Return of Norwich Sound and Vision Festival

Organisers of a festival held for the first time last year have revealed that this year's event will be twice the size.

Norwich Sound and Vision will return to the city for its second year from September 29 to October 1. Last year's inaugural event, inspired by Liverpool Sound City and music conference/festival SXSW based in Texas, America, attracted more than 2,500 people.

Building on 2010's success, this year's event will comprise a three-day music festival, a film and video festival and a conference featuring expert speakers from music, film and digital industries from around the world.

The music festival will feature more than 50 bands playing across the city over three days.

Highlights include Dels, Esben and the Witch, Beth Jeans Houghton, Boningen, Spokes, Ellen and the Escapades and Jack Savoretti, as well as Norwich's own Fever Fever, Sargasso Trio and Context MC.

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Meanwhile, renowned music industry experts will be giving talks and answering questions and there will be a range of film-related activities at Cinema City and the Forum.

Adrian Cooke, Norwich Sound and Vision director, said: 'Norwich Sound and Vision 2011 is a fantastic opportunity to see some amazing local, national and international talent and to engage in lively debate about the creative industries, learn from industry experts and make use of unparalleled networking opportunities.

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'People will also have the opportunity to discover new markets, forge new partnerships, learn, be inspired and have a fantastic time in one of England's most charming cities.'

Panellist and speakers will include Jim Mawdsley from Generator Records, Blur drummer Dave Rowntree, Last FM Radio's Stefan Baumschlager, Laura Snapes from New Musical Express, and Association of Independent Music's Alison Wenham.

On the film side, there will be two forums at Cinema City with panellists exploring the relationship between music, film and television, as well as the BBC's music video festival at Fusion in the Forum.

For tickets, delegate passes or more information, go to

Are you organising an event in Norwich? Contact Kate Scotter on 01603 772326 or email

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