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Kaiser Chiefs to end weekend of 'world class music' at Norwich park

PUBLISHED: 10:18 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:30 02 February 2018

Kaiser Chiefs who will headline Earlham Park in Norwich in May. Photo: Danny North

Kaiser Chiefs who will headline Earlham Park in Norwich in May. Photo: Danny North

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The Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as the headline act for a new music festival in Norwich.

Kaiser Chiefs who will headline Earlham Park in Norwich in May. Photo: Danny NorthKaiser Chiefs who will headline Earlham Park in Norwich in May. Photo: Danny North

The multiple Brit Award winners will top the bill at the new Sunday Sessions in Earlham Park.

Held over the Spring bank holiday, it will conclude a weekend of music at the city park with Let’s Rock Norwich! being held the day before.

The Leeds rockers will be joined by a host of other well known artists at the festival.

Uk Live, which also organises Let’s Rock Norwich!, are behind Sunday Sessions and marketing manager Natalie Yost said they brought the festival to Norwich due to the city’s enjoyment for music.

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“There is always so much excitement at Earlham Park and in the city and there is a real momentum for things like this in Norwich,” she said. “The whole place just oozes enthusiasm.”

If the event is a success in Norwich, the company hopes it can be launched across the country.

Best known for songs I Predict a Riot, Ruby and Every Day I Love You Less and Less, the Kaiser Chiefs have had two UK number one albums and front man Ricky Wilson has appeared as a judge on The Voice.

The band have performed twice before in the city. They had a headline show at the UEA LCR in 2012 and were joined by Bloc Party, The Killers and The Futureheads at the NME Tour back in 2005.

As well as return of Let’s Rock Norwich! to Earlham Park, Little Mix will also be coming back to the venue in the summer after their popular show last year.

Councillor Gail Harris, deputy leader for Norwich City Council, said these events show Earlham Park is becoming known as a music venue.

“It’s exciting that this type of high profile music event with such a top quality headliner is becoming a regular feature in Earlham Park, one of Norwich’s best-loved parks,” she said.

“The opportunity this gives our residents to experience world class music on their doorstep is something to be celebrated, as is the opportunity to, once again, showcase our fine city.”

Early bird tickets for Sunday Sessions cost £30 and are on sale today from www.sundaysessions.net

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Let’s Rock Norwich! 2018

Sunday Sessions will bring to the end a bank holiday of live music in Norwich.

Popular 1980s festival Let’s Rock Norwich! will be back at Earlham Park on Saturday May 26.

One of the biggest names on the bill this year is former Neighbours star and 80s heart throb Jason Donovan who is best known for his Especially For You duet with Kylie Minogue.

He will be joined in Norwich by the Don’t You Want Me hit makers The Human League and vocal group The Real Thing.

Completing the line-up is ABC, Nick Heyward, Heaven 17, T’Pau, Katrina, China Crisis, Toyah and Sonia.

The event will be hosted by Let’s Rock favourites Dave Benson Phillips and Pat

Sharp.

Some 15,000 revellers flocked to the park in 2017 for the festival.

Tickets are available now from www.letsrocknorwich.com and start at £36.

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