Wild Paths is a new breed of festival that's descending on Norwich in October, taking over some of the city's best-loved venues, and a host of other DIY spaces, including a church and a library.
The six-day spectacle aims to present the best in live music from indie, hip-hop and neo-soul, to post-punk and new-wave jazz and pair it with themed after-parties, conferences, supper clubs, art fairs and a whole lot more.
With an ace lineup that features an eclectic blend of bands, artists, conference speakers, drag-queens and DJs, Wild Paths will be a celebration of music, food, art and culture... and also the beautiful city of Norwich.
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There’s so much good music! Key acts include Blue Lab Beats, Ross From Friends, Pongo, Jacques Greene, Prima Queen, Panic Shack, Honeyglaze Noya Rao, Home Counties, Quinn Oulton, Opus Kink, SAHRA, Doomcannon and loads more.
Elsewhere, highlights will include the return of the late-night jazz-jam at St Laurence Church (featuring an array of festival artists) and some of the best indie, alt-pop, psych and post-punk bands playing above a pizza joint in the city centre... the infamous Voodoo Daddy’s!
This year the Wild Paths team have changed things up and given all attendees the chance to build their own unique festival experience by picking and choosing individual shows or a bundle of events. It’s up to you; choose your own shows, and tread your own path.
Founded by a collective of young creatives, the pioneering new multi-venue festival - and the team behind it - has quickly gained a reputation for presenting events that harbour a sense of community, innovation and inclusivity.
The Wild Paths ethos is projected through its efforts to tackle climate issues and challenge outdated attitudes surrounding gender and minority group representation.
In 2019 it achieved its goal of going single-use plastic-free across the whole festival site. In 2022 the team is looking to make Wild Paths carbon neutral by working in conjunction with Ecolibrium and other like-minded climate organisations.
In September 2020 amidst a global pandemic, the team managed to safely deliver a two-day, socially-distanced, greenfield festival; Wild Fields. The festival, which featured 320 boutique 'pods', presented a line-up of 47% female acts, 19% mixed and 35% male acts and was championed by the Keychange 50/50 group as 'a beacon of change in an industry that drastically needs it'.
"Norwich is an enchanting place... music emanates from hubs of creativity scattered across the city and down every winding path there's something wild to discover."
This year's festival is set to be the most adventurous and impressive yet, featuring exciting new artists and bands from across the UK and beyond. So get your tickets below before they sell out, don't tell us we didn't warn ya!
Check out our What's On Guide to discover even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs taking place over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head on over to our Things To Do page or be inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.
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Wild Paths Festival 2022 - Festival Pass - All Venues
Wild Paths Festival 2022 - Day Pass - All Venues Friday to Saturday'
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