Bands and ales return for Northampton Beer Festival

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Musicians will join ale lovers at the Northampton Beer Festival this weekend.

The annual event returns to Delapre Park from today (Thursday, May 29) to Saturday, May 31.

Jono and the Uke Dealers will open the festival at 6pm tonight with their ukulele sounds with contemporary folk band Kings Gambit headlining.

Velvet Engine begin the music on the Friday at 2.30pm, joined by Sara Spade (pictured), Rapscallion and Pure Genius.

Music on the Saturday begins at 1pm with Peter Marchant joined by Leila Jane, The Repeat Offenders and The Red Triangle Circus Gang.

There will be more than 200 beers, 90 ciders, country wines, gin, Pimms and locally-sourced food.

Northampton Borough Council is running the festival with the Wig & Pen pub again, after stepping in last year to save the event from cancellation.

Visit www.lovenorthampton.co.uk for details.