The Factory back with semi final

Young musicians from across the county will take to stages at the Roadmender on Saturday for the semi-finals of The Factory.

The annual event, formerly known as The y Factor, provides a platform for emergent talent in Northamptonshire.

Project manager Yoshe Watson said: “having been involved with The Factory as a performer, I’ve experienced first-hand the fantastic opportunities it provides for young musicians.

“It’s a great environment to develop as a musician within.

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“I am particularly blown away by the level of talent in the applications and can’t wait to see it all come together on stage.”

Acts will play on three stages, with winners chosen by a panel of judges who will go through to the finals in April.

Performers will include Perfect Circles, Victoria Rose, y Fi, Harry Mockett, Over the Influence, Henry Dymott, Leo Robinson, Robyn Wilson, James Pitman, Sam Stopps, Amy Claire Addison, Lake Acacia, The Acolytes, Lucy B, Jess Conopo, Moments and Memories, Sway, 1st Alert, Glasslight

and Freddie Taylor.

Project director Jo Burns Russell said: “The Factoryhas been an amazing incubator for some incredible local musicians who have gone

on to great things. It’s alwaysincredible to see how much amazing talent there is within the younger generations ofNorthamptonshire.”

Doors open at 7pm. For more details visit