Rob’s Festival at St Albans’ Beaumont School

Some of the sixth formers who have helped organise the festival in honour of a former pupil

Some of the sixth formers who have helped organise the festival in honour of a former pupil - Credit: Archant

GRAB your wellies and head to Beaumont School this Saturday for a mini festival which promises a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment.

Rob’s Festival runs from 2pm until 7pm and will feature performances from up-and-coming band The Chancery Lane and some of the school’s home-grown talent.

The event, now in its fourth year, was set up in memory of former Beaumont pupil Rob Williams who died at the age of 29 following a snowboarding accident.

Money raised from the festival will be donated to the Prince’s Trust Rob Williams Enterprise Fund, which helps young people who want to develop a career in the music or IT industry, and the Beaumont School Association.

Organiser and Rob’s former classmate Elena Dundjerovic said: “The students have been working incredibly hard this year in order to ensure that this year’s festival is as successful as the previous ones.


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“For our students, their families and the local community, this is our equivalent of Glastonbury with fantastic music and stalls lined up.

“Watching the students develop their management and enterprise skills over the past six months has been such a rewarding role and is what makes this festival so special and unique.”

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The line-up also includes The Ages and Obsession, and throughout the day there will be a barbecue, bouncy castle, and face painting.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £4 for students and are available from www.robsfestival.com. Entry is free for primary school children.

* The event has been sponsored by local estate agent Aitchisons, who have provided the boards advertising the festival. See their advertisement for Rob’s Festival on page 16 - offering 40 per cent discount off the standard adult entry fee of £5 on production of the page.

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