21st July 2024

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Kettfest 2024

Saturday 22 June

Kettfest is back to celebrate the best of the town with live performances and more for a day of celebration.

Main Stage

Hosted by Kettering ArtsCentre
Market Place, Sheep Street
NN16 0AJ 10am to 10pm

10:00 Festival opening with the Mayor and Wicky Bear
10:30 The Last Corner Piece
11:30 Russo Robertson
12:30 The Distraction
1:15 Rogue State Circus
2:00 The RePro Jam Squad
2:45 The NeuMonarchs
3:30 The Pit Monkeys
4:30 Cubans & Cognac
5:30 The EClectic Light Orchestra
6:30 Last Chance
7:30 Funk Odyssey
9:00 Bill Burton
10:00 Close

Incredible local bands and headline acts. Get up and move, enjoy the vibe, discover something new and finish your night dancing to some legendary party classics from one of the best DJs in Northamptonshire.

As well as the amazing restaurants surrounding the Main Stage, we will also have incredible street food to try from all around the world. Discover something
from the cocktail bar, or beers, ciders and spirits, if that's more your thing to get you in the mood. So come on down and celebrate our amazing
home-grown talent from Kettering.

Clock Tower Stage

Hosted by ISM Music Academy
Outside TollerChurch,
Gold Street, NN16 8JA
10am to 5.30pm

10:00-10:30 Odell Eady
10:30-11:50 PtD House Band
10:30-11:50 Unorthodox Unboxed
10:30-11:50 Logan Jewel
11:55-12:15 Laura Ivane
12:20-12:50 Natasha & Ethan
12:55-13:25 Pirate 57
13:30-14:00 Liam Carter
14:05-14:35 The Bucket Hats
14:40-15:10 The Charmless
15:15-15:45 Nia Young Drummer
15:50-16:20 Mark Lister
16:25-16:55 Kam Singh
17:00-17:30 Aila Bee
Fastest Drummer Competition – all day
12pm-2pm Bubbles & Balloons

Check out the newest, freshest talent around and, while your ears are being treated to the tunes of the moment, don't miss our street food area and market stalls.
Featuring: Unorthodox Unboxed l Odell Eady l PtD House Band l Logan Jewel l Daniel Butterworth l Laura Ivane l Nat & Ethan l Pirate 57 l Liam Carter l The Charmless l Nia l Mar

Spoken Word Stage

Hosted by Kezzabelle Ambler,
11th Bard of Northampton
& Kettering Library
On the Cornerstone decking
overlooking the Manor House Museum Gardens
(behind the library) 11am to 5pm

11.00 Wicky Bear
11.20 Kezzabelle - poet & host
11.30 Janice Parker
11.40 Andy Gibney - Death & Laughter
11.50 Michael Mellors
12.00 Courtney Ward
12.10 Adrian Brown - sober Viking poet
12.30 Lynda Panther Horror Fiction
12.40 Steve Fulton - poet & songwriter
12.50 Gary Huskisson published poet
1.05 Carl Peach - speaker & author
1.20 Poetic License Bard of Northampton
1.35 Chuck The Poet
2.00 Dr John Arcanum - magician
2.20 Gordon Adams
2.30 Kezzabelle
3.00 Quinton Green
3.20 Paddy Basra - Horror Fiction
3.30 Raja Creates
3.40 Mark Symmonds
3.45 Flo Heaven's Letter
3.50 Joy Oliver
3.55 Julie Cooper
4.00 Dan Hurley
4.05 Luke Danns
4.10 Dominika Caddick
4.20 Derek Lee
4.30 Open Mic

Head to the Cornerstone Building for the spoken word space, celebrating diverse creativity with poets, bards, storytellers, playwrights, horror fiction writers, art and so much talent shared with this joyful rejoicing of words and their meaning.
At 11am Wicky Bear kicks off the fun, followed by: Bill Martin l Janice Parker l Pamula Furness l Michael Mellors l Courtney Ward l Adrian Brown l Lynda Panther l Steve Fulton l Gary Huskisson l Carl Peach l Poetic License Bard of Northampton l Chuck The Poet l Dr John, Magician l Gordon Adams l Kezzabelle, Poet l Quinton Green l Paddy Basra l Raja Creates l Flo Heaven's Letter l Joy Oliver l Dan Hurley l Luke Danns l Steve Whitehead l Dominika Caddick l Iain & Steve from 'Energy' acoustic l finishing with Open Mic Opps

