Apply to hold an event

Supporting your application

Depending on the size and scale of your event, an application can take some time to process.

Large events may need input from other agencies, and Northampton Safety Advisory Group.

Abington Park bandstand

Abington Park bandstand is programmed with performances by NBC Events Team from April to September each year. It is not available for hire by the public, due to the large number of performances already hosted in that small area, and the settings.

The Events section can look to help groups to find other appropriate park locations for events – please apply using the online form.

Guidance for application timescales

Please allow a minimum of 6 weeks for small-scale events

Please allow a minimum of 4 – 6 months for large-scale events

Until an event is agreed, organisers should not promote or market any activities to the public.

Before you start

Please complete an event application form before continuing.

The documents below are required in order to help organise and plan the event.

We've provided some examples to show you how each document should be completed.

If you have any queries about these documents or any aspect of your planned event, please contact us.

Guidance notes 

Please read our guidance notes before applying for an event.

Event management plan

Site plan


Risk assessment

Terms and conditions