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Norwich City Council events team, left to right, Lewis Cook, Clare Hubery, Liz Howard and Helen Selleck. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It took 10 years of asking, three years of talking, and months of planning – and now it’s time to make sure you get the most from Europe’s biggest free festival in Norwich.

Left to right, Mary Wilson, Darren Edgeway and Natasha Edgeway enjoying last year's Blickling proms event. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The sights and sounds of the 1940s will fill the air at a Norfolk stately home for a musical extravaganza.

The Newgrass Cutters, who are performing at the Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier. Picture: SUBMITTED

A progressive bluesgrass band will be performing at an end-of-the-pier theatre.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival director, William Galinsky. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The final countdown to the Norfolk and Norwich Festival is underway, with the art world coming to Norwich from Friday May 8.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival director, William Galinsky. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Adnams Spiegeltent is on its way, weird and wonderful acts from around the globe are heading to the county, and soon the spotlight will be firmly focussed on this year’s Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Shakatak

Top 1908s jazz-funk band Shakatak are playing at a school theatre next month.

Norwich Market and Gentlemans Walk.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

A band on a national tour is set to perform at Norwich Market - a first for the city centre shopping spot.

Jenny Eclair  who is appearing at Holt Festival this summer

Comedy, soul and politics have been unveiled among the latest shows heading to Holt Festival this summer.

Ron Sayer and Charlotte Joyce. Picture; GRAHAM WHITTINGTON

A blues band is urging fans to turn up to its next gig - and be part of a live album recording.

Sam Smith.  by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Music fans are waiting to hear if Sam Smith will be recovered in time to perform at the Big Weekend and Thetford after a vocal-cord haemorrhage.

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.

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Latitude Festival the famous multi-coloured sheep travelled all the way from Suffolk to London to perform with dancers, Shaun Dillon and Kim Collins, in front of Sadler's Wells. Latitude is the UK's largest multi-arts festival and for the eight year running Sadler's Wells, the UK's leading dance house, will present a world class dance programme at the festival from 16th-19th July, in the stunning grounds of Henham Park. www.latitudefestival.com
10th anniversary of Latitude Festival at Sadler's Wells, London, Britain - 21 Apr 2015

From theatre hatched in Cornish barns to a world famous comic and William Blake infused hip-hop Latitude Festival’s arts line up is brimming with talent.

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. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

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.

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