Balstock 2019 attracts record numbers in a ‘stunner of a weekend’

Balstock returned for its 13th year at the weekend. Picture: Martin Wootton

Balstock returned for its 13th year at the weekend. Picture: Martin Wootton - Credit: Archant

Charity music festival Balstock returned for its 13th year at the weekend with “record number of attendees”.

Balstock returned for its 13th year at the weekend. Picture: Martin Wootton

Balstock returned for its 13th year at the weekend. Picture: Martin Wootton - Credit: Archant

Music lovers turned out for the free three-day festival which took place in venues across Baldock and in the High Street, where the Elaine La Roche stage - dedicated to the late festival treasurer - was set up.

Organiser G La Roche told the Comet: "What a stunner of a weekend!

There was entertainment to suit all at Balstock 2019. Picture: Martin Wootton

There was entertainment to suit all at Balstock 2019. Picture: Martin Wootton - Credit: Archant

"The weather shone bright, we had very little trouble and a record amount of people come through town.

"My committee members, reps and volunteers are all shattered, so a massive thank you to all of them.

Music festival Balstock 2019 raised money for a number of local charities . Picture: Martin Wootton

Music festival Balstock 2019 raised money for a number of local charities . Picture: Martin Wootton - Credit: Archant


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"We still have money to gather from pubs and donations so we will announce a total raised as soon as we can.

"Thank you Baldock for all your support."

Balstock returned for its 13th year at the weekend. Picture: Martin Wootton

Balstock returned for its 13th year at the weekend. Picture: Martin Wootton - Credit: Archant

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Money raised from the event will go to Mind in Mid Herts, Darcie's Wish, Luna Animal Rescue, Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, and the Baldock Town Community Sports Facility.

Organiser G La Roche put on a show for the crowds at Balstock 2019. Picture: Martin Wootton

Organiser G La Roche put on a show for the crowds at Balstock 2019. Picture: Martin Wootton - Credit: Archant

Music festival Balstock 2019 raised money for a number of local charities . Picture: Martin Wootton

Music festival Balstock 2019 raised money for a number of local charities . Picture: Martin Wootton - Credit: Archant

Balstock returned for its 13th year at the weekend. Picture: Martin Wootton

Balstock returned for its 13th year at the weekend. Picture: Martin Wootton - Credit: Archant

There was entertainment to suit all at Balstock 2019. Picture: Martin Wootton

There was entertainment to suit all at Balstock 2019. Picture: Martin Wootton - Credit: Archant

There was entertainment to suit all at Balstock 2019. Picture: Martin Wootton

There was entertainment to suit all at Balstock 2019. Picture: Martin Wootton - Credit: Archant

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