Festivals in Hertfordshire 2018

We’re teetering on the edge of festival season and with so many fantastic events lined up for Hertfordshire in 2018, it’s the perfect time to start planning your festival calendar. Whether you’re looking for the soundtrack to your summer at one Hertfordshire’s many music festivals, or a sprinkling of culture at an arts festival, it’s time to start booking, planning and hunting down those wellies!

Benington Chilli Festival

25th – 27th August

Hot heads, this is the festival for you. 60 stalls of chilli traders, sensationally spiced food and cocktails, chilli plants and plenty of entertainment is all set for this year’s festival, perfect for the chilli aficionados. For the real spice-seekers, it’s time to test your mettle in the infamous chilli eating competition, but get in there quick, because only a select few will have the honour of burning their taste buds.

Check out the chillies

Cool Britannia Festival at Knebworth Park

31st August - 2nd September

Britpop fans, do not miss out on tickets to this! Knebworth Park, the background for so many iconic events in British music, will once again host some of the very best in British rock and dance. Celebrate an epic era with headline acts Happy Mondays and Ocean Colour Scene and dance your way through the nineties and noughties with artists including Razorlight, Lightning Seeds and Toploader in the supporting line up.

Take me back to the 90s

St Albans Food and Drink Festival

26th September – 8th October

Over a week of glorious local produce, beer and feasts awaits in St Albans this autumn. The CAMRA Beer Festival and Street Feastival are excellent excuses to test your tasting skills, while the experts will have their say at the Food and Drink Awards on the final day of the festival.

Tempt your tastebuds

Enjoy your festival experience in style this summer, ditch the tent and check out the accommodation all across Hertfordshire for a restful night's sleep - we won't tell if you don't.