Gigs & Events


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Fri 19 Sep

9.00pm - 2.00am

Norman Jay + Harleighblu

Norman Jay MBE (Good Times Soundsystem/Notting Hill Carnival) returns to The Plugg.



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Sat 20 Sep

Doors: 5:30pm

UCMMA Contenders Norwich

UCMMA Contenders Norwich are back with a stacked card of action packed fights from the world of MMA, K1 and kickboxing.



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Sat 20 Sep

7.30pm

Next Big Thing Semi Final #1

The Next Big Thing is back for 2014. The Next Big Thing is Future Radio's competition for new and emerging musical acts from the East of England.



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Fri 26 Sep

8.00am - 10.00am

Infrastructure & Economic Growth Business Breakfast

A Q&A business breakfast on the infrastructure and economic growth in the region.



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Fri 26 Sep

Doors: 9pm - 2am

THE HIGH FOCUS SHOWCASE feat. Dirty Dike, Fliptrix, Verb T, Sammy B-Side & more!

We come correct equipped with them party vibes for NUCA freshers week and an extended licence until 2am!
 This is also the first official event since Boom Bap Hip Hop Festival, so consider it a re-union Norwich Boom Bap crew!



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Sat 27 Sep

7.30pm

Next Big Thing Semi Final #2

The Next Big Thing is back for 2014. The Next Big Thing is Future Radio's competition for new and emerging musical acts from the East of England.



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Thu 02 Oct

Doors: 7.30pm

OXJAM Norwich Launch Night

In advance of the big day on Saturday October 4, Oxjam Norwich is hosting its official launch night at OPEN.



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Fri 03 Oct

9.00pm

THE JIM JONES REVUE + John J Presley

The Jim Jones Revue will cease playing live and recording in October 2014 and their penultimate gig will be in Norwich.



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Fri 10 Oct

7.30pm

Next Big Thing - The Final

The Next Big Thing is back for 2014. The Next Big Thing is Future Radio's competition for new and emerging musical acts from the East of England.



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Thu 16 Oct

Doors 7.00pm

Lonely the Brave/Marmozets

Lonely the Brave and Marmozets will be rotating as headliners



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Thu 16 Oct

Doors: 7pm

Show Of Hands

Features on BBC TV’s Countryfile, BBC Breakfast and Andrew Marr shows and regular airplay by the likes of Bob Harris, Mike Harding, Mark Radcliffe, Johnnie Walker and Simon Mayo has taken their music to a wide cross-section of audience.



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Fri 17 Oct

Doors: 7.30pm

Gentleman's Dub Club + Nubiyan Twist + The Piratones

The triumphant return of Gentleman's Dub Club to OPEN. Due to very popular demand GDC are coming back for their second visit to Norwich in 2014.



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Tue 21 Oct

Doors:7pm

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers are the UK’s first and only professional touring taiko group, and Europe’s most established performing company in this fast-expanding field. Through performing over 100 concerts a year, the group have built a solid reputation for their hard-hitting and energetic performances since their establishment in 1994.



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Tue 21 Oct

7.30pm

Dan Croll + Panama Wedding + Mega Emotion

Dan Croll is a fabulous new solo artist with enough facets for a whole band.



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Fri 24 Oct

7.30pm

Dizraeli and the Small Gods + Cate Ferris

“Folk or hip hop? I don’t know, but Dizraeli and The Small Gods make me realise how wonderful it is to hear real English – fluent, witty and arresting”. The Times Saturday Review



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Sat 25 Oct

Doors: 8.00pm

Guns N' Roses Experience

Don’t miss the chance to see WORLD'S most authentic live Guns ‘N Roses Experience.



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Mon 27 Oct

See below

West End Experience - Workshop & Concert

Bookings being taken now for the next West End Experience Workshop in Norwich 27 - 31st October 2014 - YOU could be training and performing with West End stars!



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Sat 01 Nov

Doors 7.15pm

Corporate Boxing with Tower Fitness Gym

Tower Fitness presents An Evening of Corporate White Collar Boxing.



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Sat 01 Nov

8.00pm

Dirty D/C

The AC/DC Tribute band.



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Thu 06 Nov

Doors 7.30pm

Groundation

Groundation return to the UK to tour new album 'A Miracle'.



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Fri 07 Nov

Doors 8.00pm

Resonators + Dojo + The Piratones + aftershow party with DJ Roger C

Continuing to turn heads at every corner, Resonators have just dropped a Deluxe Edition of their latest album “The Constant” which features a mammoth collection of previously unreleased dub versions and bonus remixes.



