Local News

Rock At The Castle raises over £3000

Monday 5 August 2019

This year's Rock At The Castle saw over 10,000 enjoying the festival, raising £3771 for charity Age UK.

The Suicide Tapes on the main stage

A variety of pop cover bands, mod acts, soft rock and indie artists, folk and country musicians, acoustic soloists and groups took part in the annual event in the Castle Grounds.

Main stage musicians included Superbird, Wolf & Man, the MKGs, Passifs, Chris Sims and Radio Video. 

Chris Sims performing on the main stage

The Mayor of Hertford, Cllr Rosemary Bolton said: "Once again Hertford Town Council has organised an amazing community event for all to enjoy. It was fantastic that so many talented performers gave up their Sunday to entertain

We are grateful to our valued sponsors McMullen’s Brewery and Kings Estate Agents.

The day could not have happened without the army of volunteers, thank you to everyone involved.

Donations were collected for this year’s allocated charity Age UK Hertfordshire.  This worthwhile charity works very hard in the area, supporting local people.  Thank you to everyone who donated to their cause." 

Superbird's Joe Finnigan on the main stage

Chief Executive of Age UK Hertfordshire, Deborah Paniagua said:  "Age UK Hertfordshire had an amazing day at Rock at the Castle! A million thanks goes to Hertford Town Council for deciding to support us. We support older people throughout Hertfordshire with a range of services including day centres, visiting schemes, dementia hubs and our free Information and Advice service.
We would also like to say a huge thank you to all the public that made such generous donations on the day.  Your gifts will allow us to continue helping older people across Hertfordshire by reducing loneliness and isolation, tackling poverty and building resilience to help them maintain their independence for longer." 

Francesaca Fonzarelli on the Island Stage

Headline Event Sponsors, McMullens said: "Once again McMullens are delighted to provide some financial help to Rock at the Castle. We are all lucky to have such a cracking community event on our doorstep, particularly one helping to raise funds for a great charity cause, Age UK Hertfordshire."

Associate Event Sponsors, Kings Group LLP said: "We are so honoured and proud to sponsor this year’s Rock at the castle for such an amazing charity! We are always looking for ways to support the community with this amazing music event being our third sponsor of the year so far!"

Click here for more news

This hyperlocal news section is currently an experimental feature of Discover Hertford Online. It is an evolving service so if you have any comments or feedback you can use our forum, Twitter or the contact form.

If you have a press release you'd like to send us please email newsdesk(at)hertford.net.

If you're interested in sponsoring this news service please see our advertising options.

You can also visit our news archive that features stories from 2009-2014.

News Archive