Towcester Mill Brewery's beer garden is set to be jam-packed once again this year as Towcester's Midsummer Music Festival kicks off over the weekend of 21-23 June.
With the weather looking decidedly better for the weekend, everyone is looking forward to some great beer, great tunes and a chance to chill out in the sunshine.
FRIDAY 21 JUNE
"We've got numerous bands lined up for the weekend," explained Brewery Director, John Evans, "as well as an outside bar and two music stages. We kick off on the Friday evening from about 7pm with local acoustics duo The Neggly Gents and their set of 80s covers, followed by local guitarist, Craig Live. It'll be a great way to launch the weekend."
SATURDAY 22 JUNE
The Tap Room opens at 12pm and at 2pm we start off with Nioko Bok, a local African Djembe drumming group led by Keba Dhiedhou. He will be offering family-friendly drumming workshops for adults and children - great fun and a perfect way to spend the afternoon in our pub garden!
At around 3pm - 4.15pm will be Safari Boots, a three-piece band featuring guitar/vocal, bass and drums. They return following their success last year and play a mostly original, world music inspired repertoire with emphasis on African styles with some Latin, reggae and a little bit of the blues!
Around 4.15pm will be the fabulous Towcester Rock School, showcasing some of the talented young musicians from the local area.
MLC will kick off the early evening around 5pm with their direct guitar-based music from the Heart of England including covers from all the greats as well as their own spontaneous interpretations.
From 5.45pm till 6.30pm will be Cornucopia, who are followed by a performance by Nioko Bok and their Djembe drums. The Towcester Studio Band who will showcase their latest tunes around 7.30pm for an evening of fun music from Bat Out of Hell to The Greatest Showman!
At 9pm local musician Paul Gunn and his band Funktionality will play some fab tunes for the rest of the evening till around 10.45pm. Don't forget the Mill's garden is an ideal spot to watch the town's fireworks display which kicks off around 10.30pm from the Mount.
SUNDAY 23 JUNE
Sunday kicks off with the fabulous Tad Newton's Jazz Friends from 2pm-4pm whose six-piece band entertain with an adventurous and eclectic repertoire for all to enjoy! They are followed by Blister - a punk and new waves cover band - who alternate for the rest of the early evening with Brendan and Folk, finishing around 7.45pm.
More details can be found here.