NMF 2023

Revolution Radio is proud to be an official media partner of Northampton Music Festival 2023.

NMF is set to put Shoe Town on the music map as it returns to the town centre with 8 stages of live music and 64 acts to the town centre on one amazing day - Sunday 10 September 2023.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, and born and bred Northamptonian, Billy Lockett is set to headline the
main stage, which this year will be in Abington Street due to the works being carried out on
Market Square. The festival will be a rare opportunity to catch Billy live in Northampton for free.

The 32-year-old, whose current album Abington Grove reached number 15 in the UK albums chart,
will play an hour-long set starting at 8pm.

Revolution Radio's Tommy Gardner, who is the Festival Co-ordinator, said: “We’re so excited to have Billy headline NMF23 – we’re honoured he will close the festival, bringing a day of incredible free live music throughout Northampton town centre to an unforgettable end.”

A long-time supporter of the festival, Billy said: “I honestly cannot wait to headline my hometown festival. I’m proud to be from Northampton and I have a feeling this show is going to be very special.”

The festival will host nine stages across the town centre, featuring music of all genres from rock and
pop, to jazz, world music, classical and a brand new beats, lyric and poetry stage. For the first time,
there will be a stage in the Vulcan Works which will showcase students from the University of
Northampton and Northampton College.

The free festival would not be possible without the support of its funders, including Northampton
Town Council as the main sponsor. Councillor Jane Birch, Chair of the Community Services
Committee at Northampton Town Council, said: “The town council is committed to showcasing the
town's culture and creativity through free, family-focused events and projects, so we are delighted
to sponsor this brilliant festival, which brings homegrown talent and live music into the town centre
year after year.”

Now in its 16th year, the festival, founded by local musician and businessman John Richardson,
attracts music lovers from across the county and beyond to the town each year and visitors to
NMF23 can take advantage of a series of money-saving offers in town centre businesses as a result
of Northampton BID’s Town Centre Tenners promotion.

Mark Mullen, Operations Manager of Northampton Town Centre BID, said: “The popular Town
Centre Tenners campaign covers the period of the Northampton Music Festival and The Amazing
Northampton Run - two events that will bring thousands of extra people into the town centre.
People will be able to enjoy a range of cut-price deals and offers from local retailers and venues to
make their visit even more enjoyable.”

For more information and to receive news and updates on all the acts performing, follow #NMF23
on social media or visit Facebook @northamptonmusicfestival, Instagram @NNmusicfestival and
Twitter @FestNN.

 

 

Check out the photos and videos from last year's event to get a flavour of what's in store for 2022

 

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