Thousands expected at Northampton Music Festival

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Thousands of people are expected to flock to Northampton on Sunday for the town’s annual music festival.

More than 70 acts will be playing at venues across the town, with the main stage in the Market Square headlined by Billy Lockett.

The All Saints stage will be headlined by Charlotte Carpenter, and The NN Courtyard, by Sean Grant and the Wolfgang.

BBC Introducing Northampton has two stages at the Department of Liquor & Social Affairs in Bridge Street.

The band stage will be headlined by Strangers (pictured) and the hip hop stage by Caesar. The busking stage will be headlined by Carly Loasby; the Northampton College Stage by Kalashnicult; the metal stage by Sinners Avenue; and the dub and reggae stage by Highgrade Rockers.

Main stage headliner, Billy Lockett, reached number 40 in the UK album charts with his second EP, Pathways, and number one in the iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter Charts.

He was also play-listed on BBC Radio 1, toured in Europe with Indie pop superstar Birdy, as well as supporting Scottish acoustic icon, KT Tunstall, Lana Del Ray and Nina Nesbitt.

Strangers have a new single, Wolf At The Door.

After the festival, the music continues at the Charles Bradlaugh with sets by Citadel and Sea Based Turtles.

The festival has been supported by Northampton Borough Council as well as Northampton BID. Music runs from noon–9pm and admission to all venues will be free. For details of the full line-up and stage times, visit www.northamptonmusicfestival.co.uk