London quintet Yassassin will return to Norwich later this month as part of the Women of the World Festival, a weekend of events taking place at venues across the city, with the bulk of the programme hosted by OPEN.
To close the festival, Pony Up, Norwich Arts Centre’s new music club-night, presents a “celebratory and inspiring line-up of women in music making waves nationally”. The show will take place in the OPEN club room with support to be announced. Tickets are on sale now for £6.50.
Topping the bill, Yassassin have previously supported Mancunian proto-punks PINS on tour, and have forged a name for themselves as ones-to-watch through their, scratchy, eccentric take on indie-rock. Their riotous debut EP ‘Vitamin Y’ landed last year – have a listen below – and get to know the band in our interview.
Elsewhere on the WOW programme, you can learn how to DJ, visit a dance confidence workshop, and hear from local musicians including Katie Revell (Peach Club) and Maria Uzor (Sink Ya Teeth) who will be addressing their experiences of gender inequality in panel discussions. Wristbands are on sale now and the entire programme in full can be viewed on the Arts Centre website.
WOW Festival Norwich has been produced by The Southbank Centre in collaboration with Norwich Arts Centre. Head here to learn more about the history of WOW.