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10 huge concerts coming to Norfolk in 2020

PUBLISHED: 08:43 03 December 2019 | UPDATED: 16:20 06 December 2019

Westlife, Will Young and Little Mix are just some of the huge acts performing in Norfolk in 2020 Credit: L-R Rhodes Media, Supplied by Forest Live, Lizz Hobbs Group

Westlife, Will Young and Little Mix are just some of the huge acts performing in Norfolk in 2020 Credit: L-R Rhodes Media, Supplied by Forest Live, Lizz Hobbs Group

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From Little Mix to The Killers, it is going to be an unforgettable year of music in Norfolk with chart-topping acts bringing their tours to the county.

Westlife has announced a Norwich tour date at Carrow Road in 2020 Credit: SuppliedWestlife has announced a Norwich tour date at Carrow Road in 2020 Credit: Supplied

1. Westlife

Where: Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 3JE

When: Friday, June 19

Cost: £45 to £85, cuffeandtaylor.com

The Irish boyband, which consists of Nicky Byrne, Markus Feehily, Shane Filan and Kian Egan, will kick off their Stadiums in the Summer tour at Carrow Road next year.

They will sing all their classic hits, such as Swear it Again, You Raise Me Up and Flying Without Wings, alongside new up-tempo songs from their latest album Spectrum.

The group will perform in the Barclay End and there is capacity for 25,000 in the stadium, with seating, standing and golden circle tickets available.

Hospitality tickets are available from the club online at canaries.co.uk or by calling 01603 721902 (option 2) and wheelchair and ambulant tickets can be purchased by phone only (option one).

The Killers are coming to Carrow Road in Norwich for their 2020 UK tour. Picture Rob Loud.The Killers are coming to Carrow Road in Norwich for their 2020 UK tour. Picture Rob Loud.

2. The Killers

Where: Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 3JE

When: Monday, June 1

Cost: Sold out

Party like When You Were Young as American rockers The Killers are stopping off in Norwich on their UK tour and will play classic hits such as Somebody Told Me and Mr Brightside, alongside new material from their upcoming album Imploding The Mirage.

The group, who hail from Las Vegas, headlined The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury this summer and topped the bill at Latitude 2018 in Suffolk.

The Killers were first formed in 2001 and the current line-up consists of lead singer Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr.

The support act will be Indie pop band The Blossoms and it will be the second time they perform in the city next year as their tour is coming to the UEA LCR in March.

Little Mix are returning to Norfolk in 2020 with a gig at Holkham Hall. Left to right; Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall. Picture Liz Hobbs Group.Little Mix are returning to Norfolk in 2020 with a gig at Holkham Hall. Left to right; Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall. Picture Liz Hobbs Group.

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3. Little Mix

Where: Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea, NR23 1AB

When: Saturday, July 18

Cost: General admission standing tickets £62.88, VIP packages also available, ticketmaster.co.uk

The X Factor winners turned global megastars Little Mix are taking their summer 2020 tour to north Norfolk next summer.

The group will perform their greatest hits including Women Like Me, Touch, Shout Out To My Ex, Black Magic and Wings.

They have had four platinum-selling albums and nine platinum-selling singles, surpassing a record previously held by the Spice Girls.

The group will be performing in Norfolk for the third time in four years as they previously headlined two shows at Earlham Park in Norwich.

Will Young and James Morrison will co-headline at Thetford Forest for Forest Live 2020 Credit: SuppliedWill Young and James Morrison will co-headline at Thetford Forest for Forest Live 2020 Credit: Supplied

4. James Morrison and Will Young

Where: High Lodge, Thetford Forest, IP27 0AF

When: Friday, June 19

Cost: £55.45, forestryengland.uk/music/03000 680400

Chart-topping singers Will Young and James Morrison will be hoping for no Broken Strings when they co-headline Forest Live as part of the summer concert series.

Will Young shot to fame as the winner of the first series of Pop Idol in 2002 and his debut single Evergreen was the bestselling single of the noughties and has had 11 top 10 hits, including Leave Right Now, Light My Fire and Jealousy.

With the release of his 2006 debut album, 'Undiscovered', singer-songwriter James Morrison was catapulted into the limelight and since then he hasn't looked back.

He has had five UK top 10 hits, which are You Give Ne Something, Wonderful World, You Make it Real, I Won't Let You Go and Broken Strings, where he collaborated with Canadian singer Nelly Furtado.

