Hatfield community showcases ‘remarkable spirit’ at festival

PUBLISHED: 15:03 19 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:16 19 June 2017

Barnyard Junkies. Birchwood Leisure Centre, Hatfield. Picture: Simon Jenkins

Barnyard Junkies. Birchwood Leisure Centre, Hatfield. Picture: Simon Jenkins


As many as 2,000 Hatfield residents turned out to enjoy the Free Hatfield Music Festival on Saturday.

Organised by Hatfield Town Council as part of the town’s festival fortnight, the free music event rocked Birchwood Playing Fields on Saturday, June 17.

The event, that was headlined by Century of Soul, catered for all tastes and ages.

As well music, families enjoyed Steven’s Fun Fair and a beer tent.

Danny Cullen opened the main stage at 11.15am.

Sets by Bar Steward Blues Band, J.F.K, Undercover, and Scally & Angell followed before the Barnyard Junkies came on stage at 3.20pm.

Zygmunt Day & Echo Pressure and The Revivals also performed.

Rosie Oregan was the penultimate act before Century of Soul brought proceedings to a close.

Hatfield residents Henry and Natalie Jacob, who ran a healthy option food outlet at the festival called 1762, are donating all their profit from the event to the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Councillor Lenny Brandon said: “The Hatfield Community came together to showcase its unique and quite remarkable spirit.

“A massive thanks must go to all the artists who appeared on the day, all of the Hatfield Town Council staff that worked tirelessly in scorching temperatures, and the weather for being kind.”

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