A HEREFORDSHIRE music festival won't be taking place this year. 

Organised by Hereford Round Table and a group of volunteers, Rock the Barn has welcomed thousands of people to Lower Chilstone Court in Madley.

Duke headlined last year, with Toploader appearing in 2022. 

However, in a Facebook post, it was confirmed that it will be taking a break this year.


"Our small but passionate team is dedicated to delivering a brilliant festival experience and this break will allow us to build on amazing previous years, enhancing every aspect of the festival for our return," reads the post.

"Being run by volunteers means every penny of profit from the festival goes back into the community.

"In the past year alone, your support has enabled us to donate over £25,000 to local causes, making a massive impact in Herefordshire. 

"We want to say a massive thanks to all our artists, volunteers, suppliers and you amazing folks that make Rock the Barn what it is. 

"You've helped build sensory gardens for the disabled, kit 4x4 rescuers out in PPE, install lifesaving defibrillators in Hereford parks, fuel a blood transportation bike, help kids to learn how grow their own veg, support families going through child cancer diagnosis with trips and respite care, redeveloped a primary school library, and very on brand for RTB, provided musical instruments for another primary school. We hope to see them on our stage in the future. 

"Looking ahead, we are excited to bring you a bigger and better Rock the Barn in 2025. We are already working on ideas and improvements to ensure an unforgettable experience. We look forward to seeing you there."