Music News

One of hip hop’s pioneers will be behind the decks at a music venue in St Albans next week.

Former X Factor finalists G4 will be coming to Hertfordshire as part of their Reunion Tour

Former X Factor finalists G4 will be appearing in concert in the county later this year, it has been announced.

Jools Holland

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will be appearing at Hatfield House later this month – and you could win tickets to the concert thanks to the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

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.

Britain's Got Talent 2014 winners Collabro will appear at Watford Colosseum during their second nationwide tour

Winners of Britain’s Got Talent have announced a show in Hertfordshire.

Theatre News

Sunday, May 31, 2015

An EastEnders original and a Tracy Beaker actress have been announced as two of the stars of this year’s Harpenden pantomime.

Jake Wood will appear in this year's St Albans pantomime Peter Pan at The Alban Arena

EastEnders star Jake Wood is to appear in this year’s St Albans pantomime – while he takes a year out from Albert Square.

Coronation Street star Wendi Peters, pictured in costume with co-stars Paul Laidlaw and Aidan O’Neill, will appear in Sleeping Beauty, this year's Gordon Craig Theatre pantomime in Stevenage

A Coronation Street star is set to appear on stage in this year’s Stevenage pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Potters Bar Theatre Company presented Sister Act at the Wyllyotts Theatre

Roger James Dean reviews Potters Bar Theatre Company’s production of musical Sister Act.

Peppa Pig's Surprise

Children’s TV favourite Peppa Pig is returning to Hertfordshire in a new live stage show.

Arts News

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.

Jasper Carrott will be appearing at The Alban Arena in St Albans

Comedian Jasper Carrott will be rocking a St Albans venue on his latest tour.

I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue

An award-winning BBC Radio 4 show will be recorded in St Albans next month.

Tommy Tiernan

Tommy Tiernan, Ireland’s number one stand-up comedian, will be returning to Hertfordshire next year.

Days Out

Friday, May 29, 2015

A tourist attraction in Hatfield is hosting a garden show this weekend to kick-start the summer season.

Camel racing will take place at Northaw Point to Point Course on Bank Holiday Monday

Camel racing returns to Northaw near Potters Bar this May Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

IWM Duxford's VE Day Anniversary Air Show [Picture: IWM]

The IWM Duxford’s VE Day Anniversary Air Show takes place this May Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Knebworth House Festival of Transport

Make a date in your May Spring Bank Holiday diary to visit the Knebworth Festival of Transport this weekend.

Events marking the seventieth anniversary of VE Day are taking place across Welwyn Hatfield this weekend.

the Forum Hertfordshire

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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

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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The crowd inside The Forum Hertfordshire's Auditorium during Slam Dunk South 2014 [Picture: Jade Till]

The 2015 Slam Dunk Festival tour finishes in Wolverhampton on Bank Holiday Monday. Here are the stage times for Slam Dunk Midlands.

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The Monster Energy Stage at Slam Dunk South 2014 in Hatfield [Picture: Jade Till]

Thousands of rock and metal fans will arrive in Hatfield today (Sunday) for the sold-out southern leg of the 2015 Slam Dunk Festival.

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Fans at Slam Dunk South 2014 in Hatfield [Picture: Jade Till]

The Slam Dunk Festival returns to Hatfield on Sunday. Here are the stage times for Slam Dunk South at the University of Hertfordshire.

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Reviews

Yesterday, 17:24

Best-selling authors Jane Hawking and Sophie Hannah will headline the second Flamstead Book Festival later this week.

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Britain's Got Talent

A singer from Welwyn Garden City will be appearing in tonight’s Britain’s Got Talent Final on ITV.

Hatfield House Garden Show

A tourist attraction in Hatfield is hosting a garden show this weekend to kick-start the summer season.

Electro Velvet's first Eurovision rehearsal in Vienna [Picture: EUROVISION / Elena Volotova EBU]

Welwyn Garden City’s Eurovision Song Contest 2015 hopeful finished a disappointing fourth from bottom in Vienna, Austria, last night (Saturday).

Camel racing will take place at Northaw Point to Point Course on Bank Holiday Monday

Camel racing returns to Northaw near Potters Bar this May Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

Sonisphere festival

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.

You Me At Six will headline the main stage at Slam Dunk 2015 at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield

Organisers have confirmed the main stage headliners for a major music festival taking place in Hatfield in May.

Community Events

Yesterday, 17:42

Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra will be appearing at Hatfield House later this month – and you could win tickets to the concert thanks to the Welwyn Hatfield Times.

Jane Hawking's bookTravelling to Ininity was adapted for the Oscar-winning film The Theory of Everything

Best-selling authors Jane Hawking and Sophie Hannah will headline the second Flamstead Book Festival later this week.

Andrew Willis (Emperor), Ernie Almond (PC Pong), Rochelle Knowles Gadd (Aladdin), Simon Nicholas (Widow Twankey), Chris Law (Wishy) and Peter Dean (Abanazar) will star in Aladdin, this year's pantomime at Harpenden Public Halls

An EastEnders original and a Tracy Beaker actress have been announced as two of the stars of this year’s Harpenden pantomime.

Hatfield House Garden Show

A tourist attraction in Hatfield is hosting a garden show this weekend to kick-start the summer season.

Folk by the Oak's spectacular firework encore [Picture: Elly Lucas]

Tickets are selling fast for Hatfield’s one-day music festival Folk by the Oak.

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