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Northampton set to rock to sounds of local talent at annual music festival

Five hundred musicians will be performing across five stages at this year’s Northampton Music Festival, filling the town centre with everything from rock and pop to opera and classical music.

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Cousin Avi have received strong support from BBC Introducing

Cousin Avi launch EP at Northampton show

Funk with grit, soul with heart and pop with passion are promised when Cousin Avi launch their first record in more than two years at a home-town show.

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David Ford

Powerful and engaging music from David Ford in Northampton

His songs combine Americana, English melodicism and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll - and the acclaimed David Ford is on his way to Northampton to play at the Roadmender on June 1.

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That'll Be the Day has been touring for three decades

Music legends celebrated at three Northampton shows

Rock’n’roll nostalgia, singalong hits and pounding drums are on their way to Northampton as three music shows storm the Royal & Derngate.

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The Big Dirty

Big Dirty show off 'labour of love' at Picturedrome in Northampton

The Big Dirty premiere the music video for Rhythm Of My Drum at The Picturedrome on Thursday May 18.

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Barry Hyde

Futureheads frontman performs at Northampton venue

Responsible for some of the biggest indie anthems of the past 10 years, Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde is set to play an intimate, solo show featuring songs from his debut solo album at The Charles Bradlaugh on Saturday.

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Catherine and Lizzy made history with their major label debut when it reached the top spot in the UK Album Charts

Country crossover stars Ward Thomas coming to Northampton

Record breakers and chart toppers Ward Thomas headline The Roadmender on May 23 as part of their biggest headline tour to date.

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Roni Size is among the headliners

Bedford Esquires gets ready for birthday weekend with gigs and food festival

Esquires in Bedford is gearing up for its birthday weekend with shows by Roni Size, Pop Will Eat Itself and Kuenta i Tambu as well as a beer and food festival.

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Mishka Shubaly

Shubaly to headline Kettering Run Your Tongue show

Writer, comedian and musician Mishka Shubaly brings his UK tour to Kettering on Friday.
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Dreadzone

Dreadzone headline the Roadmender

Tickets are on sale for Dreadzone who are back in the region in December to headline the Roadmender in Northampton.

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Hackney Colliery Band

Colliery band visits Milton Keynes

Hackney Colliery Band bring their UK tour to The Stables on Friday night.

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A pub in Northampton is calling on locals to join a nationwide talent competition that will see the winners perform at O2 in London.

Northampton pub is calling on musicians for a chance to win their 'weight in beer' and perform at O2

Musical maestros from across Northampton are being encouraged to enter a national music talent competition for the chance to win £5,000 and the opportunity to perform at the O2 London.
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Shane Filan

Westlife's Shane Filan comes to Northampton

Hot off the back of announcing his new album Love Always Westlife’s Shane Filan has announced a major UK tour which comes to Northampton's Royal & Derngate later this year.

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Members of the Royal Philharmonic

Northampton orchestra to play Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn

Royal & Derngate’s resident orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, returns to Northampton on Sunday for the first concert of the theatre’s 2017-18 Orchestral Season.

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Kate Rusby

Folk favourite Kate Rusby comes to Kettering

Kate Rusby brings her UK tour to Kettering on May 14.

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Craig Charles plays an assortment of classic gems and emerging artists on his 6 Music show

Craig Charles brings his Trunk of Funk to Northampton

Actor, TV host and DJ Craig Charles is bringing his Funk & Soul show to the Roadmender on May 13.

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Fazerdaze

The Parrots and Fazerdaze play Great Escape warm up at Esquires

There will be a distinct international feeling at Esquires next week when bands from both Spain and New Zealand fly in for a special warm up gig ahead of playing The Great Escape Festival.

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Trevor Nelson

Roadmender adds new shows to gig schedule

Trevor Nelson, The Bohemians and The Marvelettes are among a host of shows recently announced by Roadmender.

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Karl Phillips

BBC Introducing in Northampton to showcase county acts on Radio 1

Karl Phillips and the Rejects, Dizmack, Champagne Bubblee, Veins, The Drunken Mandem and O’mahon will all have tracks played on BBC Radio 1 this week when presenters from the county’s ‘Introducing’ show join Huw Stephens to showcase some of the best music being made across Northamptonshire.

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Heidi Farrell

Sound of Venice at Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor will reverberate to the sounds of 17th century Venice with a concert baroque chamber group Fiori Musicali.

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