Balstock 2022 - PROGRAM

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Here we are again about to witness the congregation of over 200 bands, artists, DJs, dancers and theatrical acts, over 3 unbridled days of madness, in the (occasionally) serene, yet never boring, North Hertfordshire town of Baldock. A town that has a rich plethora of events and characters behind them. From the hallowed Baldock Beer festival, to the festivities of the Baldock Christmas Fayre and the long standing Baldock Festival. But what's undeniablesthatofalltheseeventsBalstockistheLOUDEST! From the very beginning of this rambunctious event, back in 2006, Balstock has remained fiercely independent, run by volunteers; a committee planning from February until November; even single band and act gives their time for free and more volunteers man the stages and sound-desks, while others collect donations in buckets and shakers for 5 separate charities. 9 pubs, 2 cafes host music and the mighty Elaine LaRoche Stage towers over the High Street attractions, including food stalls, a fun fair, a bar and the mandatory BalstockMerchandInfostall. Every single Balstock venue is FREE to attend, so please pop as much as you can spare into the charity buckets and bar shakers, it will help some incredible causes and make a big difference to the lives of the local homeless, bereaved, terminally ill, infirmed and the young.

Speakingof…(PTO) PPL PRS Ltd licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music - and mean that we're able to support music at events like this. For more information about PPL PRS Ltd visit: or call 0800 0720 808

The Lister Area Kidney Patients Association – (LAKPA) is a small charity dedicated to improving the lives of kidney patients and their families served by the Lister Hospital in Stevenage. LAKPA is run entirely by volunteers.

Keech Hospice Care (Baldock Branch) – Keech Hospice Care provides specialist care for adults and children with terminal and life-limiting illnesses as well as vital support for their families and friends.

Stand-by-me Children's Bereavement Support – Supporting bereaved children, young people and their families in North Herts and Stevenage.

Merry Go Round Under Fives – Merry Go Round provides an exciting preschool education and opportunities for children under five from Baldock and the surrounding area.

AndnowtoOURfundraisingefforts: THE 2022 CAUSES

We have selected 5 local charities to benefit from Balstock 2022.

If and when you donate, these will be the beneficiaries: Feed Up Warm Up – Homeless out reach team that runs two drop in sessions a week in two towns and our out reach teams support rough sleeping individuals through out North Herts .

The jewel in the Balstock crown has been on Baldock High Street since 2010, named after the beloved and much missed Balstock treasurer and mother of G LaRoche –Balstock's chief organiser and chairman. The stage is manned by our great mates at London Road Studios and overlooks the Apple-cottage cider and ale bar as well as our very own Balstock Merchandise and info stall (please do buy a t-shirt, umbrella, CD or other assorted items to bolster the funding amount). Further down the High Street there are food stalls, face painting, Abbotts Fairground attractions, Tylers Charity hair-doos and much more.


The Elaine LaRoche Stage – Saturday and Sunday

This pub has become so important to the local scene and it's struggling musicians over the pandemic, mostly to the breath-taking charity work of Rob Scahill, it should need no introduction. A selection of ales, pub grub and rare whisky's can only taste finer with an ABBA tribute InTwo Doing ABBA', blasting rock from 'Gone Shootin' and folk punkers 'Skimmington Ride' as well as a Sunday dedicated to acts specially selected by our favourite duo Steph Scott and Cara Beard AKA Isles.

The Engine/The London Road Studios Stage – All 3 days

The High Street attractions have an enthesis on family and children's entertainment with Imajica Theatre kicking off the ELR stage. There will be also be extra familyfriendly distractions from Street Performers courtesy of Jacqui Woolward (who sadly passed shortly after Balstock 2021). Some massive bands you can expect to see are Our Friends Electric, The SGs, Queenergy and The Dirty Half Hundred.

Everyone must know by now that The Engine is the spiritual birthplace of Balstock and we are extremely buzzing to have them as a host venue for our partners in crime, the almighty London Road Studios who have been powering our effort on the High Street since 2011. This stage is full of the most exciting acts from party hardened covers band 'The Scallywags', drumming virtuoso 'Kieran Leigh', the jugganaut rockers 'Electric Black' as well as some Balstock favourites: 'Bubounce'. Past 10.30 DJs will keep the party going well into the night.

The Orange Tree – All 3 days

The Buffs / Paris Cesvette & Friends – All 3 days

The White Lion has been a consistent supporter of Balstock since we opened up to the whole town back in 2010. We are very proud to offer “The Phil Hall Stage” at this venue. This tremendous tribute starts on Friday night with Briar Rouge's Burlesque stage (maybe leave your kids at home for this one parents) including a Kyle Minogue tribute by Briar. The rest of the weekend sees a preferer of Hard Rock, Punk and the best noise possible with such must sees as 'The Best Medicine', 'Jesus Hooligan and '10 Gauge'. A MUST SEE!!!

The Old White Horse – All 3 days

The “OWH” has excelled as a music pub over the last few years. It's famous pizza and pots menu gains incredible reviews and boasts one of the larger pub stages with diverse acts such as bouncing covers band 'U OK Hun', the youthful talents of 'Jack Alexander, and the acoustic punk ethos of 'The Tuesday Club'.

The Victoria / The Heavy Stage – All 3 days

The Hen & Chickens – All 3 days Baldock's most consistent music pub, the Hen & Chix has a long lasting reputation as a retro venue and impressive garden stage (which includes a Japanese water feature). Make sure you visit this hidden gem over the weekend with bands like the ear blistering 'Bleach Boys' Balstock resident drag act 'Magenta Slipperz' and the rich family sounds of 'FONO'.

Once again our great friend and local ledge 'Paris Cesvette' will be hosting in the Sports venue by day and wild establishment by night, Buffs club. Paris Cesvette – the international DJ, music producer and festival headliner who offers: “to bring a range of some of the greatest talent in house and garage to provide the greatest experience for dance music lovers at balstock.” I would just like to add – “Up The F**kin Buffs!”

The White Lion/ The Phil Hall Stage – All 3 days

We LOVE the Vic! Once again hosting that most important and enduring of stages. YES it will be loud and YES it will be powerful, but Balstock has fort hard to keep Metal music alive and well under the watchful eye of Nicholas Plews and his entourage of headbangers. Make sure you peep in for epic Trad. Metallers 'Neverworld', riff obsessed dreg merchants 'Praetorian' and symphonic doom from space with 'Spectural Darkwave'.


One of the smaller pubs in the dead centre of town has the biggest reputation for great beers, spirits and food. It's also a leading venue for acoustic musicians. The Friday of Balstock will be hosted by our ever loving Brian Burke and his band The Tanglers Irregulars, giving a mix of Irish, folky and Country vibes courtesy of Robin Cambells Celtic Mashup. Followed by 2 days of pure acoustic delight with such acts 'Dan Bond' 'Mark Sullivan','Shakila K' and ' the Cardinal Kings'.

The White Hart – Friday and Saturday evenings Where would we be without the White Hart?

