Get ready to face the Vikings 2023
"Warriors don't show their hearts until the axe reveals it"
We hope you're getting excited as the Wye Float River and Music Festival is just around the corner! To ensure you have a fantastic and smooth experience, we want to provide you with some key details and reminders for the upcoming event.
Event Date and Time:
Date: 12th August 2023
Time: 10am- 1130pm
Float Time: Midday
Bar Closes: 11pm (last orders)
Main Events Area: Hereford Rugby Club
Campsite: Hereford Rowing Club
Please have your event tickets ready. These can be either physical or digital, so have them accessible on your device or printed out. Ticket exchange point will be open from 9am and your e-tickets will be exchanged for wristbands. We highly recommend that all group members check in at the same time. Participants will require wrists bands on in order to float.
Waiver & Safety Brief: All float participants are required to sign the event waiver online before the event using this link- https://forms.gle/Nv6jLuWc45fxV7ZC9. Official safety announcement will commence at 1150hrs in front of the main stage. Float participants must arrive before 11am and good to go for a speedy entry at midday. Music festival ticket holders can arrive, leave and return anytime during the event providing they have a wristband.
Inflatable Float Rules and Regulations:
All participants taking part in the float must be at least 12 years old.
Approved buoyancy aids must be worn by all under 18's and over 18s should consider.
If you are supervising anyone under the age of 18, make sure that you can see them clearly at a distance of at least 10m.
Ensure all your group can swim at least 25m, without any aids.
Please use the designated points to enter or leave the water.
Participants must remain in their crafts.
Alcohol is prohibited on the river to prevent any health risks or environmental damage.
Respect the surrounding areas - do not drop litter or leave you floats behind.
Look out for other participants and call for help if required.
Avoid going through bushes, trees or anything which could cause your inflatable to pop or put yourself or others in danger.
Buoyancy Aids must stay on and should only be taken off once on a solid landing point.
Strictly no diving or jumping along the route.
Please do not pass the exit point, if you do pass it you do so at your own risk.
Please hand in any rubbish, including any unwanted vessels or inflatables.
Inflatable Float Route:
Float Spectators: Due to health and safety regulations spectators will not be allowed to enter or observe the float from Hereford Rowing Club steps. Spectators can observe from the river banks and bridges near by.
Appropriate Attire: The festival involves both river activities and music performances, so dress comfortably for a mix of wet and dry environments. All float participants must be wearing appropriate footwear before entering the waters edge. All under 18's MUST be wearing a buoyancy aid or you will be refused entry to the water (we do not supply or hire). Don't forget to bring sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and a change of clothes.
Float Essentials: If you're participating in the river float, remember to bring a suitable floatation device, such as an inflatable air beds, flamingo, dingy or paddle-board. Please spend time inflating these to the correct pressures and this will make it easier and safer to float. We recommend avoiding single-use plastics, so consider bringing reusable items from your garden sheds. Consider bring a paddle if possible. Any damaged items, please keep to the side and the team will try to repair or recycle them appropriately. Pumps are not provided.
Shuttle Bus: Once you have reached the end of the inflatable route, there is a short walk to the Scout Hut where you will find refreshments, toilets and of course the return shuttle bus point. The bus will be operating regularly, approx every 30 minutes and will continue until the last participant is off the water.
Cash and Cards: There is no ATMs on-site, it's a good idea to bring some cash for food, beverages, and merchandise. Most vendors will also accept card payments. We also have a food and drink provider at the end of the float next to the return shuttle bus stop for a small donation, this provided by Hereford Scouts. Card machine is available for extra ticket purchasing on the day.
Parking: Plan your parking in advance and follow the event signage for designated parking areas. Carpooling is encouraged to reduce congestion. The main event car park is located at Hereford Rugby Club (HR4 0PH). If you are camping, parking is included and this will be at Hereford Rowing Club (HR4 0BE). Day parking is £5, please have the correct change as we cannot take card for parking.
Camping: Tents, Motorhome and Caravan Pitches are available, these need to be booked directly through Hereford Rowing Club (pending availability). Please use the following link to book this: https://www.herefordrc.co.uk/campsite
Schedule and Maps: A detailed schedule of the music acts will be available on our website and social media in the coming days. We have a mixture of establish bands, viking reenactment and local up and upcoming artists performing all day long.
Dogs: Dogs are NOT permitted to enter the festival area, except guide dogs. The campsite allows dogs, but, please consider the environment and weather. We cannot allow exceptions due to the festival area being a sports pitch.
Toilets: Portable toilets are located in the main event area including a disabled cubicle. Please respect and keep these facilities clean throughout the day. If they are dirty report them to the team at the earliest opportunity.
Showers: Showers are for campsite guests only.
First Aid and Lost Child: First aid point and lost child point is located next to the main events area. If you are away taking part in the inflatable float, then please alert a member of the river rescue team at the earliest opportunity.
Refunds: Please familiarise yours with the refund policy on our website. Our decision to implement a no-refund policy was not taken lightly, and it's meant to ensure the stability and success of the festival while maintaining fairness for all attendees. However, we fully acknowledge that individual circumstances can vary, and we regret any disappointment this policy may have caused.
Bag Storage: There are no lockers or bag storage facilities provided by Wye Float.
Smoke Master (BBQ smoked meats)
Maxwell's Burger Bar
The Pizza Box
Games and Sweets
Ice Cream Van
Bouncing Castle (additional cost)
Art and Crafts with Hereford River Carnival
Metal Detecting and Hereford Hoard
360 Degree Photo Booth
If you have any questions or concerns before the event, feel free to reach out to our customer support team at email@example.com or our social media pages.
We're thrilled to have you join us for the Wye Float River and Music Festival. Let's make this a memorable experience filled with fun, music, and great company! See you soon by the riverside!