We’re a nation of festival lovers – we all know that. However, it’s nice to mix it up a bit when it comes to music festivals, and one that sits right on Norwich’s doorstep but might not be as widely known about is the fantastic Wymondham Music Festival.
From Friday 1 July to Saturday 16 July this pretty South Norfolk heritage market town will be buzzing with a fortnight of varied and exciting musical acts and performances, from classical and jazz to folk and roots – and its popularity shines in the fact that it’s now in its 21st year! There’ll be lunchtime shows, teatime recitals, evening concerts and lectures to enjoy - so whenever you’re free and whatever you fancy listening to, there’s bound to be something to suit you!
A few highlights include; Jazz at the Abbey (7 July), ‘21 Years of Wymondham Music Festival’ exhibition at the Wymondham Arts Centre (12 July, 10am - 5pm), Wymondham's Big Sing at Wymondham High Academy (9 & 10 July) & Spikedrivers at Regal on Friarscroft Lane (15 July).
For younger attendees the annual and ever-popular Teddy Bear’s Picnic returns, offering 2 hours of musical fun for the under 5’s (and their families) – make sure you bring a blanket! Folk fans: don’t miss Anna Mudeka’s musical lecture on the Music of our Ancestors and - for those who like to mix a little beer with their music - there’ll even be a Real Ale Cider and Music Festival at the Green Dragon pub on 26 August (5 – 10pm).
You may think this sounds like a pretty cool line up as it is, but there’s even more entertainment to enjoy on top of all this – check out the detailed line-up on their website!
Tickets for each show are available online here, and under 18’s go free!
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