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Hereford AppleFest Kick-Off

October 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hereford AppleFest Kick Off, 12-9pm, Hereford High Town

Headlined by Doctor and the Medics!

Head to Hereford High Town on Saturday 1 October for the Hereford AppleFest Kick Off featuring live music, performances, children’s activities, exhibitions, trails, the Saturday market and more!

Live music starts from midday on the Encore Stage and features something for all the family, including local acts, bands, choirs, and community music – headlined by the legendary Doctor and the Medics at 8pm (see timetable).

Whilst you’re there visit the CAMRA Cider Marquee for local artisan ciders and apple juice, take in HCA Art & Design students’ exhibition at the old Laura Ashely shop, stumble upon pop-up performances from HCA Performing Arts Students, and experience Rural Media’s apple orchard exhibition at 1 Gomond Street.

There will be plenty of free activities to keep the little ones busy until 5pm! Located at the Kids’ area outside M&S you’ll find a hefty bunch of apple themed craft activities provided by the Carnival Arts Group, such as wand, necklace and crown making, bunting, drawing and a chalk wall.

The Saturday market will still be there too, located along Commercial Street.

Encore Stage Timetable:

12.05  Got2Sing Choir – Do you enjoy singing, socialising and performing? If you are looking to join a choir in Hereford, we have a local adult choir which is open to everyone!

12.35  HCA Music Students

13.20  LIV42DAY – Greg Harwood and John Pullen make up this acoustic duo with their musical influences ranging from traditional Americana, Skiffle… and anything else that takes their fancy!

13.50  Hereford Sixth Form College Music Students

14.30  VOID – An indie rock band formed by local students, drawing inspiration from the vast worlds of soft rock and pop. Playing covers from music legends like Muse and Arctic Monkeys to the indie greats such as Foals and Franz Ferdinand, VOID are guaranteed to have you jumping and clapping along. VOID have multiple gigs behind their back and many more planned, with powerful and ambitious new music in the works. Featuring two skilled vocalists, the most humble bassist, a madman guitarist and hyper drummer, VOID know how to make some noise!

15.00  Livewire – An inclusive music development programme for all young people in Hereford and Herefordshire.

15.35  The Wilbur and Daddy Show – Want to hear some punchy original songs, with heartfelt lyrics, and some punky irreverence thrown in for good measure?!  You’ll LUV it, luvs!

16.10  Vocalise Choir – Formed only 12 months ago, they’ve gone from strength to strength already performing in the biggest city venues…..The Courtyard Theatre and Hereford Cathedral.  They have gained success at the HPA Festival and in other local competitions and are very much looking forward to the year ahead. Vocalise choir have just been invited to join Gareth Malone on his “Sing Along Gareth” tour where they will be performing 7 songs alongside 4 stellar singers, a live band and of course Gareth Malone himself.


16.35 RUBBLE – A multi-genre rock covers band

17.10  Jenny HallamTalented and quirky singer-songwriter Jenny Hallam, charms audiences with her whimsical piano joviality. Nurtured in her home-town of Malvern, she collected songs to take to London, performing in some spectacular venues where she released her début album ‘25,000 days’ in 2012. Many of her thoughtful songs on this album revolve around the expression of time – the title track ‘25,000 days’ being about the average life-span of a human! Armed with only her keyboard and double-bass accompaniment, Jenny will take you on an entertaining journey of fun, verve and character which will make you realise just how little time 25,000 days really is.

18.05  RP McMurphy – RP McMurphy are ‘Dirty Vegas’ – black lounge suits, unexpectedly expensive shoes and uptempo covers.  Playing an extensive, eclectic and crowd pleasing setlist, throughout the course of their musical careers the band members have played together in various outfits including Horse Nation, Arkana, Angels One Five and GTC69 amongst many others.  Artists covered include: Amy Winehouse, The Black Crowes, Roxy Music, Urge Overkill, T-Rex, The Dandy Warhols, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, The Beatles, David Bowie, Primal Scream, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Stereophonics, Blondie, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, The Clash, The Vapours, Madonna, Elton John andThe Killers.​

19.05  Chalky’s Mod, Soul & Ska Show – An awesome one man live show playing all your favourites from northern soul to ska to get you up and dancing.

20.05  Doctor and the Medics – Rocking as flamboyantly as ever! Doctor and the Medics were created almost at the dawn of the 80’s, in 1982 by The Rev Dr. Clive Thomas Jackson.  The band has had a very colourful and successful career as both recording artists and performers. Undoubtedly they are been best known for their massive 1986 No 1 “Spirit in the Sky,” which sold over 24 Million copies world wide and was number 1 in 23 countries!! They are also recognized as a great live act, in 1985 the NME referred to them as “THE live band of the year.”


October 1, 2022
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hereford City Council
01432 260454


Hereford High Town
High Town
Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2AA United Kingdom
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