Hot Lists Thursday, August 2nd

Weekend Essentials: Raves, Rudd and rosé.

Hot Lists Thursday, August 2nd

Weekend Essentials: Raves, Rudd and rosé.

 Your essential weekend notebook on what's happening in Herefordshire this Friday, Saturday, and, er, Sunday.



Truefest – Fri-Sun

The party’s back on at Baskerville Hall in Clyro this weekend for three days of eclectic tunes and, of course, the stately home stylings of one of the most unusual and unusually classy festival venues in the country (it has an indoor pool, a sauna and a cocktail bar – but still raves until dawn).

Truefest is a new fest – it launched in 2017 - and it’s bringing a whole range of live music and DJs from across your keyword searches. Beardyman and Mungo’s Hifi top the bill, but there’s representation from afrobeat, d’n’b, reggae, techno, jungle, hip-hop and rock’n’roll.

Check out Boy Azooga, goodtime rockers Imperial Leisure and cut’n’paste DJs TWOGOOD for good summer vibes if you head out west.

Tickets and info here.




Saxtys secret tastings - Sat.

It’s going to be sunny on Saturday afternoon. There’s a good chance you will be sat somewhere outside drinking. Why not class up your afternoon and learn a little about rosé while you get mildly day-drunk?

The Saxtys wine team will take you around the world with tasters of your favourite pink grape juice, all from the comfort of their outdoor terrace. And there’ll be nibbles.

Tasting starts at 3pm – get in touch with them here for tickets and more info.



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Magik - Fri

Survive Nozstock, and Into The Woods? ‘Course you did. You’re one of the cool kids. We've got a double-header for you to get your teeth in to this weekend.

Keep the party rolling on Friday as one quarter of the ITW crew takes over the decks at Play 54 in Hereford, along with spots from Joua, Nealz, Vexed, FNR and MC’s Huzzy & Prophecy.

Running from 11pm in to the wee hours, this edition sees the tech and house stylings you know and love from a Magik night set off by some drum ‘n’ bass courtesy of Hereford promoters Twisted Sounds, and their stable of talent.

You’ve got four weekends left of what is officially classified as ‘summer’ – don’t even think about taking one off.


iOccupy - Sat

Occupy nights – nothing to do with sweaty hippies camping outside of the Houses of Parliament – developed a similarly cult-ish following in Hereford. Starting out as an annual takeover of the Spread Eagle, and feeling like the best house party you’d been to in a long time, Occupy made a welcome return a couple of years ago.

Organisers – many of whom had a hand in driving forward real club culture in the county, from the Rooms to the Jailhouse - packed rump-shaking electronic music in all its forms in to each an every corner of the Spread.  They’re now doing the same for its bigger, more rooftop-y neighbour.

At the Left Bank on Saturday, there’ll be four sets going on at once, with DJs taking over the venue’s courtyard, the Charles Bar, the rooftop terrace, and – for the first time – a new ‘Boiler Room’ space. It’s free, the Dog House are running a grill up on the roof, and the tunes will be going from 4pm until 3am.

Head to the FB page here for the full-lineup and any info you need.



Ant-Man and the Wasp - All weekend

The seemingly ageless Paul Rudd returns to wisecrack his way through Marvel superhero film – one which seems to exist in a world where Thanos didn’t just seize power and wreck humanity, a scenario that seems increasingly relatable.

 The first edition wasn’t supposed to be good and it really was. Expectations are higher this time around, but with 88% on Rotten Tomatoes Rudd and new partner-in-crime Evangeline Lilly seem to have knocked it out of the park again.

Check the showtimes at the Hereford Odeon here.



Three Choirs festival - Fri-Sat

This weekend brings to a close a ten-day celebration of the kind of music that'll bring a tear to your eye and emotional resonance to almost any movie trailer.

There have been some beautiful performances this week at the Hereford Cathedral, but one of the listings we had a big, red circle around since the programme came out was the closing rendition of Brahms' German Requiem by the Philharmonia Orchestra, Elizabeth Watts' soprano and Geraint Bowen holding the baton. 

It's a beautifully human movement that was written about the death of Brahms' mother, bfut somehow seems hopeful and uplifting. Have a listen above, and then buy a ticket here. Even if you're not a big fan of classical music.

It will move you in a way art, and daily life, rarely does.





Hereford Truck Show 2018 - Sun.

There will be trucks. Big trucks, cool trucks, many trucks. All at Greyhound Rugby Club from 10am on Sunday. Trucks.

Info here.

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