Music festival back in Northampton’s Market Square

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Former Mercury Music Prize winner, Badly Drawn Boy, will take to the stage on Sunday night for the annual Northampton Music Festival.

The indie singer-songwriter, real name Damon Gough, has released eight studio albums, founded Twisted Nerve Records and has scored several film soundtracks, including About a Boy and this year’s Robert De Niro film, Being Flynn.

Support is by Dr Feelgood, Odd Child, Konkoma, An Army Of Lights, Scott Booth and the Royal & Derngate Community Choir.

The festival is now in its seventh year and sets out to showcase and celebrate Northampton’s music culture while bringing top names to the town.

Organisers will be hoping for better weather this year after 2011’s festival was affected by rain.

Dr Feelgood will be returning to Northampton after having to move their set inside last year because of the torrential downpours.

The event will be held in the Market Square in Northampton on Sunday, August 5, from noon until 8pm.

Admission is free.