Music News

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Rocker Dave Mason comes to The Alban Arena with his band on Wednesday, March 1

A guitarist who has performed and recorded with such legends as Paul McCartney, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Michael Jackson will be appearing in concert in St Albans.

Lulu will be appearing live at The Alban Arena in St AlbansS

Here’s a concert you will want to Shout about... Singer Lulu is coming to St Albans later this year as part of her 2017 Lulu All About The Music Tour.

West Country folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman comes to The Alban Arena on Thursday, March 2 at 8pm.

Acclaimed folk singer and musician Seth Lakeman returns to St Albans next week.

Guns 2 Roses will be performing live at The Horn in St Albans

If you were unable to get tickets to see Guns N’ Roses live in London this summer, or simply could not afford them, a top tribute to Axl Rose, Slash and Co is coming to St Albans.

Singer-songwriter Dan Raza will appear at Folk at the Maltings in St Albans on Friday, March 3

A trio of performers will be in action at the next week’s Folk at the Maltings concert in St Albans

Theatre News

Yesterday, 12:28
John Keogh as Inspector Pissani, Ben Falkiner as the Constable, Godfrey Marriott as the Maniac and Mark Skrebels as Superintendant Palmi in Accidental Death of an Anarchist at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City [Picture: John Davies]

Accidental Death of an Anarchist, by Nobel-winning Italian actor-playwright Dario Fo, has opened at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City. Maggie Blackburn reviews the political satire.

Breakaway Theatre Company's production of Uncle Vanya at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans

Breakaway Theatre Company performed Uncle Vanya at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans. Deborah Heath reviews the production.

Beauty and the Beast pantomime tickets have gone on sale at the Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn Garden City

Tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Welwyn Garden City pantomime, Beauty and the Beast, at the Hawthorne Theatre.

Best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter Levison Wood will be appearing at The Alban Arena in St Albans

A best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter will be sharing his experiences with an audience in St Albans next week.

Barn Theatre

Following the successful run of One Man, Two Guvnors, Accidental Death of an Anarchist is the next scheduled production at the Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City.

Arts News

Yesterday, 15:56
Comedian Stewart Lee brings his brand new full-length show to The Alban Arena on Friday, March 3

Tickets to see comedian Stewart Lee in St Albans have sold out.

Tickets have gone on sale for comedian John Bishop's Winging It Tour warm-up shows at The Alban Arena in St Albans

Comedy superstar John Bishop will be ‘Winging It’ to St Albans for a couple of warm-up shows ahead of his new stand-up tour.

Cirque Du Hilarious comes to The Alban Arena on Monday, February 13

Slapstick comedy and madcap humour will keep the children entertained at a family show coming to St Albans during the half-term.

Jasper Carott and Bev Bevan

Brummie comedian Jasper Carrott is returning to Hertfordshire for a stand-up and rock show in St Albans.

Comedian Russell Brand will bring his Re:Birth tour to Hertfordshire [Picture: Matt Crockett Photography]

Controversial comedian Russell Brand will bring his new UK tour to Hertfordshire later this year.

Days Out

Sunday, February 12, 2017
Aerobatic display team The Blades will be performing at the Duxford Air Festival

There will be some exhilarating entertainment at the Duxford Air Festival over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

The de Havilland DH98 Mosquito Prototype

A Hertfordshire aircraft museum preserving the de Havilland name has appointed its first curator.

The Lancaster Bomber at IWM Duxford [Picture: IWM / Richard Ash]

The spotlight will fall on the legendary Avro Lancaster, one of Britain’s most iconic Second World War bombers, at IWM Duxford during the February half-term holiday.

Twins Summer and Tia Price were given exclusive access to Willows Activity Farm to mark the start of the annual lambing event.

Un-baa-lievable! Twins helped mark the new lambing season at a popular activity farm near Welwyn Hatfield.

The American Air Show at IWM Duxford Photographed 28/29th May 2016 [Picture: David Mackey]

A festival of flying will take place at IWM Duxford this year – with children under 16 going free with a full paying adult.

the Forum Hertfordshire

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Madina Lake have been added to the Slam Dunk Festival 2017 line-up set for Leeds, Birmingham and Hatfield in May

Another band has been added to the line-up of the Slam Dunk Festival coming to Hatfield in May.

Bedouin Soundclash have been added to the line-up of the The Specials' concert in Hatfield

More acts have been added to the line-up of The Specials’ concert in Hatfield this May.

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The Only Way is Essex star Lauren Pope will be the guest DJ at Contrast at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

It will be The Only Way is Hatfield for a former star of ITV reality series TOWIE this week.

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SW4 Festival

This summer’s South West Four Festival 2017 line-up will feature Pendulum, Knife Party and deadmau5.

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Zebrahead playing the Desperados Stage at Slam Dunk Festival South 2016 in Hatfield [Picture: Kennerdeigh Scott]

Slam Dunk organisers have confirmed the first stage line-up split for the 2017 festival coming to Hatfield in May.

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Reviews

Yesterday, 15:58
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? is coming to The Alban Arena on Saturday, March 4 at 1.30pm

Test your knowledge of dinosaurs against TV presenter Ben Garrod, the scientist from Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur, in St Albans.

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Beacon Film Festival

A victim of crime awareness film festival taking place in Hatfield this week has received more than 1,000 international submissions.

Aerobatic display team The Blades will be performing at the Duxford Air Festival

There will be some exhilarating entertainment at the Duxford Air Festival over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

St Albans Cathedral

Hertfordshire Chorus performed Edward Elgar’s oratorio The Kingdom at St Albans Cathedral on Saturday night. John Manning reviews the concert.

The de Havilland DH98 Mosquito Prototype

A Hertfordshire aircraft museum preserving the de Havilland name has appointed its first curator.

Sonisphere festival

Thursday, February 9, 2017
SW4 Festival

This summer’s South West Four Festival 2017 line-up will feature Pendulum, Knife Party and deadmau5.

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

Rock and metal fans hoping for the return of the Sonisphere Festival in 2017 will be disappointed.

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

Yesterday, 15:58
So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? is coming to The Alban Arena on Saturday, March 4 at 1.30pm

Test your knowledge of dinosaurs against TV presenter Ben Garrod, the scientist from Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur, in St Albans.

The Great British Prom is coming to Knebworth House [Picture: Chris Taylor]

An amateur choir is being given the chance to perform on stage with the National Symphony Orchestra at Knebworth this summer.

Classic Ibiza and The Great British Prom are coming to Knebworth House. (Picture: Chris Taylor)

Time is running out to buy tickets for two new classical concerts at Knebworth House at the cheapest available price.

Bedouin Soundclash have been added to the line-up of the The Specials' concert in Hatfield

More acts have been added to the line-up of The Specials’ concert in Hatfield this May.

Best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter Levison Wood will be appearing at The Alban Arena in St Albans

A best-selling author, photographer and TV presenter will be sharing his experiences with an audience in St Albans next week.

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