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Saturday, January 20th 2024

Another evening of polite, genteel, relaxing death metal and grindcore at the Waterfront Studio.

Alex Kate

Saturday, January 20th 2024

Miloš Karadaglić and Arcangelo Ensemble

Monday, January 15th 2024

A Baroque blinder of a night


Sunday, January 14th 2024

Is it too early to declare set of the year. Yeah, Spanish Love Songs were that good!

Jake Bugg

Friday, December 15th 2023

The LCR was now pretty much full to capacity and there was a real sense of excitement and anticipation in the crowd for the accomplished singer and song writer.

Gogol Bordello, Peat & Diesel and Puzzled Panther

Tuesday, December 12th 2023

Gogol Bordello deliver but are put in the shade by the amazing Peat & Diesel


Sunday, December 10th 2023

John Otway and his Band

Friday, December 8th 2023

The appeal of John Otway remains largely inexplicable. He performs the same songs, interspersed with the same patter, and does so with a self-deprecating acknowledgement epitomised by one of the last songs of the night - I Don't Know What I'm Doing, but I Shouldn't Be Doing This. Yet there's something so unremittingly joyous in the chaos and cacophony of an Otway gig, that once you join the cult, it's nigh on impossible to let go. He may not be the Messiah, but he is a very silly boy.

The Amazons - Swim School - Fiona-Lee

Thursday, December 7th 2023

Richard Dawson

Thursday, December 7th 2023

A unique talent, and one worth making the effort to discover.

Sundara Karma, Ten Tonnes, Pleasure Inc.

Tuesday, December 5th 2023

Sundara Karma are truly one of those must-see bands who simply will not fail to set alight everyone’s indie rock flames.

Skinny Lister + Life Aquatic Band + The Molee Shakes

Friday, December 1st 2023

Skinny Lister had an absolute ball delivering a set that is high on energy and audience participation. They are greeted like returning heroes. Almost all of the audience mouth along word perfectly to all of the songs, even those from one month old, new album Shanty Punk

Waterparks and Stand Atlantic

Wednesday, November 22nd 2023

UK Foo Fighters

Tuesday, November 21st 2023

Tribute bands are often hit or miss but it’s safe to say that when the UK Foo Fighters played Norwich’s LCR on Saturday night, it really did feel as though Dave Grohl himself and the Foos were right before our eyes.

The Mary Wallopers

Monday, November 20th 2023

The Mary Wallopers have it all. You simply could not ask for better craic on a Sunday night in Norwich.

The Pigeon Detectives

Tuesday, November 14th 2023

The levels of energy and enthusiasm (both on and off stage) prove that The Pigeon Detectives are still up for a grand night out. Whatever night it is.

The View

Tuesday, November 14th 2023

Matthew And The Atlas - Memorial

Monday, November 13th 2023

Baby Queen

Tuesday, November 7th 2023

The peak of the night came with the cataclysmic “Dover Beach” that had the entire room bouncing to it’s rocketing chorus,

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

Monday, November 6th 2023

The enormity and significance of this concert suddenly sank home, and I felt guilty for simply being free to come along and listen to this great classical music.

McFly - Lost Alone

Monday, October 30th 2023

Tom's crisp vocals and skillful guitar playing, Danny's charismatic performance, Dougie's bass grooves, and Harry's drumming expertise were a testament to their musical prowess.

Jesca Hoop

Friday, October 27th 2023

She’s soulful, mystical, mysterious and wacky with a real aura (a quite magical stage presence)

Golden Panda

Thursday, October 26th 2023

Hard Fi

Sunday, October 22nd 2023

This house is on fire and yes Thursday is indeed the new Friday

Kezia Gill

Thursday, October 19th 2023

Kezia Gill's first journey back to Norwich since supporting The Shires at Epic Studios two years ago

Pip Blom

Tuesday, October 17th 2023

The band seem very happy and confident on stage, relaxed in knowing they are producing the goods. I hope they return to their home from home soon.

The Bluetones

Sunday, October 15th 2023

Funeral For A Friend - Dashboard Confessional

Saturday, October 14th 2023

The Xcerts

Tuesday, October 10th 2023

Long live The Xcerts, here’s to another 14 years and hopefully bigger things to come.

The Sherlocks

Sunday, October 8th 2023

This was an evening to let the music do the talking


Wednesday, October 4th 2023

Sheer, whole-hearted, fun is the best way to sum up Lovejoy. They’ve harboured a beautiful sense of community and long may it continue.

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells - The 50th Anniversary Experience

Tuesday, October 3rd 2023

A magnificent tribute to one of England's finest modern contemporary rock composers.

Deepdale Festival

Wednesday, September 27th 2023

Thank you Deepdale – you did it again. This is still my favourite festival of the year, and judging by the number of returning acts and audience members, everybody else's, too.

Erland Cooper and Ensemble

Tuesday, September 19th 2023

All in all, another great evening at the Arts Centre.

Nina Nastasia

Saturday, September 9th 2023

This was a mesmerising performance by a completely singular artist

Mama Oh No

Wednesday, September 6th 2023


Friday, September 1st 2023

An evening of clean, wholesome, melodic pop this most certainly wasn’t. It was however good deathly fun.

Inspiral Carpets - Floral Image

Tuesday, August 29th 2023

Let's Rock Norwich 2023

Monday, August 21st 2023

The Let's Rock festival is unashamedly a retro festival - often a curate's egg of one hit wonders, war horses and hardy-perennials, but the roll call for Norwich was unusually eclectic. Whether that was by design, or just who they could get, is hard to say, but the inclusion of bands like The Farm and Happy Mondays suggest the festival is starting to take itself more seriously – becoming more about music and less about mullet wigs – which has to be a good thing.


Sunday, August 20th 2023

N-Dubz's performance was a seamless blend of their greatest hits and newer tracks...The evening was a whirlwind of energy, talent, and good vibes. Whether you're a long-time fan or someone looking to experience the essence of British urban music, an N-Dubz concert is an event you won't want to miss.