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Festival Village

The social heart of the festival lies in the Festival Village. Open all day and evening, and situated adjacent to the cathedral, the village is the perfect place to relax, meet with friends and get to know other people who also love the festival.

Community Bandstand

Enjoy free, al fresco music and entertainment from a range of local groups on our community bandstand as you relax between concerts.

Guilds of Craftsmen

Members of the Herefordshire, Cotswold and Worcester Guilds will be exhibiting their latest collection of work – the perfect opportunity to buy a festival gift from a highly skilled maker working within the Three Counties.

Ticket Office, Shop and Information

Open daily from 10 am until the start of the evening concert

The information hub of the festival, including the ticket office and shop, will be located in the Old Deanery. The ticket office team and our friendly volunteers will be happy to help with any enquiries or needs you may have.

Cathedral Rehearsals

Are you interested to see what happens during a rehearsal, or to try out some new music? You can dip into cathedral rehearsals for free and get a flavour of life behind the scenes at the festival, staying for as long or as short a time as you would like. Full details of rehearsal and cathedral opening times will be available closer to the festival.

Food and Drink

Friends Cafe

Open daily

Located in the heart of the Festival Village, visit the Friends Café for coffee and cakes, teas, sandwiches and soft drinks. Not quite open all hours, but there when you need mid-morning refreshments, afternoon teas, evening snacks and hot drinks in the interval or after the main evening concert. See our information board, situated in the Festival Village for daily information about opening hours.

Festival Bar

Open daily

Take advantage of our fully stocked festival bar with a fine selection of cask ales, ciders, wines and spirits, courtesy of our friends at The Pelican Inn.

Pre-Concert Dinners

King’s School Dining Hall, 6 pm daily

Pre-book a two-course dinner, served in the Dining Hall at 6 pm on every evening of the festival. Priced at £27 per person, all menus include a main course and dessert, a glass of wine (except on Monday, price reduced to £24) or soft drink, and tea or coffee.
Please inform the ticket office of any special dietary requirements when booking.

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