Thousands flock to Rock at the Castle in Hertford

PUBLISHED: 16:30 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:44 06 August 2018

Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.

Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.

Steve Beeston

Thousands flocked to Hertford Castle on one of the hottest days of the year for an annual free charity music festival.

Crowds flocked to Rock at the Castle at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.Crowds flocked to Rock at the Castle at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.

It was the busiest day at Hertford Castle in years as thousands of visitors attended Rock at the Castle on Sunday.

An estimated 10,000 people visited the festival throughout the day, with musicians and bands performing across three stages from 12.30pm to 7pm.

The chosen charity to benefit from the event this year was Carers in Hertfordshire, whose dedicated volunteers raised £4,472 on the day.

Councillor Jane Sartin, chairman of the development and leisure committee, said: “Staging Rock at the Castle is one of Hertford Town Council’s biggest undertakings of the year, so it was fantastic to see thousands of people enjoying the event.

Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.
Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.

“Thanks to everyone who played a part in its success, including the musicians who gave their time for free to perform.”

Carers in Hertfordshire is a countywide charity based in Hertford supporting unpaid carers looking after a friend, neighbour or relative due to illness, frailty, mental health need, disability or substance misuse.

The charity provides support and services free of charge to all carers who live, work or care in the county, and currently supports 25,000 plus unpaid carers, including 1,332 children from any age to 18 years old.

Linda Cudmore, the charity’s community fundraising lead, said: “Carers in Hertfordshire had a fantastic day at Rock at the Castle.

Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.
Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.

“Huge thanks goes to Hertford Town Council for deciding to support children looking after someone at home.

“Our Young Carers Service support children as young as three years old and provide whole family support.”

Linda added: “I would like to say a huge thank you to all the public that made such generous donations on the day.

“Your gifts will allow us to give these children our support and fun breaks, giving them time for themselves with other young carers.”

Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.

If you would like to know more about unpaid carers, or would like to volunteer with Carers in Hertfordshire, visit www.carersinherts.org.uk, email contact@carersinherts.org.uk or ring 01992 586969.

The next Hertford Town Council event at the Castle takes place on the afternoon of Sunday, August 19, when there will be tours of the historic building and a brass band playing on the lawn.

• For further information about upcoming Hertford Town Council events visit www.hertford.gov.uk/events

Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.
Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.

Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.
Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.

Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.
Rock at the Castle 2018 took place at Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography.

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