Best gigs and festivals happening in Norwich in 2020

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  • 5 February 2020
Best gigs and festivals happening in Norwich in 2020

Tom Jones

Legends like The Libertines, Tom Jones, Westlife and more perform in the city this year

Gigantic is passionate about music and – with an ever-expanding selection of the very best gig and festival tickets – they wanted to share their essential guide to the unmissable music events hitting Norwich in the coming months.

Look forward to an exciting year ahead as Norfolk plays host to a whole load of great festivals and unmissable concerts in the near future, including performances from The Streets, The Libertines, Wet Wet Wet and many more huge names and cutting-edge acts!

The Orielles

The Orielles are leading the way when it comes to the new wave of indie music coming out of West Yorkshire. They are poised to release their second album Disco Voldador, a follow-up to their stunning debut LP Silver Dollar Moment, which they will showcase at Waterfront this February.
Fri 28 Feb, Waterfront. Book The Orielles tickets.

Friday Night Live

Fans of hip-hop will be flocking to the inaugural Friday Night Live to see The Streets when it hits Earlham Park on Fri 22 May. Mike Skinner has penned such huge hits as 'Has It Come to This?', 'Fit But You Know It' and 'Dry Your Eyes'. Plus we're looking forward to hearing his new material from the upcoming album scheduled for release next year.

Also announced – support from drum and bass legends Chase and Status playing a DJ set, plus rising rapper Ms Banks.
Fri 22 May, Earlham Park. Book Friday Night Live tickets.

Let's Rock Norwich

Everybody loves the sound of the '80s and you are invited to relive the most decadent decade with Let's Rock Norwich! Come to Earlham Park on Sat 23 May to enjoy performances from huge icons of the period, including Wet Wet Wet, The Boomtown Rats, ABC, Howards Jones and many more.
Sat 23 May, Earlham Park. Book Let's Rock tickets.

Best gigs and festivals happening in Norwich in 2020

image: The Libertines

Sunday Sessions

Sunday Sessions returns to Earlham Park on Sun 24 May, bringing with it none other than indie icons The Libertines. The rock and roll rebels were hailed as the saviors of British guitar music when they exploded in the '00s with such hit singles like 'What A Waster', 'Time For Heroes' and 'Can't Stand Me Now'. The Libertines never fail to thrill whenever they play and will no doubt do the same in Norwich.

Support for the show comes from none other than Welsh rockers Feeder, Tom Grennan, Zuzu and Ducking.
Sun 24 May, Earlham Park. Book Sunday Sessions tickets.

Westlife

Irish pop-superstars Westlife first exploded at the end of the '90s and have grown to become one of the world's biggest boy bands – ever! They are about to embark on their biggest UK outdoor tour to date, including an unmissable night at Carrow Road on Fri 19 Jun.

Carrow Road has previously hosted such icons as Elton John, George Michael, Rod Steward and Take That, among others. As expected, tickets for this one are selling fast.
Fri 19 Jun, Carrow Road Stadium. Book Westlife tickets.

Tom Jones

Original sex bomb Tom Jones has announced he will be returning to Norwich as part of a special run of shows to mark 55 years since the release of his debut single 'It's Not Unusual' and his 80th birthday.

Come join in on this special dual celebration at Earlham Park on Sun 16 Aug for an evening of classics like 'It's Not Unusual', 'Delilah', 'Green Green Grass Of Home' and many more.
Sun 16 Aug, Earlham Park. Book Tom Jones tickets.

Best gigs and festivals happening in Norwich in 2020

The Dualers

Nine-piece Jamaican rhythm & blues band The Dualers from South East London have
announced a truly epic tour, stretching right across the UK for the entire duration of 2020.

If you're looking for an evening of high spirits, lots of dancing and fun, then head down to see The Dualers play live in Norwich this September.
Sat 12 Sep, OPEN. Book The Dualers tickets.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending (especially during the Covid-19 pandemic).

The Dualers

Bromley-based singer Tyber Cranstoun leads his eight-piece band as it plays lively ska and reggae.

Academy, Dublin

Sat 12 Mar

€35.65

Boiler Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 21 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 300 6162

Sat 22 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 0191 300 6162

The Engine Shed, Lincoln

Sat 26 Feb

£24.20 / 0844 888 8766

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The Orielles

The indie trio plays pop with lilting harmonies, jangling guitars and pounding wave-like bass sounds.

Newcastle University

Fri 28 Jan

£16.50 / 0191 222 6000

Newcastle University Students Union

Fri 28 Jan

£16.50

Tom Jones

Big show from the perma-tanned Welsh lothario. Expect the iconic singer to perform all his hits from 'Green, Green Grass of Home' to 'What's New Pussycat'.

Bitts Park, Carlisle

Sun 24 Jul

£5.60–£315 / 01288 625545

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Wed 10 Aug

£95

Thu 11 Aug

£95

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Tue 26 Jul

£50

Westlife

Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily and Shane Filan are back for another tour. Catch the pop sensations live.

AO Arena, Manchester

Thu 24 Nov

£45–£290 / 0844 847 8000

Aviva Stadium, Dublin

Fri 8 Jul

€69.50–€109.50 / 0035 31 238 2300

Sat 9 Jul

€69.50–€109.50 / 0035 31 238 2300

Utilita Arena Birmingham

Sat 3 Dec

£45–£290 / 0871 945 6000

Sun 4 Dec

£45–£290 / 0871 945 6000

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Sunday Sessions

One day indie rock festival taking place in Norwich. The 2020 installment will be headlined by The Libertines Support for the show comes from none other than Welsh rockers Feeder, Tom Grennan, Zuzu and Ducking.

Let's Rock Norwich!

A one-day feast of retro delights from the 1980s and 1990s. The 2020 installment features Boomtown Rats. Wet Wet Wet. ABC. Howard Jones. Tony Hadley. Kim Wilde. Sister Sledge. Betty Boo. Hue & Cry and many more.