Hitchin’s Rhythms of the World music festival is set for top talent in town centre tomorrow!

Rhythms of the World

Rhythms of the World - Credit: Archant

Hitchin’s Rhythms of the World summer festival is holding a day of live music at venues around the town tomorrow – including at six pubs!

Organisers will be showcasing a full day of bands and solo artists called Music From Around The Town as the festival continues to mark its 25th anniversary with a series of events, as opposed to a one-off weekend.

The Snug, The Half Moon, The Bricklayers Arms, The George, The Red Hart, The Victoria and Farley’s Hair Salon will all play host.

RotW event organiser Donna Mackay said: “This is going to be a fantastic and exciting day for Hitchin. We’re very proud to be working with local businesses, local bands and artists to provide free music to the community.

“We listened to the feedback from the public and we hope they will come and get involved on the day.

“Saturday is also Bucklesbury Day – so Hitchin will be full of amazing things to do.

“I would like to say a massive thank you to all the bands and artists who are giving their time free of charge and we still have one or two spaces left for acoustic acts.

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“I would also like to say thank you to Richard Maskell from London Road Studios who is managing the sound requirements.”

Covering a huge array of music styles, each venue will have a different line up of musical delights from 12 noon until late evening.

A total of 168 artists will perform throughout the day with 68 acts, many of whom are local favourites and have played at the festival itself.

All the venues are free to attend – but RotW hope people will join in with donations and the raffles which all contribute to the fund­raising efforts.

There are still a few volunteer and band slots available.

There will also be a selfie competition on the day – for more visit rotw.org.uk. Prizes include a RotW T-shirt and goodie bag.

The hashtags for the competition are as follows: Please use #rotwselfie7 for the ultimate selfie, and #rotwselfie for the most creative and funniest selfie.

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