Sixties Celebration

The Sounds of the Sixties will come swinging back into Northampton town centre on the new date of Saturday 24 September as part of a magical mystery tour celebrating music, culture and memories from the iconic decade.

Top tribute act The Counterfeit Beatles will headline the main stage in Market Square as part of the event, while local bands will also be performing classic tracks throughout the day and Bernie Keith will treat crowds to an hour-long DJ set.

The town centre will be transported back to the 60s, with vintage street circus acts performing throughout the main shopping streets.

  • Main Stage - On Market Square. Times TBA
  • Pop-Up Stage - Market Square, by the fountain. Times TBA
  • Vintage Circus - Roaming entertainment. 11am - 4pm
  • Circus Workshop - Next to the main stage, learn some circus skills. 11am - 1.15pm and 1.45pm - 4pm

 

REVOLUTION RADIO 60's

We have launched a station dedicated just to the 60's!  Here’s what’s currently playing on our sixties music stream and the most recent tracks:

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Supporting events and activities:

Grosvenor Shopping Northampton

A display of local sporting memorabilia and posters from the decade will be on show in the windows of the lower mall, next to River Island.

The centre will also be playing 60s music throughout the day.

Lush Northampton

(8, Newland Walk, Grosvenor Centre, Northampton NN1 2EB)

60s style Bath Bomb making.

Northampton Central Library

(Abington Street, Northampton, NN1 2BA)

Back to the 60’s Quiz- As our town builds up to a righteous 60’s Celebration on the 10th September, we thought to join in the fun by bringing you our own 60’s Quiz! Test your knowledge of the groovy decade by visiting Northampton Central Library for a chance to win a voucher for Vintage Guru on St Giles Street. Deadline for Sheets will be 3pm on the 10th September. Quiz Sheets cost £1 Per sheet. Full details here

1960s Photo Hunt – To celebrate the 1960’s they are having a photo hunt in the library. See if you can find the photos and name the well known people from that decade. Please ask staff at the counter for an answer sheet. Full details here

Northampton Filmhouse

(Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1TU)

Yesterday, on Friday 9 September at 6:00 pm

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring YearsSaturday 10 September at 8:45 pm

Visit www.northamptonfilmhouse.com/whats-on/ to book your tickets.

Northampton Memories

(Various locations)

See how buildings looked during this era – a variety of town centre businesses will be displaying photos of their business or street during the 1960s.

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery

(4-6 Guildhall Rd, Northampton, NN1 1DP)

A digital exhibition looking back at the 1960s.

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The Wig & Pen

(19 St Giles Street, Northampton, NN1 1JA)

Live music by Rhythm & Junction.

Visit thewigandpennorthampton for more details.

Vinyl Fair (details to be confirmed) 

Don’t forget to check out other vinyl sellers in the town centre, including Spiral Archive, Spun Out, Vinyl Underground, and Vintage Guru, plus many charity shops in the town centre have a selection of vinyls.

60s Dress Up

(Various locations)

A number of businesses will be dressing up for the occasion.

60s-themed window displays

(Various locations)

A number of businesses will be decorating their windows in celebration of the 1960s.

V and B Northampton

Live 60s music: Luna Nightingale

Visit vandbnorthampton for more details. 

Vintage Guru

At Vintage Guru, where we celebrate past fashion and lifestyles every day, we are very excited about the sixties week. We will be creating some special 60s windows for the event and will have clothes and experts on hand to help people ‘dress the decade’. Visitors to the shop will be able to buy items that were popular in the 60s and we will be playing fab and groovy 60s music all week with lots of Beatles items for sale.

West Northamptonshire Council will be providing all-day free parking in the council owned town centre multi-storey car parks on the day.

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