The Cock – All 3 days

Café Luna– Saturday Café Luna's second year at Balstock and this venue has fast become an important part of the town, serving up mouth watering coffees and a fine selection of breakfasts and brunches. This stage will have the more mellow acoustic acts such as Rafael Monteiro, Paul Booth and Laura Dannen. Pixies Café – Friday Kicking off the Friday proceedings is Pixies Café on Baldock High Street. Homemade cakes, snacks and coffees can be enjoyed before Baldock High Street gets NOISEY. With sets from Synovia Green, Sara Davies and The Lucky Man

A venue involved with Balstock since the first year town wide! It's lively late night knees-ups are a thing of legend, they'll be hosting acoustic acts Friday and Saturday like 'Sammie Holland' of ARC fame and finishing off with 'DJ Spunky Monkey'.



Almamor is a group of musicians who crossed path on the London music circuit. Currently working  on their first album, this alternative Rock Band with influences from all over the world create  music beyond trends and styles.

Satriani, Steve Vai, John Mayer,Gary Moore…  Balstock Burlesque Show - The White Lion 19:30 - 21:30 (BECKY BRIAR ROUGE) Back again and more immense than ever, local Showgirl Briar Rouge is leading the way at the Balstock  Burlesque Stage with its all singing all dancing cabaret of fabulous. Join us in full sparkle on the opening night  of the festival. Not for the easily offended and probably not one for the kids either…  Bellzzz The Orange Tree 19:00 - 19:40 Emotive dark and quirky  Brian Burke - The Cock 19:00 - 19:25 The Baldock Ballads So how many songs have been written about Baldock? Well in the 18th century there was the

Power trio left over from Vacant and maybe a surprise guest if they are drunk enough   Back River Blues The Orange Tree 20:00 -

Arfrightz The Hen & Chickens 20:10

Old White Horse 20:10

Cazz Ear Buffs Club 22:00 - 23:00 CAZZ EAR aka : DJ SHAUN SAMUEL Being spoon‐fed soul from an ear

Originally from the UK, Portugal and Greece, these 3 accomplished musicians were brought  together by their love of music, which is reflected in the band’s strong chemistry.  - 20:50 20:40 Bonamassa, Robben Ford, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton Jace Everett, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Joe  Maid of the mill but since 2014 Brian Burke  has penned over 30 ballads about our little town from  The Glorious Dead to the BALDOCK Takeaways !  Tonight he will perform a selection including the  ballad of Balstock !  ly age, gave him the perfect  grounding and upbringing into glorifying the celebrated golden years of soul, funk, rare groove,  boogie and of course Disco but also providing the necessary platform to harness the musical palate  needed to transcend those feelings into modern electronic beats.

Chris Wright The Cock 19:40 - 20:10 Is a young man whose talents are taking him places ! He plays a range of material both on solo  guitar and also with vocal accompaniment ranging from folk to pop and blues to bluegrass .  Influenced by Tommy Emmanuel  Tony Rice , Billy Strings , Molly Tuttle and Bob Dylan . His  dexterity will no doubt win him new fans this weekend .

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A 4 piece from deepest Hertfordshire playing blues from the Deep South : Influences Joe


Female fronted metal, back with a new set, new line up and ready to chew bubble gum and kick ass. Atashi used all the bubble gum to glue Jon's butt to the chair so we've run out. But we can still kick ass! ForTheHornets

TheEngine 22:30 1:00

TheOrangeTree 19:45 20:15

Singer/songwriter from Letchworth Garden City Daisy Keeble has graced the Balstock stage over the last 5 years, singing with FONO and family band The Keebles. Inspired by many of the Balstock stalwarts, Daisy decided to go it on her own last year, bought herself a sweet guitar and an even sweeter guitar teacher and returns solo again for a second year with a set of indie and country influenced covers.

ElysianDivide TheVictoria 21:30 22:10

TheVictoria 19:30 20:10

Edward Bell is a 19 year old producer and DJ based in Leeds and Hertfordshire. Music has been his main passion for all of his life and he has built a strong love for house music and dance music as a genre. Currently studying music production at Leeds Conservatoire, he has built up years of experience when it comes to DJing and a sharp eye for reading a crowd.

TheOrangeTree 22:00 23:30

Joe has been Playing and Collecting House, Deep House and Tech House Music since 1989! Predominantly a vinyl DJ, Joe moved with the times and into the realms of digital djing around 2005 and has become fully conversant with modern DVS systems serato and traktor and of course cdjs. He has played at major clubs in London, Leeds, Spain and Prague, with intimate gigs at Various bars and clubs and boutique festivals in and around his home town of Hitchin, Herts from 89 till now. Added to the mix he also presents his own radio show on Floradio, an internet based radio station based in WillHitchin.beplaying inside the Engine Friday and Saturday night after bands finish outside

Acoustic singer songwriter playing a mixture of upbeat pop and rock tracks mixed in with a few chilled surf vibe originals DaisyKeeble TheWhiteHart 20:30 21:15



TheEngine 20:05 20:45

Coloride were a band formed in the early 90s playing mod/indie music. Now reformed and playing live and currently recording their new album.


EdBell BuffsClub 20:00 21:00

TheWhiteLion 21:30 22:30 IndieDisco TheOrangeTree 23:30 1:00

Genre fluid Punk metal. Pure. Energy. Four piece from Cambridgeshire tipped to be the hottest live act around! GoneShootin

Lincolnshire based AC/DC covers band specialising in the Bon Scott era. Not a tribute act, but love emulating one of the best rock n roll bands out there!!

TheWhiteHart 19:30 20:15

SaraDavies PixiesCafé 19:50 20:30

Female Acoustic performer.

Micky started DJaying when he was 8-9 years old. Playing Reggae, Soul, R & B records with his dad. As he got older, Changed genres and played Rap, Hip Hop Beats. Then he got into the House Music scene, a little period of playing UK Garage in between. Was on a couple of pirate radio stations,around 1995,

RobinCambellsCelticMashup TheCock 22:15 23:00

Dance / pop, Solo singer - original songs and covers


TheVictoria 22:30 23:20

Rollin K J Foley , the one man Rockabilly blues machine !! It's down home , it's raw , it's ready , sings own stuff and covers the rare and familiar songs of Americana

MartinBlaze BuffsClub 21:00 22:00


MagentaSlipperz TheWhiteLion 19:00 19:30 (see Saturday for write up)

A three-piece rock and pop band, with some odd characteristics. The lead singer/bassist can't remember the lyrics. They've got a mean drummer; he's really tight. The lead/rhythm guitarist is shite; he makes so many mistakes. You won't believe it until you've seen 'em.

NoSleepTilBedtime TheHen&Chickens 21:10 21:50

Grammy Nominated Producer/DJ Muzikman Edition (MME) hails from East New York, Brooklyn and started experimenting with turntablism in 1986. His love of the art led to the introduction of DJ 3D to the NYC music scene bringing a unique style combining house, hip-hop, rare groove and R&B classics.

MickyJohnson BuffsClub 23:00 23:59

The only band that has played every single Balstock and still struggles to get a headline slot! If you're not completely satisfied by this bands performance, then you probably have impeccable taste…good for you!

Formed in early 2015 in the deepest parts of North Hertfordshire. A caressing blow aimed for the jugular. Bowel shaking riffs, some proper meaty low end, antisocial vocals from a slightly peeved miscreant and tyrannical tub thumping are the main ingredients. Faces will melt, bones will rattle and laundry bills will escalate!


