Rock at the Castle


A day of FREE music, live in the beautiful Castle grounds, with food and drink stalls, face painting and fun activities for all the family t more…

Event Information:

  • Date: Sunday 07 August 22
  • Times: 12:30 - 19:00
  • Event Type: Free event
Further Information…

A day of FREE music, live in the beautiful Castle grounds, with food and drink stalls, face painting and fun activities for all the family to enjoy.

Come on down to Hertford Castle ready for Rock at the Castle 2022, the annual free music festival set within the grounds of Hertford Castle.

Performances by local musicians will span across three stages featuring acoustic, folk, indie, rock, and pop music influences. 

Plus, food and drinks stalls on the castle lawn to fuel and refresh you as you dance the afternoon away. 

The island will host a family stage with face painting and fun activities making sure there is something for everyone. 

Line up includes:

Main Stage

12.30-1.00  Neil Gowans & The Winos
1.20-1.50    Wasted Rhymes
2.10-2.40    Lucy-May
3.00-3.30    Soul Revue
3.50-4.20    Sofasonic
4.40-5.10    Eponine
5.30-6.00    Lyra
6.20-7.00    The Astons

Island Stage

12.35-12.55     Tracy Lee Norman
1.05-1.22         Dominic Kaye
1.35-1.55         Dan Thomas
2.05-2.25         Wudi & The Ice Creams
2.35-2.55         Jenny Salmon
3.05-3.25         George Croucher
3.35-3.55         Marshland Pete
4.05-4.25         Immi Davis
4.35-4.55         Grace Whitford
5.05-5.25         Chris Sims
5.35-5.55        Cedar Rose Johnson

Moat Garden Stage

12.35-12.55     The Rolling Moss
1.05-1.25         Geoff Carne
1.35-1.55         Aletia Upstairs
2.05-2.25         Paul Booth
2.35-2.55         Orchard
3.05-3.25         Dear Wife
3.35-4.10         Adam Fearn
4.35-4.55         Why Not
5.05-5.25          R.N.R.
5.35-5.55         Rob Powell

Chosen Charity
Although Rock at the Castle is a free event to attend, this year’s selected charity, East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals, will be fundraising on the gates. The charity was selected from many applications by Hertford Town Councillors.

East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity raise funds for projects above and beyond the remit of the NHS, which helps to enhance patient care and experience.

The donations received from Rock at the Castle will help enhance the care given to children being treated at Hertford County Hospital. Funds raised will help to refurbish the hospital garden, which will provide a space for the children and their parents to take some time out to relax and unwind and sensory toys will help calm children who can often be anxious in a hospital environment.

Event Information 


Hertford Castle, Castle Street, SG14 1HR 

Entry information 

The event is FREE of charge to attend, you are however we encourage donations to the chosen charity upon entry to the event. 

The Castle grounds can be accessed by foot at any of the following pedestrian gates, Castle Street, St Andrew Street Car Park, Main Castle Gate off The Wash, through the Moat Garden on Castle Street, or the gate off of Gascoyne Way. 


There is no parking at Hertford Castle (including disabled) but there are a number of car parks close to the Castle which are free to use on Sundays. Please click here to download a map of the local car parks. 


Toilets are located to the side of the main lawn on the footpath by the Ashley Webb Shelter. 

Disabled toilets & baby changing facilities are available inside the castle, please speak to a volunteer on the door for access. 

First aid is located on the river bank by the Ashley Webb shelter.

Event Sponsors

Event sponsors for this events are McMullensJohnson & Co Estate Agents and Duffield Harrison Solicitors.

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