Frequently Asked Questions

Is the event suitable for children?

Most of the music takes place in bars and pubs in and around the town.

Unfortunately we do not have any control over the licences for individual premises so the admission of children would very much be up to the discretion of the licencees.

How much does it cost?

The event is free and takes place in premises in and around the town. Some places may choose to charge later on in the evening but that is up to the individiual licencees.

Do I need to buy a ticket?


How do I get there?

Please visit our location page

How can I find out who is playing and when?

You can find a list of all artists taking part on our Acts Page.

A chronological list of performances is available here.

Is parking available?

Our location page provides details of the public car parks in Hertford, all of which are FREE on Sundays.

Who are the top acts to see?

That is very much for you to decide! We do not have any "headliners" or support acts, although we do highlight some performers of interest on our social media pages. That's why we call it the Mystery Tour!

I'm a journalist or just want to volunteer. Who should I speak to?

Please contact us using the contact form

Are festival drinking containers provided?

As festival organisers we encourage licensed premises to provide the most suitable, cost effective and environmentally-friendly drinking containers for the event. Whilst we have investigated the logistics and costs of providing our own branded drinking containers, ultimately we have no control over how licensed premises decide to serve drinks. However, we regularly review the issue of drinking containers both before and after events.

Is the town centre closed to traffic during the event?

Applying for Traffic Regulation Orders to close roads involves significant costs and administration. Events hosted by venues take place indoors, with no actual performances intended on the street. Any road closures that take place are organised by the venues concerned.

Are extra bins provided for rubbish?

We liaise with the local authority regarding street cleaning and this issue is regularly discussed. They have told us that extra bins are an additional liability and their preferred method is to clean rubbish directly from the street.

Is street food available?

East Herts District Council licence street food in Salisbury Square to co-incide with the Musical Mystery Tour. However, Hertford Music Festival is not involved in the organisation of the food stalls, nor have we requested street food to be provided.

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