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Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Balstock 2016

Hi music lovers it’s that time of year again Balstock 2016 is nearly here.

So put the 9th – 11th of September in your calendars for a weekend of music and debauchary.

This years charities have been confirmed

50% of the funds raised at the years Balstock will go to the Alzheimer’s Society who have already provided tons of help and aid for the event. Mussara Jabeen from Alzheimer’s Society said ”Many of our staff here have heard of Balstock Music Festival.” Adding “Thank you for choosing to fundraise for the Society alongside your local charities at the Balstock Festival.”

The other 50% will be shared between 5 local causes including Baldock Rotary Club’s Christmas lights, Weston Way Nursery School, Friends Of Baldock minibus, Green Shoots at Tapps Garden centre & Buntsfest (who support Herts Air Ambulance amoungst others).

Balstock will be looking for volunteers to help collect monies for our chosen charity over the Balstock weekend (9th, 10th & 11th Sept). If you like walking around and checking out Balstock’s amazing acts and can spare an hour or more please contact Becky at and let her know your availability.

The Clashfinder/timetable is nearly ready just a few tweaks and should be released soon so watch this space

Doing it for charity. This year, Ups and Downs

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

This year’s Balstock festival is raising funds for Up On Downs – a local charity which aids families that have children with Downs Syndrome. To make our fundraising more effective we could really do with more volunteers to go around with buckets and shakers, even if it’s just for a couple of hours.

If you want to give a hand; or even if you don’t want to give a hand, but feel if you don’t then you’ll burn for eternity in fire and brimstone: then join here server crawl test

St. Thomas Lupus Trust To Benefit From Balstock

Sunday, July 26th, 2015


Now in its tenth year, Balstock music festival is fast approaching! Running on the 11th, 12th and 13th of September, they are pleased to announce The St. Thomas Lupus Trust as their chosen charity for this year’s festival.

Lupus is a complex and poorly understood condition that affects many parts of the body and causes symptoms ranging from mild to life-threatening. For reasons not yet understood, the immune system in people with Lupus starts to attack and inflame healthy cells, tissue and organs. The charity relies solely upon donations from the public and companies and also on legacies to help them continue their vital and pioneering lupus research. They receive no NHS or Government funding. See for more information.

80% of all funds raised through Balstock will go to the charity and the remaining 20% back into the festival to ensure it can continue year on year as Balstock itself is also run by volunteers. Please note that all band slots are now full, but more volunteers are always crucial, so please get in touch via if you are free to offer any help over the weekend.

In the meantime, find us on Facebook, Twitter (@Balstock) and Instagram (Balst0ck) or at to keep up to date!