University goes pop at Northampton Music Festival

Date 16.11.2015

Thirteen acts from the University of Northampton will be taking over a town-centre venue on the final day of the Northampton Music Festival.

The University’s Popular Music students will be showcasing their amazing talents at the Department for Liquor and Social Affairs on Sunday 21 June – and entry is absolutely free.

Percussive acoustic guitar player Josh Cook is first on the bill at 1pm, with headliners Loophole playing their contemporary take on urban post punk at 6.40pm.

Nathan Wiseman-Trowse,​ Associate Professor in Popular Music at the University, said: “We are thrilled to show off the quality and breadth of what students on our BA Popular Music degree do.

“We’ve got everything from dubstep to Saint-Saens, exquisite singer-songwriters to pounding rock bands.

“Our stage at NMF will be a great way to round off what’s been an exceptional year for our students and another chance to place the University’s Music Department at the heart of Northampton’s musical culture.”

The Department for Liquor and Social Affairs is located at 60 Bridge Street and has a licensed bar.

The festival, which runs from Friday to Sunday, will see more than 80 acts play live across a number of indoor and open-air venues across Northampton.

For full details of the line-up, and stage times, visit the Northampton Music Festival website.