THE TOWCESTER Rock School will once again kick of the Midsummer Music Festival next weekend.
Now in its ninth year the Towcester music festival will be spread across nine venues and will last for two days starting Friday, June 17.
The bulk for performance take place on the Saturday night but young people from the Towcester Rock School will start the festival with a special concert from 7.30pm on Friday night in the Town Hall.
The festival if organised by The Rotary, Centurions and Lions clubs of Towcester and will be hosted by the Mayor Martin Johns.
Organiser Jim Lynch said: “As always we’ve got a complete mix of music, we’ve got rock, opera, we’ve got brass, we’ve got Towcester’s young people providing music like you’ve never heard before. They really are astonishing these kids.”
The venues on Saturday night are all within a short distance of the Market Place and the entertainment will commence with a barbecue and non-stop musical entertainment in the gardens of the Plough Inn. Mr Lynch said if the Plough garden is a success they may consider starting performances earlier next year.
Elsewhere, the musical programme will generally run from 7.30 pm until 10 or 11pm depending on the venue. You will be encouraged to visit as many events as you like and there will be performances at different venues throughout the centre of the town from both local and visiting artists.
Admission will be by programme which costs £18 for a families, £7 for adults and £5 for concessions, or £2.50 on the door. Proceeds from this event will again go to three local causes which will be shown in the programme.