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Rock at the Castle 2019

Published on 02 July 2019 11:17 AM

Rock at the Castle, 4th August 2019

We are so pleased to announce that Hertford Town Council have selected us as the chosen charity for this year's Rock at the Castle.

Rock at the Castle will take place on Sunday 4th August from 12.30pm – 7pm. The free music festival will be held in the grounds of Hertford Castle, and has seen thousands of visitors return year on year. 

Although Rock at the Castle is a free event to attend, this year’s selected charity, Age UK Hertfordshire, will be fundraising on the gates. The charity was selected from a large number of applications by Hertford Town Councillors.

Age UK Hertfordshire promotes the wellbeing of all older people in the local community with a mission to alleviate loneliness, isolation, tackle poverty and build resilience in communities.

The donations received from Rock at the Castle will be used to continue a range of services throughout Hertfordshire including a county-wide information and advice line, day centres, befriending scheme, helping in the home service and telephone support.

Chief Executive of Age UK Hertfordshire, Deborah Paniagua said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be the selected charity for Rock at the Castle 2019. We are really excited to attend the event and hear all the live acts, whilst being able to increase awareness of how we support local lonely and isolated older people. All the money raised will go back into services for the local community, making a real difference to older people’s lives!”

Volunteers Needed

Although we have some wonderful volunteers already helping us out on the day, we still more people to help us raise money for Age UK Hertfordshire, and the services that we provide. 

If you would like to volunteer your time for just a few hours at the music festival, then please contact our Fundraising Officer, Ellie Males, on 01707 497 972 or email: 


With three stages spread over three different areas there will be something for everyone. The main stage will be on the main lawn along with refreshment stands, and the Moat Gardens will be home to a solo and duo acts with a more relaxed area with a folk and acoustic inspired feel. The Island will be home again to the family friendly area with pop and acoustic music, family entertainment including face painting, bouncy castle and children’s games.

The line up is subject to change
Hertford Town Council is grateful to our sponsors this year, McMullen’s Brewery.
Visitors are limited to bringing no more alcohol onto site than four cans of beer/cider/pre-mixed drinks per person into the premises before 4pm. No glass will be allowed on site.


Moat Garden Stage
12.35pm-12.55pm Joe Richardson
1.05pm-1.25pm El Whitaker
1.35pm-1.55pm Mark Sullivan
2.05pm-2.25pm Paul Booth
2.35pm-2.55pm Farsight
3.05pm-3.25pm Rob Powell
3.35pm-3.55pm Marc Todd
4.05pm-4.25pm Marshland Pete
4.35pm-4.55pm Nuala
5.05pm-5.25pm Los Ladrones
5.35pm-5.55pm Rob Clydesdale

Main Stage
12.30pm-1.00pm Old Fashioned
1.15pm-1.45pm Suburban Dirts
1.45pm-2.00pm Mayor's Speech
2.00pm-2.30pm Unknown Chapters
2.45pm-3.15pm The MKG's
3.30pm-4.00pm Passifs
4.15pm-4.45pm Chris Sims
5.00pm-5.30pm Wolf & Man
5.45pm-6.15pm Superbird
6.30pm-7.00pm Radio Video

Island Stage
12.35pm-12.55pm Dan Thomas
1.05pm-1.25pm Morgan Maria
1.35pm-1.55pm Quivering Lip
2.05pm-2.25pm Dando
2.35pm-2.55pm Lucy May
3.05pm-3.25pm Sleeping Giants
3.35pm-3.55pm Natasha Strange
4.05pm-4.25pm Tamara Ibrahim
4.35pm-4.55pm The Jungle Birds
5.05pm-5.25pm Francesca Fonzarelli
5.35pm-5.55pm Alysha Hutchings
6.05pm-6.25pm The Girls

Photographs credited to Steve Beeston