The Black Prince is a large public house/music venue situated on Abington Square in the very heart of historic Northampton. A multi-room site, The Black Prince [formerly known as The Racehorse] was launched early in 2016, and continues the traditions as one of the historic grassroots music venues in Northamptonshire. Boasting a recently expanded live room [capacity 250] and an outside garden stage [that can facilitate up to 400 sun-kissed souls]. The Black Prince is synonymous with the town’s burgeoning music scene of today, heavily supporting local musicians through the coronavirus pandemic with its well-received socially-distanced outdoor gigs.
This location has a long history of supporting the alternative scenes here in “ShoeTown”, going right back to the 1970s, where so much incredible artistry – from the metalcore of Enter Shikari, to the indie-rock of Feeder, from the Britrock of Reef, to the prog of The Enid – has been showcased. Acts that have played this venue in more recent times include slowthai, Working Men’s Club, Billy Lockett, Hands Off Gretel, Rozi Plain, Red Rum Club, ROAM, Jeffrey Lewis, and Look Mum No Computer.