Wye Float River and Music Festival will be going ahead this year on the 14th August 2021.

From the Wye Float website:

The float will begin at Hereford Rowing Club, which if you don’t know already that’s where you will find our main stage and our incredible entertainments area. The distance is pretty simple, go with the flow and paddle downstream for approximately 1.9 miles. This has taken participants anywhere between 1 hour and 3 hours to complete, It is not a competition. You are guaranteed to see many local sights including the; Old Bridge, Hereford Cathedral and King Georges and the Bartonsham Dairy Fields from a distance. Once completed, there will be a short walk, guided by our volunteers to a nearby shuttle bus service which will take you back to the main events area. Please watch the videos below.

Inflatable Float Rules 

  • 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. 
  • 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 (If you wear glasses, please wear them during the event).
  • 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.

Find out more – https://www.wyefloat.com