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The Music Barn

Music Barn Festival

Saturday 3rd July 2021

The Music Barn in Kettering

Minimum age: 18

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About Music Barn Festival 2021

The Music Barn Festival was set up with the intention of raising money for a local palliative care hospice, the Cransley Hospice. Charitable donation is still at the heart of their organisation and they donate to a range of local charities via the profit from the bar sales – so please give generously!! 

The festival features a wide variety of music and activities, featuring some established acts rubbing shoulders with unsigned bands, from a broad spectrum of musical genres.  At the event, you could hear a great Ska band or an up-and-coming folk singer, an old skool hip hop DJ or head to the Steelyard for some upfront house music. You can be as busy or as chilled as you want to be!

The festival has grown every year with better acts, facilities, and activities. Although 2020 was a barren year for festivals across the country, they are planning an even bigger year for 2021 so why not get involved!


The Music Barn Festival is centered around 2 disused agricultural barns with several acres of farmland surrounding it, a totally unique setting.  Within this beautiful rustic scene, the event itself is intimate and friendly; four stages provide a diverse range of music; food caterers handpicked by the MB team cook up some truly mouth-watering fare; locally sourced ales and ciders help lubricate the proceedings while street performers entertain you; and most importantly your camping site is in close proximity to the arenas meaning you don’t have to walk too far at the end of the day. 

The Music Barn Festival is held on private farmland in deepest East Northamptonshire. The impact of the festival on both the local surroundings and its impact on the broader environment is incredibly important to the organisers. For the past few years, they have looked closely at improving their environmental conservation efforts and continue to make changes to become a carbon-neutral festival. Here are some of their initiatives:

Tickets for Trees initiative. In 2020 the organisers planted a tree for every ticket that was bought in 2019, which offset their annual carbon output. Although they are a small event with a relatively small impact on the global climate, they still want to do their bit. In 2021 they will repeat the process and so they hope to be to have a positive impact on the local and global environment.

Reusable cup scheme. In 2018 the organisers introduced a reusable cup scheme which drastically reduced the amount of single use plastic cups they are sending to landfill. Guests buy one of the Music Barn reusable cups at the start of the event and return to the bar or drinking water station to fill up throughout the event. At the end of the event, guests could then keep the cups (for the next event) or put them in one of the recycling points. The scheme will continue in 2021.

Drinking Water. The festival is striving to reduce its single-use plastics. One of the biggest users of plastic bottles is spring water suppliers. To this end, they have installed a drinking water standpipe in the meadow. It is clearly signposted and free to use.

With their ecological initiatives and their charitable focus, varied musical content, and diverse crowd, the organisers are proud of their intimate event. Join them on the 3rd of July and see what all the fuss is about!

Music genres: Rock, Ska, Hip Hop, House, Folk

Music genres: House, Rock, Breaks, Rap, Ska

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