Wombat's annual music event in city park

It's fingers crossed for sunshine this Sunday, when Wombatwombat hosts its seventh annual, free, celebration of seven of the best breaking local and national indie bands around in the bandstand at Waterloo Park, Angel Road, Norwich.

It's fingers crossed for sunshine this Sunday, when Wombatwombat hosts its seventh annual, free, celebration of seven of the best breaking local and national indie bands around in the bandstand at Waterloo Park, Angel Road, Norwich.

Weather permitting, this Norwich City Council-sponsored event will run from 1.15pm until 7pm under the watchful, cheeky eye of poet/compere Yanny Mac, fresh from last weekend's Latitude festival. If it rains heavily, the gig will transfer to the Edward VII on Aylsham Road, where Howlback Hum is hosting a further four bands for free, starting at 7.30pm.

This year's mini-festival doubles-up as a launch gig for the second part of violet violet's gatefold double seven-inch EP, Bring! Bring! The Morn and Bike 'Til Dawn, out the next day on NR ONE Records.

Newcastle upon Tyne-based Pale Man Made are making a welcome return to their “home-from-home” following January's good reception for their dynamic, darkly-tinged, jangly, DIY pop. The quartet's layered, gritty C86-meets-the Fall sound of duelling guitars and boy/girl vocal trading appeals so much to Huw Stephens, he made Oh, My Treasured Things, an album of the week.

Sunday marks the debut Norwich show for post-punk outfit Kids Love Lies, a fem-fronted, in-yer-face, post-punk outfit, that delivered the best demo of the year so far to Wombatwombat in February.

Packed full of youthful exuberance, BBC Norfolk Introducing faves the Lidi Berlins are a blast of fresh air on the local scene, thanks to their skiffle-infested, rhythmic girl/boy/girl, punktastic indie.

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Rupert will be the first band to bare their soul on Sunday. The Great Leap Forward-supported teen-trio from Norwich/Lowestoft have been bigged-up by the Kabeedies on Radio 1 as a band to keep tabs on, and their scrawly, up-front guitars, bold drums and insistent vocals are guaranteed to blast away Saturday night's cobwebs.

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