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Monday, July 1st 2019

The Stereophonics

Tuesday, June 25th 2019

It’s funny y’know, as the film industry looks to highlight the careers of Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Elton John in ‘Rocketman’, I measure that no-one will ever be making a film about Kelly Jones. With 6 number one albums (only one fewer than Queen), a legacy of searingly honest songs in his catalogue, an accomplished guitar and piano player, I feel like we’ve witnessed one of the bastions of British music tonight. But Hollywood need not call – there’s 9000 of us in a forest in Suffolk that already know it.

Altered Images + Pin Ups

Sunday, June 23rd 2019

Paul Weller

Saturday, June 22nd 2019

The very iconic music legend that is Paul Weller, ‘the mod father’ is back in Thetford Forest

Meat Puppets

Saturday, June 22nd 2019

Foals + Yak + Kiev

Friday, June 21st 2019

Oshun + Praisepoda + Maya Law

Thursday, June 20th 2019

Sugarhill Gang With Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio's Furious 5

Friday, June 14th 2019

The show that these guys put on is from a different era. They are entertainers. The show is slick, they are pros and they work incredibly hard to get the maximum out of the crowd

Jo Whiley - 90's Anthems

Monday, June 10th 2019

I saw a bubble of escapism as the night was danced away. The Power of Music, long may it continue

The Rutles

Monday, June 10th 2019

… the evening was always going to end too soon


Friday, June 7th 2019

it would be easy to play it safe and predictable but it's a festival strength that they keep looking for something new and different with the occasional surprise to keep us on our toes …. somehow each year topping the achievements of the last.


Wednesday, June 5th 2019

Wooden Shjips

Wednesday, June 5th 2019

There was such a great atmosphere in the hall, with many completely lost in their own world

Sunday Sessions Norwich

Monday, June 3rd 2019

This is my first Sunday Sessions appearance at Earlham Park and I have to say I was suitably impressed with the set-up, sound quality and location for an outdoor daytime festival, the slope in the park really allowed the crowd to get a great vantage point of the stage from wherever they were positioned and this really seemed to add to the overall atmospherics of the occasion.

Lets Rock Norwich

Monday, June 3rd 2019

In what has fast become an annual fixture on the Norwich musical calendar, it was back to Earlham park for another day of shameless nostalgia.

Sisters of Silents - Featuring VanityFair, Big Teeth, & Milly Hurst

Monday, June 3rd 2019

.. this has been a cracking evening showcasing three great local performers and some interesting, amusing and unusual film making

Matthew and the Atlas

Saturday, May 25th 2019

Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019

Colin Currie Quartet (NNF)

Tuesday, May 21st 2019

The end came too soon, in an evening that had flown by


Sunday, May 19th 2019

The words are, of course, powerful and thought-provoking but this is more about having fun than preaching Will also definitely make a point of seeing local acts Piers-Harrion Reid

The Undertones

Friday, May 17th 2019

With a 25 song main set and five song encore, picking highlights is next to impossible

Chilly Gonzales (NNF)

Friday, May 17th 2019 of the greatest acts i’ve ever seen in my journalistic career, do not miss a chance to see this consummate entertainer, Gonzales, C.

Ten Tonnes

Thursday, May 16th 2019


Thursday, May 16th 2019

The Unthanks take folk music, even in its apparently most traditional of forms, and take it to places new and exciting to deliver a captivating show

A Night At The Musicals (NNF)

Thursday, May 16th 2019

A Night at the Musicals, with its extravagant costumes is a fun, intimate start to the festival.

Fat White Family

Wednesday, May 15th 2019

Must be amongst one of the best gigs this year

Kyle Falconer

Tuesday, May 14th 2019

Kyle was still most certainly on fire, he is most certainly still the Don

Tenebrae (NNF 19)

Tuesday, May 14th 2019

Stunning soloists, extraordinary harmonies, and flawless execution were evident throughout a performance

Jess Gillam

Sunday, May 12th 2019

What proved consistent throughout the evening was Gillam’s infectious enthusiasm and commitment to her instrument and the eclectic pieces she had chosen to play, something that shone through her brief chats with the audience

The Wildhearts - Massive Wagons - Towers of London

Saturday, May 11th 2019

Picking standout tracks is nigh impossible but I have to go for Everlone, the mighty Caffeine Bomb and My Baby Is A Headfuck.

Pip Blom

Thursday, May 9th 2019

The Wedding Present - supported by Flatmates

Monday, May 6th 2019

The Wedding Present can still do it, and despite many line up changes over the years, they still maintain a remarkable sense of who they are as a band,

Reggae Legends

Monday, May 6th 2019

Norwich still has a big appetite for Reggae ......

The Showhawk Duo

Monday, May 6th 2019


Monday, May 6th 2019

If anyone needed reminding as to just how good Idlewild were and still are, then they got it this evening


Saturday, May 4th 2019

Alexander Carson Album Launch

Tuesday, April 30th 2019

Tracks like Ghosts and Lovers ably demonstrate what a beautiful album Ellipsism has turned out to be


Friday, April 26th 2019

I have to keep reminding myself that Dave is still just 20 years old, yet the confidence he has on stage is remarkable


Friday, April 19th 2019

I had a lot of fun attending the GZA show. I hung out with some friends, I listened to some loud classic tunes and I got to see an actual member of the Wu-Tang Clan in Norwich.

Stefflon Don, Big Tobz and Russ

Wednesday, April 17th 2019

Stefflon Don brought the kind of show that I would normally never see, and it was very easy to see why she is so popular. …… I left buzzing after a brilliant night of musical exhilaration, feeling joyous, and having seen something that will live long in my memory.