Partygoers head to Chapelfield Gardens for the Norwich Nearly Festival

Nearly festival crowd PHOTO: Nearly Festival

Nearly festival crowd PHOTO: Nearly Festival - Credit: Nearly Festival

Norwich's Nearly Festival kick starts today.

The family festival is filled with some of the country's finest tribute acts.

The festival is taking place in Chapelfield Gardens over the weekend and starts at midday today. Partygoers attending today can see tributes to Bob Marley, Madness, Ed Sheeran and more.

Tomorrow Queen, UB40 and Little Mix tributes are amongst the performers.

It follows on from the Norwich Fake Festival which took place at Eaton Park in May, where 1,800 fans watched sound-a-likes of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and David Bowie perform on stage.

Festival director Danny Banthorpe said: 'I think that's why these kind of shows are becoming so popular. You can't see the likes of Bob Marley live anymore so if you can hear the next best thing and for a fraction of the cost, why wouldn't you?'

As well as the performances, there will also be a fully licensed bar and a street food market.

For more information on the Nearly Festival, visit