Last updated Wednesday 23rd July 2008
Rock At The Castle 2008
Rock At The Castle is back with a fantastic line-up of the hottest local rockers on Sunday 3rd August.
There's something there for everyone from the Vipers' swaggering and gritty rock 'n' roll through Lick 'n' Laugh's surreal yet seductive beatnik jazz to the inevitable mass conga that spontaneously erupts every time wacky ska-punks Dregs of Society hit the stage. Streetsleeper were due to perform at last year's event but had to pull out at the last minute - so Rock At The Castle is doubly pleased to have them confirmed this year.
There will be fewer artists on the acoustic stage this year, so that each can have more time (two ten-minute sets each between acts on the main stage). They are: the inimitable Rob Clydesdale, playing songs from his new album, Emotional Mechanics, Tom Dibb, who also played last year, Alan Cowley, a superb singer songwriter somewhere between Elvis Costello and David Gray, Tinlin with their Simon & Garfunkelish harmonies and, of course, Hertford's own Latino-Celtic Chanteuse, Nuala. We also have the winner of East Herts Council's annual Pop Luck competition for young vocalist, Rebecca Finnis.
To round off the day Hertford 'supergroup' the Marquee Allstars are back with a set of mainly covers featuring the leonine roar of compere Jim Distortion and Kev Saunders' feral snarl as well as members of some of Hertford's best known bands - including Perfect Distortion, The Trash, Leon Colven band, Tom Braggins Band/Hanzo, The Lullabyes, After Dark and Crimzen.
The year's lineup is, in reverse order:
- The Marquee Allstars
- Imperial Vipers
- Broken Mile
- My Echo
- Dregs Of Society
- Leon Colven Band
- Ahead Of Time Crew
- Ruff Justice
- Rebecca Finnis - Pop Luck Winner
On the acoustic stage:
- Rob Clydesdale
- Tom Dibb
- Alan Cowley
The event event is in aid of Hertford Museum and is sponsored by Hertford Town Council, Weston Homes Plc and Connect Brickwork Building Contractors Ltd.
Gates open at 11:45am with the music starting at midday. The event finishes at 7pm.