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Wild Paths Festival 2021

Sun 17 Oct

Multiple days: The Atrium

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Bethel St, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

01603 727 950

A new breed of festival.

Wild Paths presents the best in live music from indie, hip-hop and neo-soul, to post-punk and new-wave jazz and pairing it with themed after-parties, conferences, supper clubs, art fairs and a whole lot more. 

The festival descends on Norwich for 4 days in October, taking over 20 of the city's best-loved venues, and a host of other DIY spaces, including a Shoe Factory and a TV Studio. Featuring over 200 live acts, 60 conference speakers, artists, drag-queens, tattooists and DJ's, it's a celebration of music, food, art and culture... and the beautiful city of Norwich. 

There’s so much going on at Wild Paths this October, including ... 

On Thursday and Friday daytime there's keynote speakers and panels featuring music industry pros, artists and esteemed guests chatting about everything from current musical trends and tour stories to production techniques and sustainability. Gilles Peterson joins us at Norwich Arts Centre on Friday to discuss his new book 'Lockdown FM'.

From Friday evening through till late Sunday the live music gets going. Make sure to catch Theon Cross and Emma-Jean Thackray playing their unique breed of progressive jazz in St Laurence Church and then hang around after for the famous late-night Wild Paths Jazz Jam. Stop by the Shoe Factory and catch The Big Moon, NiNE8, Olivia Dean and Barney Artist and enjoy the hip-shaking Afrobeat of Afriquoi. If the music gets too much then there's a delicious three-course festival supper club over at Artel on Saturday afternoon or you can grab a luxury platter for two from The Wallow and catch a stripped-back set in a truly unique setting. 

The Waterfront has a couple of stand-out festival headliners. On Friday there’s exuberant indie-pop heroes Sports Team with support from regional favourites Bessie Turner and Gaffa Tape Sandy. Saturday sees Irish singer and rapper Biig Piig and Lava La Rue descend on the venue for some soul-tinged melodies, silky vocals and hip-hop beats. 

Then there’s a whole host of other cool stuff from NoGlum and Ed Le May's art cart and zine gallery upstairs at the Last Pub Standing to Spilt Milks takeover at Voodoo Daddys featuring post-punk pioneers Do Nothing, Talk Show, JOHN and Nuha Ruby Ra. 

Grab yourself a Day, Weekend or VIP pass from the Wild Paths website.