Equinox Festival 2023

When: Friday 22 September (6pm-10.30pm) & Saturday 23 September (1pm-10.30pm)

Where: The Bandstand, Caroline Symonds Gardens & Long Acre, Wye Street, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7BX

Visit: www.facebook.com/equinoxfestivalross

The Equinox Festival – Ross-on-Wye’s free world music and wellbeing event – is back for another year! This time there is even more music starting on Friday evening, 22 September. Enjoy world class performances from 7pm with talented multi-instrumentalist N’famady Kouyaté‘s quintet followed by headliner, former BBC presenter and DJ, Andy Kershaw, with his own inimitable style of dance music from across the globe. Sit back under the festoon-lit stretch tent and enjoy a range of street food, drink and sweet treats from our onsite traders.

Ease into Saturday with a variety of morning classes including yoga, followed by an afternoon of creative workshops and more live music from 1pm onwards. Local wellbeing choir, the Border Belles will open the show again, followed by more music during the afternoon into the evening. Saturday headline acts are being finalised – check back for details soon. In the meantime, DJ Andy Kershaw is confirmed on the programme with his second set of the weekend!

The Wye Valley River Festival are back again with their arts, crafts and wellbeing activities. This year they are collaborating with the wonderful Welsh choreographer, Osian Meilir, who will be creating a special ‘Human Mandala’ yoga style performance, involving around 80 people. The performance will be launched at the event on Saturday afternoon – not to be missed!

For the little ones, book a space in the pretty ‘Invitation to Play’ bell tent and get creative. They’ll learn how to make flower crowns, Indian head dresses and festival playdough pieces to take home. Outside the tent, they can have a play in the little tuff trays, sparking imagination and creativity. Booking details coming soon.

Arts and crafts stallholders will be onsite selling handmade items, jewellery, clothing and more.

Supported by Ross-on-Wye Town Council, Rehau and part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.