Friday, 24 February 2012

Music in Wymondham Norfolk 2012

The 17th annual Wymondham Music Festival, centred on Festival Fortnight, June 23 to July 8, but with events from the beginning of May, celebrates professional Norfolk and national musicians and showcases local talent in this historic Norfolk market town.

The Festival’s programme promotes more than 90 events, many of them free, featuring Americana, classical, folk, world, jazz, swing, disco, funk, soul and early music in a range of venues across the town. There’s O Duo’s percussion extravaganza, the award-winning Demon Barber Roadshow’s high-energy mix of music and dance, jazz pianist Craig Milverton and the Cuban style of Cuarteto Guarachando.

The Festival brochure will be launched in the Market Place on Saturday, May 5 at 10am with an open-air concert from Wymondham Area Schools’ Brass Band. Tickets also go on sale on May 7 at the Book Fountain Wymondham or email office@wymfestival.org.uk. Full Festival programme details are at www.wymfestival.org.uk, tel. 01953 601939.

Early events
Saturday 12 May Seriously Saxy, 10am to 12noon, Wymondham Market Place
Saturday 26 May Town Busking Day, 10am to 12noon
Saturday 2 June Smokehouse Blue Marching Band, 10am to 12noon celebrating the start of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend
Saturday 9 June Slow Gin, blues band 10am to 12noon, Market Place
Saturday 9 June Norwich Baroque with Crispian Steele- Perkins, 7.30pm concert at Wymondham Abbey