With the weather now luring people out of doors, a slew of applications have been made to permit open-air events across Herefordshire.

  • The Gemfest dance music event will host a maximum of 1,500 attendees in a field at Great Howle Farm, Howle Hill near Ross-on-Wye on the weekend of June 14-16.
    Organisers are seeking permission to play music and to serve alcohol and hot food and drink until 3am on the Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Luctonians Sports Club plans Sundogs, a rugby sevens tournament and music festival at the Mortimer Park grounds, Kingsland on the weekend of June 21-23.
    It is seeking a licence to serve alcohol until 1am on the Saturday night from outdoor bars in marquees or mobile units, to play music until the same hour, and to serve hot food and drink until 1.30am.
  • St Michael’s Hospice plans the Sue Parry Sport Festival on June 29 at Hereford Leisure Centre playing fields, where it expects up to 4,000 visitors.
    It wants a licence to serve alcohol until 10.30pm and to host live music until 11pm on the night.
  • The Nozstock The Hidden Valley music and arts festival returns to Rowden Paddocks farm north of Bromyard on the weekend of July 19-21, when it expects around 7,000 visitors.
    Organisers are seeking permission for music until 4am on the Friday and Saturday, and until 2am on the Sunday. They also want to serve hot food and drink until 5am, including on the preceding Thursday night, and to serve alcohol till midnight on the Thursday, till 4am on Friday, till 4.30am on Saturday and until 1.30am on Sunday.
  • The Wye Float river and music festival returns to Hereford Rugby Club by the river on August 9-11.
    Permission is being sought to serve hot food and drink until midnight on the main Saturday, and to serve alcohol and host live and recorded music till 10am on the Friday, till midnight on Saturday and till 3am on Sunday, on an ongoing basis.
  • Hereford City Council plans to again hold Applefest in the city’s High Town in autumn, with an all-day Kick Off event on September 25.
    It is seeking permission to serve alcohol and host music until 9pm, and to remain open until 9.30pm, again on an ongoing basis.

All applications can be viewed and commented on via the Herefordshire Council licensing applications webpage.