Music for all

Music forms a major part of the River Carnival with some fantastic musicians and performers ranging from buskers and DJs and the best of Hereford’s thriving indie music scene mixed with some superb choirs and the pandemonium that is Bandemoinum, Hereford’s community band.

On Friday night a group of Hereford’s finest instrumentalists performed as part of this year’s Mappa Mundi: Out of the Museum, Into the Streets performance.

Nozstock Stage, Castle Green

Bringing its own brand of family-orientated festivity and some of its best-loved acts to Castle Green, Carnival 2018 will once again buzz with sounds from the award-winning team behind the boutique family festival, Nozstock: The Hidden Valley .  Check our Nozstock page here.


The Music Pool Stage, Bishops Meadow

Hosted by Herefordshire’s amazing and inspiring community music charity, The Music Pool, whose life-changing projects reflect their motto, ‘Music for Life, Music for All’.

10.45am – 11.30am              
Hereford Soul Choir: dynamic vocals and sublime harmonies from this much-loved local choir

11.30am – 12.00pm        
Choral Diversity: hugely energetic mixed voice choir

12.05pm – 12.30pm       
Gracenotes Ladies’ Choir

12.30pm – 12.45pm       
Miranda Cooke: solo piano

12.45pm – 1.10pm          
Kington Community Choir: popular songs and songs from the shows from this lively community choir

1.10pm – 1.40pm            
The Decibelles: from Bach, through jazz, folk, and classic Andrews Sisters this a capella group are making their Carnival debut

1.45pm – 2.45pm            

2.00pm – 3.00pm
Bandemonium:  Hereford’s much-loved community band will serenade the floats during the River Carnival from a luxurious gazebo on the banks of the Wye.  Toe-tapping tunes all round.

2.45pm – 3.30pm            
Suns of Pluto

3.30pm – 4.15pm            
Got2Sing: fun with contemporary songs for all ages and all levels of experience

4.15pm – 6.30pm            
Livewire bands:  the latest sounds from some of Hereford’s emerging young talent

Also watch out for Hereford’s foot-tapping community band, Bandemonium who this year will be serenading the floats as the process down the Wye during the River Carnival from 2.15pm