Preview: Wild Paths 2022

Blue Lab Beats
Blue Lab Beats

by Adam Aiken

This year’s Wild Paths festival is just a few weeks away, with the pan-Norwich event set to include live shows across multiple genres as well as after-parties, conferences and art fairs.

The six-day festival, which kicks off on Monday, October 10, will take in a host of venues across the city, with indie, hip-hop, neo-soul, post-punk, alt-pop, psych and new-wave jazz all on the menu.

The haiku-loving Honeyglaze
The haiku-loving Honeyglaze

The likes of Honeyglaze, Noya Rao, Pongo, Prima Queen, Blue Lab Beats, Elanor Moss, Home Counties and Cheap Teeth are among the dozens of eclectic acts scheduled to appear.

Others include Sprints, Laundromat, Memorial, Ellie Dixon and Panic Shack, and there’ll also be DJs, drag queens and speakers.

The venues will include Voodoo Daddy’s, Last Pub Standing, the Millennium Library, St Laurence’s Church, Moorish Falafel Bar, The Wallow, Gonzo’s Two Room, Maids Head Hotel and Access To Music Café.

Noya Rao will be at Wild Paths
Noya Rao will be at Wild Paths

Meanwhile, organisers are once again focusing heavily on social justice and the environment.

In terms of the line-up more than three-quarters of the acts feature women or “gender-minority” performers.

And it is free of single-use plastic – something it first achieved I 2019 – with reusable drinks bottles handed out to people attending.

Click here for the full line-up and here for tickets.

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