Rock at the Castle to kick off Hertford Music Festival 2012

PUBLISHED: 11:10 05 August 2012 | UPDATED: 11:18 05 August 2012

Doris Brendel

Doris Brendel

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ROCK at the Castle takes place in Hertford this afternoon (Sunday).

THE Hertford Music Festival kicks off this weekend, with events taking place across the county town throughout the month of August.

Now in its 18th year, the 2012 festival is an annual celebration of local live music and includes a wide variety of genres, from classical, choral and jazz through to rock, folk and world music.

The grand opening event – Rock at the Castle – takes place today (Sunday) in the grounds of Hertford Castle.

Last year’s day-long concert attracted around 8,000 people.

The 2012 line-up has a number of female-fronted acts.

Among this year’s highlights are Divided Opinions and a set from Doris Brendel, the daughter of Alfred Brendel, arguably the world’s most celebrated classical pianist.

Doris will be playing tracks from her new album Not Utopia.

Sunday’s main stage bill also includes The Ghost of Samantha, aka Samantha Grint, The Huxleys and all-girl three-piece acoustic popsters The Folk, who take the stage at 5.45pm.

Phil Knight and The Just Enough For The Real World band will also perform, with a rabble-rousing rock covers set from the Hertford Allstars bringing things to a close.

The music starts at 12.30pm.

THE FULL LINE-UP

Main Stage times

12.30-13.00: DORIS BRENDEL

13.15-13.45: SUBURBAN DIRTS

14.00-14.30: THE GHOST OF SAMANTHA

14.45-15.15: DIVIDED OPINIONS

15.30-16.00: THE HILL STREET BLUES BAND

16.15-16.45: JUST ENOUGH FOR THE REAL WORLD

17.00-17.30: THE HUXLEYS

17.45-18.15: THE FOLK

18.30-19.15: HERTFORD ALLSTARS

The RIGSBY’S Acoustic Stage Line-up

13.00-13.15: GRAHAM MOSS

13.45-14.00: DILLON WYTE

14.30-14.45: SARA ASHLEY

15.15-15.30: FELIX JOHNSON

16.00-16.15: WOODCUT

16.45-17.00: STEPHEN GLITHERO

17.30-17.45: VINCENZO

18.15-18.30: MARCHING DONALD


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