Rock at the Castle returns to Hertford Castle

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography - Credit: Steve Beeston Photography

A free charity music festival will be rocking a county castle’s grounds next weekend.

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography - Credit: Steve Beeston Photography

Rock at the Castle returns to historic Hertford Castle on Sunday, August 5 for a fun day’s music.

Running from 12.30pm to 7pm, this free event will attract thousands of visitors to the picturesque venue.

With three stages spread over three different areas, there will be something for everyone.

The main stage will be on the Hertford Castle lawn along with refreshment stands.

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography - Credit: Steve Beeston Photography


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The Moat Gardens will be home to solo and duo acts, with a more relaxed area with a folk and acoustic inspired vibe.

The Island will be home again to the family-friendly area with pop and acoustic music, as well as family entertainment including face painting, bouncy castle and children’s games.

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Hertford Town Council is grateful to this year’s sponsors, McMullen’s Brewery and Go Move.

Although Rock at the Castle is a free event to attend, this year’s selected charity, Carers in Hertfordshire, will be fundraising on the gates.

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography - Credit: Steve Beeston Photography

Visitors are limited to bringing no more alcohol on to the site than four cans of beer/cider/pre-mixed drinks per person before 4pm. No glass will be allowed on site.

• Rock at the Castle line-up for Sunday, August 5

Main Stage

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography - Credit: Steve Beeston Photography

12.30pm-1pm: Lip Service Brass Band

1.15pm-1.45pm: Bombshell

1.45pm-2pm: Mayor’s Speech

2pm-2.30pm: Cova

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography

Rock at the Castle takes place in the grounds of Hertford Castle. Picture: Steve Beeston Photography - Credit: Steve Beeston Photography

2.45pm-3.15pm: Trojan Horses

3.30pm-4pm: Dusty Wagons

4.15pm-4.45pm: Tom Lumley

5pm-5.30pm: All That Soul

5.45pm-6.15pm: Max Palmer

6.30pm-7pm: Real McKoys.

Time Garden Stage

12.30pm-1pm: Lizzie Malessy

1pm-1.30pm: Maisie Berry

1.30pm-2pm: Why Not

2pm-2.30pm: Marshland Pete

2.30pm-3pm: Dan Thomas

3pm-3.30pm: Joe Richardson

3.30pm-4pm: Quivering Lip

4pm-4.30pm: Chris Sims

4.30pm-5pm: Alex Bayly

5pm-5.30pm: Mark Sullivan

5.30pm-6pm: Adam and Rick.

Time Island Stage

12.30pm-1pm: El Whitaker

1pm-1.30pm: Georgia Nevada

1.30pm-2pm: Beth Hedges

2pm-2.30pm: Lucy Kinsella

2.30pm-3pm: Alysha Hutchings

3pm-3.30pm: Sere Trouble

3.30pm-4pm: Ed Tattersall

4pm-4.30pm: Rhys Messenger

4.30pm-5pm: Rebecca Jayne

5pm-5.30pm: George Clark

5.30pm-6pm: Quivering Lip

6pm-6.30pm: Lip Service.

• The line-up is subject to change.

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