These guys provide a high energy jigging mashup of genres playing eclectic arrangements of covers with jigs and reels from the Celtic nations….. this promises to be a really lively shindig finale to the Cock stage on Friday night so do get on down and enjoy these fine musicians…..and expect the unexpected!

TheOldWhiteHorse 19:20 19:50

SammieHolland TheWhiteHart 22:40 23:30

MuzikManEdition BuffsClub 0:00 1:00

SynoviaGreen PixiesCafe 20:45 21:55

Sentient TheVictoria 20:30 21:15

A righteous ruaille buaille! MacGowen to Drew to Behan. Kelly To MacColl To Bogle. Covers, originals and some where inbetween.


SkimmingtonRide TheOrangeTree 21:00 21:55



TheWhiteHart 21:30 22:20

90s indie kids at heart civeting the likes of Oasis, Blur, Shed Seven, then in some cool 80s, some fun 60s and a bunch of TV theme tunes, the Scallywags always bring the party.

TheBleachBoys TheHen&Chickens 22:10 23:00

TheEngine 19:00 19:45 East London's funky four-piece were formed in 2014. Initially inspired by early 70s jazz-funk pioneers such as the Headhunters and Funkadelic, their music has developed to include rock, electronic and psychedelic influences. Expect a mixture of original tunes, TV themes and classic covers, all delivered with a muscular groove. Debut album, 'When', is out now on Spotify, etc.

Synovia Deharna Green one of our top acts at Venues Possible LTD TBC BuffsClub 19:00 20:00

TheLuckyMan PixiesCafe 19:00 19:40 Solo, acoustic 80's/90's mash-ups.

Angry folk songs with cutting lyrics – sometimes poignant, often funny, always memorable. Not suitable for children or the elderly, or anybody else for that matter.

TheEngine 22:10 23:00

Heavy Spaghetti Shadowplay TheEngine 21:05 21:55


Wanna Sing? Wanna Dance? Wanna Good time? Then this is the band for you. Playing Indie/Rock anthems, a blistering set is guaranteed!

Punk Rock hadn't really hit small town England in 1976, but when it did, it hit like a neutron bomb. The Bleach Boys from Hitchin are still going strong and playing live today, they blend fast guitars and relentless drums with their own unique brand of humour, creating a sound of their own. Its been said that they are 'punks best kept secret' but as you will see there's nothing quiet about them….

TheTanglersIrregulars TheCock 21:10 22:00

The Irregulars play every month at the Cock with a wide range of roots music from country to Irish blues and blue grass … you will be stomping your feet at this lively set …. The numbers in the band range from 4 to 10 and there could be the odd Irish ☘ dancer from Maria Grants school too !

Your one-stop shop covers band for all your Indie, Rock and Dance music needs. Est 2013.

TheOldWhiteHorse 21:10 21:50

UOkHun TheOldWhiteHorse 22:10 23:00 If Christina Augeliera was an emo kid VELOURFOG TheHen&Chickens 19:20 19:55 We are Velour Fog - A Schwarzenegger of Hard Rock VivLucus TheCock 20:20 20:50 Viv has two strings to his bow . He is an outstanding song writer with a superb CD … Edgelands …. to his name . He also plays a mean Neil Young tribute set . Expect some aspects of both tonight . BALDOCK COMMUNITY CENTRE 01462 info@baldockcommunitycentre.org894109

35a High Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 6BG B A L D O C K L U N A Tel: 01462 615855 Open 7 days a week to serve the best coffee, bagels and brunches in Baldock! fully licensed, now taking bookings for private functions. The Hen and Chickens 51 South Road, Baldock, Hertfordshire SG7 6BZ Telephone : 01462 894 111



ARC TheElaineLaRocheStageHighStreet 14:20 14:50

TheElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 18:10 19:00

BeforeTheSirens TheVictoria 19:50 20:20

Andrea Wilde and the Whiskey Chasers It's been a while but finally the time has come to showcase new songs by Andrea Wilde. An intensity of passion with and injection of rock…

AnnaNewKey CafeLuna 17:00 17:45

From Brighton UK, 10 Plagues delivers a savage blend of Extreme Metal. 3ofaKind TheOrangeTree 16:40 17:20

ARC have been around for many years. They have played in many events and have never ceased to entertain the crowd! Singers have come and gone over the years but Paul has been the front man for many, entertaining crowds with such enthusiasm!! Now, Paul is poorly, so Sam has come along to help him out when he feels he can't make the set. Together we are ARC, a set not to be missed! Our band is rather good and I suggest placing us somewhere that really appreciates a tight, proficient rock band that will rock the crowd from start to finish! We have little footage of our gigs as this combination is new, please contact me for rehearsal recordings are acceptable!!


Hertfordshire based melodic metal outfit Before The Sirens bring soaring melodies and thumping riffs BenefitoftheTape TheHen&Chickens 21:20 22:00 Premier functions band, specialising in an alternative-funk style groove. Brocker TheWhiteLion 17:00 17:40

I'm Chloe and I'm an 19 year old solo singer with a passion for music I have been singing since the age of 6 and am now pursuing my dream

A true sum of their parts, Arcane Militia blend influences, from classic rock 'n' roll to rap, and from punk to heavy metal, to create their “aggressive love metal”. They bring blistering raw energy and passion to every performance. A storm is coming.

Burdensome TheVictoria 15:30 16:00 London, UK Opressively Heavy CharlieParker TheCock 16:30 17:10 The loudest man with an acoustic guitar playing a random collection of popular music ChloeHarknett TheCock 15:45 16:15

BROCKER have graced many big London venues including The Forum, Dingwalls, The Underworld, The Garage and Camden Barfly, and have shared the stage with many influential bands spanning many eras.

Marc and Chris share a love of beards, cider, comic books, checky shirts and Patrick Stewart. And absinthe. Lots of yummy yummy absinthe.

10Plagues TheVictoria 21:30 22:10

Vocal harmonies & acoustic guitars

Folk Rock ArcaneMilitia TheWhiteLion 16:00 16:40

AWorkinProgress TheOrangeTree 17:40 18:20

Clujit TheVictoria 18:15 18:40 Heavy power based trio from Hertfordshire playing original material. Influenced by classic Sabbath, Hawkwind, AC/DC through to Kyuss, The Black Crowes and All Them Witches CodenameColinTheElaineLaRocheStageHighStreet 19:20 20:10 If Madness and Greenday were involved in a sick gene merging experiment Codename Colin would be the result. Brass driven ska pop punk DJSpunkyMonkey TheWhiteHart 22:30 1:00 A very special DJ with a very special name and a specific special set of tongue skills DaisyAndTheDukes TheEngine 19:30 20:10 Singer-Songwriter, Taking bookings for 2022/23- acoustic and full band artist, catering for all functions DallasAlice TheOrangeTree 19:50 20:35 Ageing rockers doing country covers DanBird TheOrangeTree 15:00 15:30 Featuring charli stephens-king with dark releases as 'emotive silence' she moves into a solo environment expanding her song writing exploring love loss etc....oh honestly...who gives a f.....she got great voice and she nuts..... DanBond TheCock 22:10 23:00 D a n B o n d i s a s i n g e r / s o n g w r i t e r i n f l u e n c e d b y p o p a n d c o u n t r y m u s i c . He first came to prominence in 2011 as lead singer in pop/folk duo, Music & Spies. DeloreanGray TheOrangeTree 18:50 19:35 Kaj and Jon from High Wire Brigade/Tubries with our old mates Paul (Eskimos) and Bob (he's new). We don't have any social media yet, but we love Balstock and we promise we'll be great. Wishing Balstock All The Best For This Years Event CHAPMANS FAMILY BUTCHERS Established 1937 5 High Street, Baldock, Herts. Telephone: 01462 892359 Email:

