Northampton park to host three day music festival in 2013

Music concent launch at Delapre Abbey with David Mackintosh.
Music concent launch at Delapre Abbey with David Mackintosh.

Thousands of people are expected to flock to Delapre Park next year for a ‘major’ three day music festival.

It is hoped the festival will attract a number of ‘big name’ artists and will be similar to concerts organised by the Forestry Commission in outdoor venues which have featured the likes of Will Young and Plan B.

Plans for the festival were revealed by Northampton Borough Council at Delapre Park on Tuesday.

Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of the borough council, said: “We provided some great events this year and I am confident that we could put on a stunning show that would be the centrepiece of the 2013 events calendar.

“We are working hard to raise the national profile of Northampton, and draw attention to the exciting things that are going on here - both in terms of culture and in business.

“I’m really excited by the potential of this event and I hope that very soon, we will be able to announce that some big names are on the way next summer.”

Councillor Mackintosh said the park would be able to hold 6,000 people per day but there are no plans to allow people to camp overnight in the grounds.

The event will be held on July 19, 20 and 21, 2013 and the Guildhall has committed to putting on the event for at least three years.

Further details about the line-up of the event are expected to be announced in the next few weeks.