Your Bedford Weekend starts here: Friday 14 – Sunday 16 February 2020


It’s the most romantic weekend of the year, and we’ve got the weekend roundup you adore so much, for all things music, theatre and culture in Bedford…

Esquires @ 8.00pm
Tickets: £22

Ho99o9 (pronounced Horror) are an American hip hop/hardcore punk group founded by theOGM and Eaddy in 2012 and they’re coming to Bedford.

They attracted a cult following on account of their live performance, according to the LA Weekly, and began collaborating with Ian Longwell who plays drums and produces for Santigold.

In 2016, former Black Flag member Brandon Pertzborn became the band’s drummer.

Loud and Quiet described Ho99o9’s sound as a “seething collision of anarchic hardcore punk rock and industrial charged death rap”. An experience not to be missed.

Support from: Saint Agnes

Late Lounge with Darren Cathan
Herd @ 9.00pm
Tickets: £8

Late Lounge HerdHerd are trying a slightly different late night this Valentine’s day with a much more laid back soundtrack to accompany cocktails and chat in the main restaurant area.

Darren Cathan will be provide the tunes but at a level conducive to chat. Their late night cocktail menu which will be available from the back bar.


Community Litter Pick
Riverfield Drive @ 10am

A community litter pick, organised by local residents, in various areas along Riverfield Drive.

Suitable and fun for all the family. All equipment is provided, we also have some children’s equipment available, but anyone under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian.

Meet at the dental surgery carpark at 10am. Please ensure you wear suitable clothes and footwear.Family Concert

Philharmonia Orchestra – family concert
Bedford Corn Exchange @ 2.00pm
Tickets: £9.50-£16.50

Faster, higher, stronger, explore the colourful world of a symphony orchestra in a friendly afternoon show that welcomes all the family.

This exciting concert celebrates the Olympic spirit, the perfect way to get inspired for Tokyo 2020.

Cheer for the underdog, feel the thrill of a race, and share in the joy of triumph over adversity as you hear musical favourites from film and television, as well as timeless classics for symphony orchestra.

Philharmonia Orchestra – Beethoven’s Eroica
Bedford Corn Exchange @ 7.30pm
Tickets: £14.00-£38.00

The greatest symphony of all time is paired with the greatest viola concerto ever written, in an evening of virtuosity and intense musical storytelling, and voted the top symphony by 150 leading conductors.

Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony’s themes of struggle and triumph have been interpreted as autobiographical – Beethoven had begun to go deaf, but had overcome his initial despair and determined to find hope and purpose in his art.

Experience Walton’s fiery Viola Concerto in the first half, a piece so popular at its premiere that The Guardian’s critic said that it was tempting to call the concerto the best thing in recent music of any nationality.

The Life of Riley
Esquires @ 8.00pm
Tickets: £8

THE LIFE OF RILEYPart of the fabric of Bedford live music scene for over 25 years, The Life of Riley make a welcome return to the main stage at Bedford Esquires.

Life of Riley appeal to so many people with Celtic rock classics from the Pogues, Waterboys REM and Van Morrison and the energy the exude makes for an excellent night out.

Only a few tickets left, so advance purchase is advised.


Reggae Roast with Paul Miller
Herd @ 1.00pm
Free entry (drinks and food available for purchase)

A selection of heavy dubs with Paul Miller. While you’re there why treat yourself to a Sunday lunch from Herd’s delicious Sunday menu. Nom nom, mon.

We’ll have a number of comedians on the bill at The Third Place. We want to make this as fun and entertaining for everyone!Bedford Comedy

Bedford Comedy Experience
The Third Place @ 4:30-7:30pm
Free entry (drinks and food available for purchase)

A great afternoon of comedy hosted by MC Nee Ridge.

With a massive selection of comedians, Vash Pernikar, Stephen Portlock, Mark Rufus, Dan Welton, Stylophobia with Dan Rubinstein, Luke Terry, Annameka Andrade, Loz Vieux – Comedienne, Alyn Ashby, Tony Twescard, Gerry Carroll, Houssem Rhaiem, Paul Kerr, Gary Twine, and Vincenzo_carrano

Your Bedford Weekend is in association with
The Bedford Clanger and Explore Bedford

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