Wild Paths: 14-17 October
Weekend Pass – 1st Release
Wild Paths is a new breed of festival, presenting the best in live music from indie and neo-soul, to post-punk and new-wave jazz and pairing it with themed after-parties, conferences, supper clubs, art fairs and a whole lot more.
The festival descends on Norwich for four days in October, taking over 20 of the city’s best-loved venues, and a host of other DIY spaces, including a Shoe Factory and a TV Studio. Featuring over 200 live acts, 60 conference speakers, artists, drag-queens, tattooists and DJ’s, it’s a celebration of music, food, art and culture… and the beautiful city of Norwich.
Founded by a collective of young creatives this 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The Wild Paths ethos is projected through its efforts to tackle climate issues and challenge outdated attitudes surrounding gender and minority group representation.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 and in 2021 the team are 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’.
This year’s festival is set to be the most adventurous and impressive yet and features some of the most exciting new artists and bands from across the UK and beyond
T’s & C’s
Age limits vary dependant on venue, for more information and all festival T’s & C’s visit www.wildpaths.co.uk
Due to their being multiple venues involved and the varying capacities of these venues, Wildpaths can’t guarantee Weekend Pass holders entry to all events across the weekend. However, the number of sales across each day are regulated and a full weekend of amazing music is guaranteed. For events you’re particularly keen to attend it’s recommended arriving at least 30 mins prior to set time to ensure you get the best chance of attending that performance.