Modfather Weller will headline festival

Paul Weller
Paul Weller

Paul Weller has been revealed as the first act who will play at a three-day music festival in the county next year.

Thousands of people are expected to flock to ‘Alive at Delapre Park’ in Northampton next year for the festival.

It is hoped the festival will attract a number of big name artists.

Plans for the festival were revealed by Northampton Borough Council earlier this year.

The park will 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.

For more than three decades Weller, has been at the heart of the English music scene.

Often known as the Modfather, his changing musical styles have reflected English culture. Since his early years as a member of the Jam and The Style Council, he has forged an enduring solo career.

Ten albums later and he’s going as strong as ever with this year’s critically acclaimed number one release ‘Sonic Kicks’.

Weller’s contribution to the British music scene has been recognised with a hatful of BRIT awards, an Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award and the Godlike Genius Award from NME.

Paul Weller plus guests will be performing at Delapre Park, London Road, Northampton on Friday, July 19, 2013.