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YOUTH Groups in Towcester will receive a £1,500 cash boost after the ninth Midsummer Music Festival last weekend.

The organise have calcuatletd that from tickets sales more than 400 people must have attended the nine venues over the two day festival.

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For the first time it included an outdoor event during the Saturday with a all day session at The Plough Inn.

Jim Lynch of Towcester Town Council said: “I managed to get to all the venues, part from the Pickled Pig which was heaving and the school where the Sponne Choir and Towcester Silver Band were performing whih was also full. But everywhere had a good turn out.

Mr Lynch said the were evaluating the Plough event to see if it was worth expanding into a larger out event. Mr Lynch thanked all the sponsors, in particular festival founder Geoffrey Iley and his wife Loïs who sponsored the Charlestone Chase in the Town Hall.

Town councillor Peter Allen said he met people from Middlesborough who had stumbled across the festival previously and came back especialluy.”