Tuesday, 14 July 2009


This was the 17th Rhythms of the World to be held in Hitchin and was attended by more than 25,000 people. The location was the beautiful Priory grounds which was a good size for the number of people who came. I felt that a couple of stages may have been a little too close to each other, but none of this really mattered as the weather was perfect and some of the bands were very interesting. My favourite being Etran Finatawa (pictured below) with their Niger desert blues.