Line-up announced for this year’s Wymondham Music Festival

Jazz musician Jo Fooks will perform at the year's Wymondham Music Festival. Picutre: Courtesy Wymond

Jazz musician Jo Fooks will perform at the year's Wymondham Music Festival. Picutre: Courtesy Wymondham Music Festival - Credit: Archant

Music is set to once again fill Wymondham's streets and venues as the town gears up for its 22nd annual music festival.

The front cover of the programme for this year's Wymondham Music Festival. Picutre: Courtesy Wymondh

The front cover of the programme for this year's Wymondham Music Festival. Picutre: Courtesy Wymondham Music Festival - Credit: Archant

Richard Elliott, festival chairman, said he was delighted with how the festival was shaping up, with a busy programme of open-air events, recitals and concerts.

Mr Elliott said: 'We have superb menu of live local music and top artists from the national stage, to enjoy in Wymondham this summer.

'I would like to thank our volunteer team who make the festival happen and for the support from our sponsors and patrons, which enables us to stage many free events and keep ticket prices at an accessible level.'

Although most events will take place between Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 16, a day of busking will kick off the festival on Saturday, May 27 from 11am to 2pm.

A jazz performance at the Wymondham Music Festival. Picutre: Courtesy Wymondham Music Festival

A jazz performance at the Wymondham Music Festival. Picutre: Courtesy Wymondham Music Festival - Credit: Archant

Then, there is a Market Place Music series, with live music on Saturdays June 3, June 10 and June 24 from 11am to 1pm.

There will be more live music on the Market Place on Saturday, July 1 with Wymondham High Academy performing from 11am to 1pm, then Feathersfest takes over, rocking The Feathers pub until 11pm.

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The festival's largest event, the Jazz Picnic, is at Becketswell on Monday, July 3 from 6.30pm to 9pm, with Simon Nelson's DixieMix performing.

The popular Teddy Bear's Picnic for the under fives will be at King's Head Meadow on Sunday, July 9 from 11am to 1pm.

The Vagaband will perform at the year's Wymondham Music Festival. Picutre: Courtesy Wymondham Music

The Vagaband will perform at the year's Wymondham Music Festival. Picutre: Courtesy Wymondham Music Festival - Credit: Archant

The Vagaband's brand of indie roots rock is at The Regal - Ex-Services Club - on Sunday, July 2 from 7.30pm.

The Regal is also hosting a blues night with Robin Bibi and The Shunters on Thursday, July 13 from 8pm. The band Arcelia will bring their soulful folk to Central Hall on Friday, July 7 from 8pm.

Wymondham Abbey has a busy programme of concerts and recitals including:

-Wymondham Symphony Orchestra's Summer Concert on Saturday, July 1 from 7.30pm;

-Lucy Thalange, Norfolk Young Musician 2017, on Tuesday, July 4 from 1pm;

-Rachel Groves, harpist on Wednesday, July 5 from 5.30pm;

-Jazz at The Abbey featuring the Jo Fooks Quartet on Thursday, July 6 from 7.30pm;

-Wymondham Youth Orchestra Summer Concert on Saturday, July 8 from 7.30pm;

-Young Musicians' Concert on Monday, July 10 from 7pm;

-Alice Godfrey and Rob Goodrich's trumpet and organ recital on Tuesday, July 11 at 5.30pm;

-Luca Luciano's clarinet concert on Wednesday, July 12 from 7.30pm;

-Wymondham Choral Society Summer Concert on Saturday, July 15 from 7.30pm.

Events at Wymondham Baptist Church include:

-An annual music lecture and recital on Tuesday, July 4 from 7.30pm featuring guitarist and luthier Peter Turrell;

-Massimo Redaelli Brown's harpsichord recital on Sunday, July 9 from 7.30pm;

-A ceilidh with Happy Feet Ceilidh Band on Saturday, July 15 from 11am to 1pm and the family concert with The He Hews, which rounds off Festival Fornight on Sunday, July 16 from 3pm.

More information and bookings

A 48-page booklet detailing the whole festival programme is now available. Tickets can be booked and more information about the festival can be found at www.wymfest.org.uk,

Puff's Toyshop in Wymondham Market Place also sells concert tickets. For enquiries, call 01953 333500 or email info@wymfest.org.uk.

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