Wet Wet Wet Credit: Let's Rock 2020Wet Wet Wet Credit: Let's Rock 2020

READ MORE: Little Mix to play Norfolk show in 2020



5. Wet Wet Wet and Boomtown Rats at Let's Rock Norwich!

Where: Earlham Park, Norwich, NR4 7TQ

When: Saturday, May 23

Cost: Adults £36, children (3-12) free booked alongside adult ticket, under 3s free, VIP tickets also available, letsrocknorwich.com

The popular event celebrates the music of the eighties and is set to return to Earlham Park for 2020 over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

Topping the bill is Glasgow group Wet Wet Wet who exploded onto the scene in 1987 and since then they have sold over 15 million singles and albums, including number one songs With a Little Help From My Friends, Goodnight Girl and Love Is All Around.

The other headliners announced are Irish rockers The Boomtown Rats, whose lead vocalist is Bob Geldof, and their hits include Rat Trap and I Don't Like Mondays.

6. The Streets at Friday Night Live Norwich

The Streets will perform at Earlham Park next summer. Picture: PA/ArchantThe Streets will perform at Earlham Park next summer. Picture: PA/Archant

Where: Earlham Park, Norwich, NR4 7TQ

When: Friday, May 22

Cost: £53.90, VIP tickets also available, fridaynightlive.net

Created by the team behind the popular Sunday Sessions and Let's Rock Festival series, Friday Night Live is a new outdoor event for 2020 offering an evening of the very best in live music.

The first Friday Night Live will be headlined by The Streets, which is led by rapper and singer Mike Skinner.

The group released five albums and had four top ten singles in the noughties with When You Wasn't Famous, Dry Your Eyes, Fit But You Know It and Blinded By The Lights.

In recent years, Mike has worked on his solo material and as a DJ playing bass and grime, but in 2018 he revived The Streets and in 2021 they are releasing a new album titled The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light.

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7. The Script at Newmarket Nights

Where: Newmarket Racecourse, CB8 0TG

The Script will return to Suffolk when they play at Newmarket Racecourses in June 2020 Credit: Andrew Whitton/SuppliedThe Script will return to Suffolk when they play at Newmarket Racecourses in June 2020 Credit: Andrew Whitton/Supplied

When: Friday, June 19

Cost: £39.50 to £61.50, thejockeyclub.co.uk

Just across the border in Suffolk, The Script will headline a day or racing at Newmarket and will perform hits including The Man Who Can't Be Moved, Hall of Fame, For the First Time and Superheroes.

The trio, fronted by Danny O'Donoghue, have sold over 30 million singles and they will also play tracks from their latest album Sunsets & Full Moons, which includes single The Last Time.

8. Michael Buble

Where: Blickling Hall, NR11 6NF

When: Tuesday, July 28

Cost: General admission sold out, golden circle available at ticketmaster.co.uk and axs.com

The Canadian crooner will perform at the National Trust property near Aylsham as part of his 2020 An Evening with Michael Bublé UK tour of stately homes, castles and cricket grounds.

He will play his greatest hits when he comes to Norfolk, including top 10 singles Haven't Met You Yet and It's A Beautiful Day.

9. The Libertines at Sunday Sessions

Where: Earlham Park, Norwich, NR4 7TQ

When: Sunday, May 24

Cost: Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, December 6 at norwich.sundaysessions.net

The band, who are fronted by Carl Barat and the enigmatic Peter Doherty, are heavily rumoured to be bringing their back catalogue of alternative dance floor favourites to Earlham Park next May as they headline Sunday Sessions Norwich, which will follow Friday Night Live and Let's Rock Festival on the Saturday.

They list Can'tStand Me Now, Don't Look BackInto The Sun and Time For Heroes among their biggest hits, all of which gig-goers can expect to hear at the festival.

READ MORE: Superstar Michael Bublé announces Norfolk gig

10. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Where: High Lodge, Thetford Forest, IP27 0AF

When: Thursday, June 18

Cost: £58.75, tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, December 6, forestryengland.uk/music/03000 680400

As a founding member and the principal songwriter of Oasis, Noel has sold over 70 million records, including the band's generation-defining albums Definitely Maybe and What's The Story Morning Glory?

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds first emerged in 2011 with their eponymous album selling over 2.5 million copies worldwide and it was followed by Chasing Yesterday and Who Built The Moon? which all reached the number one spot.

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