Day tickets and individual gig tickets go on sale for music festival in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 11:14 03 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:24 03 August 2017

Georgie Fame will headline the opening night of the Herts Jazz Festival 2017 in Welwyn Garden City. [Picture: David Sinclair]

Georgie Fame will headline the opening night of the Herts Jazz Festival 2017 in Welwyn Garden City. [Picture: David Sinclair]

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Gig and day tickets have gone on sale for an annual music festival taking place in Welwyn Garden City.

The seventh Herts Jazz Festival will take place over the weekend of Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15 at the Hawthorne Theatre.

Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big Band will headline the opening Friday night.

The Golden Age of British Big Bands will be the main attraction on the Saturday evening with the Pete Long Orchestra.

A rare performance of the late Bobby Wellins’ ‘Culloden Moor Suite’ featuring Mornington Lockett on tenor will bring the three-day jazz event at the CW Entertainment venue to a close.

After earlier releasing early bird weekend passes, tickets for individual gigs went on sale on August 1, with early-bird day tickets also now available until August 31.

The full Herts Jazz Festival 2017 concert programme is listed below.

Herts Jazz Festival 2017 Programme

• Friday, October 13

8.30pm-11pm: Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big Band

11pm-12.30am: Foyer: Dave Newton Trio.

• Saturday, October 14

11.30am-12.30pm: Jay Phelps Quartet

1pm-2pm: Clark Tracey’s Tribute to Hexad

2pm-3pm: Foyer: Guitarmageddon

3.15pm-4.30pm: Gary Husband Trio

5pm-6.15pm: New Directions

6.15pm-7.30pm: Foyer: Nikki Iles/Stan Sulzmann Duet

7.45pm-10.15pm: The Golden Age of British Big Bands

10.30pm-Midnight: Foyer: Mark Edwards Trio.

• Sunday, October 15

11.30am-12.30pm: St Albans Music School Ensemble

1pm-2pm: Hexagonal

2pm-3pm: Foyer: Derek Nash Quartet play Mulligan

3.15pm-4.15pm: Remembering George Shearing

4.45pm-6.15pm: Fish Tales – Alan Barnes Octet

6.15pm-7.30pm: Foyer: Leon Greening Trio

7.45pm-10.15pm: Bobby Wellins’ ‘Culloden Moor Suite’ featuring Mornington Lockett.

• For more information about Herts Jazz Festival, and to buy tickets, visit www.hertsjazzfestival.co.uk

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