Join us on Saturday, September 10 to celebrate the swinging sixities

The Sounds of the Sixties will come swinging back into Northampton town centre this 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 BBC Radio Northampton presenter 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.

As part of the celebrations there will also be a number of supporting events and activities,

* Vinyl fair at Element

*Northampton Filmhouse will set the scene on the Friday night with Danny Boyle’s romantic comedy, Yesterday, and will continue on Saturday with some iconic Beatles moments and footage, featured specially for this occasion

*Northampton Museum & Art Gallery will stage a digital exhibition looking back at the 1960s

*A display of local sporting memorabilia from the decade will be on show in Grosvenor Shopping Northampton

*Activities will be held at Northampton Central Library

*Town centre retailers will be taking part in a photography collection showing how their buildings looked in the era

*We are also encouraging to create 1960s-themed window displays while cafes, bars and restaurants can create typical menus and drinks lists from the period

*The full line-up and additional activities will be confirmed in the coming weeks and will be updated here*

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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