St Neots Micro Festival

The team behind St Neots Festival took over the Market Square on Saturday 2 September for a slice of festival fun. The free event, organised by Neotists, rans from 1pm to 4pm, with live music, great food and drink and some late summer sunshine.

St Neots-based covers band The Arcades drew a huge crowd when they headlined the Future Stage at St Neots Festival on 25 June. They returned and opened the micro festival setting the mood for an afternoon of top notch entertainment. 

Next up was My Girl the River, who played country songs that come straight from the heart. Singer and guitarist Kris was joined on stage by her husband Joe and daughter Ruby. They recently played to a packed crowd at Art&Soul Cafe, and wowed audiences on the Market Square.

Thanks to Keith Mason and Ben Pitt for photography.

Headlining was Dylan and the Moon. Dylan Holloway recently performed on massive stages at the Radio 1 Big Weekend and London Pride, following his win on BBC’s talent show, Project Idol. In the final the judges described him as “Such a good songwriter and producer – he’s a 100 percenter.”

Local craft beer shop Shumë provided a bar, along with Little Dutch Bites – a regular on the St Neots Farm and Craft Market – serving up their mini pancakes known as poffertjes. 

The free Micro Festival is part of a larger Neotists Presents programme of pop-up events on the Market Square. It follows a classical harp recital and children’s magic shows in August. On 30 September, St Neots Museum is hosting a Marvellous Melodies event, spanning musical genres through the ages from Tudor times via classical to rock’n’roll. On 7th October, Django’s Tiger play swinging gypsy jazz from the 1920s to the 2020s. Finally on 21st October, Charles Court Opera performs music from Gilbert and Sullivan, Grand opera, Musicals and more.

With St Neots Market Square due a significant revamp starting this autumn, the organisers aim to establish the Square as a destination for culture, community and fun at the heart of the town. For more information see our what’s on page.