Hereford’s Top Funk, Punk, Jazz, Folk, DJ, Rock & Psychedelic Live Music Events This Easter Bank Holiday

Starting Good Friday through to the following Monday after Easter Sunday, Hereford city centre will be buzzing with live music spread throughout Hereford’s different city quarters each night of the Easter Bank Holiday. Gather up your friends, partners or have a wander on your own and make new friends – they say there is no place like home.

Happy Easter from Hereford City Centric!

Good Friday, April 14

Live Music Good Friday Hereford The Firefly

DJ Ally and Dr Nico Demus Puffalot will take you to warmer shores with their selection of Funky Latin Jazz and Calypso. The Firefly has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a grand selection of craft ales, beers and ciders, as well as, refreshing cocktails. I say a spiced rum is in tall order.

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Live Music Good Friday, Easter weekend Hereford, de koffie pot

De Koffie Pot Free Live Music Friday’s always host beautiful nights in the Dutch-inspired coach house set next to the River Wye. The perfect location to take in the river’s abounding spirit.

Climb the staircase to the first floor and follow the glow of the candles for an illuminated evening of gypsy swing, bluegrass, ragtime folk roots and more.

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Saturday, April 15th

live music, hereford, easter weekend, the booth hall

Alternative, Indie and rock promoter Hey Little Monster and Hereford’s 3-piece Psychedelic Blues band Raptor bring us a super-charged night of Psychedelic Blues and Rock in Hereford’s popular live music venue The Booth Hall on East Street. Three amazing bands for £4 only!

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gypsy folk, easter weekend, hereford de koffie pot

A solo show by accomplished singer-songwriter Chris Quinn who has been garnering highly favourable reviews for his debut solo album, across the divide and much radio airplay including from Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe.

His music is a fusion of Celtic, Folk, Bluegrass and Delta Blues. This event is hosted by The Wild Hare Club at the extremely poetic De Koffie Pot. £10 entry.

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Live Music Hereford, easter weekend, speakeasy

This event can only be described as a music experience. The HCA inSTALL8 Fine Art students bring you a fusion of psychedelic jazz and folk bands for an avant-garde evening on the water. The money raised will go towards raising funds for their dream exhibition in London.

The Speakeasy is located in the Left Bank which is also set on the beautiful River Wye. £5 entry.

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Easter weekend Hereford, dj, the firefly hereford

Mr Morris and The Low End will be spinning dapjam hip hop, funk and rare grooves. It’s all about the jams. Join them and bring friends to the Firefly on King Street. Free Entry.

 Easter Sunday, April 16th

Easter sunday, hereford, music DJ, de koffie pot

After you take the kids on their Easter egg hunts and have had your enormously indulgent meal, you will want to get some fresh air and be thankful it’s all over (please leave the dishes for another day).

DJ jus’jay & Rich will be playing family friendly music from their seasonal vinyl collection. Enjoy a pint and take in the river at De Koffie pot from 2pm Easter Sunday.



For the more daring and adventurous souls who have now left Easter behind and care only for the free time off of work and university, The Underground Revolution host local punk band Teddy’s Leg’s hometown tour gig at The Booth Hall. They bring with them 2 similar lively bands.

Right about 8pm when doors open you will be thankful the dysfunctional family dinner is over. Just don’t blame them if you wake up hugging the chocolate Easter egg your nan gave you. £4 entry.

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Monday, April 17


With the real world awaiting many on the other side of Monday, it is time to gather the last bit of strength and enjoy a final wonderful evening brought to you by De Koffie Pot.

The Medlars will be performing their politically-charged fusion folk. Likely to be a stimulating experience. They also bring support. £5 entry.

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Christmas Roller Derby Double-Header on the 10th December@The Hereford Academy. Stand Behind Your Girls!!

Poison Ivy’s v Holly Berries / HRG v Grin n Barum

The Hereford Horror Bulls are hosting a Christmas roller derby double-header on Sunday 10th of December, at their home venue, The Hereford Academy.

There will be stalls available on the day, including Hereford’s Regwina Skate Shop, plus a Half-Time Tombola. The Hereford Academy is situated off Marlbrook Road, Hereford. Doors open at 11:30 am and the first whistle will be at at 12:30 pm. Spectator tickets are £8 on the door, with children under 12 admitted for free.

Hereford’s Roller Derby Girls are a force to be reckoned with, cute but unstoppable, in true female style. They work hard all year and this is a chance for you to support their efforts by cheering on their first game to showcase local Junior Roller Derby talent and hometown game.

For the first time ever, Hereford will be sending its Junior team out as a team in their own right. Very few Junior Roller Derby teams boast enough players to send out a full team, usually playing in hybrid teams. For this game, Hereford Poison Berries (Playing as the festive ‘Holly Berries’) will pit their wit and skills against the hybrid team of DASH (Devon All Star Hitters), and Sheffield Steel Junior Rollers – who will be playing together as  ‘Poison Ivy’.

Hereford Roller Derby Girls

The game is set to be a close one as both teams  have similar levels of experience under their belts – with Hereford fielding 2 debutantes alongside its more experienced players.
All three of the junior teams involved in this event also met in North Devon earlier this year to take part and play in the national fundraiser ‘ Bout Against Cancer’ which helped to raise over £3200 for cancer charities. The second game sees the Horror Bulls take on Grin ‘n’ Barum from Barnstaple. They last played at home back in October, when they invited Bristol Roller Derby’s Bees for an exciting and very close-matched game, which saw the Bulls take the win with 206-188. Their next encounter was away in Swindon in November against Wiltshire Roller Derby, where another close game saw them narrowly miss out on the win with a score of 173-198 in Wiltshire’s favour.

League coach and club founder, Zoe Butler said “Following our year out from British Championships, we are all set to take part in the tournament in 2017. We’ve built a strong, solid team over the past year and are looking forward to competing once again. Our Christmas game will be the perfect way to sign off an extremely positive year!”

Hereford Roller Derby Girls

Their opponents, GRIN ‘N’ BARUM Roller Derby are a women’s, coed and junior roller Derby team based in Barnstaple, North Devon. They have climbed the European Flat Track Stats 100 places this year after a successful British Championships tournament.

Hereford Roller Derby is still looking to build on it’s team of officials and volunteers, from skating referees to non-skating officials and general support for the club.

For more information on joining Hereford Roller Derby, please contact the club either by emailing or by Facebook ( where you can also keep up to date with all the upcoming events.

Horror Bulls team photo – Credit to Frances Williams
Horror Bulls action shot – Credit to John Hesse
Junior teams photo – Credit to John Hesse

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