The Clock is ticking and we are buzzing with excitement! – The #NptonTownFest line up is here!

Arguably Northampton’s biggest and best annual event has announced its entertainment line-up.  The Northampton Town Festival, now in its second year following incredible success in 2016, delivers not only a funfair of epic proportions, 2 days of trade stalls, Kid Zone and a huge local produce marquee, but also provides non-stop entertainment to dazzle and amaze everyone – whatever your interests and whatever your age.

The 2-day weekend entertainment program covers 2 huge open air arenas and we are unbelievably excited to now reveal the plans!

The Festival will boast a huge variety of acts and performances ranging from the World-Famous Vander Wheel of Death Stunt and Acrobat Team to the Twice World Champions and the original British Medieval Jousting Display team, The Knights of Nottingham – the line-up for the weekend really is second to none.  These world-famous acts combine with community displays from Proaction Martial Arts & Fitness and The Duston Dogs Agility Team with the Northampton Army Cadet Band kicking off the proceedings in true style in the main arena at 11am on the Saturday.

Saturday and Sunday evenings bring the glorious hot air balloons back to the racecourse as they take to the skies both evenings.  Saturday night also sees a huge firework display from the Balloon Arena.

But this is not all!  The festival is also hosting The Lawmen – an unmissable show team of lawmen and ladies, of gunslingers, fallen women, and other ungodly outlaws who bring the wild west to Northampton.  The Close Encounters Stunt Kite team will also be wowing audiences with their dramatic and awesome displays.

We are working on the schedule for the weekend’s entertainment, this information only describes some of what we have in store for you but as it stands at the moment (we’re so excited that we had to share), here is the lineup!


Saturday 1st July

Main Arena                                       

11am. Army Cadet Band

11.30pm. Proaction Martial Arts & Fitness

12pm. The Lawmen Wild West Show

12.30pm. Broke FM Motorbikes Stunt Display Team

1.30pm. Proaction Martial Arts & Fitness

2pm. Knights of Nottingham medieval jousting and enactment

3pm. Army Cadet Band

3.30pm. Duston Dog Agility

4pm. Proaction Martial Arts & Fitness

4.30pm. The Lawmen Wild West Show

5pm. Knights of Nottingham Medieval Jousting & Enactment

6pm. Broke FM Motorbikes Stunt Display Team



Saturday 1st July

Balloon Arena

6am. Balloon Ascent

11pm. Birds of Pray

12pm. Close Encounters Stunt Kites

3pm. Birds of Pray

4pm. Balloon Tethering

6pm Balloon Ascent

10pm. Balloon Glow

10.30pm. Firework  Display


Sunday 2nd July

Main Arena

11am. Proaction Martial Arts & Fitness

11.30am.  Army Cadet Band

12pm. The Lawmen Wild West Show

12.30pm. Vander Wheel of Death Stunt Team

1pm. Proaction Martial Arts & Fitness

1.30pm.  Knights of Nottingham Medieval Jousting & Enactment

2.30pm. The Lawmen Wild West Show

3pm. Vander Wheel of Death Stunt Team

3.30pm. Proaction Martial Arts & Fitness

4pm. Duston Dogs Agility

4.30pm.  Army Cadet Band

5pm. Knights of Nottingham Medieval Jousting & Enactment

6pm. Vander Wheel of Death Stunt Team
Sunday 2nd July

Balloon Arena

6am.  Balloon Ascent

11pm.  Birds of Prey Flights

12pm.  Close Encounters Stunt Kites

2pm.  Birds of Prey Flights

3pm.  Close Encounters Stunt Kites

4pm.  Balloon Tethering

6pm.  Balloon Ascent

We will keep you all updated with changes on our Facebook page and website, so don’t forget to like and follow our page as well as the event itself!

The Northampton Town Festival is free to enter, car parking is £5.  You may bring a picnic if you wish but there are plenty of delicious food stalls to tempt the taste buds!  Nobody is permitted to bring alcohol onto the site and there are security door checks.  You can buy alcohol if you wish when inside the showground.

For obvious reasons, we must state that if the weather is not kind to us, then some or all of the entertainment will be cancelled and / or rescheduled with little or no notice if necessary.  We would hate for anyone to sustain any injury due to taking unnecessary risks.  The event team thank you for your understanding.