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Mad Professor @ NAC

Mad Professor @ NAC

Really big, really loud and really beefy

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Imarhan @ Norwich Arts Centre

Incredible desert vibes

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[UNIT] @ The Shoe Factory

A vortex of feels.

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Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays @ Norwich Castle Keep

Both original and clever.

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Birds of Hell @ Eaton Park Cafe

Consistently bloody great

Classic Ibiza @ Blickling Hall

I reckon Anne Boleyn was all hands in the air on Blickling's roof.

Saturday at Cambridge Folk Festival

What a beautiful place Cambridge Folk Festival is, both spiritually and physically.

Germaine Greer @ NAC

A very interesting, informative, inspirational and irreverant evening

The Hot 8 Brass Band @ the Waterfront

A super-fun, summery, celebratory time

Belly @ The Waterfront

A love fest of the highest order.

History Mystery @ Norwich Guildhall

What happens in the cell stays in the cell.

Sofar gig @ Waterloo Road

The Norwich music scene's best kept secret

Where You're Meant To Be with Aidan Moffat @ Cinema City

A night that will never be forgotten


"I wanted to unify!"

Ryley Walker

"The best thing is playing a great gig"

Let's Eat Grandma

"We want to become the next Prime Ministers so Boris doesn’t."


"Being unselfconscious is precious"


Fresh new music that is instantly familiar

Mercury Rev @ Norwich Arts Centre

A perfect performance for me.

Vintage Trouble @ the Waterfront

An hour and half of sweat, joy and exorcising demons from Vintage Trouble

Wonk Unit @ The Owl Sanctuary

A very special band indeed.

Moon Duo @ Norwich Arts Centre

Hypnotically powerful

Courtyard KAchink @ Anteros

What a lovely night.

Aidan Moffat - Where You're Meant To Be

"It’s a deep but light-hearted look into what we all would like to leave behind."

La Chiva Gantiva @ the Spiegeltent

An incredibly infectious, upbeat live energy

Mammal Hands/Moon Hooch

Welcome to the new jazz era.

The Egg Cafe @ Norwich Arts Centre

If music be the food of love, play on.

Vintage Trouble

"Working with Scorsese was wing-expanding."

The Furious Five

"We were the original B Boys from the Bronx! "

Moon Duo

"I’ve always been interested in the cyclical aspects of life"

Mercury Rev

"You can really connect with people in a small venue."

Avec Sans

"Michael Stipe let me take a selfie!"

Big Narstie

"I could be a fat Conan the Barbarian!"

Wooden Arms

It’s music that is easy to love

Wonk Unit

"Norwich is brilliant."

Tindersticks @ Open

Definitely a performance, not a gig

Walk With Me @ Felbrigg Hall

A genius idea very well done.

Moh! Kayoute at the Spiegeltent

Beautifully relaxed and laidback

Max Richter Ensemble @ Theatre Royal


The Story Machine @ Dragon Hall

How nice, to be read a story.

Spring King @ Waterfront Studio

Spring King deserve to be bounced to


"Norwich Arts Centre is my favourite venue in the UK"


"Norwich Arts Centre is my favourite venue in the UK"


"We always felt different"

Spring King

"We’ve always had good shows in Norwich"

Rat Boy

"People like putting you in boxes but I’m just here to make music"

Prince Rama

"It's like Ram Dass on speed - "Be here now, or die".

Lonely The Brave

"Our only real goal was to make the best record we could"


"We will always be a Manchester band"

Goldie Lookin Chain

"Most people were on hard drugs but I’d ask for a cup of tea"

Luke Peter Foster

The music is sparse yet full of wonder.

Hawkwind @ UEA

All hail Hawkwind.

Teleman @ Open

Too much in control

Kiran Leonard @ Portland Arms, Cambridge

Outline took a lil road trip..

Shonen Knife

"Every time I play on stage in front of Shonen Knife fans is my best moment."

Catnip and Claws - Next Big Thing winner 2016

" I’m still pinching myself now!"

Nothing But Thieves

"No one came except for my mum"

Udo Dirkschneider

"We didn’t know at the time that we were creating speed metal!"


