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Events: CANCELLED - Rock at the Castle Hertford Castle, 02/08/2020 - 02/08/2020 , doors open at 12:30

Get your dancing shoes ready and come along to Rock at the Castle 2020, a free music festival within the spectacular grounds of Hertford Castle.

Local musicians will be performing across three music stages featuring acoustic, folk, indie, rock and pop music.

The lawns will also host an area of food & drink stalls to keep you refreshed throughout the afternoon. The Island will host the family stage again, with bouncy castles, face painting and many more fun activities. And if you feel like a bit more of a laid back vibe check out the acoustic Garden Stage in the Moat Garden.

The Castle will not be open during this event.

Charity Beneficiary

Each year a charity is selected to be the beneficiary of this event, offering the opportunity to fundraise throughout the afternoon for a worthy cause. 

To apply to become the charity beneficary, please complete an application form by 9th May.

Charity Application Form (Word Format)

Charity Application Form (PDF Format)


Please complete the form below and send to sophie@hertford.gov.uk

Rock at the Castle Application (Word)

Rock at the Castle Application (PDF)

If you would like more information, please contact sophie@hertford.gov.uk 

Event sponsored by McMullen's Brewery 



To book a stall please click here.

Event Information

Hertford Castle, Castle Street, SG14 1HR

Entry information
The event is FREE of charge to attend, you are however welcome to donate to the 2020 chosen charity. The charity will be announced in June 2020.

The Castle grounds can be accessed by foot at any of the following pedestrian gates, Castle Street, St Andrew Street Car Park, Main Castle Gate off The Wash, through the Moat Garden on Castle Street, or the gate off of Gascoyne Way.

Security will be bag checking every person entering the grounds, so please be aware there may be queues.

Alcohol Restrictions

Alcohol brought on site will be limited to four cans of beer, cider/ pre mixed drinks (Gin and tonic etc) or one 750ml bottle of wine (which will be decanted on entry into plastic cups) per adult.

• No glass allowed.
• Open vessels will not be allowed on site, except for decanted wine.
• Open vessels will not be allowed to leave the site.
No alcohol can be brought on site after 4pm.
• All bars will stop serving alcohol at 6.30pm.
• Confiscated alcohol cannot be collected on exit.

There is no parking at Hertford Castle (including disabled) but there are a number of car parks close to the Castle which are free to use on Sundays. Please click here to download a map of the local car parks.

Toilets, including Disabled & baby changing, are located to the side of the main lawn on the footpath by the Ashley Webb Shelter and on the footpath between the Main Lawn and the Moat Garden.

First aid is located on the river bank by the Ashley Webb shelter.

Herts Boat Rescue will be situated on the river bank.


Event Overview

Date:02/08/2020 - 02/08/2020 Start Time:12:30 End Time:19:00 Location:Hertford Castle
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