After so many events and new business openings were postponed during 2020 due to the pandemic, this year is looking rather busy for many people.
From rearranged theatre shows, to grand openings that have been pushed back, to events that were due to take place this year anyway, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Northamptonshire in 2021.
Strictly Come Dancing professionals will visit theatres across the county, a much-awaited museum will open, iconic planes will take to the skies and new type of food festival will take up residence in a county manor for a weekend.
And although some events may still be up in the air due to Covid-19, a large number have been scheduled and are due to take place this year, Covid-dependant.
Organisers and attendees alike are hoping they will be able to go ahead, not least so we all have something to look forward to.
In date order, here are 11 events and grand openings scheduled this year in Northamptonshire.
1. Northampton Music Festival, Market Square, Northampton
Due to the cancellation in 2020, organisers have announced there will be two festivals this year.
The first event on March 28 will be a two-stage event as organisers hope for an ‘intimate affair with a truly atmospheric main stage’.
On June 20 another multi-stage music festival will be held in Market Square, Northampton.
Find out more at northamptonmusicfestival.co.uk.
2. Strictly star coming to Wellingborough
Many of us missed out on theatre trips in 2020, so this year is the time to make up for almost 12 months without shows.
And the ever-popular performances involving Strictly Come Dancing professionals will be back with a bang.
Kevin Clifton will be at The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough on February 25.
Visit the theatre’s website to find out more.
3. Lost Voice Guy’s Cerebral ‘LOLsy’ tour, Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering
The 2018 Britain’s Got Talent is bringing his next tour to Kettering. Lee Ridley will entertain an audience at the Lighthouse Theatre on April 2.
The popular comedian will ‘poke fun at his life living as a disabled person in a post-apocalyptic world’.
Search The Lighthouse Theatre to find tickets.
4. Diversity’s ‘Connected’ tour, Royal & Derngate, Northampton
The popular dance troop is back with its newest tour and the boys are coming to Northampton. ‘Connected’ was due to take place at The Derngate in March 2021, however the show has been rescheduled to April 18-20.
The latest tour centres around the world of social media, the internet, and the digital era and how this connects us all.
Visit The Derngate’s website for more information.