Music festival Goatfest back at Codicote pub this weekend
PUBLISHED: 16:15 24 August 2012 | UPDATED: 17:04 24 August 2012
TWO-DAY music festival Goatfest takes place in Codicote this weekend.
FOUR years ago, six live acts turned up to play a charity gig at The Goat Inn as the Codicote pub held its first ‘Goatfest’ on the back of a lorry trailer.
This weekend some 1,200 people are expected to attend a two-day festival featuring some 25 bands at the High Street pub.
That shows just how far the Goatfest has come in its very short lifespan.
So far £6,000 has been raised for Isabel Hospice from the annual event and organiser Rowan Patel said that figure will increase for a charity which is close to his heart.
He said: “Everyone has charity that they hold close to their hearts and this can be for a number of reasons, whether it be to do with a family member, a desire to see a certain illness cured or just the wanting to help.
“The Isabel Hospice is close to my heart as my grandad was there before he passed away after a battle with bowel cancer.”
This year’s line-up features bands including Grooveshack, Soul Funk Secret, Count the Days, Lawrence Hill, Indi & the Vegas, Roadrunner, Dynamite Chicken and Black Dog.
Rowan, who runs Ace of Herts Entertainment, said: “Goatfest 2012 promises to be even better, so come on down and help support a great cause as well as enjoy a quality line-up of live music.”
Both days run from noon until midnight.
Entry is £3 per day or £5 for the weekend. Under 13s are free.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Welwyn Hatfield Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.