TheCock 20:15 21:05

ImajicaTheatre TheElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 13:00 14:00

They played with Robert Johnson at the crossroads, they played with Nero on fiddle as Rome burned and now, Balstock, they play for you. With a set that spans crunching heavy metal, high-energy punk rock, and even polka, this London-based foursome will deliver a dark and chaotic start to the party on Saturday that you won't forget. After all, it's what the doctor would want. New Single "The Strid" is out now on Spotiy, iTunes and pretty much everywhere else!


ElectricBlack TheEngine 21:30 22:30

Four Hard Rockers from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire bring a new flavour to the rock scene. Powerful riffs and tight rhythms set under expansive clean vocals and mean guitar licks – creating a noise to satisfy the healthiest of sonic appetites. Live performances are delivered with passion by the bucket load.

One of the original Perception Fm DJs of Hertfordshire has made his name throughout the Home Counties with his deep 2nd bumpy style. A vinyl aficionado he is simply a joy on all dance floors.

FretNot OldWhiteHorse 15:20 15:50 kts students, covers/originals / remixes


A guy so full of himself he puts his face on the posters and his solo set on the High Street. See if he lives up to the task!

Freedom BuffsClub 17:00 18:00

EdBell TheEngineinside 22:30 1:00 (see Friday line up)

TheWhiteLion 15:00 15:40



DrewJam writes and performs rhythmic, catchy tunes with powerful, reflective lyrics. His musical heritage is rooted in an Irish ancestry and a northern English upbringing; he is a strong vocalist, classically trained since childhood in piano and guitar.

TheEngine 14:10 15:10

GeoffCarne CaféLuna 16:00 16:45

Geoff Carne: British Rocker Geoff Carne & the Raw Rox Band/Geoff Carne Acoustica / GC & the Hatz. Ginger&Olive TheCock 19:15 20:00

A guy, a guitar & a looper... + a kazoo?

Imajica Theatre is a touring theatre company that creates original interactive theatre productions to inspire children's imagination and to nurture a love of the performing arts. From Outdoor Theatre to a fully interactive outreach education programme, we specialise in creating relaxed productions for a family friendly audience filled with drama, dance and songs and created with the younger audience in mind.

TheElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 17:00 17:50

A selection of Balstock organiser G LaRoche's guitar students including Joey Purday, Hamish Lievesley, Lou Wheeler, Ed Stacey, Sam Iver and Toby Anderson. Includes a courageous rendition of Master Of Puppets

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Five piece alternative rock band

JesusHooligansSwampStomp TheWhiteLion 20:10 21:00

Our previous club night included guests Marcia Carr Phill Hooton (Shelter records) Toby Musicology , Omar Lyefooke , Tony Momrelle , Terri Walker and Claudio Pasavante just to name a few.

JohnLittle CafeLuna 18:00 18:45

The best thing since powdered milk.

All girl riot punk rock band! LauraDannan CafeLuna 19:00 19:45

Jay BuffsClub 16:00 17:00

Jackal's Backbone Thrash/Death Metal band from Herts. Jackal's Backbone is a female fronted metal band from Stevenage. played numerous shows,Supported Doyle (ex Misfits)in July 2018 ,also played Beermageddon Festival 2018. Recently played Bloodstock The New EP Tear My Eyes Out was released in June has been getting some great reviews. influences Soufly, Arch Enemy, Nervosa, Fear Factory, Alestorm less.

Welcome to Lowdown - a hard rock band formed in 2022 - with ex-members from Silas and N.O.V.A.

Jackel'sBackbone TheVictoria 19:05 19:35

As a community focused Theatre Company we strive to offer access to the performing arts to children of all ages. Families with learning or physical disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions, or sensory or communication disorders are welcome to all our performances.

Lowdown TheVictoria 20:35 21:15

MagentaSlipperz TheHen&Chickens 22:20 23:00

Quirky singer songwriter / story teller

Get Dragged Through the Decades with the Queen of Cheese. Floor fillers, crowd pleasers, disco classics, rock toons and more cheese than the Waitrose Deli Counter Be there and finish your Balstock with style and cheese!! Yes, lots of cheese!

KIERANXLEIGH TheEngine 20:30 21:10

The Jesus Hooligan Drum Circle is a rather noisy affair, run by the eccentric walnut whip wet sock company heir, Stephen Brunton, who in between traveling the world in search of odd socks, makes one almighty racket and sings dirty love songs about his wifes bum xx

Kieran started working with DJ's alongside being in bands at just a young age of 15. Combining his love of rock, punk, hip hop and many genre's of music, he alongside Jason P have formed somewhat of a super DUO with their new project.

IndieDisco TheOrangeTree 23:30 1:00

LadyRage TheWhiteLion 9:00 19:45

BurlesqueShowWarmUpgigat WhiteLiononFriday@19.00. MarcusWatson TheWhiteHart 20:30 21:15 love music of all types which is mirrored in my setlist, Elton John, Prince, Mumford & sons, George Ezra, Eagles, Passenger

JackAlexander OldWhiteHorse 22:10 23:00


Although in one sense it seems that Mr Speaker is one person - the truth is, it is much more than that. A team of talented musicians collaborate to host and perform at some of the most successful local gigs around.

Grammy Nominated Producer / DJ Muzikman Edition (MME) hails from East New York, Brooklyn and started experimenting with turntablism in 1986. His love of the art led to the introduction of DJ 3D to the NYC music scene bringing a unique style combining house, hip-hop, rare groove and R&B classics. DJ 3D earned a resident DJ post on WBAI's Underground Railroad w Jay Smooth, where he's been breaking new music for two decades. And through friendship with Kenny Dope, Muzikman Edition was born.

Veterans Steve and Dick played & wrote together in legendary weirdfolk outfit Tintagel a decade or two (or three, or more) ago. Now, reunited & joined by Steve's daughter Gemma (drummer with electropop outfit Kish Mauve), they're rising in modest glory again.

TheCock 17:20 18:05

MuzikManEdition BuffsClub 22:00 23:00

MrSpeakerPresentsColdplay TheOrangeTree 20:55 21:40

MoorbyJones TheOrangeTree 15:45 16:20

MaxRyan TheElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 15:10 15:45

A singer/songwriter who plays originals,modern and old school covers from Ed Sheeran to Elvis Presley, who has been playing in the local area in places such as the hermitage and the cock in baldock. Max has also featured on the London scene playing in the Islington pub and the o2 academy Islington. Instagram maxryanmusic.

