Crowds flock to Codicote pub for music festival

PUBLISHED: 12:01 30 August 2012

Shifting Buffalo perform at Goatfest 2012

Shifting Buffalo perform at Goatfest 2012


A VILLAGE pub became the scene of a two-day music festival over the August bank holiday weekend.

Goatfest 2012Goatfest 2012

The Goat in Codicote held the fourth annual Goatfest event – and it didn’t disappoint.

Held over two days for the first time, the festival saw some 25 bands take to the specially constructed stage, to perform in front of a crowd estimated at around 1,200.

The event also raised around £3,000 for the Isabel Hospice – taking the total amount of fundraising money raise by Goatfest for the WGC-based charity to around £9,000.

Rowan Patel, from Ace of Herts Entertainment, which organises Goatfest, said: “It was just unreal – the best one we’ve had.

Organisers Leah Price and Rowan PatelOrganisers Leah Price and Rowan Patel

“So many people turned up. We think we had about 1,200 through the door which for The Goat is pretty incredible.

“We ran both days on time and everybody enjoyed themselves.

“We got absolutely soaked on Saturday, but people just kept dancing through it and didn’t seem bothered by it.

“I have to say a big thank you to our main sponsor Runwood Homes – we couldn’t have done it without them.”

* Click on the link above right to see pictures from Goatfest 2012.

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