Being on the very edge of London, it’s easy to get into the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside or, alternatively, back into the city. Whatever your mood, there are some great festivals taking place this summer within easy reach of Barnet. There are still tickets left, so get booking…
British Summer Time Hyde Park
July 5th to 14th
The big daddy of London music festivals with stella line-up as always.
Folk by the Oak at Hatfield House
This year’s programme features The Lost Words – Spell Songs (based on poems by Robert McFarlane), Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls and The Staves.
Todd in the Hole
July 19th to 21st
This boutique festival near Stevenage celebrating the best of English eccentricity offers a wide range of features, as well as plenty of live music.
July 25th to 28th July
About 10 miles north of Hertford, this family-friendly festival attracts some top quality acts this year including Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Wolf Alice, Echo & the Bunnymen, Lewis Capaldi and Kate Nash.
August 23rd to 25th
Family-friendly festival at the Hertfordshire County Showground near St Albans. This year’s line up includes The Shires, Paul Young, Carol Decker and comedian Sean Lock.
Images courtesy of Robin Pope (top) and Welwyn and Hatfield Times.