A FREE music festival is coming to Herefordshire this weekend (September 22 and 23)

The Equinox festival in Ross-on-Wye is set to be an exciting weekend of music, wellbeing, arts and crafts.

The musical headliners are DJ Andy Kershaw on the Friday night, and the internationally recognised band the Turbans on the Saturday night.


Also appearing will be N’famady Kouyaté, winner of this year’s Glastonbury emerging talent competition, the Serbian gypsy jazz trio Faith I Branko and local singer and ukelele player, Ed Brooking.

Saturday’s Arts & Crafts market and the Jitterbug Circus for kids will open from midday and local wellbeing choir, the Border Belles, will perform at 1.30pm.

Forest Thump, local samba band, will take over and run a drumming workshop after 2pm before Wye Valley River Festival’s relaxing mandala dance workshop under the stretch tent during the afternoon.

Street food and drink will be available onsite including Fabioni’s Pizzas, The Crab Shack, Bunto Street Kitchen, Doughnutz, Kelsmor Dairy plus real ale from local microbrewery, The Tap House, wine & beer from Vintage Mobile Bars and gin cocktails from Fizz Origin.

The festival will be held on Friday September 22 and Saturday September 23 this year as a result of support from Ross-on-Wye Town Council, Fibre Heroes, Rehau and a grant received from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

 The festival is completely free to attend, making it accessible to all, and will have local charities and organisations attending with signposting information.