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Welcome to HPA Fest 2024!


HPA Fest 2024 is an opportunity for performers of all ages & abilities to ‘try out’ and to demonstrate their talents.

The Festival has classes for everyone, some even designed specifically for those of you who just want to ‘have a go!’, so whether you are new to HPA Fest, or have performed before, we are looking forward to welcoming you.

We are delighted to include NEW classes this year in the String, Woodwind and Vocal sections, plus the introduction of MUSICAL THEATRE classes in the Dance section!

Please take the time to look through the syllabus below.

HPA Fest 2024 Syllabus

Have you seen a class that you like and want to take part in the festival? it’s easy to enter

via our online form:

HPA Fest 2024 Online Application Form

If you are submitting a large number of entries, we have a special form for this. Please contact:

Entry Fees

Single Entry: £5.50               Duo Entry: £11.00               3+ people: £16.50

Deadline for final submissions is midnight on Wednesday 31st January 2024

The programme of events is finalised mid-February and made available online. Daily programmes will be available at each venue.

To Our Audience

Come and support your family and friends! They are counting on you!

Tickets are available to purchase on the door at a cost of £5 covering all subsequent sessions that day at all venues. This fee contributes to the overall running of the Festival and associated overheads.

Thank you!

Volunteers Needed!

HPA Fest is supported by a wonderful team of volunteers who give their time and energy to ensure the Festival runs smoothly for everyone involved. 

We would love to hear from anyone with an interest in supporting HPA Fest and many roles can be tailored to fit the amount of time you have available.

For more information about the Festival, please contact:

Special thanks to all our sponsors:

Burghill Valley Golf Club

Clive Richards Foundation

Hereford City Rotary Club

Hereford Music Shop

Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

Wye Valley Rotary Club

Abstract Galaxy

Provisional HPA Fest Dates and Venues

Festival Week - Monday 4th - Sunday 10th March

Speech and Drama

Mon 4th to Thurs 7th March

Hereford Racecourse

School and Non-School Groups

Thurs 7th March

Salvation Army Citadel


Thurs 7th March (Morning) - Secondary

Fri 8th March (Morning) - Primary

Salvation Army Citadel


Thurs 7th / Fri 8th / Sat 9th March TBC

Salvation Army Citadel


Sat 9th March

Hereford Sixth Form College

Strings & Piano

Sat 9th March

Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross

Rock and Pop

Sat 9th March

Venue TBC


Sat 9th and Sun 10th March 

Hereford Sixth Form College


Date TBC

Hereford Sixth Form College

HPA Fest Gala Performance

Thurs 14th March

The Courtyard, Hereford

HPA Fest Venue Addresses and Parking Information

Hereford Racecourse - Roman Road HR4 9QU

Ample parking for all cars, buses etc.

Salvation Army Citadel - Canonmoor Street HR4 9JJ

Limited parking available, drop off point outside the entrance. There is parking at nearby Merton Meadow Car Park for all transport.

Hereford 6th Form College - Folly Lane HR1 1LU

On site parking at the end of Olympic Way, off Folly Lane.

Holy Trinity Church - 164 Whitecross Rd HR4 0DH

Limited parking only. Off street parking available on surrounding side streets.

Festival Phone Numbers


01432 853219 / 07583 669393

We look forward to seeing you there

Your Festival Committee

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