Friday 2 March 2018

Gig goers can see the music makers of the future for nothing thanks to a hattrick of concerts at legendary Northampton venue, The Roadmender.

Students on the University of Northampton Popular Music course will take over the Ladys Lane venue for a three-night run of band showcases.

First up, on Tuesday 20 March, are first year bands Union, Memento Mori, Avocado Hand and False Statement, who will all appear in the Roadmender’s second room.

On Wednesday 21 March, it’s the turn of the second years, with White Noize, The Rose Pistols, Hidden and B.O.R.B. taking the second room stage.

The final night, on Thursday 22 March, is the night of the final year bands, Zodiac and The Outer Realm, who will grace the main stage.

“Our students play at various venues across the town, and when they eventually get to the final year of their course, they ‘graduate’ to playing the Roadmender’s main stage, because it’s the perfect venue for the last thing they are ever going to do with us,” said Jasmine Shadrack, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music.

“I’m going to be sad to see them go. You see them start in the first year where perhaps they don’t have a lot of confidence, or they can play a bit of an instrument, and by the time they get to the third year you can see how far they’ve come, how commited they are and I’m just very proud of them.”

Doors open at 7pm for all nights, and guest DJs will also be appearing.

Entry is free for all of the gigs.

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