You know when you're listening to the foo fighters and then you think "do you know what.... I'd like to hear some Dolly Parton"..... This is your chance! Heaps of upbeat acoustic covers including Mumford & sons, Ed Sheeran, the Kooks, Oasis, John Denver and plenty more!

Luton based Grunge

Heart on his sleeve and acoustic guitar in hand, Paul thrives on live performance. His self-penned songs are an eclectic mix of indie, roots, pop, folk, country, switching from upbeat foot-tappers to finger-picking ballads. Points

PaulBooth CaféLuna 20:00 20:45

TheVictoria 17:20 18:00

ParisCesvette BuffsClub 21:00 22:00

TheEngine 17:30 18:10

Doom/Sludge band from The East of England Maksymina "Max" Kuzianik - Vocals Jim Males - Bass Sam Farrington - Guitars Andy Edwards - Guitars Andrew Bisgrove - Live Drums. NortonSplinter TheWhiteHart 18:30 19:15

A traditional heavy metal band, hailing from Hertfordshire. A legion of meaty riffs, wailing solos and varied dynamics, their music is teeming with otherworldly heavy metal sounds.”

OurFriendsElectric TheElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 21:50 22:55

ParisCesvette BuffsClub 14:00 15:00


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Now playing Balstock as a 3 piece but not lacking the sounds definitely worth checking these locals out We are a Queen Tribute band which formed over lock down! We are going to be going live with our band this summer!

When Grenadian born DJ and Producer Pat Bedeau performs a set, he brings a blazing upbeat mix of soulful house and Deep House, that reflects the many diverse influences from his rich musical background of Soul, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae & Rare Grooves while weaving in his own productions to make for a very unique experience and he uses his 20 years plus DJ experience to read crowds and keep them dancing with his soulful smooth blends.


Music Producer , Musician , DJ , Label Owner and Keynote Speaker Paris Cesvette is the most unique & freshest force in music right now. As a DJ & Radio personality she has played and performed at clubs and headlined tours in South Africa, USA, Mallorca, Ibiza, Germany to Volcanos in Lanzarote. Throughout her radio career she has been on various platforms with a strong history in underground dance and commercial radio. A classically trained musician with a flair for Jazz and Soul in February 2018 her debut solo album “Celestial” (My Journey Among Stars) shot to number one in the dance album charts.

Larry & Julian are two seasoned, locally based singer guitarists, playing popular covers. Have previously played Balstock and loved it.

OfConcreteGods TheWhiteLion 18:00 18:40

In Dec 2019 Our Friends Electric celebrated their 10th anniversary of performing their blend of classic and often-eclipsed synth/pop hits of the 80s. That decade saw a whole new genre of innovative music being created, from the early synth pioneers through to New Wave with incredible sounds that you had never heard before. OFE specialise in reproducing these songs as authentically as possible and their set list includes tracks by Duran Duran, Human League, Heaven 17, Aha, Thompson Twins, Visage and Ultravox, to name just a few. So, if you would like a trip back in time to the golden age of synth music, then come and see OFE at The Orange Tree on Friday 10th September On stage 10pm.

PatBedeau BuffsClub 19:00 20:00

Once described as having the voice of an angel, face of a cherub… And the mouth of a sailor. Haunting originals and upbeat acoustic covers with a slightly country twist. Expect everything from Dolly Parton to Beyoncé. Balstock veteran Steph is not to be missed.

Rafael is the singer/guitarist for Almamor. As a solo artist he performs acoustic rock songs. All original material.

SEASONS are a hard hitting 4 piece Alt. Rock band from Essex and Cambridge. Supporting local festivals and gigs, Toured internationally ShaunClark TheWhiteHart 19:30 20:15

Influenced by Pop-Punk bands from the 90s and 00s such as Neck Deep, The Story So Far, Knuckle Puck, blink-182, and Green Day, they hope to add their unique flavour to the Pop-Punk of this generation.

Seasons TheEngine 18:30 19:10

Riverholic playing everything house to make you move and groove“ - Frances aka Riverholic started her DJ'ing career back in 2000. She chose her stage name based on the fact that she happens to love everything about boats and water and 'Riverholic' seemed an appropriate name to choose. Today Riverholic is the proud owner of several boats. Saya BuffsClub 18:00 19:00

A solo singer/songwriter from Hertfordshire. Shaun has had a busy few years gigging, massing over 500 gigs in a little under 3 years. Shaun takes inspiration for his fun and upbeat style of music from bands such as The Levellers, The Leylines, Gaz Brookfield, to name but a few 2019 opened up many new and exciting opportunities, and following on from 2020, 2021 is shaping up to be a big year for Shaun.

SophieKitchener TheCock 18:20 19:00

Sofasonic TheHen&Chickens 18:50 19:40

StephScott TheCock 21:15 21:55

RafaelMonteiro CafeLuna 21:00 22:00

Riverholic BuffsClub 20:00 21:00

Something In-Between are a Pop-Punk band based in Hertfordshire, UK. Releasing their debut EP, Sympathy, in September 2020, the 4-piece made their mark. Now they are exploding onto stages around the UK with their energetic performances and sing-along anthems, bringing live music back with a bang.

SAYA is a UK-based DJ/Producer, event organiser and a radio host with an interestingly varied palate. Her intriguing fusion of Disco, Uplifting vocal house and Tech House puts her into a promising niche position within the industry as her standout sonic signature draws attention from the crowd.

SomethingIn-Between OldWhiteHorse 19:10 19:50

Sophie Kitchener is a young singer/songwriter from Bedfordshire who puts her own style on acoustic covers alongside her own original material.

Sofasonic are a bluesy, riff-based rock band throwing out catchy melodies sitting over toe-tapping licks! The band consists of Michael on vocals and lead guitar, Niall on rhythm guitar, SJ on Bass and Elliot on drums. Their main influences are Royal Blood, Band of Skulls, Queens of the Stone Age and Deaf Havana amongst many others.

"Bold, brash & from Bedford, The Barrys are drunk-folk, acoustic-punk chaos creators" Guitars. Cajon. Fiddle. The Barry's debut single, Gutters & Skylines, (on Vandalism Begins at Home Records) has been played at a Luton Town home game to a sell-out capacity crowd of 10,356.

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TheBestMedicine TheWhiteLion 21:20 22:20

Black Squirrels Band (formerly The Raw Dealers) are a 5 Piece Rock Covers based in Baldock. Fronted by the talented Tim Bruin we aim to rock the house with high octane rock and roll powered by guitars of Steve Wilson & John Kemp and driven by the rock solid rhythm of Dave Sumner on Bass and pounded into submission by the relentless drumming of the legendary Mr Jim Hays.

The Real McKoys are swingers… of music! Playing from the 50's pop ballads to the 00's, but turning them into Punk Rock anthems! The McKoys is a show not a gig, the dressing up gimmick loving maniacs are a night in for nostalgia and a night out for partying!

TheFishesAndI OldWhiteHorse 17:10 17:50

TheFred&AlExperience TheHen&Chickens 17:50 18:30 Rock nonsense. Biscuits to Badgergeddon!

