A STAR-studded line-up is promised as a popular Hereford city centre festival returns for its eighth year.

The hugely successful Hereford Indie Festival will be back over the August bank holiday weekend, with an array of exciting acts, delicious independent food vendors and a jam-packed extra day for locals to enjoy!

This year’s festival will be taking place in Aubrey Street, in the heart of Hereford city centre, from August 23 to 26.

The huge main stage is returning for 2024, sponsored by Westons Cider, with big-name acts and headliners performing all day every day, through to the evening, and the all-new Jam Factory Acoustic Stage will be showcasing some fantastic upcoming artists and live music to enjoy.

The line-up boasts the likes of 90s pop sensation Gabrielle along with other headliners indie pop favourites Lottery Winners and rock hitmakers Feeder, plus the UK’s most well-known percussionist Bez of the Happy Mondays.

Bez of the Happy Mondays is among those set to star at the festivalBez of the Happy Mondays is among those set to star at the festival (Image: Hereford Indie Festival)

Other acts performing each day include Newton Faulkner, Skinny Living, Cherym and Hereford’s very own Voice UK star, Jake of Diamonds.

The independent festival has been artfully curated to showcase amazing independent food and drinks businesses based in Hereford and beyond, a spokesperson said, and this year is no exception, with delicious food promised from the iconic street food market.

Food and drink vendors signed up include Beefy Boys, Origin Pizza, Burger Shop, Bookshop, Mac Man, Crab Shack and many more.


Visitors can also expect to enjoy chef demos and master classes from the likes of Sakunthala Chandrasekara (AKA Saku) from GBBO 2023, and Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods.

The produce market will be celebrating local businesses selling regional produce from spirits to coffees to handmade baked goods.

And the Wye Valley Maker’s Market is also making its return, with locally made items and businesses promoting their services. With everything on offer from ceramics to jewellery and even childrenswear, shoppers will have plenty to choose from.

Tickets are now available on the website priced from £5 per person for a 10am to 4pm day pass (children under 12 go free), and evening tickets are priced from £25 per person, with VIP all-inclusive packages available from £100. Evening tickets are for over 18s only.

Festival Sponsors include Westons Cider, Wye Valley Brewery, Sixteen Ridges Vineyard, The Jam Factory, The Living Room and many more.

For the full line-up, further festival information, and to purchase tickets, visit the official festival website: www.herefordindiefestival.co.uk