"It’s nothing like the Gallagher brothers"


"I just want to keep carving my own path"

Kathryn Williams

"At the height of my fame I couldn’t handle it"


"I survived by not taking too many drugs"

Franko Fraize

"Every day that goes by there’s something new for me to buzz off"


"There's no way to win if you quit"

Confluence @ Anteros Arts Foundation

Humans. Nature. Art. Music. Technology.

Kano @ the Waterfront

Long live King Kano.

The Cult @ UEA

A good show overall by one of rock’s greatest bands

Sleeping Beauty @ Norwich Theatre Royal

Go see this show.

Subhumans @ The Owl Sanctuary

A wonderful night of proper punk music.

Isaac Gracie

"A hotly tipped international breakthrough act "


"Sweet jams and good vibes"

Ducking Punches

"We all met on the Norwich punk scene"


"Knowing that millions of people are tuned in is quite nuts to get your head around."

The Ramonas

"The Ramones sound and feel like an honest human experience that's relatable."


"I was running around finding my feet really!"

The Duke Spirit

"Ollie has his finger on the pulse of the hip choir scene!"


"Ideally I would have been around 40 years earlier!"


“I just like to discover the new”

Giselle @ Norwich Theatre Royal

Where’s my tutu at, yo?


"All the songs are about love."

The James Plays: Preview

Nudity! Swears! Strobes! Violence! John Stahl out of GOT!

Soulfly @ the Waterfront

A full on fun night of metally wowness.

Last Night A DJ Saved My Life @ Theatre Royal

Got any Vera's?

C Duncan

" A lot of the album is about escaping."

Music Lessons

A new generation of rappers has arrived.

Vieux Farke Toure @ NAC

I'm mesmerised.

Cloudbusting @ Norwich Arts Centre

Actual Kate is my only master.

Turin Brakes

"We’ve always been a niche band."

Gogo Penguin

"We couldn’t really believe we were signed to Blue Note!"

Girls Names

"We’ve had the time to nurture our sound."


"We provide a bleak outlook on how mundane life can be."

Declan Mckenna

"I’m the attention seeking sixth child of a family of artistic children."


"Some of my family will be at the show for the first time, so that will be interesting!"

Sonic Youths @ NAC

Four young acts do their thang.

Norwich venue at risk of closure


Next Big Thing 2016

Here's the lowdown.

Richard Hawley

"If you want to impress me, don’t be a dick."

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

"Anything goes on tour!"

Fun Lovin' Criminals

"We’re very sexy people!"

Edward F Butler

Warm and enveloping

Ho99o9 @ the Waterfront Studio

A special and rare night.

Beach Slang

"Energy, danger and healing"

Jeru the Damaja @ NAC

Hip hop at NAC.

Happy Mondays @ UEA


Dog's Dinner

Fresh chaotic tuneful punk

The Qemists

"We had a dressing room between Lady Gaga and Beyonce!"

Mitch Benn

"I’d eliminate Mariah Carey."

Jeffrey Lewis

"I’m still a very simple guitar player."

Inspiral Carpets

"Rick Witter sang Chasing Rainbows at my wedding ceremony!"


"We stayed at Skywalker Ranch a couple times!"


"I'm inspired by colours, shapes, crackheads and sound"

Slaves @ UEA

You slayed us, Slaves.

Joey Bada$$ @ UEA

It's exciting to see the future, yo.

Spectres @ The Owl Sanctuary

I feel like I'm flying and it doesn't get much better than that.

Five minutes with Newton Faulkner

"The challenge isn’t just to make an album, it’s to try and make a really good one."

Eagles of Death Metal @ UEA

Fun, fighting, freedom, fucking and fog.

Missy Malone & Friends' Burlesque Revue

A splendid night of debauched spooky fun

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes

He can make these fans do whatever the fuck he wants.

The Darkness

"People have forgotten that rock 'n' roll is very much about kicking arse and having fun"


"We live for the live shows!"

Public Service Broadcasting

"I have to make this music or else I get terribly depressed."

Happy Mondays

"Fleetwood Mac probably took more drugs than us lot."


"I stood there and I started crying! GRACE JONES!"

Blanck Mass

I never thought I’d make workout music!

