A new festival celebrating electronic music and the surrounding culture is to be introduced to Kettering town in September 2016.
Sound in the Woods is to be held in a secret location in Kettering, Northamptonshire on 3rd of September 2016. It is described as an “intimate, 3 stage Electronic Dance Music festival” and is set to be a family friendly event that celebrates the cultural and artistic elements of EDM.
Northamptonshire is predominantly known for its alternative music scene, with bands such as Temples and Heaven’s Basement hailing from Kettering alone. The festival’s organisers, Carnival Electronique, intend to bring an entirely different world of music to the area.
“Electronic music has strong roots here yet often gets overlooked by the larger events around the town,” Carnival Electronique said. “The idea is to pull together all genres to have a fantastic niche event that brings all this together and give people an amazing experience in a unique location right on their doorstep, bringing international superstar DJs alongside the quality talent we have locally.
This event is not limited to Kettering, we want to appeal to the Midlands and beyond and show them what a great place Northamptonshire is for electronic music.”
This year, Kettering has become a thriving cultural hotspot following the successful Kettfest – which boasted a wealthy musical selection – and the opening of shopping complex The Yards. Carnival Electronique stated “We hope it will be a huge cultural and artistic boost to the area and bring some much-needed entertainment to the area. You can feel the excitement building in the town already. Wouldn’t it be great to have an event like this that you can grab a £5 taxi to rather than a 3 hour drive? I certainly think so!”