TheOldGeezer CaféLuna 15:00 15:45 Yes, I'm still alive and strumming.

TheBarrys OldWhiteHorse 18:10 18:50

TheHen&Chickens 20:00 20:45

Acoustic covers duo from Stevenage Swing42 TheHen&Chickens 15:50 16:30

Six musicians who love to play old jazz hits from the early 20th century. Optimist OldWhiteHorse 21:10 21:50

TheJourneyMen BuffsClub 15:00 16:00

The Fishes And I are a four-piece band based in Southend, Essex, UK. Made up of friends Tug (guitar/vox), Steve (lead guitar), Luke (bass) and Sean (drums) they thrive being a D.I.Y band. Early 90's guitar driven rock married with the catchiest of melodies.

“The Best Medicine came in to being at the tail end of 2018 after a drunken conversation at Bloodstock Festival. United by a common love of chugging riffs, beers and whiskey This hard rock and metal outfit play songs to drink to that will wash the blues away Expect no pretence when they take to the stage, taking no prisoners in their pursuit of a good time!”

TheBlackSquirrels OldWhiteHorse 20:10 20:50

TheLeadingEdge TheEngine 16:30 17:10

The Leading Edge : Back for 2022 – 31 years on … Same band, same energy, same passion

TheRealTheMcKoysElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 16:00 16:40

Basically new line up of Boo Sells, Karl Eckert, Chris Rowland and ex "Alvin Lee" drummer Alan Young...doing ambient rock, all originals.. We had some great feedback recently so we shud go down well.....

TooDrunk TheHen&Chickens 16:50 17:30 Playing their own brand of shambolic 60s garage punk, Too Drunk have been consistently failing to break the music business for over 30 years. Tug-TheFishesAndI TheCock 15:00 15:30 Acoustic/electric covers & originals Vendetta TheVictoria 14:45 15:15 Melodic, Instrumental and Head Banging WarTornWings TheVictoria 16:20 17:00 War Torn Wings are a female-fronted Melodic Metal band from Hertfordshire. WezWhynt BuffsClub 23:00 23:59 Wez Whynt has been DJing for over 25 years and his soulful and vocal style has indeed opened the ears of some of London's biggest promoters. Wez has played at various house nights such as Soul Fusion, Deep Secrets, Gotta have House, Viva la house, Sunday Soul YoungDecades TheEngine 15:30 16:10 Peterborough rock band with 500k streams Zeroes TheOrangeTree 22:00 23:30 Zeroes by name, zeroes by nature. ZynthusAbbey OldWhiteHorse 16:10 16:50 We are a newly formed prog/Rock band looking to gig Original music plus covers. Why not aome along and visit us! The White Lion, 46 High Street, Baldock SG7 6BJ - 01462 893134 The White Lion - The Pride of Baldock 17th CenturyTraditional Cider and Ale House With a range of Craft Beer and Home Cooked Food Serving Local Products, at your local


Bradley Martin is a fresh face to the Balstock stage but certainly not a new comer to Hertfordshire's creative scene. You may recognise him from his mark in the videography world, but he's also an

10 GAUGE believe in making broad-shouldered, hard-wearing, durable rock. They put on a show and they create strapping-great sounds filled with power and melodic perception. The five-piece create some powerful ballads and scandalously addictive adrenaline pumps of testosterock.

BRIE is the Indie Folk-Rock progression of singer-songwriter, Gabrielle O'Brien, taking influence from the likes of Jade Bird, Hozier and Florence and the Machine, she seeks to develop upon her previous single releases, “Alone” and “Too Much”. Her lyricism is a modern portrayal of dark, intimate and vulnerable emotion, powerfully delivered with her band to create eloquent, heartfelt and relatable music that is unmistakably BRIE.

96RPM TheOrangeTree 20:30 21:15

4th Labyrinth is a multi award-winning band from Cambridge with a classic approach to rock music, drawing influences from the most colourful period of rock music, the 1970's. They play mostly original music and are known for their witty and engaging live shows.


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Established in 2019, BIG.SHARP.TEETH are Dave Winstanley, Matt Oakman, Grant Headington and Dan Henley. BIG.SHARP.TEETH are playing the covers they have always wanted to hear, tapping into personal favourites and nostalgic moments from the late 90's – early 00's including songs from the likes of Hundred Reasons, Incubus, Biffy Clyro and Blink 182.

Remember when stuff was good in the 90s? Of Course you don't, you were having it large! Remember the tunes though don't you? Banging! Here comes the Britpop! 96RPM available to hire for 2 set sof Britpop -

I am a versatile singer/Songwriter I do venues tooI am a holistic singer but I sing everything.I want to bring some good vibes to you.


TheWhiteLion 20:45 21:30

BAMusic TheCock 15:45 16:30

BradleyMartinBand TheOrangeTree 21:30 22:15


TheElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 15:10 15:50

Loud and proud. Music that'll make your Nan cry… not cause it's aggressive, it just sounds bad. Jk we're good actually. Probably.

Acoustic covers and originals in and around pubs in Hitchin ,Baldock and Arlesey

TheOrangeTree 15:45 16:15

BURIEDONSUNDAY TheWhiteLion 19:45 20:30


Billed recently by Big Tescos as “Baldocks Sweetheart” longtime friend of the festival, Becky Briar Rouge will be belting out all your favourite pop and dance covers at The Orange Tree Bianca TheElaine LaRocheStage/HighStreet 13:10 13:50

DJDannySpeck TheVictoria 20:00 22:20

Young Talented Vocalist Singing covers from 50s 60s Country Jazz Rock Pop & Opera Roy Orbison, Sinatra, Elvis, Etta James, Patsy Cline, Mick Hucknall, Pavarotti etc.

A Bedfordshire based High Energy Ska Band taking and mixing their set through the many eras of Ska and its subsidiary genres. With no more intention than to have a night of great music, dancing and laughs. From Desmond Dekker through to The Specials and More.

Blastbeats & breakdowns

LaRocheStage/HighStreet 12:30 13:00

The Cardinal Kings are a four-piece indie/alternative band from Biggleswade Bedfordshire. We have a 4 track EP out on all platforms as well as various singles, and our debut album is due to release this summer. After playing Balstock 2016, we are eager to make a return!

Debris OldWhiteHorse 16:00 16:40

Cara/Steph/G/Friends TheOrangeTree 22:30 23:00

I specialise in soul,RnB,lover's rock,Rare Grooves and Soulful House. DeadFlesh TheVictoria 17:25 18:10

I have played on the terrace with Mi-Soul Radio at Suncebeat Croatia, The famous Ibiza Rocks Hotel at MiBiza. I played at Stretch Taylor's 1st Ghetto Heaven weekender in Great Yarmouth. Made my debut at Venue 360 in Luton. Also played at the Mi-Soul Brighton Beach Party all dayer. I'm blessed to be asked to play at Balstock.

