People queueing up outside Open in Norwich for Radio 1 Big Weekend Academy tickets.

People hoping to bag one of the 7,000 free tickets for a week-long programme of workshops in Norwich with bands including the Maccabees are queueing outside Open in Norwich today.

Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green, Glasgow. Photo: Mark Runnacles/PA Wire.

Anger has erupted after it emerged that tickets to see the likes of the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Muse and Sam Smith at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Norwich were being offered online for hundreds of pounds.

Leah Hammond and Stuart Sale from Broke Maps. Picture: SUBMITTED

Guitar and vocals duo Broken Maps are the featured act at tonight’s North Walsham Unplugged gig.

Some of the items up for auction in North Walsham Live Aid at Cafe Kitale ahead of the main event on 17/18th April, Jacquie Askew looking at the some of the lots for sale. 


Rock fans will be able to enjoy live entertainment and bid for music memorabilia at a popular charity fundraiser this weekend.

The performers from We'll Meet Again who are coming to Cromer Pier. Picture: SUBMITTED

Songs, comedy and variety will be performed at an end-of-the-pier theatre to mark 70 years after the end of the Second World War in Europe.

The cast of the Elixir of Love during rehearsal. Picture: SUBMITTED

A community opera group is marking its 25th year with an historic production.

Dansmall who are playing at Sheringham Little Theatre. Picture: SUBMITTED

An eclectic music duo will 
be playing at a coastal theatre this weekend.

Cajun Dawgs, who will be part of the Folk on the Pier fringe festival in Cromer. Picture: SUBMITTED

Folk fans will be able to enjoy traditional Norfolk dialect and a mix of music for free at a festival fringe extravaganza.

The Garage, in Norwich, is celebrating a major funding boost from The National Foundation for Youth Music.

A Norwich performance venue is celebrating a major funding boost for its music projects at the centre and around the region.

Ella Eyre. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Some of the greatest talent in the music industry will be in Norwich for a week of workshops ahead of Europe’s biggest free music festival, the Radio 1 Big Weekend.

Greg Harradine is one of the finalists in the RSC's Shakespeare Birthday Song Competition 2015.

A Norfolk composer needs your vote in his quest to have his music performed on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Bressingham steam

A south Norfolk tourist railway station is going full steam head and embrace all things Steampunk next weekend.

Jessie Ware. Picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is rumoured to be among the artists and DJs coming to Norwich for the Radio 1 Academy ahead of the Big Weekend.

AUTHENTIC SOUND: Clive John in the Johnny Cash Roadshow.  picture: SUPPLIED

One of the problems with loving music from the past is that you don’t get to see many of your heroes performing live.

Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite are coming to St Georges

Strictly Come Dancing stars Camilla Dallerup and Ian Waite will be strutting their stuff on the Great Yarmouth stage when they come to St George’s Theatre.

Trunch church. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

A series of music concerts will be happening over the next few months to raise funds for a medieval church.

Courtney Barnett at Norwich Waterfront April 2015

It was only 11 months ago that Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett and her band last played Norwich, at Norwich Waterfront’s upstairs studio in an intimate, but thrilling set.

Norfolk County Youth Orchestra at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange in July 2014.

Talented young musicians are preparing to take a Norwich audience on a musical tour of the Americas.

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Music and merriment are heading to Mundesley this summer as the village announces the line-up for its annual festival.


Europe perhaps unfairly stigmatised as shallow pop-rock, but the band gets the balance between the classic hits, such as Rock the Night and The Final Countdown, and their newer material just right.

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