Two days of acoustic talent at Vicfest

Musicians of all stripes take over a pub this long weekend as it hosts its annual celebration of acoustic music (and beer).

The fifth Vicfest at The Victoria in Hitchin kicks off on Sunday afternoon until Monday night with twenty acts and comedy too. Run in conjunction with SoundARC Promotions, the line-up includes some of the best original talent in the area including Alex Hel, Pete Guy, Owen Stephen, Jonathan Gaskin and Philip Storey playing in the pub and the barn. If the sun comes out so will The Union Canal String Band who will be busking in the beer garden.

All the bands are playing for free to raise money for two charities – Headway Brain Injury Association and the British Heart Foundation, so raise some cash when you raise your glass – with a 50p donation for your beer cup.


3.30pm Three Days Of Freedom, 4.15pm Clean Simon, 5pm Southern Man, 5.45pm Zac Campbell, 6.30pm Sleazy Listening, 7.15pm Pete Guy, 8pm Joe Ferris, 9.30pm Alex Hel, 10.15pm The Scallywags.


3.15pm Jonathan Gaskin, 4pm Will Mak, 4.45pm Craig Harris, 5.30pm Robbing King Richard, 6.15pm Graeme La Roche, 7pm Paul B Edwards, 7.45pm Philip Storey, 8.30pm Spandex Ballet, 9.30pm Owen Stephen.