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Get set for a cracking festival!

PUBLISHED: 19:16 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:31 14 July 2010

Wymondham is well known for the live music in the Market Place that takes place on Saturday mornings during the summer.

Providing entertainment for shoppers and visitors, it is part of the summer-long Wymondham Music Festival.

Wymondham is well known for the live music in the Market Place that takes place on Saturday mornings during the summer.

Providing entertainment for shoppers and visitors, it is part of the summer-long Wymondham Music Festival.

And this year is no different - a wide variety of music, performed by local musicians, on every Saturday when there is no farmers' market.

This Saturday, there will be a performance by the Wymondham Area Schools Brass Band.

On subsequent Saturdays, there will be music from a skiffle group, young saxophone and brass ensembles, African drumming and a swing trio. The Sheringham Shantymen, one of the most highly regarded maritime singing groups in the UK, will also perform.

Town Busking Day will be on Saturday, May 24 - a must for local musicians who play at a variety of spots around the town. If you fancy a go, call Rod Crockford on 07720 700489.

John Wood, chairman of the festival's organizing committee, is pleased with this year's line-up. “We've got a fantastic mix of musical types during the summer. We think Wymondham is probably unique in having so much free music available - and there's also the Midsummer Jazz Picnic, Live 'n' Gigging and many other free events.” He expressed his gratitude to the festival's many supporters.

“The free events cost us more than £4,000 to put on. We couldn't do it without financial assistance from our patrons, sponsors, advertisers and other supporters. Our thanks go out to them - they really help to make Wymondham a unique and special place.”

All these events, and dozens of other concerts, gigs and workshops, are detailed in the free programme that is out now and available from libraries, Tourist Information Centres, shops, pubs and many other outlets.

If you have difficulty getting a copy, call Barbara Randall on 01953 601939.

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