Music News

Yesterday, 17:16
Organiser Dean Archer at last year's DenFest in Hatfield

If you love your music loud, then head over to The Rock Den in Hatfield this weekend for a rock and metal festival.

Eastern Electrics Festival 2015 at Hatfield House [Picture: Khris Cowley for Here & Now]

Organisers have confirmed the stage line-ups and set times for next week’s Eastern Electrics Festival 2016 at Hatfield House.

Willow volunteers at music festival Folk by the Oak 2016 in the grounds of Hatfield House [Picture: Jean S. B-C. Mower-Allard]

Festival goers raised more than £3,300 for a Welwyn Hatfield-based charity at an annual music event held at Hatfield House.

Combat Stress Team

Generous Battle Proms revellers in Hatfield helped raise a bumper amount to support war veterans.

Kev Saunders with some of the Musical Mystery Tour sponsors, Hertford Music Festival colleagues and performers [Picture: Steve Beeston]

The bass guitarist of punk band the Sex Pistols will headline this year’s Musical Mystery Tour in Hertford.

Theatre News

Yesterday, 15:16
Theatre company OVO is holding open auditions for its forthcoming production of The Ghost Sonata

Unleash your demons at theatre auditions in St Albans.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Peter Pan at Knebworth House on Thursday, August 18

A touring theatre company will present Peter Pan in the grounds of Knebworth House – where author J M Barrie was a regular visitor.

Hatfield House shows

Park Farm at the Hatfield House estate is hosting a production of The Wizard of Oz on Monday, August 1.

Simon Nicholas, Ernie Almond, Luke Roberts, Honey Fine and Jess Robinson will appear in pantomime Cinderella at Harpenden Public Halls

Hertfordshire X Factor contestant Honey Fine will go to the ball as Cinderella in this year’s Harpenden pantomime.

Cameron Leigh who plays Lina Lamont in the Gordon Craig Theatre's forthcoming production of musical Singin' in the Rain

A new production of classic musical Singin’ in the Rain is coming to the stage in Stevenage next month.

Arts News

Friday, July 22, 2016
New Maynard Gallery trustee Roy Ward, Maggie Barton, Sarah Merry, Welwyn Hatfield mayor Pat Mabbott and Robin Kersey [Picture: George Stodulski]

A new exhibition has opened in a Welwyn Garden City gallery featuring the work of three award-winning artists.

Rich Hall can be seen at the Wyllyotts Theatre in Potters Bar and Hertford Theatre in September [Picture: Roddy Hand]

Grouchy American comic Rich Hall is coming to Potters Bar and Hertford in September.

Onslow St Audrey's School presents 'A Sense of Place' at the University of Hertfordshire Galleries in Hatfield

There is still time to see a Hatfield school’s art exhibition at the University of Hertfordshire.

Comedian Russell Kane brings his Right Man Wrong Age tour to Hitchin and Radlett this week

Ahead of Russell Kane’s Right Man Wrong Age tour date in Radlett this week, the Welwyn Hatfield Times caught up with the award-winning comedian, actor and presenter.

Comedian Russell Kane brings his Right Man Wrong Age tour to Hitchin and Radlett this week

Comedian Russell Kane brings his current tour to Hertfordshire twice this week with shows in Hitchin and Radlett.

Days Out

Thu, 14:55
Peter Rabbit at Willows Activity Farm

Today is the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth – and there’s Peter Rabbit inspired fun to be had at an activity farm in St Albans.

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Peter Pan at Knebworth House on Thursday, August 18

A touring theatre company will present Peter Pan in the grounds of Knebworth House – where author J M Barrie was a regular visitor.

Amanda Brown and Lisa Hodges

Thousands of patriotic, flag-waving revellers pitched up at Hatfield House for the annual Battle Proms concert.

Children can follow the Dinosaur trail in Knebworth Park

Dinosaur lovers can enjoy Jurassic larks in Knebworth Park later this month.

Knebworth Country Show 2016. [Picture: TSIPhotography.co.uk]

The inaugural Knebworth Country Show was hailed a triumph after thousands flocked to the Hertfordshire stately home over the weekend.

the Forum Hertfordshire

Monday, June 20, 2016
Eastern Electrics Festival 2015 at Hatfield House [Picture: Khris Cowley for Here & Now]

Organisers of an electronic dance music festival have issued a ticket warning ahead of this summer’s event in Hatfield.

Eastern Electrics Festival 2015 at Hatfield House [Picture: Khris Cowley for Here & Now]

Luther star Idris Elba has been added to the line-up of a music festival taking place in Hatfield this summer.

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Panic! At The Disco headlining the Main Stage of Slam Dunk South at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: Kennerdeigh Scott]

Thousands of pop-punk, ska punk, metalcore and rock fans attended the sold-out Slam Dunk Festival 2016 in Hatfield.

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Pole dancers competing in Hatfield, pictured by Fotocad

Pole dancers came from far and wide to show off their skills in Hatfield and compete for places in a worldwide final thanks to a Welwyn Garden City enthusiast.

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Amity Affliction playing the Atlas Stage in the Piazza outside The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield [Picture: Kennerdeigh Scott[

Thousands of music fans converged on the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield for the sold-out Slam Dunk Festival 2016 on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Reviews

Thu, 14:55
Peter Rabbit at Willows Activity Farm

Today is the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth – and there’s Peter Rabbit inspired fun to be had at an activity farm in St Albans.

Read more
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Peter Pan at Knebworth House on Thursday, August 18

A touring theatre company will present Peter Pan in the grounds of Knebworth House – where author J M Barrie was a regular visitor.

Amanda Brown and Lisa Hodges

Thousands of patriotic, flag-waving revellers pitched up at Hatfield House for the annual Battle Proms concert.

Stan Tracey [Picture: Damian Rafferty]

Cinema and music will come together in a new festival taking place in Welwyn Garden City.

Children can follow the Dinosaur trail in Knebworth Park

Dinosaur lovers can enjoy Jurassic larks in Knebworth Park later this month.

Sonisphere festival

Thursday, June 9, 2016
The Sonisphere 2014 festival's main stage at Knebworth from the air [Picture: National Police Air Service – Boreham]

A married Royal Navy sailor and father of three has been found not guilty of raping a 21-year-old woman at a Knebworth music festival.

Metallica headlined the main stage at Sonisphere 2014 in Knebworth Park on the Sunday [Picture: Sonisphere]

Sonisphere 2016 has just taken place in Switzerland, but will the touring rock and metal festival return to England in 2017?

Pendulum in concert at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

Drum and bass giants Pendulum will return to The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield next month.

Community Events

Mon, 12:56
Amanda Brown and Lisa Hodges

Thousands of patriotic, flag-waving revellers pitched up at Hatfield House for the annual Battle Proms concert.

Stan Tracey [Picture: Damian Rafferty]

Cinema and music will come together in a new festival taking place in Welwyn Garden City.

Welwyn Garden City's Billy Byrne, left, is a star on the show

The BBC’s building show DIY SOS is officially coming to Welwyn Garden City, and producers are encouraging local traders to volunteer their expertise.

The Potters Bar Beer Festival takes place at the town's football club on Saturday, July 16

Cheers! Raise a glass at Potters Bar’s annual beer festival this weekend.

Star Wars Stormtroopers

The original Star Wars trilogy can be seen on the big screen outdoors under the stars at Hatfield House later this year.

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