The Next Big Thing 2012 Final has a new date – Saturday 10th November – at the OPEN Auditorium, Castle Meadow. Tickets will cost £5 and are already available from OPEN and the UEA Ticket Box Office.
The Next Big Thing is Future Radio's competition for new and emerging musical acts from the East of England.
Live Music Manager at OPEN, Rick Lennox, says this year’s Next Big Thing Final date has changed due to popular demand: “The plan was originally to have the final on the Sunday night, as in previous years, but when the opportunity came up to change it to the Saturday night the bands and local-music fans all agreed – Saturday night is best. OPEN is very excited about hosting the final on the 10th.”
Future Radio Station Manager, Terry Lee, said of the date change: “Saturday 10th November is going to be a better date for everyone involved, so we are really looking forward to it. The quality of the artists involved in the competition is so good, the finalists will really shine on the main Auditorium stage.”
So far, one semi-final has already taken place in the OPEN clubroom, Castle Meadow – where acts Burn The Headlines, Raevennan Husbandes, and The Thinking Men all progressed to the final on the 10th November.
The second semi-final takes place this Sunday at the OPEN clubroom, with tickets £3 and doors opening at 7pm. The acts battling for a place in the final on Sunday are: Freya Roy, Noise Pollution Project, Darwin & The Dinosaur, Twelve, Sugar Mouse, Kings And Crows & CC41
With previous winners such as Ed Sheeran and The Kabeedies, the Next Big Thing has always had an association with quality musicianship.
For the competition this year, Future Radio has been working closely with Outline magazine and OPEN. Everyone involved is looking forward to a big final night, now on Saturday 10th November.
The Next Big Thing is back for 2012! The Next Big Thing is Future Radio's competition for new and emerging musical acts from the East of England.
With previous winners such as Ed Sheeran and The Kabeedies, the Next Big Thing delivers on exceptional artists and great entertainment.
This year, Future Radio has been working closely with Outline magazine and OPEN to bring back the competition for what is its 8th year. Outline’s website (www.outlineonline.co.uk) hosted the online entry system for the competition, whilst OPEN is providing the venues for the two semi-finals in October, as well as the final on Saturday 10th November in the spectacular OPEN auditorium.
Special thanks also go to JMA Photography, Access To Music, GAK, and Future Studios for offering prizes to the winners this year.
The Thinking Men
Darwin & The Dinosaur
Kings And Crows
& Burn The Headlines.
These three acts have successfully made it to the final on Saturday 10th November!
Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are £5 adv . You must be 14 or over to come. Under 18's must be accompanied - see www.opennorwich.org.uk for conditions.
Future Radio’s weekday daytime schedule is changing from Monday 15th October.
The changes to the schedule will include the popular ‘Community Chest’ programme being revamped as ‘Norwich Today’, with a new 12 noon until 2pm slot. With a focus on news, lifestyle, business and social affairs, Norwich Today is the regional radio magazine for listeners who lunch.
Norwich Today will be presented by the following familiar Future Radio voices:
Monday: Tim MacWilliam
Tuesday: Alison & Jackie/ Phil Armes
Wednesday: Mike Stonard
Thursday: Richard & Julie (Business Life)
Friday: Jasmine/ Mike Stevens/ Kate Roma