Options explored for Rhythms of the World

THE organisers of Rhythms of the World are exploring “a number of options” for the music festival which was made homeless last week.

The committee will meet next week to discuss future locations for the event after being told it could no longer take place at Hitchin Priory. The wet conditions at this summer’s event turned the grounds into a mud bath – a decisive factor in the decision by priory owners Chartridge to pull the plug after five years.

Festival organiser Cath Cole who was tight-lipped but upbeat about the situation, said: “We have been putting out feelers exploring a number of options and we have had some approaches. We will discuss these at the meeting early next week.”