Bands who were unable to play at Rhythms of the World on the Saturday because of the poor weather conditions will be at a free gig tomorrow night (Friday) in Hitchin.

Monkphish, golddust and Captain Of The Greasy Bastard who had their sets cut while organisers made the Hitchin Priory site safe on the first very wet day of the festival will be at Club85.

Performance Director Steve Smither said it was horrible having to tell five acts, including the 40-piece youth North Herts Jazz Band that they would be unable to play as the opening time was put back, but hoped the event would go some way to rectifying that.

“I wasn’t happy to make the call. And there are no right or wrong ways of doing it, but with hindsight it meant we were not playing catch up on the bigger stages all day,” he added.

The bands will be joined by The New Town Centres, who played their “best ever gig” at the festival on The Nettlebed Stage on Sunday night.