The Norfolk and Norwich Festival claims to be one of the oldest arts festivals in the UK. Its roots can be traced back to the founding of the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital in 1772 when a concert was held at Norwich Cathedral.
Sir Henry Wood, founder of the annual Proms concerts in London, took charge of the Festival between 1908 and 1930.
In this recording we hear the crowds and the music of Le SNOB as they open up the 2009 Norfolk and Norwich Festival outside The Forum on 1st May 2009.
Recorded May 2009