Win ‘Golden Tickets’ worth £1,200 to The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 10:58 26 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:34 07 October 2014

You could win tickets to every show atThe Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield until the end of the year

You could win tickets to every show atThe Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield until the end of the year


The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield is celebrating its fifth birthday and you could win tickets to every show at the venue until the end of the year in the Welwyn Hatfield Times’ latest competition.

The Forum Hertfordshire 5th birthdayThe Forum Hertfordshire 5th birthday

UK chart-toppers Sigma, Example, Deaf Havana, Pendulum, Futurebound & Matrix and Becky Hill will help The Forum Hertfordshire celebrate its fifth birthday.

The Hatfield entertainment venue opened its doors for the first time in 2009.

A custom-build from scratch, with three entertainment spaces, it has since played host to major music acts, including Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah, Professor Green,, Ed Sheeran and Chase & Status.

For the last five years it has also been home to the southern leg of the annual Slam Dunk Festival, which won the ‘Best Festival’ gong at the 2014 Kerrang! Awards.

Sigma will appear at The Forum Hertfordshire in HatfieldSigma will appear at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

It is also a favoured local venue of Enter Shikari, whose June date was The Forum’s fastest-selling ever, with more than 1,300 tickets sold within 30 minutes of release.

Even boy band One Direction have appeared live at the College Lane site.

The 2,250-capacity, state-of-the-art concert venue is set to celebrate its fifth birthday with a burst of activity this autumn, including two special events featuring top flight drum ‘n’ bass acts Pendulum, Sigma and Matrix & Futurebound.

Duo Sigma, who are currently top of the UK charts with number one hit Changing featuring Paloma Faith, will appear at The Forum on Tuesday at a special Distort night along with Matrix & Futurebound.

Deaf Havana will appear at The Forum Hertfordshire in HatfieldDeaf Havana will appear at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

The mighty Pendulum will be behind the decks for a DJ set as part of Smirnoff Saturday on Saturday, October 4.

For rock fans, Deaf Havana will play a special one-off live show at the Breakout night on Thursday, October 2.

And taking a break from her UK tour with Katy B, Becky Hill, who featured on Rudimental’s hit Powerless, will be appearing on Wednesday, October 1.

Multi-platinum selling artist Example will then be joined by DJ Wire for a special Freshers’ Ball on Friday, October 3.

DJ Wire will appear at The Forum Hertfordshire in HatfieldDJ Wire will appear at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

As well as the host of live shows coming up, The Forum’s on-site nightclub The Attic – a 320-capacity venue upstairs from the main auditorium – is benefitting from a £100,000 refit.

It will gain an intelligent lighting system, an extended stage and LED screen, as well as new booths, flooring, display screens, a new bar and conference capabilities.

The Forum’s website will also relaunch, having undergone a complete redesign, integrating Spotify playlists and social media functionality, and streamlining the ticket buying and venue hire processes.

Entertainment and events manager Lee Welsh said: “Over the last five years, The Forum Hertfordshire has cemented its reputation as a top live music venue, nightclub and Students’ Union.

Becky Hill will appear at The Forum Hertfordshire in HatfieldBecky Hill will appear at The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

“With on-site nightclub The Attic benefitting from a comprehensive refit, The Forum Hertfordshire continues to invest in its top-end facilities and, most importantly, providing a great night out.”

The Welwyn Hatfield Times has teamed up with The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield for a special fifth birthday competition.

We have three pairs of ‘Golden Tickets’ to be won. The tickets will allow winners entry to every show put on at the College Lane venue between now and the end of the year.

Each winner will receive gig entry tickets worth an estimated £1,200 over the coming months.

To stand a chance of winning the prize, simply answer the following question:

Sigma topped the UK singles charts on Sunday with hit Changing featuring which artist?

A) Paloma Faith

B) Faith Hill

C) Faithless

To enter, text WHT FIVE followed by your answer (A, B or C), name, age, full postal address and email to 80058 – for example: WHT FIVE B Terry Smith, 48, 29 The Campus, WGC, AL8 6AP,

Texts cost 50p plus your standard network rate. The closing date is 5pm on Monday, September 29.

The winners will be the first correct entries selected at random after the closing date. There is no alternative prize.

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