GALLERY: Baldock music festival a big hit

A MARKET town came alive as it hosted the biggest free music festival in Hertfordshire.

Last weekend Baldock Town Centre welcomed more than a thousand people over three days to listen to a staggering 142 bands, invading 13 venues.

Over the three days Balstock music festival, now in its seventh year performed an array of music from pop, rock, acoustic, ska, punk, folk, metal, motown and dance music.

On Saturday Baldock High Street hosted a community day, which had dance troops, children’s entertainment including food and drink.

Each year Balstock raises money for various organisations and this year chose to support the Baldock Town Hall Group in their quest to save Baldock’s Victorian Town Hall and refurbish it as an Arts and Heritage Centre for the whole community.

Alison Gentle, Chairman of Baldock Town Hall Group, said, “We are delighted that Balstock is raising money to help with the refurbishment of the Town Hall. We have a huge task ahead of us and are currently applying for grants while negotiating the lease with NHDC. It is so good to have a young organisation like Balstock on board and we heartily thank ‘G’ (Graeme LaRoche) and his team for their support.”

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