Rob’s Festival at Beaumont School, St Albans

Method in the Madness performing at Rob's Festival

Method in the Madness performing at Rob's Festival - Credit: Archant

BEAMING sunshine and a plethora of entertainment provided a rockin’ good time for hundreds of people who congregated at Beaumont School for its annual charity festival.

The fourth Rob’s Festival has been hailed as the most successful yet, with crowds of over 1,000 people turning out to raise money in honour of a former pupil who died in a tragic snowboarding accident.

Musical highlights came from up-and-coming band The Chancery Lane, as well as some of the schools’ homegrown talent Aja Whittingham and Method in the Madness.

So far around £8,000 has been collected for Prince’s Trust Rob Williams Enterprise Fund, which helps young people who want to develop a career in the music or IT industry, and Beaumont School.

Festival organiser Elena Dundjerovic said: “The students have worked so hard this year and conducted themselves in a professional manner which is excellent preparation for their future careers.

“Rob was a huge fan of supporting young people in enterprise which is why The Prince’s Trust and Rob’s family support this event each and every year.

“This, without doubt, has been the most anticipated festival yet and the competition for performers and students involved at next year’s festival is already hotting up.”