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Free live music to enjoy in the sunshine? Count us in. With Head Out, Not Home in Norwich this summer, you can enjoy a whole variety of fun music and performance on Sunday afternoons. What could be better? Want to know the low-down on Head Out, Not Home? Read on for all the information you need.
Head Out, Not Home is a free programme of live music and performance right here in Norwich city centre! Get ready for the best local talent, performers from across the country and fantastic street entertainers across four stages in the city.
Head Out, Not Home runs across 7 weeks this summer, from 25th July to 5th September. Performances take place every Sunday afternoon from 2pm – 5pm – so there’s plenty of chances to get down into the city and see something incredible.
It may sound too good to be true, but yes! Head Out, Not Home is completely free to watch and enjoy. So, what are you waiting for? Head out into the city centre this summer and make some memories.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to performers for Head Out, Not Home. Whether you fancy a bit of folk, some jazz or maybe even a little country! Here are some of our top picks:
Alden, Patterson and Dashwood, St Gregory’s Green, 25th July
A highly acclaimed folk trio, Alden Patterson and Dashwood bring to the stage the perfect combination of rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, guitar and dobro. Their music takes influence from English folk traditions, and the result is beautifully written original songs and melodies. They also won the fRoots Magazine editors choice Album of the Year award – so they’re certainly not one to miss.
Lucy Grubb, Riverside, 5th September
A singer/songwriter from Norwich, Lucy Grubb blends modern Americana with country undertones. She’s no stranger to fantastic festivals, having performed at Glastonbury, Red Rooster and Latitude previously. As well as headlining The Den Stage at Cambridge Folk Festival recently, where she received a “rapturous reception” according to Nic Rigby of BBC News. Her debut EP was named Best UK EP of the Year by Belles & Gals and her second EP gained a 5* review from Maverick Magazine. Truly one of Norwich’s finest talents.
East Angles Brass Band, Tombland, 15th August
Who doesn’t love a brass band? A sure-fire way to boost your mood and get your foot tapping and hips moving, we’re definitely excited for the East Angles Brass Band. A funky horn and percussion collective from Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire, with a sound influenced by the street bands of New Orleans, you can expect plenty of improvisation and a truly unique show.
Duda Moleque, Tombland, 1st August
Duda Moleque is a Brazilian musician and composer who sings and plays guitar, ukulele, percussion and some instruments created by himself such as “flip flop a phone” and “berimbalata” (don’t ask, we’re not totally sure on that one either!). His musical style is based on Brazilian rhythms with influences from funk, reggae and even rock music. His songs reflect his time as a volunteer in slums of São Paulo in Brazil. During that time, he created and led Moleque de Rua, a band constituted by children and young people from “favelas” that played instruments made with scraps and disposable materials. With his band, he recorded six albums and performed in several European countries.
Ulysses, Millennium Plain, 1st August
For lovers of theatre, you won’t want to miss Ulysses, the story of Ulysees’ return from Troy – the Odyssey. Combining music, comedy and physical theatre, it’s an entertaining outdoor piece that will lead you into a world of gods, witches and monsters, where nothing is as it seems. Brought to the stage by Rabo de Foguete and Twisted Reality.
There’s many more fabulous acts on the programme, so to find out more head here.
With such an abundance of incredible acts in the city centre this summer, there’s never been a better time to get out and enjoy Norwich.
With performances at 2pm and 5pm, it’s perfectly timed for you to enjoy a little lunch beforehand, or dinner afterwards (or both, we won’t judge!)
Why not make a day of it and explore some of Norwich’s beautiful sights in the morning, followed by free performance in the afternoon?