by Adam Aiken
This weekend sees the first Neck Of The Woods festival, with Earlham Park in Norwich hosting the indie and alt-rock event on Sunday (May 29).
There will be four stages, with a couple of local artists rubbing shoulders with some of the scene’s more established acts.
The Kooks headline the Main Stage as they mark 15 years since their debut Inside In/Inside Out album.
The Main Stage will also see performances from DMA’S, Sea Girls, Dodie and The Snuts, who recently became the first Scottish band to clinch No 1 on the UK’s official albums chart with their debut WL.
Lauran Hibberd and Lottery Winners will also grace the stage following an opening salvo from Norwich outfit Youth Killed It – a band tagged as an “indie-rock social hand grenade” by Radio 1’s Phil Taggart.
Brighton outfit Yonaka will headline the Adrian Flux Waterfront Stage, and there will also be performances from afrobeat merchants Kawala and Irish indie-rockers The Academic, as well as Stone, The Royston Club, Deco and Rats.
Little Comets will top the Propaganda Stage, which will also be home to Noisy and Matilda Mann, as well as psychedelic rock ’n’ rollers The Goa Express, Beth McCarthy and rising act Delights. Lozeak – another Norwich act – will open that stage.
Meanwhile, festival promoters Kilimanjaro Live have named the fourth stage “Kili Presents…” with the acts appearing there tipped for bigger things:
Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison
Clarence & The Modern Life
House On Fire
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