Northampton’s Coronation Community Festival

Northampton celebrated the Coronation on Saturday 6th May wuth an exciting day of live music and entertainment on Guildhall Road, hosted by Revolution Radio.

The free event, organised by Northampton Town Council, in partnership with the Northampton Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID), Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, West Northamptonshire Council, The Performing Room, 78 Derngate, John Franklins and V and B, kicked off a weekend of celebrations to mark the coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort.

The community came together to enjoy stage performances, with Northampton-born music star Billy Lockett playing a headline set as part of his current UK tour, alongside roaming street entertainers, children's arts and craft activities, street food vendors and much more.

Live coverage of the coronation was broadcast throughout the day on a big screen.

Highlights of stage entertainment

 

Speeches From Dignitaries

Revolution Radio's Chris Gregg introduces speeches from dignitaries at Northampton Town Centre's Coronation Event. Including:

  • High Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Milan Shah
  • Chairman of West Northamptonshire Council, Andre Gonzales De Sanchez
  • Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mrs Morcea Walker MBE VLL
  • Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Dennis Meredith
  • Chair of the Community Service Committee from Northampton Town Council, Cllr Jane Birch

 

Listen Again Audio

Revolution Radio was broadcasting live from the event across the day - listen again to a selection of our interviews here:

Maypole Dancing Enthusiast 

Chairman of West Northamptonshire Council, Andre Gonzales De Sanchez

Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Mrs Morcea Walker MBE VLL

Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Dennis Meredith

Billy Lockett

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

Pre-Event Interview

Check out our interview with Cllr Jane Birch, Chair of the Community Service Committee from Northampton Town Council previewing the event: 

 

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