Festival on the Field is a fund-raising event, run by the school associations of Manland Primary School and Sir John Lawes.

Festival on the Field 2012

The first festival in 2012 was a sell-out success, attracting an audience of over 2,000 local people to a musical extravaganza, which included performances from Killer Queen, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga tribute acts.

It raised £22,000 for school projects, and won accolades from the organisation PTA-UK. The festival won the Gold Star Award for Fundraising Achievement in the South of England, and then went on to become the overall winner for the UK in this category.

Festival on the Field 2014

In 2014, the second Festival on the Field was another hit with well over 2,000 people enjoying Madness, One Direction, Katy Perry and Rihanna tribute acts. Like the show’s award-winning debut, the 2014 event raised more than £20,000.

This time it was shortlisted for the prestigious UK Festival Awards under the categories of best small festival and best family festival.

Festival on the Field 2016

Killer Queen returned to headline our third festival supported by Take This and Taylor Swift by Charlotte Hopley. We introduced a fairground for the first time and around 2,400 people attended, raising over £20,000.

Eleven other Harpenden schools participated in our schools promotion – High Beeches, Crabtree, St Nicholas, Roundwood Park, Roundwood Primary, The Lea, The Grove, St Dominic, Wood End, Sauncey Wood and Harpenden Academy.

Festival on the Field 2018

This year’s festival is our fourth and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. The proceeds from tickets sales at other Harpenden schools will mean they benefit from the event too.

Find out more

You can get in touch with the festival organisers at festivalonthefield@gmail.com and get the latest news via the Festival on the Field Facebook page. You can also follow on Twitter @FOTFHarpenden.