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Castle Mound

Sitting in the heart of the site, Castle Mound will feature the BBC Introducing stage, a vegan fair, and a viewing area for river races


Gallagher Developments Castle Mound

New for 2022, Castle Mound will host the BBC Introducing Stage, giving local up-and-coming musicians another opportunity to be involved in the River Festival. For vegan goodies and homewares, visit the Green Earth Vegan Lounge behind the Mound. This area is also on the doorstep of The Higgins Bedford.

Castle Mound has long offered an excellent viewing spot for the various river activities taking place throughout the Festival weekend, including the racing and the illuminated boat parade on Saturday evening. Visitors can enjoy the catering options on offer or bring a picnic.

Castle Mound is kindly sponsored by Gallagher Developments.

What's on at Castle Mound

  • BBC Introducing Stage
  • Green Earth Vegan Lounge
  • River activities viewing
  • Catering
Memories from Bedford River Festival 2018




The 2022 River Festival will include countless river activities, eight live music and performance areas, the Sports Island, Pirate Island, the wonderful offerings of the Festival Market, plus so much more.

Make sure you keep the 23rd & 24th July 2022 free in your diaries so that you don’t miss out on any of the action.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on this web site, please contact the Events Team at to discuss how you can get involved.


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