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Rhythms of the World 2010 - Saturday's line-up
Rhythms of the World is more than just a music festival...

More than 130 bands, musicians and entertainers lined up for this year's Rhythms of the World Festival.

Every year, people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds unite at the annual festival of world music, which all takes place in Hitchin in Hertfordshire!

Now in its 18th year, an estimated 30,000 attended the festival, an event which now completely takes over the town's Priory, providing a feast of sound and colour.

An estimated 30,000 people attended the festival

This year's festival took place on the weekend of 24 and 25 July when around 130 acts, involving hundreds of performers, appeared on no less than eight stages!

Run entirely by volunteers, ROTW has always tried to be more than just a musical festival, and this year was no exception.

With a huge selection of world food and craft stalls, a children's area, beer tents, poetry readings, art projects and a family picnic chill out area, the organisers once again made sure that there was something for everyone.

The Festival is not just about music. At the heart of it all, it is a celebration of local and world community - a bridge between different ages, races, cultures, abilities and economic groups.


ROTW 2010 - The Crowd!

ROTW 2010 - BBC Introducing... Friday night


ROTW 2010 - Betaboy

ROTW 2010 - Black Polaris

ROTW 2010 - Blonde Louis

ROTW 2010 - CC Smugglers

ROTW 2010 - Dan Williams Allstars

ROTW 2010 - Danny Spice

ROTW 2010 - East Strike West

ROTW 2010 - Kate is the Decoy

ROTW 2010 - Latitudes

ROTW 2010 - Lecarla

ROTW 2010 - My Passion

ROTW 2010 - Shoes and Socks Off

ROTW 2010 - The Broadcast

ROTW 2010 - Vinyl Junkies


Click here to see the line-up from Sunday!


A huge thank you to First Sight Images for their photos from Rhythms of the World 2010.

A massive thank you to all the volunteers from Rhythms of the World - you were awesome!

ROTW 2010 ROTW 2010
The sun shone as the crowds turned out for The Rhythms of the World Festival in Hitchin
BBC Introducing... at ROTW BBC Introducing.... Friday night
BBC Introducing... in Beds, Herts and Bucks, broadcast their show LIVE from the ROTW Festival site
Betaboy Betaboy at ROTW
The new wave, alternative band from Flitwick LIVE at ROTW
Black Polaris Black Polaris at ROTW
Heavy metal with modern influences from Black Polaris
Blonde Louis Blonde Louis at ROTW
Herts based indie band making guitar-heavy pop songs
CC Smugglers CC Smugglers at ROTW
The explosive Blue Country Band all the way from The Shire
Dan Williams Allstars Dan Williams Allstars at ROTW
Screamo punk from this Hitchin based four-piece outfit
Danny Spice Danny Spice at ROTW
Rap with classic Funk, Soul and Hip Hop
East Strike West East Strike West at ROTW
The Brit-rock band who have been receiving much acclaim
Kate is the Decoy Kate is the Decoy at ROTW
The pop punk quartet from Bedfordshire play energetic sets wherever they play
Latitudes Latitudes at ROTW
Heavy metal five piece inspired by Metallica
Lecarla Lecarla at ROTW
The five-piece rock band with melodic and hardcore elements
My Passion My Passion at ROTW
The electro-punk-rock band who have put the excitement back into music
Shoes and Socks Off Shoes and Socks Off at ROTW
With an ever-growing back catalogue of beautiful, damaged, exciting music
The Broadcast The Broadcast at ROTW
The powerpop/rock band making a big noise in Hertfordshire
Vinyl Junkies Vinyl Junkies at ROTW
Love the Blues? You'll love this four piece blues band from Stevenage!


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