ITS TRADITION. Closing down the festival with requests, mischief and whatever the man himself can manage. Dance, cry and sing your heart out CardinalKings TheCock 21:30 22:30


accomplished musician on Bass and Guitar and his sultry vocal tones have been likened to 'sipping the perfect cocktail on a warm beach in the Bahamas'. BrookWilliamCharlesTheElaine

DJC0xy BuffsClub 20:00 21:00

Danny's disco after party at The Victoria DannyFelix BuffsClub 18:00 19:00

Female led, teenage four piece from MK Delboy BuffsClub 14:00 15:00 Delboy specialise in Reggae ,80's soul classics ,Rare grooves , RNB, soulful house DJs on stomp Road, ..DJ on the the circuit for years.

TheEngine 20:00 21:00

EminenceFront OldWhiteHorse 18:00 18:50 Get ready to rock with Eminence Front. Classic rock. Volume at 11!

Proud to host Balstock 2022

Estranger are a post hardcore / post rock band from Herts / London, influenced by fantasy, mythology, horror and all things bizarre and strange.


Isles TheOrangeTree 19:30 20:15


Franco BuffsClub 19:00 20:00


My name is Francis Foucher, founder of Motion Sounds. I started off like many of us as a bedroom DJ at the tender of age of 14, learning to mix and listen to already established DJs to build up my ability. I knew from then this is where my passion was, I just needed to put it into practice!I started my professional career as a Corporate DJ for some of the UK's largest Companies and up until today you will still find me at these events, alongside weddings, birthdays and any other event I am booked for

TheVictoria 16:25 17:10


Considering they were formed 'For One Night Only' they've been dragging this out now for 10 years. Come and celebrate with us with a set of covers from way back when to whatever takes their fancy when it comes to rehearsals. Wood, Hartley, Chilvers' and Keeble's – a lethal cocktail or tempting smoothie?

FONO have been kicking around Balstock for some years, sometimes on stage, usually in the mosh pit, sometimes under the guise of other bands … these guys pop up here, there and everywhere.

TheHen&Chickens 18:50 19:40

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Georgia Nevada is a chart-topping UK based Country singer-songwriter with a brand based on grace, moonshine and style that stands out within modern Country. Nevada's unique approach to the country-rock genre has been described as having an 'honest and exciting' sound.

These familiar faces of Balstock, Steph Scott and Cára Beard, aren't just local lasses and have been professionals in the music world for 8+years. Cára, previously signed to Warner, competed in Eurovision You Decide and toured with The Shires resulting in a performance at Shepherds Bush Empire on her 18th birthday and Steph, making her mark performing around the world on the stages of Greek island Ios, Austria and Thailand, as well as having multiple band projects such as Wild Lies and UokHun (both Balstock favourites).


TheEngine 17:00 17:40

TheHen&Chickens 17:50 18:30

You wouldn't expect commercial hits rooted in R&B to emerge from the Hertfordshire countryside, but that is exactly what on-the-rise artist James Robb is all about. Driven by a rich soulful voice, Robb captivates with an innate sense of rhythm and melody. Raised in a musical family, James was quick to realise the importance of learning his craft. He joined writing sessions at an early age and began to play locally as well as in London. The live circuit is where James continues to grow In late 2019 he beat hundreds of artists to win a place on the bill at Universal Music showcases in London and Norwich (Wild Paths Festival). Following a successful feature on drum and bass hit 'Proposition' and 700,000 streams of his song 'Rocket', James is back with all new music in 2020.

Local family Acoustic band playing some Quirky Originals. Excited to be playing at Balstock!

TheWhiteLion 15:00 15:30


TheCock 16:45 17:30

With the solo career starting well and his fanbase growing Mark Sullivan is a well accomplished singer/songwriter from Hitchin, Hertfordshire with a massive voice and an ear for writing memorable and immediately familiar sounding songs.


TheHen&Chickens 15:50 16:30

Local acoustic duo (vocals and guitar), playing popular covers and original music in a relaxed, easy listening style. We currently have an all-originals album 'Davies Street' and single, 'Candle', available on itunes, Amazon. Band members (Anne Rodriguez / Peter Thompson)

Gigantic riffs and ultra-hooky vocals lines. New single 'Off The Wire' out now!

LilaShy TheOrangeTree 16:30 17:15

QuixotesBeard TheWhiteLion 15:50 16:30

Michael Green is a singer-songwriter & musician who has been releasing music & performing live for many years. Michael has many influences from all genres of music that he integrates into his own melodic RnB, Pop style. He has written and collaborated with artists from his local Bedford area and from other parts of the UK and internationally. Michael has experience playing at different venues & occasions from intimate house concerts to playing the Bedford River Festival NightThieves


Lost Without Cause are a 3 piece original rock band from South East England. The band were featured on MTV2 as part of they're new talent initiative program, which involved a interview and live performance being aired worldwide throughout May/June 07 on MTV2

Lost Without Cause have also performed at London Astoria 2, Camden Barfly and Maida Vale studios. The band have played with such acts as Bastille, Kids In Glass Houses, Fozzy, Don Broco, Lower Than Atlantis, Sacred Mother Tongue, My Passion, The Crave, Koopa, Fei Comodo, None The Less, Saving Aimee and lots more.

Sings relatable songs about hating themselves, let's hate ourselves MichaelGreen

TheOrangeTree 17:30 18:15

LostWithoutCause TheWhiteLion 17:50 18:30


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TheCock 17:45 18:15

Quixotes Beard have been together all together for over 10 years . In fact I was sat next to the bass player in 1968 Recently songs played on American Radio . David Brown songwriter .. and ..we all love each other!

Former frontman of revered local alt.rockers The October Game, Luke James Williams is an indie-folk singer-songwriter who has gained huge support from BBC Introducing & BBC6 Music, a station which made the standout 'Still In Bed' a 6 Music Recommends Track Of The Week in 2019. Drawing on a wide range of influences, Luke has crafted a unique sound, painting pictures with words and singing them in his own distinctly English voice.

DJ and Host Been around for a few years now started as a MC alongside Dj Wayne-E. Played on Perception Fm, FloRadio, StaRadio and London Something Live. Played Abroad and up and down the UK RnB, Hip Hop, Bashment, Reggae is my thing but can play other genres too . Humble as they Come I let the music do the talking. Good Vibes As Standard!

The Darker my Horizon will be celebrating the release of their fourth album "When Two Worlds Collide" at Balstock. Already that weekend they will have headlined shows in Guildford & Runcorn and are delighted to be a part of the Balstock weekender. Mixing old and new school hard rock - their songs are chock full of melody and have power & emotion, with everything from brooding rockers to heartfelt ballads and fist in the air anthems.

SkarletEnvy TheVictoria 14:50 15:20

SpectralDarkwave TheVictoria 18:30 19:10

SamWalkerBand TheElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 14:10 14:50

Singer-Songwriter, musician. You can find more about me on my website or Wikipedia page. Currently in a band performing pop/punk. Mainly perform in local venues in Hertfordshire/Essex but have performed many times in East London where I was born and bred.

RayMoolay TheCock 15:00 15:30

Acoustic singer RobLaRoche TheCock 18:30 19:15 Spanish guitar played with fury and bloodlust……there is always blood Roly BuffsClub 21:00 22:00

TheDarkermyHorizon TheWhiteLion 16:50 17:30

Symphonic Death/Doom Metal from beyond time and space, In HIS name!

