens at Bury St Edmunds Festival in 2005

Dancing the night away at the Beach Boys and Beatles tribute night in the Abbey Gardens at Bury St Edmunds Festival in 2005 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

Our gallery shows some of the highlights of the hugely popular annual feast of music, culture and entertainment.

Pupils performing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral during Bury Festival with the Britten Sinfonia in 2004

Pupils from Hardwick and Westley Middle Schools and King Edward VI Upper School performing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral during their Bury Festival world premiere concert with the Britten Sinfonia in 2004 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

Sadly, organisers announced last month that the 2021 festival had been cancelled, for the second year running, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Giant puppets and schoolchildren parade on Angel Hill to launch Bury St Edmunds Festival in 2002

Giant puppets and schoolchildren parade on Angel Hill to launch Bury St Edmunds Festival in 2002 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

But they are already looking forward to the event's return in 2022.

Pupils from Hardwick and Westley Middle Schools and King Edward VI Upper School performing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Pupils from Hardwick and Westley Middle Schools and King Edward VI Upper School performing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral during their Bury Festival world premiere concert with the Britten Sinfonia in 2004 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

Each year, Bury's festival covers a 10-day period, with performances and shows in venues around the town.

Our photos include colourful giant puppets from 2002, and children  performing in a world premiere concert with the Britten Sinfonia at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in 2004.

Concert-goers watching the Strolling Bones tribute to the Rolling Stones at Bury St Edmunds Festival in 2005

Concert-goers watching the Strolling Bones tribute to the Rolling Stones at Bury St Edmunds Festival in 2005 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant


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What are your favourite Bury festival memories? Email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk

Crowds watching the Strolling Bones tribute to the Rolling Stones at Bury St Edmunds Festival in 2005

Crowds watching the Strolling Bones tribute to the Rolling Stones at Bury St Edmunds Festival in 2005 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

To order copies of photos, visit our website or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

Children from Hardwick and Westley Middle Schools and King Edward VI Upper School during their Bury Festival world...

Children from Hardwick and Westley Middle Schools and King Edward VI Upper School during their Bury Festival world premiere concert with the Britten Sinfonia in 2004 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant

Children performing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral during their Bury Festival world premiere concert with the Britten...

Children from Hardwick and Westley Middle Schools and King Edward VI Upper School performing in St Edmundsbury Cathedral during their Bury Festival world premiere concert with the Britten Sinfonia in 2004 - Credit: Andy Abbott/Archant


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