Jeru the Damaja

"All you’ve got to do is come with a seatbelt; it’ll be a crazy ride."

John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure


Leftfield @ UEA

Still raving after all these years.

Ride @ the Waterfront

Totally. Blown. Away.

Meat Wave

"Immediately after we get home I'm going to wolf down a griddle burger."

Emily Winng

"I also wrote a song called Jamaica. I've never been there"

Let's Eat Grandma

"We got together when we were 10 years old"


"The drummer from Babes in Toyland gave us a massive piece of cheese."

Glenn Hughes

"The KLF are Glenn Hughes fans"

Stormzy @ OPEN

Hashtag Stormz in a grimy coup.

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages @ the Waterfront

The music made me do it, man.

Harry Edwards

"Beck wants me to work on a song personally for him"

Thieving Icons

Fresh. Exciting. Dangerous.


"I feel like we’re relevant and that’s why it’s been worth doing it again"

Cradle of Filth

"I used to go to Wraith at the Waterfront back in the day"

Palma Violets

"We’re a swirling mass, just kind of charging forward"


"We’re having an absolute ball playing live again."

Spring King

"I think our sound has grown with time. I’m not sure what it is though."

Lucy Rose

"Lyrics are the bane of my life sometimes"

New Order - Music Complete


Rebecca @ Theatre Royal

Knee-high Theatre interpret a classic tale.

Jungle Brothers @ Waterfront Studio

Welcome to the Jungle Brothers' block party

Chris Wood

“I’m trying to articulate something closer to the truth than the spin we are fed”

Pony Up @ Norwich Arts Centre

Claws, Graceland and Kid Wave fill us up with new musics.

The Wombats

"I don't think any of us knew that Let's Dance to Joy Division would still be the last song of our set seven years on!"

The Picturebooks

"We got lost in the desert and built choppers, went skating, hung out with rad people, or we rode on our bikes."

Scratch Perverts

"It was quite a surprise to find out the dude with a ponytail from Soul Jazz was an animal on the decks!"

Public Image Ltd

"I’m a wide awake kind of fella!"


"I spend a lot of time in my head."

Barrence Whitfield

"I always wanted to emulate James Brown but I didn’t have the footwork going!"

Tibetan Night Terrors

“Spongebob on Ritalin”

Sonic Youths Birthday Party @ NAC

Showcase of 14-19 yr old Norwich musicians

Standing Tall

Well, it’s very loud. But here's the thing; it’s subtle too.

Matt Abbott

"Poetry and spoken word is in many ways the same as song lyrics, including rap"

Badly Drawn Boy

"I want everything I do to be relevant in 100 years time like Beethoven and Mozart"

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde @ Epic

It's like a beautiful reunion.

Bug #15

Buxton hits the Playhouse

Roni Size

"There were some people along the way who I said no to, which I regret now, like Madonna."


"Your beer and food is great. I don’t know; we just love the UK."

Jane Weaver

"I’m used to playing to up to 50 people and then all of a sudden to sell out a headline show!"


“Gengahr is our favourite Pokemon. We didn’t really think it through.”

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

“Ya Mama was easy... no pun intended. Ha ha!”


"Get off the computer, play the drums and work your balls off!"


Norwich rapper in full effect.

Sleaford Mods - Key Markets


BK & Dad @ The Blueberry, Norwich


Birds of Hell @ The Plasterer's Arms, Norwich

More of this sort of thing, please.

tUnE-yArDs @ Waterfront, Norwich

A vibrant and colourful night

Wolfgang Flür

"We had synthesisers which gave up on stage and burnt with a black smoke"


"What’s interesting to me is music that tells the truth"

You Me At Six

"We’ve learnt how to wind each other up, but also how to look after each other"

Trevor Nelson

"I would say my favourite dance tune is Crystal Waters’ Gypsy Woman"

Tony Visconti

"Heartbreak Hotel stole my heart and I had to learn the guitar after that"


THE festival band

Slaves - Are You Satisfied?


