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The Festival of Motoring joins the River Festival, plus we have ‘Bands on the Bridge’


Love Bedford High Street

Visit the newly rejuvenated High Street, sponsored by Bedford BID, to not only see the wonderful businesses and hospitality options that we have all year round but also to admire ‘The 100’, presented by the Festival of Motoring. For the first time at the iconic River Festival, the High Street will display 100 exclusive and exceptional vehicles of all ages and types.

Town Bridge is known for being an ideal location to view the river activities, and new for 2022 the bridge will also host traditional bands performing in our ‘Bands on the Bridge’ area. Pull up a chair and relax to some rousing classical tunes performed by some of the best bands in Bedfordshire.

What's on in the High Street

  • ‘The 100’, presented by the Festival of Motoring
  • ‘Bands on the Bridge’ area
Memories from Bedford River Festival 2018




‘Bands on the Bridge’ programme

  • Saturday 23rd July

    Schedule of Events

    • 11:00 am Milton Keynes Brass
    • 1:30 pm Lickerish All Sorts Clarinet Band
    • 4:00 pm Luton Brass Band
    • 6:30 pm Bedford Town Band
  • Sunday 24th July

    Schedule of Events

    • 11:00 am Hitchin Band
    • 1:30 pm Bedford Pipe Band
    • 4:00 pm MD Sax’s Cool Band

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