Hatfield’s University of Hertfordshire to host eclectic music festival

PUBLISHED: 14:48 27 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:48 27 April 2017

Hatfield's University of Hertfordshire will host its annual music festival next week

Hatfield's University of Hertfordshire will host its annual music festival next week


Hatfield’s University of Hertfordshire will be alive with the sound of music next week when it hosts its annual festival.

The university will put on the Sonic Herts event between May 2 and May 12, which will feature performances from talented students, staff and industry guests.

This year the festival, which is free and open to the public, boasts a mix of jazz, hip-hop, rock, piano recitals and world music, including Gamelan and Caribbean tunes.

There will also be Q&As with veterans of the music industry.

A university spokesman said highlights will include cellist Kate Shortt performing with Shirley Smart and Robert Mitchell, special guest Peter Wiegold, music industry veteran Tony Platt and music producer Ross Landau.

The festival will also feature a range of student-led events, including a selection of the finest songs, written and performed by current students across all levels and programmes.

Dr Roberto Filoseta of the University of Hertfordshire said: “This year’s Sonic Herts programme promises to be the best ever, with an amazing range of performances across many genres lined up by our dedicated students, staff and special industry guests.

“Music at the University of Hertfordshire is vibrant and we invite the public to come along to experience the impressive talents of our musicians, many of whom we hope will go on to have a long and successful careers within the industry.”

The concerts will be held at various venues on the university’s College Lane campus.

Spaces are limited so for more information or to book your place, visit: https://headlines.herts.ac.uk/sonic/.

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