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Events: Rock at the Castle Hertford Castle, 07/08/2016 , doors open at 12:30

Rock at the Castle will take place on Sunday 7th August from 12.30pm – 7.30pm

The free music festival will be held in the grounds of Hertford Castle, and has seen thousands of visitors return year on year. With four stages spread over three different areas there will be something for everyone.

The main stage and acoustic stage will be on the main lawn along with refreshment stands, and the Moat Garden will be home to an acoustic stage, a more relaxed area with a folk inspired feel. This year the Island will be a family friendly area with pop music and lots of family entertainment including face painting, bouncy castle, children’s games and sand art.

The headlining act on the main stage are the winners of the Rumble in the Jungle competition that has been running throughout the last few months. Winners Franklin will be on the main stage at 5pm.


Hertford Town Council is grateful for the support of the event’s sponsors, McMullen’s and SPJ Event Specialists.

Tom McMullen, from McMullen’s Brewery said: ”McMullen’s are delighted to help fund this fantastic community event. Rock at the Castle continues to showcase what is great about Hertford and as the local brewery, we are proud to be able to offer our support.”

Peter Johnson, from SPJ Event Specialists said: “We are proud local sponsors of Rock at the Castle 2016. This event raises thousands of pounds year on year and we encourage visitors to donate generously to the chosen charity so that they can benefit from the day. The line up looks very strong and I’m looking forward to seeing the new addition of a family area on the castle island.”

Hertford Town Council would like to thank the Jungle Bar for holding the Rock at the Castle Auditions, and Kev Saunders (from Hertford Music Festival) for his continued support over the years.

Thanks also to all of the acts that auditioned to perform at the event. Although Rock at the Castle is a free event to attend, this year’s selected charity CHIPS (Children’s Integrated Play Schemes) will be fundraising on the gates.

This event has been issued a discounted PRS licence.
PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this. For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828

Event Overview

Date:07/08/2016 Start Time:12:30 End Time:19:30 Location:Hertford Castle
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