Northampton music festival returns

Northampton’s rich music culture will be enjoyed by thousands yet again this summer - as the Northampton Music Festival returns for its eleventh year.

Crowds are expected to flock to see 500 talented rock, pop, opera and classical musicians and artists perform during the free event, at stages across the town centre on Sunday 17th June.

Northampton town centre Business Improvement District (BID) will once again be one of the lead sponsors – reinforcing their commitment to promote and improve the town centre.

Rob Purdie, BID Executive Director said: “It is fantastic to be able to sponsor and support one of the most signi cant events on the town centre calendar. The BID has been crucial in helping develop the festival over recent years, and we have already started working closely with Northampton Music 365 to ensure Northampton Music Festival 2018 is even better than ever.

“It promises to be another vibrant occasion which will pull thousands of visitors into the town centre to celebrate the local music scene, raising the pro le of the town and its businesses in the most spectacular way. We can’t wait.”

Graham Roberts, festival organiser, Northampton Music 365 said: “We are delighted to have Northampton town centre BID on board again as a festival sponsor in 2018, and things are certainly getting exciting now that we are in the full flow of planning.

The festival is set to expand this year to include six performance stages dotted around the town centre. The Business and Arts Fair will also be once again located in the Market Square for town centre businesses and charities to promote their services and make the most of the additional festival footfall right in the heart of all the excitement.”

The six stages will be located at:

1. Market Square

2. All Saints Piazza

3. Abington Street

4. The Guildhall Courtyard

5. NN Contemporary Art Courtyard

6. The Platform, George Row Courtyard

Shops and businesses interested in taking a stall within the 'Business and Arts Village' can call 07505 759058.

For more information visit:

www.northamptonmusicfestival.co.uk