Goatfest 2013 music festival in pictures

PUBLISHED: 18:59 26 August 2013 | UPDATED: 19:14 26 August 2013

Rockface playing Goatfest 2013 at The Goat in Codicote

Rockface playing Goatfest 2013 at The Goat in Codicote

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MUSIC fans defied the rain to help raise more than £5,000 for a Welwyn Garden City charity at a village pub’s festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Volunteers from Isabel Hospice selling Goatfest 2013 T-shirts, merchandise and programmes at The Goat in CodicoteVolunteers from Isabel Hospice selling Goatfest 2013 T-shirts, merchandise and programmes at The Goat in Codicote

The annual Goatfest extravaganza, held at The Goat in High Street, Codicote, attracted around 1,500 people on Saturday and Sunday.

And festival-goers helped organisers of the live music event raise more than £5,000 for the Welwyn Garden City-based Isabel Hospice.

Festival organiser Rowan Patel, from Ace of Herts Entertainment, was delighted so many people turned out over the weekend, despite Saturday’s heavy rain.

Rowan said: “It was an absolutely amazing weekend of live music.”

Organiser Rowan Patel speaks to the crowdOrganiser Rowan Patel speaks to the crowd

Twenty acts performed over the two days, with AC/DC tribute Dirty DC headlining Saturday night, while Soul Funk Secret really got people going as Sunday’s headliners.

“I think the quality of the acts all day and the vibe and atmosphere is what makes Goatfest so special,” added Rowan.

* See this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, out Wednesday, for more on Goatfest 2013.


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