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: 10th August 2024
Main event area opening hours: 10:00am to 11:30pm
Float Time: Midday (Float participants must check in before 11am)
Last float admission: 2pm
Safety brief/ announcement: Please gather in front of the main stage at 11:45am. Kindly refrain from lingering around the campsites or car parks.
Bar Closes: 11:30pm (last orders 11:15pm)
Main Events Area: Hereford Rugby Club (HR4 0PH)
Campsite: Hereford Rowing Club (HR4 0BE)
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 wristbands 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/k7MoEQ94YSK5Dnrp7
Official safety announcement will commence at 11:45pm in front of the main stage. Float participants must arrive before 11am and be ready for a speedy entry at midday. Music festival ticket holders can arrive, leave, and return anytime during the event, providing they have a wristband. Please do not wait in the campsite once checked in. All participants and floats must be inside the main events area before 11:45am.
Inflatable Float Rules and Regulations
All participants taking part in the float must be at least 12 years old.
Correctly fitted buoyancy aids must be worn by all under 18s, and over 18s should consider wearing them as well.
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 at all times.
Alcohol is prohibited on the river to prevent any health risks or environmental damage.
Respect the surrounding areas - do not drop litter or leave your floats behind.
Look out for other participants and call for help if required.
Avoid going through bushes, trees, or anything that 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.
Do not participate if you have any medical conditions which could be exacerbated or effect you during the float. Please speak to us before booking tickets.
Dogs are NOT permitted to enter Hereford Rugby Club premises or the festival area, except guide dogs. The campsite allows dogs, but please consider the environment and weather. We cannot make exceptions due to the festival area being a sports pitch, no refund will be made.
Inflatable Float Route
(Full route map available on our website and social media)
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 nearby.
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 water's edge. All under 18s MUST be wearing a buoyancy aid, or you will be refused entry to the water (we do not supply or hire any clothing, bouyancy aids or shoes). Don't forget to bring sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and a change of clothes.
If you're participating in the river float, remember to bring a suitable flotation device, such as inflatable air beds, flamingos, dinghies, or paddle-boards. Please spend time inflating these to the correct pressures as 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 bringing a paddle if possible. Any damaged items, please keep to the side, and the team will try to repair or up-cycle them appropriately. Pumps are not provided.
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, approximately every 30 minutes, and will continue until the last participant is off the water. The bus is included in the ticket price.
Cash and Cards
There are no ATMs on-site, so 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, provided by Hereford Scouts.
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 will be at Hereford Rowing Club (HR4 0BE). Day parking is £5, so please have the correct change as we cannot take card payments for parking.
Tents, Motorhome, and Caravan Pitches are available, but these need to be booked directly through Hereford Rowing Club (pending availability). Please use the following link to book: 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 established bands and local up-and-coming artists performing all day long.
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 are for campsite guests only.
First Aid and Lost Child
First aid point and lost child point are located next to the main events area. If you are away taking part in the inflatable float, please alert a member of the river rescue team at the earliest opportunity.
Please familiarise yourself 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.
There are no lockers or bag storage facilities provided by Wye Float.
Bouncing Castle (additional cost)
360 Degree Photo/Video Booth
MORE COMING SOON!
If you have any questions or concerns before the event, feel free to reach out to our customer support team at firstname.lastname@example.org 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!