Tom is pleased when one of his favorite bands is to reform to perform at the Midsomer Rock Festival. Leader singer Gary is convinced that somebody is trying to ruin their reunion and his suspicions are confirmed when a member of the band dies.
The team investigate the death of Dr Alan Delaney who was killed whilst driving his business partner's car. As they look further into the death they wonder if his partner Dr James Kirkwood was in fact the intended victim.
Barnaby finds himself becoming a suspect after a photographer is cuddled. Joyce believes that somebody is attempting to frame him for the hug. Barnaby admits to the shock of everybody though that he had previously had an affair with the wife of the cuddled man.