Here we go: Hitchin gets Rhythms, and you’re all invited

08:21 01 August 2014

The team from Rhythms of the World in the ground of Hitchin Priory for the launch of the festival

The team from Rhythms of the World in the ground of Hitchin Priory for the launch of the festival

Archant

There’s only one question to be asked in Hitchin this week: Is everyone ready for Rhythms?

Rhythms of the World returns on Saturday and Sunday to the grounds of Hitchin Priory, and organisers reckon there’s something for everyone.

Among the headliners are South African afro-pop band Freshlyground on Saturday and internationally renowned jazz virtuoso Courtney Pine on the Sunday.

Also appearing on the main stage are the likes of Caribbean calypso outfit Kobo Town, CC Smugglers and Brazilian carnival experts Toque Tambor on the opening day, and psychedelic soul stars The Crazy World of Arthur Brown on the Sunday.

The BBC Introducing Stage, hosted by Gareth Lloyd of ‘BBC Introducing… in Beds, Herts and Bucks’, will featuring Saturday headliners Josephine and the Artizans, a 10-piece classical-crossover band who blend operatic vocals with hip-hop and rock sounds.

Sunday’s BBC Introducing headliners are indie guitar rockers Childhood.

The stage will also feature urban, indie, electro, hip-hop, rock and metal performers over the weekend.

The line-up will include Atlas, hip-hop supergroup Phili N Dotz, new band Black Noise featuring Lawrence from 2012 festival headliners My Passion, metal group Neverworld and urban-electro outfit One Bit.

Gates will open at 11am on Saturday and close at 9pm. Performances will start at noon and end at 11pm. On Sunday, gates will again open at 11am and the music ends at 9pm.

Daily ticket prices are £15 adults, £5 youths (6-17 years) and it is free for children five and under. Full details at www.rotw.org.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:35

A teenage boy is being sought by police after a sculpture created from a damaged tree in Royston’s Priory Memorial Gardens was vandalised at the weekend.

Yesterday, 08:37

The First World War heroes of the Hertfordshire Regiment are set to gain their first memorial outside the UK – with the monument to be unveiled at the site of their most famous action, exactly a century on.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Members of the Melbourn Short Story Reading Group celebrated a James Joyce classic in book and film in support of charity WaterAid on Friday last week.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Members of the Save The Cabinet campaign group in Reed have organised a pop-up pub night in the village this evening to thank volunteers and supporters who have backed the cause.

”North

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up