Community Stage

Hosted by Beccy Hurrell Voice
and Arts & Shire Sounds

Outside Peacocks,
Meadow Road, NN16 8TL

11am to 5pm

10:00 Cameron Grace
11:00 Steve Smith
11:45 Beccy Hurrell
12:15 Louise Wright Theatre School
12:45 Nritham Dance Academy
1:00 Sister Rose
1:30 Community Singalong
2:00 CosPlay Parade Prize Giving
2:15 Kettering Science Academy
2:30 Beat Project
3:00 Pytchley School
3:45 Bollywood Indian Dance
4:00 – Rachel Woods
4:15 – Rachel and Henry

If you are a fan of incredible dancers, performance and music, then this is the place for you – join us to celebrate this community talent.
Featuring: Adam Ward l Stephen Smith l NMPAT l Louise Wright Theatre School l Kettering Science Academy l Beat Project Dance Company l Pytchley School l Bollywood Indian Dance frommAaja Nachle l Rachel Woods l Henry & Rachel

The Yards

10 Market Street, NN16 0AH

11:20 Wills
11:40 Madladz
12:00 Mattie Sea
1:00 Nathxno x Wardy
2:00 DJ George
2:20 Melv
2:40 DJ Bry White
3:00 Jason Farmer
4:15 Mark Riley
5:30 DJ Gavlar
6:15 Ryan
7:15 Johnno x Calz
8:30 1905 project
9:30 Errico Parker

The Yards is working with Mark Robinson of The Music Barn Festival, who is providing some incredible DJs throughout the day and "have-a-go" DJ slots. There will be live graffiti creation by Jimski and graffiti workshops to take part in. A go-to for those that need a quiet space is The Lawyer and The Nurse. There you will find a SEN-designed sensory room plus family-friendly activities such as facepainting and crafts. FlyByBars is bringing their incredible cocktails and the best street food around.

The Art Space

Hosted by Picture The Difference (Ptd)
At the Parish Rooms,
just off Kettering Market Place NN16 0AJ
11am to 5pm

Explore Ripple Effect art activities with Ptd and take part in the creation of a large-scale, interactive labyrinth.

Here you'll find the starting and finishing point for the KDAS Artists' Trail and a meeting point for those wanting to join the Cosplay Parade.

St Mary's School (Fuller Street) will be here asking you to share your memories, get creative, and celebrate their 125th anniversary.

Check out the flyer here

Also happening all over the town...

Members of the Kettering and District Art Society (KDAS) will be sited around the town centre, sketching and painting the day's scenes. Why not pick up a trail sheet to win a prize if you find all the artists?

New for this year, sited outside Jamie's Pet Food Shop on Lower Street. Bring your furry friends for a fun Instagram photo and have your free pet and owner portrait sketched by artist Katy Dynes.

Brightwayz will be at the festival encouraging people to choose alternatives to cars to travel to the event with possible prizes! Have-a-go bikes and trikes to try out on Lower Street.

Welcomes all ages to learn to skateboard on their beginner ramps at The Horse Market. All equipment provided with live music and merchandise to set the vibe.

Corby Model Railway Society's ride-on railway attraction will be welcomed back on Sheep Street outside the library and around the site will be face painters and roaming entertainers.

All along High Street and the bottom of Gold Street will be artisan market stalls with a range of local craft and items to buy, with street food on sale in the Market Place and Gold Street.

The Wellbeing Hub offering free complementary therapy taster treatments. The Rotary Club is overseeing craft stalls, Coats 4 Kids and a British Polymer Clay
Guild demonstration. Cornerstone will be at ARTworks running creative workshops. Pianist Lincoln Noel will be back with rippling tunes.

Best Dressed Shop Competition

Join in the Kettfest fun...

Dress your shop window in our 2024 theme "Make A Splash For Kettfest". Be as creative as you can!

Think drops of kindness, ripples of hope, waves of positivity.

You could win a £200 prize towards a staff meal and drinks at a Kettering town centre restaurant.

There are bonus points for staff in fancy dress and for making the windows as exciting as possible.

The windows will be judged on Kettfest Day itself by a panel of judges coming round the town. Businesses need to put a poster in the window to let the judges know they are taking part.

Good luck!

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Last updated: Tue, 18 Jun 2024 15:10