Music in the Parks comes to Harpenden’s Rothamsted

MUSIC in the Parks moves to Rothamsted Park in Harpenden this Sunday with a line-up of local alt-pop, indie and post-punk.

The free concert from 2pm to 5.30pm will feature alternative rock sounds from The Wholls, Change of Plan, The Cautionaries, The Metatrons and Colvex.

Mixing up pop-punk, hardcore and ska, St Albans-based Change of Plan have a strong local following and are inspired by acts such as A Day To Remember, Blink 182, Four Year Strong and Sum 41.

The Wholls are a fast-rising Bedford-based rock’n’roll band with urban influences. Their set has a few surprises chucked in – typically hinting at influences from classic rock’n’roll to garage and grime.

The Cautionaries are a Herts-based alt-indie band who are beating a steady pathway into the industry. Their guitar-driven, sound draws upon a plethora of influences from the 60s to the present day.


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Starting out as an acoustic duo, the band became a five piece in 2009. Their original material and live act has attracted the attention of some of the big players on the London circuit and beyond.

Formed in 2009 through a love of 80s and 90s noise-pop, The Metatrons released their debut album Between Planets in January 2011. After a successful album launch the band have received a substantial amount of radio play, including Radio 6.

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The Metatrons played a number of successful showcase gigs and festivals throughout 2011, sharing bills with such bands as The Subways, Buzzcocks, Nick Lowe, and Imelda May.

Colvex are a three-piece band who turn out melodic rock with twists of trad jazz and rockabilly. They are instantly recognisable from their sharp-dressed Three Guys in Ties look.

Music in the Parks events are provided throughout the summer by St Albans district council at Verulamium Park, Clarence Park, Rothamsted Park and Redbourn Common.

The free concerts, which feature an eclectic line-up of talented local artists, are managed by the Arts Team at St Albans Arts, Sport and Health (SAASH) – the development arm of Leisure Connection.

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