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Northampton town centre rocks for NMF 19

Thousands of people come out for Northampton Music Festival and NMF 19 was no exception despite volatile weather.

The event featured a main stage on the Market Square, and also included venues at The Platform, New Boots at the NN Cafe and All Saints Church.

Festival director Graham Roberts said: “The footfall for this last year was 38,000 and we are hoping to beat that this year. It shows what you can achieve in our town if you approach it in the right way.”

Mayor Naz Choudhary was among the Northampton citizens enjoying their town becoming a festival site for a day.

“I started out at the Jazz Stage at the The Guildhall and it was an amazing sound. It’s been a fantastic day and the weather has been good really,” he said.

The main stage saw King’s Gambit, Lunaxis, Empyre and The Blockheads entertaining the audience, as well as a New Orleans style street band.

Meanwhile at The Platform bands from Northampton College and the University of Northampton gave a taste of the up and coming talent in the town.

Curriculum Manager for Music at Northampton College Sarah Thursby said: “This is a really important opportunity for our students, playing live at an event like this is invaluable experience.”

NLive radio broadcast from the event and Rachel Thomas will be doing a special programme on the festival on her Friday night show. You can listen at nliveradio.com or tune in on 106.9fm.

Photographer Dave Ikin covered the event for NQ.

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