Our festival finale is set in beautiful riverside meadows in Llandogo, providing the perfect antidote to Royal Weddings and Football Cup Finals! We have an extraordinary afternoon and evening of spectacle, food, play, creating, theatre, trapeze swinging and a musical soundscape from canoes on the river by the Water Girls. We have perfomances by Lydbrook Band, the Festival Band, The Jaz Trio, Paris Jazz Café, the George Choir and Singing Club. World renowned Folkdance Remixed will be sure to get your toes tapping with their dancing and live soundtrack of fiddle & beat boxing. The concluding performances of ‘Heart to Heart’ the Festival’s theatrical ensemble may leave you with a tear in your eye. As dusk descends on the Festival site, join in, or just enjoy watching the spectacle of the fire torch parade which starts the evening’s theatrical climax, as a throng of torch bearers weave their way down the hillside to the river bank, signaling a final combination of fire sculptures, drama and explosive endings!
PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY
13:00 – 13:45 Paris Jazz Café swing band
14:00 – 14:45 ‘Heart to Hart’ woodland festival show
14:45 – 15:30 Folk Dance Remixed
15:30 – 16:15 Paris Jazz Café swing band
15:30 Max Drake Herbal walk
16.15 – 17.15 Lydbrook Band
17.15 – 17.30 Dash Panache Young performers
17:30 – 18:15 Heart to Hart’ woodland festival show
18:15 – 19.00 Folk Dance Remixed
19.00 – 19:30 The Singing Club
19.30 – 20.00 The George Choir
19:30 – 20:00 The Water Girls
20:45 – 21:15 The George Choir
21:00 – 21:45 Torchlight procession leaving from Memorial Green, fire sculpture and pyrotechnics
22:00 Fire sculpture finale
Throughout the day: trapeze and lantern workshops, Dave Jackson wood worker, Judith Hartley basket maker, Gwent Wildlife Trust, The Woodland Trust and Re-wild project.
The Wye Valley River Festival Finale is held in beautiful riverside fields at Llandogo. We have a designated disabled parking area near the main entrance to the site which will be sign posted. It is situated on the right just before the main event entrance.
This site is also ‘cross country’ but we endeavour to make it as accessible as possible.
The site is all on mown grass with a slight slope in places. There is a hard standing path from the car park to the entrance of the site.
There is an established grass path onto the main site. All of the performance areas are within striking distance of this path and all of the event structures will be accessible.
If assistance is required at any point our stewards and staff will be happy to assist or advise.
If you wish to take part on the evening fire torch parade please speak to a member of staff and they will be able to advise you the best way to do this, as some stretches of the route will be challenging. We can advise a modified route for you depending on your access needs.