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BBC Norfolk Music Video Festival hosts library gigs
2Hot 2Sweat
2Hot 2Sweat are one of the acts who will play an acoustic set

The studied silence of Norwich's main library is about to be broken by a string of acoustic gigs - and no shushing is allowed!

2Hot 2Sweat, Caomhe,Leo Altarelli, Milly Hirst, Takeda, Uncle Stash, These Ghosts and Rory McVicar will all play.

The three performances will be staged in the heart of the country's busiest library at The Forum.

The free gigs have been set up as part of the BBC Norfolk Music Video Festival 2010.

Books are being pushed aside to make way for the performers, with gigs being staged in the centre of the ground floor.

Gig dates

Teenage singer-songwriter Caomhe will appear at the city library between 12 and 1pm on Wednesday, 30 June 2010, alongside indie-funk duo Uncle Stash and melodic alt-rockers These Ghosts.

The dreamy-voiced Milly Hirst is sure to captivate music lovers between 7 and 8pm on Friday 2 July, when she'll be joined by BBC Radio 1 Huw Stephens' favourites 2Hot 2Sweat and the folk-styled harmonies of Takeda.

If you can't make it down to the library on the night then you can listen to BBC Norfolk Introducing for the live highlights.

The library gigs will be signed off on Thursday 8 July between 5.30 and 6.30pm with sets by talented Norwich stalwart Rory McVicar and Leo Altarelli.

'Doing different'

Julie Cleminson, the library's ground floor manager, said the building's good acoustics were revealed when they staged music events earlier this year and they've been keen to add to the chapter.

"Keeping us at the top of our game is partly down to keeping things fresh and exciting for our visitors by doing different as they say in Norfolk and providing something a little out of the ordinary in the library setting," said Julie.

"Co-hosting the BBC's Norfolk Music Video Festival acoustic gigs in this amazing community space appealed.

"It is a great way for us to reach new audiences as well as give our regular customers the chance to enjoy a musical event in a place they already feel comfortable."

The performances have been organised to celebrate the BBC Norfolk Music Video Festival which aims to highlight the creativity of unsigned and under-the-radar acts and film-makers.

The festival will host more than 50 videos on the 60-ft wide screen in Fusion, tucked inside The Forum, from 28 June to 10 July.

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