OTHER EVENTS & VENUES
WORLD PEACE FETE
Set in the fabulous grounds of the Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre at Thornby Hall, Northants, this delightful charity festival, held on the first Sunday in July, provides a relaxing summer day out for the whole family, with food and craft stalls, kids' events, games, and some terrific local roots music. Kontra has been organising the music for this event since 2008, and in that time it has become a highlight of the local music calendar.
A new event at Thornby, held in late November, for which Kontra supplies an entertaining mix of quality acoustic music to enhance the festive atmosphere.
VILLAGE HALL, OLD
OLD VILLAGE HALL
A modern, fully equipped hall with 100 capacity in the award winning village of Old, near Northampton (where we also hold Cottage Concerts), this venue is ideal for both concerts and dance bands and in recent years we have built up an enthusiastic audience for quality roots music.
Old Village Hall is in Charles Close, Old, Northants NN6 9RQ
Since 2015, Kontra has been organising quality folk roots festivals at some of the biggest and finest country fairs in the UK. Held in the grounds of popular stately homes and castles, these events are a fantastic opportunity to bring our acts to a wider audience. We'll be posting details of the 2020 season in due course.
COUNTRY FAIRS IN 2020
KELMARSH GAME & COUNTRY FAIR
Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire
Easter Sunday & Monday
HIGHCLERE GAME & COUNTRY FAIR
Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berkshire
late May Bank Holiday
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, AND FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT ADVICE, ALL KONTRA EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. WE SHALL BE RE-ASSESSING THE SITUATION AGAIN IN DUE COURSE AND ANTICIPATE RESUMING NORMAL ACTIVITY SOMETIME LATER IN THE YEAR.
IN THE MEANTIME WE SHALL BE DOING OUR BEST TO PROMOTE ONLINE ACOUSTIC ROOTS EVENTS AS WELL AS SHOWING RETROSPECTIVE VIDEOS OF KONTRA ACTS, PAST AND PRESENT, ON OUR FACEBOOK KONTRA GIGS GROUP PAGE AT: