What’s on in Welwyn Hatfield and Hertfordshire this August Bank Holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:44 28 August 2015 | UPDATED: 14:25 28 August 2015

Knebworth House Classic Motor Show

Knebworth House Classic Motor Show


The final bank holiday before Christmas is on Monday and here’s a guide to some of the things you can do across Hertfordshire this weekend.

Benington Lordship chilli festival. Contestants brave the chilli eating competitionBenington Lordship chilli festival. Contestants brave the chilli eating competition

Looking for something to do over the August Bank Holiday weekend? Here is a selection of events taking place in Welwyn Hatfield and elsewhere in Hertfordshire over the coming days.


* Knebworth Classic Motor Show
Motor along to Knebworth House on Sunday and August Bank Holiday Monday for the 25th Classic Motor Show. As well as classic cars on display, there will be a vintage fair in Knebworth Barns.

Visit www.knebworthhouse.com for more information.

Benington Lordship chilli festival founder Richard Bott in a polytunnel where chillis are grownBenington Lordship chilli festival founder Richard Bott in a polytunnel where chillis are grown

* Benington Chilli Festival

Foodies should head over to Benington Lordship, near Stevenage, this weekend for the estate’s now annual chilli festival.

Extended to three days, there will be a host of stalls selling chilli related produce, as well as music and entertainment.

And brave festival-goers can tackle the event’s now infamous chilli eating contest.

The Luna Cinema wil be screening The Goonies at Hatfield HouseThe Luna Cinema wil be screening The Goonies at Hatfield House

* The Luna Cinema

Open air cinema is taking place at Hatfield House tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday).

The Goonies can be seen under the stars in the grounds of the Hertfordshire stately home this evening.

Film fans will be having the time of their lives watching Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing on Saturday at Hatfield House.

Dirty DancingDirty Dancing


* Goatfest 2015

Codicote’s The Goat Inn stages music festival Goatfest 2015 over the bank holiday weekend.

Kicking off with an acoustic evening tonight (Friday), the three-day festival runs until Sunday.

Goatfest takes place in CodicoteGoatfest takes place in Codicote

The event is held in aid of Welwyn Garden City’s Isabel Hospice.

Music starts tonight at 5pm and runs from noon until late on Saturday and Sunday.

* Power & Glory Fest II

If your musical taste is on the heavier side, The Rock Den in Hatfield will be the perfect place for you this weekend.

Power & Glory Fest IIPower & Glory Fest II

The Breaks Manor venue hosts The Power & Glory Fest II on Saturday.

The all-day extravaganza features a host of New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands and more

Tickets cost £15 in advance, and £20 on the door.

* Hornfest

The HornThe Horn

All-day music festival Hornfest takes place at St Albans pub The Horn on Saturday.

The bill includes the likes of Exit Black, Broken Boat, Small Town Heroes, The Sonic Jewels, Supernothing, Neil Stanton, Sam Rabin and Franklin.

Tickets cost £8 in advance and £10 on the door.

* Pandora – South

Pandora South takes place at The Forum Hertfordshire in HatfieldPandora South takes place at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

If clubbing is more your thing, The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield hosts Pandora – South on Saturday night, featuring Sonny Fodera.

Zoo Elite has teamed up with Forward Motion and Going Dutch to bring The World of Pandora down south to Hertfordshire.

Named by Mixmag as one of their ‘Hot Six’, Sonny Fodera has stood shoulder to shoulder with numerous inspirational house heroes from Cajmere to Derrick Carter all the way to the ‘Godfather of House’ Frankie Knuckles. The show runs from 10pm to 5am.

Visit the Forum Hertfordshire’s website for full details and tickets.

Musical Mystery Tour performers outside Sloppy's in Hertford [Picture: Steve Beeston]Musical Mystery Tour performers outside Sloppy's in Hertford [Picture: Steve Beeston]

* Hertford Music Festival: Musical Mystery Tour

Roll up, roll up... It’s Hertford Music Festival’s 2015 Musical Mystery Tour in the county town on Sunday.

Running from lunchtime to bedtime, this year’s event is set to be the biggest yet – with more than 35 venues staging live music throughout the day.

Last year more than 400 musicians and DJs playing every musical style from rock to reggae, funk to punk, and classical to jazz took part in the town’s hugely popular music frenzy.

For more details, visit the Hertford Music Festival’s website.


* Club Veeda

Over in St Albans, house and garage legends DJ Luck and MC Neat will be appearing at Club Veeda in Adelaide Street on Sunday night for a Bank Holiday bash.


* Oliver Mills 6-a-side Charity Day

Hatfield Hyde Cricket Club in Welwyn Garden City will be hosting its annual Oliver Mills 6-a-side Charity Day on Sunday, August 30.

Teams from Luton, Datchworth, Old Xaverians from Liverpool are due to pitch up to play in the tournament in aid of The Teenage Cancer Trust.

As always there will be plenty of food on offer, and a well stocked bar.

Among the raffle prizes are gym membership worth more than £1,000 and luxury hampers.

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