15 May Y Factor Stage Line-up Announced
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary alongside the Northampton Music Festival, The Y Factor is ready to announce the line-up for the Factory Stage in Abington Street on the 18th June, starting at 12 noon.
Now a well-established feature of the festival, this year’s line-up has been chosen to represent the highlights of the ten-year youth music program.
Stage curator and NMF Director, Stephen Chown says, “From its beginnings ten years ago as a once-a -year show as part of the Youth Program for the Rotary Club of Northampton Becket, the Y Factor has grown into an integral part of Northampton’s music scene.”
The Factor Stage will feature 3 winners of the competition, which for several years has included a Festival Night of it’s own at the Roadmender with 21 acts running concurrently. The Y Factor’s most famous winner was Billy Locket who headlined the Main Stage in the Market Square in 2015.
“Our three former winners performing are rapper, Leo Robinson, singer-songwriter, Carly Loasby and guitar-impresario, Scott Booth,” continues Stephen. “All three have recorded and played professionally following their success in the Y Factor and Carly and Scott have gained guitar sponsorship from Auden Guitars, who have supported the Y Factor for several years”. The power-duo, Grynn, from this year’s program and the band The Incidents, still playing together 4 years after wowing the Y Factor judges in 2013, are also on the bill.
“As well as being a very varied program, this is a superb line-up,” concludes Stephen. “Be prepared to see virtuosity to rival any other performance on the day.”