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Aldenham Country Park in Dagger Lane gears up for Folkstock Festival
11:35am Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
Staff at a country park are eagerly awaiting an acoustic festival that will take place on their land.
Aldenham Country Park in Dagger Lane is gearing up to host the first Folkstock Festival on September 21.
Organised by Helen Meissner, the festival will feature a mixture of more than 70 folk, roots and acoustic artists, many of whom live locally.
More than 2,000 people are expected to attend.
Communications manager at Aldenham Country Park Olivier Behzadi said the festival would be a “wonderful” event.
He said: “We were thinking to hold musical events like this when Helen approached us.
“We have been involved in the festival right from the beginning.
“Helen has worked so hard to make it a success.”
He added a festival like this would be great for Borehamwood, which was known for its film heritage but lacked music events like this.
He also said people should not be put off from attending by the traditional image of folk festivals as noisy or exclusive.
He said: “It’s going to be very safe, family frienldy event.
"There's a village green area featuring stalls from local people, a vintage tea room and lots of other things on offer.
“It really is a community event. I’ve come across a lot of local people who are going to be involved whether through running stalls or performing.”
The country park has recently set up a wild camping area with a fire pit and barbeaque area.
Mr Behzadi added: “Folkstock will be a chance to test drive our new campsite as we expect lots of people will stay over.
“The campsite is so peaceful and quiet – a real chance to get away from it all.
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