Nightlife boost as music stars head for town
KETTERING’S nightlife is ‘in for a serious treat’ this year according to a local promoter, following the announcement of his first confirmed event of the year.
Rhys Alford, manager of Intense Presents, announced the first major event of the year after confirming influential Grime DJ Logan Sama is to perform at The Loft next month.
The BBC Radio 1 Xtra frontman is set to showcase his skills at the nightclub in Dalkeith Place on Sunday March 27, but he is just the first in a long-line of talented performers who will make their way to the town this year.
Rhys said: “Kettering is in for a serious treat this year in terms of the plans for its nightlife.
“The town deserves a scene to be proud of and that’s exactly what I’m trying to bring. The plan is to consistently bring through some of the hottest artists in the UK and give the town an enjoyable music culture.
“The town is definitely going to be spoilt this year! People won’t believe their ears when they hear about some of the big names we have got planned over the next few months.
“Every event that has been organised for this year will feature a major artist or DJ as we look to improve on the impressive names we brought to the town last year.”
Logan Sama will perform an exclusive hour-long set, with the club expecting to be full all night.
But Rhys, who brought notorious Grime MCs Stormzy, P Money, D Double E, Bugzy Malone and Sneakbo to the club last year, was tight-lipped on his other announcements for the next 12 months.
He added: “I can’t give away any names just yet, but they are huge! Plans are also underway to expand the events into Northampton too, in order to appeal to even more people.
“If people continue to support the events and keep up the amazing attendance, then there will be even more scope to attract even bigger artists which will obviously help expand the nightlife in the town and the county.”
Rhys is adamant that Kettering has the potential to change the game in terms of attracting big performers.
He said: “Being a small town is a feature artists love about Kettering. It allows the crowd to be up closer to the artists they love, often creating a unique and personal environment which everyone really enjoys.
“P Money tweeted his recognition to the Kettering nightlife scene straight after he performed here, and he has performed in sell-out venues up and down the country. That says something in itself.
“I hope in five years’ time, the town’s music scene will be something everyone is proud of, something the town can be recognised for and something that will continuously grow.”
More details about the upcoming event at The Loft can be found on the Intense Presents Facebook page.
Pictured above – FIRST OF MANY EVENTS: BBC DJ Logan Sama will perform to an expected capacity crowd in Kettering next month – and his appearance is set to be first in a long line of major music events in the town.