BBC DJ to appear at Northamptonshire music festival in June

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Towcester’s annual Midsummer Music festival is just around the corner, and this year will be welcoming top BBC DJ Jo Whiley as a special guest.

Jo will be making an appearance at 185 Watling Street on Saturday, June 18 from 8pm to 10.30pm, where she will be presenting a selection of her favourite music.

The Rambling Boys at The Forum in 2015

The Rambling Boys at The Forum in 2015

Midsummer Music will kick start on Friday, June 17 and run until Sunday, June 19 with a wide variety of music and entertainment happening around Towcester throughout the weekend. From Rock, Jazz, vocal, ukulele and even a performance by the Towcester Studio Band, there should be something for everyone.

South Northamptonshire Council (SNC) is a supporter of Midsummer Music through its community grants scheme.

Cllr Peter Rawlinson, SNC’s portfolio holder for finance and procurement, said: “Midsummer Music is a great event for all the family and is an event which we here at SNC are proud to support”

The fun will begin with events at four venues on Friday evening: The Bull, The Plough, Brave Old Oak and Towcester Mill.

Saturday’s entertainment will start in the Market Square and continue throughout the evening at dozens of venues across Towcester, including the council chamber at The Forum, and will culminate in a firework display from Bury Mount at 10.30pm.

Midsummer Music will wrap up on Sunday with a special afternoon concert performed by Towcester Rock School in the town hall starting at midday, followed by ‘Songs of Praise’ in St Lawrence Church.

Entry to all venues is included in the cost of a programme, available from various outlets across Towcester costing £5 (concession), £7 (adult) or £18 (family).

SNC Community Grants are available to organisations and individuals located in the district or associated with the district.

A wide range of projects and activities may be eligible for assistance including capital projects (buildings and infrastructure) as well as smaller projects such as supporting the purchase of needed equipment or the delivery of local schemes.

For more information on SNC Community Grants visit www.southnorthants.gov.uk/grantscommunity.htm or contact Grants Officer Katie Arnold on 01327 322216 or via - grants@southnorthants.gov.uk