‘We Have Our Line Up for The ‘Rock n Metal Stage 21st June’
Our stage will take place from Midday until Midnight 21st June at The King Billy, Northampton
Poison Zoomak – Poison Zoomak. Loud, melodic, explosive, high-energy hard rock. The band have previously shared the stage with acts such as…Warrior Soul, Ryan Roxie (Alice Cooper band), Slaves To Gravity and are currently putting the finishing touches to an E.P due later this year. Check them out here!
Harmfool – Formed in Northampton at the end of 2013. Worn throat, heavy riffs, and sharp drums. Loud, powerful and fast. Metal/punk/hardcore band from Northampton. Check them out here!
Point Of Extinction – A unique band with their own sound. The roots based in thrash but with some groove and melody thrown in to make their own unique blend of metal. Currently recording an album for later release in the year. Check them out here!
From Eden To Exile – A new upcoming Northamptonshire based metal band, looking to write intense music with freedom, without “genre” boundaries and ultimately music that sounds good. Check them out here!
Benign Plausibility – A Northampton based alternative Rock band, their music explores a wide range of genres and influences to create abstract compositions with expressionistic movement. Currently experimenting with polyphonic layering, 12 tone serialism, irregular time signatures and a polyrhythmic drum approach to create their latest batch of music. Check them out here!
Obstruction – A Northampton based, four piece, heavy rock /grunge band formed in February 2013, by its frontman, vocalist and songwriter, David Bentley. They recorded their first E.P. of new, original material, called ‘BROKEN GEAR, which they’re very excited about. They have received great reviews from the critics plus airplay on local radio. Check them out here!
DieRevers – 5 piece metal band from Northampton, They played their first ever concert in Northampton after two and a half months together, and having received lots of positive opinions from the public, They have been given the motivation to continue together practicing hard ready for further live performances including most recently at The King Billy where they received rave reviews. Check them out here!
Stereo Skull – The band consisting of brothers: Arthur, Aivars, sister Laura, their long-time friends Vitaly, Dita and Ethan, who are paving their way to success. Inspired by modern electronic music and mixing it with modern metal, the band achieves a unique and a fresh sound of their songs finding it as ground for boundless/limitless ways of expression. Check them out here!
Dead Frequency – The band are a Glam Punk band from The Midlands, UK. Playing a mixture high-energy pop/punk and glam-influenced rock, 2014 sees them performing at 7 smaller UK festivals including Glastongudget and the main stage at Properstock. They have also been personally selected to open for Andrew WK at his Coventry Kasbah show. Check them out here!
The Bophins – The band was formed in 2012 by Adam and Tim influenced by 60’s pop, Freakbeat and Garage / Punk. The group played a number of shows around the UK and recorded an EP at Ranscombe Studios. The band have played a wealth of live shows around the UK including; Water Rats (London), The Dublin Castle (London), The Flapper (Birmingham), and The Baseline (Dudley), as well as festivals including the Brackley Fringe Festival. Check them out here!
True Heights – A 5 piece British Rock outfit emerging from the streets of the Midlands. These 5 lads write from experience and hope to put some serious heart and feeling back into the UK’s rock scene. After forming in the summer of 2014, they have spent months behind closed doors refining their sound, preparing for their public release in the early months of 2015. They have been working with the highly commended producer, Matt O’Grady (YouMeAtSix, Deaf Havana, and Don Broco) to record their first release. Creating a unique blend of ambience and anthemic UK rock, TrueHeights are sure to be the sound and soul of 2015. Check them out here!
NMF15 Is going to be bigger than ever with a wide range of musical talent & genres. Northampton Bands will be providing the Rock/Metal stage at The King Billy with some of the best of our local talent performing.
Northampton Music Festival is a free annual event designed to celebrate Northampton’s rich music culture. Now in its 8th year, the central ethos is to raise the profile of Northampton through music, to provide a showcase for the broad range of musicians and artists that are based in the town and to provide a community-focused gathering which invites all to join in a festive celebration of our music scene.
The festival is organised by Northampton Music 365 – a not for profit community group, in partnership with a range of local organisations.
In addition to the annual festival – Northampton Music 365 is developing a range of yearlong initiatives to raise the profile of the Town and the Town Centre through musical activity and promotion.
Our aim is to work in partnership with the local music community, to support initiatives and to provide a hub where others can promote and showcase music. We hope to provide a central umbrella where all the musical initiatives of the town can work together, cross promote and develop wider opportunities for the town.
If you are a musician, promoter, venue, community group or just a music fan and want to get involved please drop us a line via the Get Involved page.
Putting shoe town on the music map.
Alicia Keys gave a vague, stirring speech about the power of music, with quotes from both Jimi Hendrix and Friedrich Nietzsche. Usher, Daft Punk, Madonna, Rihanna, Kanye West, Chris Martin, and Jack White (All Grammy Award Winners) were all in attendance at the astonishing press conference. They stood there in all their multi-million dollar finery and seemed oblivious to their multi-corporate credentials, the world’s richest pop stars asked us to cancel our Spotify subscription and pay more for their own streaming service called Tidal.
They justify this by saying you’ll get a ‘Higher Service’ which is ‘Artist Owned’. Jay-Z the American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur bought the company for 50 million Dollars.
There doesn’t seem to be any ad free options but Tidal expects consumers to willingly pay more than they do now. A month of Tidal costs $9.99 in the U.S. for desktop-only access, the same price as an ad-free Spotify account that includes mobile access and high-def audio. So are these super rich pop stars really that out of touch?? Streaming services are having trouble as it is getting people to part with their hard earned cash and actually turning it into a profit! Whilst artists usually have a hard time making real money from their music surely inventing a similar streaming service to spotify (or more expensive one) only begs the question – Why don’t these manufactured pop stars build a better fairer system!
There are rumours going around that Tidal may be renamed ‘Greed’ but this hasn’t been confirmed yet!
Just for your amusement here are some artists who have never won a Grammy award!:
Guns N Roses
Queens Of The Stone Age
Guitar & Amp Servicing
Hire A Function Band
There are no upcoming events.