DJs and a reverend – Hitchin’s Rhythms of the World starting to take shape

Blunt Beats DJs will return to the Priory Park Stage for Rhythms of the World 2015

Blunt Beats DJs will return to the Priory Park Stage for Rhythms of the World 2015 - Credit: Archant

The stage is set for this summer’s Rhythms of the World with organisers revealing more details about the 2015 event.

Master drummers Kakatsitsi on the St Mary's Stage at Rhythms of the World 2014.

Master drummers Kakatsitsi on the St Mary's Stage at Rhythms of the World 2014. - Credit: Archant

Those behind the festival at Hitchin Priory have confirmed that both the Priory Park and St Mary’s stages will return for the two-day music extravaganza in June, promising a little something for everyone.

If dancing to DJ beats is your thing, you can head over to Priory Park Stage to see some of the best DJs in action.

Guest sets will include the world-renowned Jazzman Gerald from London-based deep funk record label Jazzman, as well as Chris Boraman from the highly regarded Freestyle record label.

Another treat this year is an exclusive set from long-time blunt collaborator turntablist Prolifik, who will be travelling from Scotland to be back with the Blunt family for a one-off show.


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The infamous DJ Andy Smith, the promoter of the ‘Jam Up’ club nights, will also be making an appearance, with ROTW favourite DJ Marcus G Hurley making a return.

If your feet become a little weary, then festival goers can pull up a pew at the St Mary’s Stage.

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Rev Michael Roden from the Hitchin church will again be acting as curator, offering an area for music, thought and debate with a ‘topic of the day’.

Rev Roden and his team will also be organising a procession through the town before the celebrations kick off on Sunday morning with a church service right in the festival grounds.

The news follows last week’s announcement which revealed some of the big names playing on the main stage on June 20 and 21.

One-time Specials frontman Neville Staple will be appearing alongside fellow ’80s star Paui Young, while India’s top live performer Raghu Dixit and CC Smugglers – whose members hail from Bedfordshire, Hitchin and Stevenage – also make the line-up.

Visit www.rotw.org.uk to find out more.

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