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Rain Doesn’t Stop The Music Fans

Hundreds of music fans stood in the rain for hours during a live music festival in Northampton town centre.

The rain kept pouring down during Northampton Music Festival’s Festival Sunday in Market Square. But the 10 bands still played on for 10 hours as music fans braved the weather to keep on watching.

Festival Sunday was the final celebration in a week of live music in the town centre.

Liz Carroll-Wheat, from the Northampton Borough Council’s market square events team, who helped organise the festival, said the rain did have an impact, but added that many music fans still managed to enjoy the bands.

She said: ““Unfortunately you can’t plan the weather, and as with any outdoor event you take the risk. It was like a wet Glastonbury in Northampton.

“All of the bands have been absolutely brilliant and given it their best. We managed to pull in some crowds despite the weather, we’re really grateful they’ve still come out to enjoy it.

“It looks really professional this year and I think if it was sunny we would have packed out Market Square.

“Bands are already asking to perform next year so we’re getting some positive feedback.”

Among the bands in the line-up were R&B band Dr Feelgood, DJ and MC duo The Correspondents and Northampton rock ‘n’ roll band The Jets.

Young musicians in the town were also given a chance to perform, including the Northampton School for Girls Big Band and the Royal & Derngate Community Choir.

There was also a Festival Arts Market, giving visitors a chance to buy art, jewellery and textiles from local designers.


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