Milly Hirst

One guitar, no loops, no pedals, but one very special voice

Foo Fighters - Main Stage

Grohl and his gang blow our bleedin' socks off

The Permanent Smilers

Classic indie from Norfolk group

Sleaford Mods @ Waterfront, Norwich

An incredible night at the Waterfront

Sleaford Mods

"People that call themselves poets are usually far f*cking from it."


"Nervous? I should have been wearing nappies!"

Huw Stephens

I was in a band called PicNic and I was the rapper. I don't want to talk about it.

Ella Eyre

If it comes from the heart it goes to the heart; that’s what I live by

East India Youth

Django Django

"We tried to keep it upbeat and positive…like a party at a warehouse at 2 in the morning."

Dan Tombs

"It went through several stages, took a few months, and one blown up Amiga!"

Beans on Toast

"I consider myself a drunk with a guitar."


Classic shoe gaze band coming to NAC soon

Kill it Kid

Expect loud, sweaty rock, delivered in a performance you will feel as much as hear.

BBC Radio 1 Academy - The Schedule

Check out the jam packed timetable!

The Radio One Big Weekend Line Up

The full low down on the Big Weekend line up..

The Great Gatsby ballet

A stunning take on a tragic tale at the Theatre Royal

The Skints

"No one likes a band full of dicks."


"I don’t listen to smooth jazz when I read the newspaper; I haven’t mellowed at all!"

Lower than Atlantis

"We don’t want to slow down; we’d rather speed up!"


"Some people won’t be into it and that’s fine, we’d expect that."

Belle and Sebastian

"I’ve not really got frontman written on my forehead"


"So, Kubrick is a favourite director of ours, but it was a total accident that we ripped him off!"


Surf, punk and pop mashed together to make loud noisy songs

The Boy With Two Heads - The Good Consumer EP

80's desert soundscapes with electronic rumblings


A circus spectacular at the Theatre Royal


I don’t really know if I’m that interested in watching a regular person eat their dinner.

Field Day

Hipster paradise!


Go for that drop at Bloc.

BK & Dad

BK & Dad. From Wales. In Norwich.

Keb Darge

"I also ate boiled rats, of which there were plenty of fat ones."

Papa Roach

"I was so into the Red Hot Chilli Peppers when I was learning to play bass that that sort of funky groove style is just how I play."

The Unthanks

"We’ve also started a clog-dancing club together!"

The Handsome Family

"I had a tambourine and a bottle of tequila in my purse."

This Is The Kit

"Most of the four track stuff I did when I was younger doesn't need to be heard again by anyone!"

Royal Blood

"We cannot wait; the first Wembley show is my birthday!"

Jon Gomm

"I'm a 10-year overnight success!"

The Jesus and Mary Chain @ UEA

It's just really really loud and brilliant and extreme

Rag n Bone Man

"I’m gonna take over the world. Seriously."

Blackalicious @Epic

Blackalicious' set is strange

Edward Scissorhands @ Theatre Royal

I know I wasn't the only one who shed a tear at the end

Girl in a Thunderbolt

This is intelligent and strong music


Interview with first local act at R1's Big Weekend!

BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in Norwich!

Find out all the info here!!

Enter Shikari

When I joined Enter Shikari my dad said to me “You know, there’s a chance that they might not be big?"

Ibibio Sound Machine

Josie Long

I realised that going to Glastonbury Festival is not political activism!

Rae Morris

I cried through the first three songs when I saw Kate Bush last year.

DJ Food

I was doing pause button megamixes as far back as 1984.

Under the radar in East Anglia

Hook yourself up with something fresh…and local.

Mega Emotion

Full of a sparkling energy alongside a neat drumbeat

Wooden Arms

“We’re like Parliament, but with ruffs”

Hayseed Dixie

“I don’t use any words that can’t be said before 6pm on CBeebies”

Echoes in the Well

“We have recently plotted to hold a rehearsal in Fingal’s Cave, in the Hebrides”


“We’ve really discovered who we are as a band this year”

Professor Green

“Even in my darkest times I’ve always held onto something that got me through.”

Hugh Cornwell

Golden Brown star comes to Norwich

Chrome & Illinspired

The two nicest chaps in hip hop

Matt Selfe

Electronic pop from Norwich

Outline Magazine's app

Search 'Outline Norwich' on Google Play or the Apple App Store to grab our free new app!


