Music News

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

With the Dutch DJ set to play at the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) across the county border in Milton Keynes next month, we spoke to dance music superstar Tiësto.

Loose Tubes will headline the opening night at this year's Herts Jazz Festival in Welwyn Garden City [Picture: Alan Titmuss]

Time is running out to get discounted tickets for an annual music festival taking place in Welwyn Garden City.

Status Quo concert at Hatfield House [Picture: Alan Davies]

Legendary rockers Status Quo played Hatfield last night.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra at Hatfield House [Picture: Alan Davies]

Musician Jools Holland brought the ‘boogie-woogie’ to Hatfield on Friday night.

Rhythms of the World

With Hitchin’s Rhythms of the World festival set to attracts thousands of fans to the grounds of Hitchin Priory this weekend, police have sounded a note of caution to make sure people stay safe during the celebration of music from around the corner and around the world.

Theatre News

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Willy Russell musical will be showcased by the Barn Theatre’s youth section in Welwyn Garden City.

Jeffrey Archer

A Jeffrey Archer tale adapted for the stage is Knebworth Players’ contribution to the packed Stevenage Festival programme.

Two at The Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City

A funny, poignant and chillingly disturbing tale is coming to the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City.

That'll Be The Day

The That’ll Be The Day show can be seen at three Hertfordshire venues over the coming weeks.

Clive Weatherley as Jack Gale and Georgina Bennett as Ruth Ellis in The Thrill of Love at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City [Picture: John Davies]

A gripping drama that takes a fresh look at the life of murderer Ruth Ellis opens at a Welwyn Garden City theatre tonight (Friday).

Arts News

Friday, June 19, 2015

An art exhibition and studio clearance sale will take place in Welwyn this weekend as part of the village’s annual festival.

Art In Clay

Some of the finest ceramics currently being made by individual makers in the UK and Europe will be showcased in Hatfield next month.

V Festival 2015

More names have been added to the V Festival 2015 line-up.

Frankie Boyle will headline the comedy tent at V Festival 2015

V Festival 2015 organisers have confirmed the event’s comedy line-up for this summer’s 20th anniversary showcase.

Irish comedian Ed Byrne is coming to the Alban Arena in St Albans

Irish comedian Ed Byrne has announced a new autumn tour, including a date in St Albans.

Days Out

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Legendary rockers Status Quo played Hatfield last night.

American cars in the spotlight at Knebworth Park

Drive along to Knebworth for a special Father’s Day Sports Cars and Classics Show on Sunday.

Last year's winner Marianne Vos crosses the finish line in Welwyn Garden City in Stage 4 of the 2014 tour.

The Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain cycle race arrives back in Hertfordshire tomorrow (Saturday) and here are the times and the route for those wanting to go out and watch.

Luton Hoo

Looking to treat dad to a special day out on Father’s Day? Why not sample what luxury hotel Luton Hoo has to offer?

Oaklands College Summer Fayre 2014

Alpacas, wallabies, emus and lamb racing will be some of the animal attractions at a family fun day being held this weekend.

the Forum Hertfordshire

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hatfield’s Slam Dunk Festival has won a national rock music magazine’s best festival award for the second year running.

The Switchyard at Eastern Electrics Festival at Hatfield House [Picture: Gemma Parker Photography]

Organisers have confirmed details of the 2015 Eastern Electrics Festival after parties in Hatfield and London.

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Enter Shikari [Picture: Tom Martin]

St Albans band Enter Shikari release their new single this week, ahead of a string of UK summer festival dates.

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You Me At Six headlining Slam Dunk Festival South 2015 in Hatfield

Thousands of music fans converged on Hatfield for the 2015 Slam Dunk Festival at the University of Hertfordshire on Sunday.

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You Me At Six headlining Slam Dunk Festival South in Hatfield
Josh Franceschi

Headliners You Me At Six had to pause their show at Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield while an injured fan was treated by paramedics.

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Reviews

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A passionate tale of lust, seduction and betrayal will be played out on cinema screens in Welwyn Hatfied next month.

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Status Quo concert at Hatfield House [Picture: Alan Davies]

Legendary rockers Status Quo played Hatfield last night.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra at Hatfield House [Picture: Alan Davies]

Musician Jools Holland brought the ‘boogie-woogie’ to Hatfield on Friday night.

American cars in the spotlight at Knebworth Park

Drive along to Knebworth for a special Father’s Day Sports Cars and Classics Show on Sunday.

Last year's winner Marianne Vos crosses the finish line in Welwyn Garden City in Stage 4 of the 2014 tour.

The Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain cycle race arrives back in Hertfordshire tomorrow (Saturday) and here are the times and the route for those wanting to go out and watch.

Sonisphere festival

Friday, June 12, 2015

Hatfield’s Slam Dunk Festival has won a national rock music magazine’s best festival award for the second year running.

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

The first Sonisphere Festival show of 2015 has started in Italy.

Knebworth House

The Rolling Stones are rumoured to be lining up a massive summer concert at Knebworth House, according to a national newspaper report.

The Prodigy [Picture: Bartleberry Logan]

The Prodigy have scored their sixth UK number one album with The Day Is My Enemy.

Bruce Dickinson, of Saturday headliners Iron Maiden, on the main Apollo Stage at Sonisphere 2014 in Knebworth Park [Picture: PG Brunelli]

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson is recovering from cancer treatment.

Community Events

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bubble football has burst onto the scene in a big way in Potters Bar.

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra at Hatfield House [Picture: Alan Davies]

Musician Jools Holland brought the ‘boogie-woogie’ to Hatfield on Friday night.

American cars in the spotlight at Knebworth Park

Drive along to Knebworth for a special Father’s Day Sports Cars and Classics Show on Sunday.

Mr Holmes starring Ian McKellen

A new Sherlock Holmes movie starring Sir Ian McKellen, which hits UK cinema screens today (Friday), was partly filmed in Hatfield.

Mark Kermode will host a charity film screening at Garden City Cinema in aid of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Mark Kermode, one of the UK’s best known and most trusted film critics, will host a charity movie evening in Welwyn Garden City next month.

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