DJ Roly Andrews journey into deejaying started at Southport Weekender in the early 90s. After catching the bug he invested in Technics 1210 turntables and got mentored by his good friend Dj79. After building a following appearing at a few house parties, he soon joined Phatbeats Radio as a Radio DJ. After mastering his own unique style of play and mixing got bookings to play in Spain and Egypt with headliners Bigger and Rainham Dave.

RB1 BuffsClub 17:00 18:00

ShakilaK. TheCock 20:30 21:15

Skarlet Envy are a 5 piece Melodic Metal band from Herts/Beds. Soaring Guitars and Haunting Vocals will drag you into Skarlets world

Sam Walker is an acoustic singer/songwriter currently recording her debut solo album after writing and touring for many years in Joanovarc. Will be playing a Electric set of her songs and a few surprises Drums – Debs Wildish , Guitar and Vocals – Sam Walker, Guitar and Vocals – Shelly Walker, Bass –Daisy Pepper.

TriceroTopOfThePops TheEngine 16:00 16:40 Scrappy Indie covers from Jon and Kaj Tukka BuffsClub 16:00 17:00

Hitchin based Cuban band all songs are sung in Spanish lots of congas, bongos, trumpets and guitars hats and fun!

A Hertfordshire based 7 piece Reggae band playing awesome original material in their own unique style. With pumping bass lines, mellow horns & melodic vocals they are quickly becoming a firm festival favourite. One not to miss.

This Ain't Entertainment…It's Rock N' Roll. The Tuesday Club are an “Infectious & uplifting” 4 piece rock'n'roll band from St.Albans, Herts who perform hi-ocatane live shows. In 2017 they featured for the 2nd time on Tom Robinsons BBC6 Music MixTape.

TUKKA from Hitchin Town specialises in RnB, Reggae, Old Skool Soul, Soulful and Funky House. TUKKA has been DJing and MCing for over 30 years. And has had the pleasure of performing all over the world. TUKKA has also had the honour of supporting artist such as UB40, Janet Jackson and Herbie Hancock. To more recent DJing for Jamal Edwards (SBTV) Semi B of 1xtra, and the honourable David Rodigan (MBE). Playing on Floradio Sunday nights with the Miss Lou's Late Night Blues and also at the Venue Bar in Hitchin every other Friday night

Fresh and Funky 5 piece band! Fun, Crowd Pleasing and Highly Entertaining from start to finish!

TheRedneckJammers TheHen&Chickens 16:50 17:30 Blues, rock, rockabilly, rock n roll, TheSGs TheElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 19:05 19:55

TheServiceElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 17:00 17:40

TheJars OldWhiteHorse 17:00 17:40


The NFS is a funk band that's great for dancing and liven up any party. Funk from 70s to the modern day

TheElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 16:10 16:40

TheEngine 15:00 15:40

The Jars......the hardest working band in town!




High Energy Rock, Pop and Indie Covers

TheDirtyHalfHundred The ElaineLaRocheStage/HighStreet 18:00 18:45

The Souled Organisation is a three piece function band that offers live music for all occasions

TheLou's OldWhiteHorse 15:00 15:40 4 piece upbeat, varied covers. Playing popular hidden gems!

TheSouledOrganisation TheEngine 18:00 18:40

TheTuesdayClub OldWhiteHorse 20:10 21:00

TheCartel TheEngine 19:00 19:40

UNCROWNED are a 5 piece metal band, based in Hertfordshire U.K. WastedRhymes OldWhiteHorse 19:10 19:50


We play and perform an energy fueled set of our original material as well as a couple of reworked covers in our own unique Wasted Rhymes style. Having supported some bigish named bands in the past such as Big Country, China Crisis and The Blow Monkeys we continue to write and play into 2019. Performing at festivals such as Bish Bash and Party in the Park 201p and many local venues including the Horn St Albans. We are regulars at Hertford Musical Mystery Tour and love playing Balstock it is the best. Wasted Rhymes put on a show and enjoy every minute of it along with our audiences who are the greatest people who walk the planet. WayneE BuffsClub 15:00 16:00

DJ and Host Been around for a few years now started as a MC alongside Dj Wayne-E. Played on Perception Fm, FloRadio, StaRadio and London Something Live. Played Abroad and up and down the UK RnB, Hip Hop, Bashment, Reggae is my thing but can play other genres too . Humble as they Come I let the music do the talking. Good Vibes As Standard!. YolandaGabrielle TheCock 19:30 20:15

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The Balstock Cult Committee is: G “RinG Leader” LaRoche, Steve “Scouse” Holmes, Becksy “Manson” Miller, Michael “Reverend” Rees, Lynne & Paul “Smiff n Weston” Smith, Mick “Don't call me Daddy” LaRoche and Jade “Federal Bureau of In-Reps-stigation” Green

TheBalstockphotographers: Chris Anderson, Connor Jesse Wells , David Brent , Graham Hopkins , Jamie Swain, Jane Evans , Katie Daines , KM Welch , Michelle Woolnough, Nick Dean, Paul Lyme , Simon Wallace and Zak ScraftonMuchrespect to each and every band, act, DJ, singer and dancer who performed at Balstock Music Festival 2022 Baldock's Publicans and Staff, Our lovely Balstock Volunteers and Bucket shakers, Baldock in general (don't litter our town ya wee bollocks) Special thanks to Jacqui Woolward RIP, for providing family entertainment in the High Street.


Theabovecultcommitteedemandslivingofferingsfor: Our great mates at London Road Studios and Richard Maskell, Tara Geere, Duncan Stacey and all the smashing buggers at Baldock Beer Festival, Lee Morris and his wandering hands, Danny Robertson, Bob Mardon and The mighty Club 85, Counsellor Alistair Willoughby, Janchi Mugica & Brocker, Nick Plews and his love of 'pegging', Paris Cesvette, Becky Bennet, Steph Scott & Cara Beard, Brian Burke (the Tangler man), Chris Lunnon and The Print Factory, Glaston Barry Waddock and LH Solutions, Clive at Majosa, Paul & Gale Edwards at Apple Cider Cottage, Greg Martin and Ric Gordon Guitars, Vicki Foster Suze Phillips at Garden City Assurance and NHDC.

TheBalstockRepsOfWrath: James “The Boy” Whenman, Dave French, Matt (at Hen&Chix), Paul Dockree, Paul Burne, Stacey Burne, Cassie Harman, William Murphy, Jade Cooper, Mark Knight, Dierdra Hegarty, Chris West, Alexis Hague, Tim Garside, Matthew Williams, Alex Willcocks, Alun Davies, Sam Whitbread, Tom Chaplin, Reuben Andrew, James Harvey, Steve Wilson, Dawn Wilson, Kieran Day, Ian Ison, Adam Warwicker, Roger Willcocks, Edd Littler, Abby Clare Northover, Izzie Collins, Nick Roberts, Kieran Best, Callum McCreath, Colin Thomas, Jake Garcia-Lynch, Steve Thomas.

Elaine LaRoche RIP xx ~ Phil Hall RIP xx …and anyone else I've missed out, the biggest of Love G says ~ “Support your local music scene, support your venues and support those that struggle to support themselves” xx


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