I pushed my album out of my brain through the Beardytron

Grandmaster Flash at Epic Studios

Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

It's still very much a Foo Fighters Rock Album

Chali 2na

Me? I can't sing. It's like putting a loaded pistol in an infant’s hands!


Where's your car, Debbie?

Knightmare Live

A hilarious and fond trip back to my childhood.

Harry Edwards - Audioline

Harry Edwards


We’re quite normal when we’re offstage


I got a message the other day “I’ve just driven past your house…”

Luke Abbott

The process of making music for me is entirely an investigation into sound and music

La Roux

I’ve figured out how to be comfortable with every part of myself now

Dj Yoda


We met in a sewer looking for old Fanta bottles

Bonnie Prince Billy - A Sea of Tongues

It’s more Country with a Capital C.

Cardinal Burns

A most heart warming, fascinating insight into the show

The Subways

The Subways are gonna rock ya!


Elliot Gleave is Example.


Jimmy from UB40 talks about the their upcoming gig at UEA

Anais Mitchell

Anais Mitchell is a singer songwriter form Vermont, who tells the most wondrous stories.

Cinderella - Theatre Royal

The most magical, pretty ballet EVER.

Tim Key - Norwich Playhouse

From accidently almost sleeping with someone’s grandma to attempting a threesome in India...

The Jungle Brothers - The Arts Centre

You housed us good.

DJ Andy Smith

I’m happy with pulling out the old school pieces.

Tyler Brooks - Lord of the Flies

For me it’s a great kickstart to what I want to do

Clean Bandit

Electronic Chamber Music!

Asking Alexandria

It's going to be an incredible show and a proper laugh!

Grace Savage - Beatboxer

BLIND is a one woman beatboxing theatre show that focuses on the things we hear in the world.

The Wytches

"It will definitely be loud".

The Hold Steady

"We played with Green Day in high school at a roller-rink."


"A crowd doesn’t always know what to do with our music. But we like it like that!"

Dead Prez

Future of the Left

"If everyone can understand your music, then there’s something wrong with it."

The Aggrolites

It’s going to be a great big reggae party that will run well into the morning!

Mimas / Dad Rocks!

Mimas is a Danish band, based in Aarhus. “Mimas is a furry kitten: Restless, picking fights and still lazy and patient at times. Icelandic musician Snævar Njáll Albertsson is the mastermind behind ‘Dad Rocks!’. The guitar here is mostly acoustic and is

Zola Jesus - Taiga

Won’t do much for the lonely goths of this world.


"Pure adrenaline and chaos is what we're aiming for"

Outsmarted answers

Here's all the answers to this month's Outsmarted!

Kristin Hersh - Throwing Muses

"I was born without the show-off gene that is so dang necessary in this business."

Harry Shearer

It's stick-to-your-ribs good!

The Jim Jones Revue

“Coming off stage after a show you feel like you’ve been zapped by a rock ‘n’ roll lightning bolt.”

Frank Turner

“I’m maniacal about music but I don’t really care about anything else at all.”


“There are so many really passionate music fans in Norwich”


He raps about his own real everyday life.

Tricky // Adrian Thaws

This is a good one.

Childhood - Lacuna

This album makes me feel like Supergirl.

Intensi T

Boots 'n' cats.

Cerebral Ballzy

No sleep from Brooklyn ‘til Norwich!

Virus Syndicate

Manchester bad boys womp it up.

La Roux // Trouble in Paradise

La Roux is in Trouble in Paradise

Interview with Kiran Leonard

The best new British songwriter around...and still only 18.

Sebastien Tellier // L'Aventura

Interview with Circa Waves

Circa Waves! If you’re after a young, thrusting band of young men from Liverpool, here’s your answer.

Interview with Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi was always destined to be a star. Growing up in a household of music lovers, studying music at university and becoming the passionate singer that Brian Eno has supported since she started, she’s recently released her second, critically acclaime

Sigma look forward to Jelly

“Drum n bass has been going for around 20 years now and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon.”

Enter the Next Big Thing Competition!

Is your band this year's Next Big Thing?!