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Hertfordshire's Summer Music Festivals

Time to get the tent out of the attic, dust off the sequins, get the glitter face paint out and pray for sun as the summer music festival season is about to be upon us.
A huge number of fantastic summer music festivals are taking place in Hertfordshire, whether you are looking for a sedate one day event or go all out for a full weekender, here is a round up of the top events taking place in my home county.

May 3, 2024


Slam Dunk Festival South

When: Saturday 25th May
Where: Hatfield Park
Slam Dunk is a Pop-Punk, Emo, Metal, and Alternative Music Festival which is held in two locations, one of which being Hertfordshire’s beautiful Hatfield Park.
This one day event is the UK’s biggest independent Rock Festival. The lineup includes The All-American Rejects, Asking Alexandria, Boys Like Girls, We The Kings, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, You Me At Six, I Prevail, Set It Off, Pennywise, Goldfinger, and more.
Tickets cost £119, under 5s go free.

Wannasee Festival

When: Saturday 1st June
Where: Great Amwell, Were
A tribute act festival, Wannasee will be a veritable jukebox of your life, with acts playing the hits of world-famous artists from the last 50 years to the present day.
Includes tribute artists for Queen, Elton John, Amy Whitehouse, Dolly Parton, Coldplay and more.
Tickets from £35 adult, £14 (age 14-17), £7 (age 5- 14)

Try Fest

When: Friday 31st May & Saturday 1st June
Where: Letchworth
80s, 90s, 00s Theme festival taking place over two days with live acts, DJs and bands, open air stages, big top tent and dance arenas. Friday sees the best of the 80’s and 90’s battle it out, and on Sunday, raver shoes on for the top garage, dance and drum ‘n bass DJ’s raising the temperature.
Rummage through your wardrobe and get creative as there will be prizes for the best 80s and 90s fancy dress.
Performers include Jo Whiley, Judge Jules, Roni Size, Martin Kemp and Artful Dodger.
£55 for day tickets, £75 for weekend tickets.

Naughty 90's Festival

Where: Hitchin
When: 6th July
With 90s legends including Peter Andre, East 17, Ultrabeats, Phats and Small and Rozalla gracing the main stage and clubbing kings Micky Finn, Kenny Ken and Nicky Blackmarket making an appearance on the race stage, this 18+ event is definitely one that might take a day of two to recover from!
Tickets from £29


When 5-6 July
Where: Tring
Friday is Totally Tribute, with a tribute band lineup that kicks off the weekend’s festivities.
Saturday will see Chilfest’s mainstage graced with a selection of bands from the 80s and 90s, including Marc Almond, Scouting for Girls, Mok Kershaw, The Farm and East 17.
Tickets cost from £32 for adults and £16 for kids (age 16 and under), or family tickets for £80 for two adults and two kids.

Sign Of The Time Festival

When: 5-7 July
Where: Church End, Nr Little Hadham
Three packed days of rock, indie, pop, punk, britpop, ska, mod, alternative, and much, more, is heading to Sign of the Times Festival for a fourth year. With a host of brilliant bands and legendary artists including The Waterboys, Kula Shaker, Travis, Feeder, Scouting For Girls, Dodgy and Echobelly.
Weekend camping tickets from £108, £65 (age 14-17) £45 (age 5-13)
Day tickets £29, £45 and £65

Todd In The Hall

When Friday 12- Sundy 14 July
Where: Bury Wood, Todd’s Green
A family friendly festival running over three days, with six stages hosting more than 80 artists, with top-tier tribute acts along with fabulous local talent and up and coming artists.
As well as great music, the festival has fun events, including a chilli eating contest and an Elvis-off! The kid’s area has everything from shows to circus performances and funfair attractions. And for those visiting without kids, don’t miss the fantastic after parties in the woods that go on into the night.
Day tickets from £29.50 for adults, £15 for 12-17 years, £9.50 4-11 years, under 3 free.
Weekend tickets (no camping) £97.50 adults, £39 teens, £26 kids, under 3 free.
After parties cost £20.

Campo Sancho

When: 25-29 July
Where: Walkern
Campo Sancho is a small family friendly dance festival set in a beautiful semi woodland location. Running over three days, this intimate festival consists of lively DJ sets, massage, yoga, tai chi classes, plus talks, demonstrations and comedy.
This is a down-to-earth, genuine, family-friendly event with plenty to entertain all ages, from the vintage Panic Circus, Crafty Kid’s Factory, to the Teen Spirit clubhouse, plus bushcraft courses and a kids’ disco.
This year’s artists include Laurent Garnier, Matt Brown, Jimmy K-Tel, Norman Jay MBE, Danielle Moore from Crazy P, DJ Rahaan from Chicago, Dicky Trisco b2b with JKriv, Hilit Kolet, Faith’s Terry Farley and Stuart Patterson, Lisa Loud and Tigerbalm.
Three-day festival tickets, including camping cost £199 per adult, £29 for 0–5 year olds, and £79 for 6–17

Hertfordshire Festivals

This Is Our House

Where: Lannock Manor Farm, near Hitchin
When: 3rd August
This exclusive boutique dance festival is back for its 5th year. A 12 hour hedonistic event with an impressive line-up of renown DJ’s including Seb Fontaine, Alex P, Dolly Rockers plus lots more.
Price: Tickets from £70 per person

House And Classics Festival

When 10th August
Where: Bushey
Glow sticks and dancing shoes at the ready! Organisers of hugely successful club nights, House and Classics, are putting on a one day festival of dance music at Bushey Grounds, Bushey, in West Hertfordshire. Star DJs include Danny Rampling, Jeremy Healy, Ratpack, Alex P, Branden Block and loads more. Plus live PAs including Alison Limerick “Where Love Lives”, Rozalla “Everybody’s free” and Venessa Jackson “Never knew love like this before”.
Tickets from £56 per person.

Hertfordshire music festivals

Pub In The Park St Albans

When- 6-8 September
Where: St Albans
Chef Tom Kerridge’s popular Pub In The Park event returns to St Albans in September, running over three days combing live music and mouth watering food.
Friday’s headliner is Tinie Tempah, Saturday has Scouting for Girls and Olly Murs and Sunday sees Paloma Faith rounding off proceedings.
The massive line-up of chefs sees some of the hottest new names in the food world, TV favourites, and highly acclaimed Michelin-starred heroes.
As well as great cookery demonstrations there are award-winning and Michelin-starred eateries where you can feast the day away.
Tickets from £45 per adult and £30 for kids (age 6-15)

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