All-day music festival in Northampton on New Year’s Eve to support cancer treatment

A Northampton-based band is organising an all-day music event on New Year’s Eve to raise money for cancer treatment.

The Bophins are hosting an all-day music event called Chari-Fest to raise money for local charities.

Chari-Fest is a fund-raising all-day music festival which will take place on New Year’s Eve at the Romany In Northampton.

Doors to the event will open at 2pm on December 31 and live bands and acts will play from 3pm to 11.30pm, with a DJ playing into the early hours of the morning

to see in the new year.

Tickets for the festival are on sale and can be bought at the bar of The Romany Pub. Tickets are priced at £5.

Money raised from the event will be divided between The Talbot Butler cancer treatment ward at Northampton General Hospital and the Half ‘N’ Arf MPN Blood Cancer Charity. which donates money to the Lilford Ward at Kettering General Hospital and Guys and St Thomas into blood cancer research.

The event is being supported by businesses including Marshall Amplification, Northampton Town Football Club, Bella Signora, Frog Island Brewery, The Lamplighter, The King Billy and Laser Zone/Hullabaloo who have all donated prizes for a raffle that will take place at the event.

Acoustic artists will kick the event off until 6pm, after which live bandswill play though until 11.30pm before the DJ starts up to see the new year in.

Featured solo artists include Esme Eva, Rosalind Webberton, Tim O’ Neill and Graeme Armstrong and featured bands include The Bophins, Liliths Army, Thatcher’s Love Child, Of Blue Skies and Youth, Keltik Fish and The Billy Shears Project.

For more details, visit the Facebook page for Chari-Fest.