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Sat 08 Nov

Doors: 8.00pm

Kill It Kid + Gallery Circus + The Thinking Men

There's a long tradition of young British musicians falling in love with the American blues. In 2008, taking their name from a Blind Willie McTell tune, Kill It Kid was formed.



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Wed 12 Nov

Doors 6.30pm

Rend Collective

Now in it's third year the BigChurchNightIn has become the go to event in the Christian calendar.



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Sun 16 Nov

7.30pm

Hacktivist + Dead Harts + The One Hundred

Hacktivist are a five piece rap metal band from Milton Keynes, formed in 2011 by guitarist/vocalist/producer Timfy James and rapper J Hurley after Timfy's departure from his previous band Heart of a Coward.



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Sat 22 Nov

Doors: 5:30pm

UCMMA Contenders Norwich

UCMMA Contenders Norwich are back with a stacked card of action packed fights from the world of MMA, K1 and kickboxing.



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Fri 28 Nov

Doors: 8.00pm

Hello Bear + Montagues & Capulets + Eva Black + Chasing Creation

Norwich indie/power-pop three piece Hello Bear formed in 2010, immediately recording a 10 track EP together. Within 6 months, the band had won Norwich’s Next Big Thing competition.



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Sat 29 Nov

Doors: 7pm

Metropolis Music presents Bellowhead

Britain’s most successful traditional folk act Bellowhead are 10 years old this year.



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Wed 03 Dec

Doors 7.00pm

Oysterband

Oysterband emerge from their hugely successful collaboration with June Tabor, the multi-award winning Ragged Kingdom, with a brand new album "Diamonds on the Water" of original songs full of big, open melodies and uplifting, insightful lyrics.



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Sat 06 Dec

Doors 7.30pm

ELO Again

NOW YOU CAN RE-LIVE the amazing sounds of the Electric Light Orchestra in the form of the Worlds No 1 Tribute Show ‘ELO AGAIN



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Fri 12 Dec

9.00pm to 2.00am

Festival Asylum Presents DREADZONE + supports

In 2013 Dreadzone celebrated 20 years in the game with the release of their 7th studio album 'Escapades'. which was recorded at Mick Jones’ London studios and co-produced by original Dreadzone member and co-founder Tim Bran.



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Wed 17 Dec

8.00pm - Midnight

Christmas Experience at OPEN

Join us at OPEN for a unique Christmas Experience in the magnificent splendour of our Banking Hall.



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Thu 18 Dec

8.00pm - Midnight

Christmas Experience at OPEN

Join us at OPEN for a unique Christmas Experience in the magnificent splendour of our Banking Hall.



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Fri 19 Dec

8.00pm - Midnight

Christmas Experience at OPEN

Join us at OPEN for a unique Christmas Experience in the magnificent splendour of our Banking Hall.



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Wed 31 Dec

Doors: 9pm - 2am

The Plugg New Years Eve Party

Details to be announced. Join our mailing list for advance notice.



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Wed 11 Feb

Doors: 4pm & 7pm

Norwich School Sports Partnership Dance Show 'Beach Party'

Norwich School Sports Partnership presents an exciting dance show highlighting the talents of Young People ages 5-19 within schools in Norwich.



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Fri 06 Mar

Doors 7.30pm

The Unthanks

Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in The Guardian’s and Uncut’s best albums of the last decade.



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Mon 06 Apr

See below

West End Experience - Workshop & Concert

Bookings being taken now for the next West End Experience Workshop in Norwich 6 - 10th April 2015 - YOU could be training and performing with West End stars!



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Tue 07 Apr

Doors 7.00pm

Feast of Fiddles

Feast of Fiddles is a musical extravaganza featuring the cream of UK fiddle players from almost every genre.



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Wed 20 May

Doors: 4pm & 7pm

Norwich School Sports Partnership Dance Show 'Beach Party'

Norwich School Sports Partnership presents an exciting dance show highlighting the talents of Young People ages 5-19 within schools in Norwich.



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Fri 18 Sep

tbc

Maris Otter 50

A unique beer festival celebrating 50 years of the malting barley, Maris Otter.



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Sat 19 Sep

tbc

Maris Otter 50

A unique beer festival celebrating 50 years of the malting barley, Maris Otter.



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Mon 26 Oct

See below

West End Experience - Workshop & Concert

Bookings being taken now for the next West End Experience Workshop in Norwich 26 - 30th October 2015 - YOU could be training and performing with West End stars!