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Welcome to HPA Fest 2024!


We’ve received over 1100 entries, across Speech and Drama, Music  and Dance, making this year the biggest Festival so far.

Thanks to everyone for entering - we hope you have a fantastic time!

All programmes will be available to download from this page in due course.

Once your programme is available, please do make sure to check your Class and Time - make a note of it and get in touch if there is a clash with another class.

Look out for emails from with programme information and Top Tips for a successful Festival experience

HPA Fest 2024 Programmes

Mon 4th to Thurs 7th

Speech and Drama Programme

Thurs 7th & Fri 8th March

Choir Programme

Thurs 7th & Fri 8th March

Vocal Programme

Sat 9th March

Brass, Woodwind & School Groups Programme

Sat 9th March



Sat 9th March

Piano Programme

Sat 9th March

Rock & Pop


Sat 9th March

Strings and Harp Programme

HPA Fest 2024 Adjudicators

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

HPA Fest Dates and Venues

Festival Week - Monday 4th - Saturday 9th March

Speech and Drama

Hereford Racecourse

Mon 4th to Thurs 7th March


Salvation Army Citadel (Thurs - Secondary & Fri - Primary)

& St Nicholas Church (Fri - Adults)

Thurs 7th March (10:00am - 11:30am) - Secondary

Fri 8th March (10:00am - 2:00pm) - Primary

Fri 8th March (06:00pm - 7:30pm) - Adults


Salvation Army Citadel (Thurs) & St Nicholas Church (Fri)

Thurs 7th March (11:30am - 8:30pm)

Fri 8th March (2:30pm - 8:30pm)


Hereford Sixth Form College

Sat 9th March (10:45am - 4:30pm)


Hereford Sixth Form College

Sat 9th March (9:30am - 10:30am)

School Groups

Hereford Sixth Form College

Sat 9th March (4:00pm - 4:30pm)


Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross

Sat 9th March (9:30am - 2:00pm)


Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross

Sat 9th March (2:30pm - 8:00pm)


Hereford Sixth Form College

Sat 9th March (9:00am - 7:00pm)

Rock and Pop

St Nicholas Church

Sat 9th March (7:00pm - 9:30pm)

HPA Fest Gala Performance

The Courtyard, Hereford

Thurs 14th March 7:00pm

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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