Festival raises funds for Harpenden schools

PUBLISHED: 09:00 15 July 2018

Festival on the Field 2018 - picture by Richard Washbrooke Photography – https://richardwashbrooke.com

Festival on the Field 2018 - picture by Richard Washbrooke Photography – https://richardwashbrooke.com

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A record number of people flocked to Harpenden’s Festival on the Field last weekend to soak up the sunshine and raise money for local schools.

Festival on the Field 2018 - picture by Richard Washbrooke Photography – https://richardwashbrooke.comFestival on the Field 2018 - picture by Richard Washbrooke Photography – https://richardwashbrooke.com

The festival was held at Sir John Lawes School playing field, and showed the England v Sweden game on a big screen.

Although Coldplay tribute band Yellow had to withdraw from the event due to a case of laryngitis, tribute performer JK (as Robbie Williams) was able to take his place at short notice, performing in front of a 3,000-strong crowd. Rock band Massaoke also performed as the headline act.

Festival organiser Mark Hill said: “A massive thanks to everyone who attended and supported us. This is an outdoor musical event on a monumental scale that is unequalled locally. And it is a team effort by a group of volunteers all trying to do our bit for local schools.”

Previous festivals have raised more than £20,000.

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