Live music, real cider and great sausages - on June 22 and 23 in 2018.


Live music, 30+ real ciders, and great sausages - the annual Northampton sausage and cider festival is back in 2018 on Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23.

All ciders are sourced from artisan producers around the country, and local makers.

Food stalls selling a variety of sausages - from artisan hot dogs to Polish kielbasa, Boerewors and cheese and chorizo griddled cheese toasties.

All children go free.

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How it works

 Buy in advance - and save money.

You can buy tickets in advance or pay on the day. Advance adult tickets are £6 in advance or £8 on the day. Children go free. The festival is supporting grass roots sport in Northampton as it helps to raise money for Old Scouts RFC.


In our first year, we also raised £1,500 to support LU15, the campaign to help Northampton schoolboy Luis Ghaut and to raise awareness about Osteosarcoma.

No-one under the age of 18 is permitted to drink or be served alcohol. No alcohol is permitted to be brought into the festival. All bags will be checked on arrival.


The cider bar runs on a token system. Each token buys one half pint of cider. Tokens can be bought in advance - 5 tokens for £9 - or on the day - 5 tokens for £10 or 11 tokens for £20. Unused tokens are not refundable. Tokens are on sale in the tent next to the cider bar.

Cider is available to take away in two pint containers. Cider ranges from £3.60 to £4 a pint. Lager, beer and a range of other alcoholic and soft drinks will be available from the club bar.

Feel free to bring camping chairs, picnic rugs and sun shades - whatever makes you feel comfy! Sorry but no picnic hampers or dogs!

Please drink reponsibly.


Old Scouts Rugby Field in Rushmere Road, Northampton, NN1 5RY.


There is lots of free parking on the playing field off Rushmere Road, directly across the road from the festival. Please do not park on Rushmere Road.


Please note the festival is running on a Friday and Satruday this year. Friday June 22 5pm to 11pm. Saturday June 23 noon to 10pm.


Sorry, it is a pooch free party.


Anyone who appears under the age of 21 will be asked to provide identity to prove they are over 18. This rule will be strictly enforced. 

Any queries, please email:

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Friday Music

6pm - The Boy Racers - sensational 4-piece band playing an infectious mix of 50s and 60s classics and stylish covers

8pm - Life of Riley - Bedford's brilliant Irish band, perfect music for dancing and drinking

Saturday Music

1pm - Barney Newman - up-tempo folksy roots - guaranteed to get your feet tapping: More here
3pm - James Chapman and the Blue Moon - foot-stomping, cider-suppping, country blues and Americana ballads: More here

5pm - Donnybrook Fair - The UK's No 1 Celtic rock band:

7pm - Skatoons - Eight-piece ska band back by popular demand, playing the genre's classic hits

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