Wye Valley River Festival 2020 re-imagined

This year our online programme will be flowing from the Valley right into your home. Get ready for playful and powerful performances that can be enjoyed by all the family. An eclectic mix of shows and films, talks and workshops, live music and activities to get involved with.

Run with wolves. Relax with the magic of cloud appreciation. Explore your inner poet.


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#decemberdelight and delightful it is - inspired by the ebb & flow of time, this unique collaboration brings together the Lydbrook Band, Liz Lane - Composer, Rhys Trimble, animator Gary Andrews and sound designer by Lukas Greiwe. Enjoy!


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Video Highlights 2018

Recapture the joy of the 2018 Wye Valley River Festival with our video shorts, including Monmouth’s Woodland Assembly and Fire Parade, the Wild Wye Swim and Luke Jerram’s ‘Museum of the Moon’ at Tintern Abbey.

If you wondered how the moon got there, this ‘behind the scenes’ video shows how we did it, thanks to some amazing rope access guys!


A biennial outpouring of creativity set in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Wye Valley River Festival is a Wye Valley AONB Partnership project, led by the Wye Valley AONB Unit, Desperate Men and Phillippa Haynes in a unique and creative collaboration between arts and environment professionals, who develop, produce and deliver the Festival with stakeholders and the communities in and around the Wye Valley AONB.

The Festival is supported and funded by the Wye Valley AONB Partnership, Arts Council England, the Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) from Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales, Visit Wales, Forestry England, Foresters’ Forest Landscape Partnership supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Environment Agency, Ross and Monmouth Town Councils. In-kind support from  numerous volunteers & local communities.