Set times for Riverfest 2023: What is on, where and what will the weather be like?

Riverfest is one of the most popular celebrations in the city for many reasons including the giant firework display
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Riverfest is back at the embankment this weekend from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6. If you are wondering where to go and what to plan, don’t worry: here is everything you need to know for this year from food to fireworks.

What is Riverfest?

Riverfest is one of the city’s most beloved free festivals that happens each year. The huge event offers live music, fairground rides, stalls, bars and a firework show all over the river Trent.

Where is Riverfest?

The clue is in the name - river fest does in fact take place next to the river which makes a wonderful setting for the end of the event fireworks. You need to head to Victoria Embankment, Nottingham, NG2 5FB.

When does Riverfest open?

Friday will open at 17:00pm to 23:30pm

Saturday will open at 12:00pm to 23:30pm

Sunday will open at 12:00pm to 18:30 pm

What is the weather going to be like?

It hasn’t been the best July on record so fingers crossed that we have a better August. However, the forecast looks mixed for the weekend and visitors will need to pack a parka to stay dry as showers are forecast.

The Met Office predicts that Friday will see cloudy changing to light showers by lunchtime with temperatures of 19. Saturday will see Sunny changing to light showers by lunchtime with temperatures reaching 18. Sunday is predicted to be sunny changing to light showers by lunchtime.

What time are the fireworks for Riverfest?

The main event for the festival is the 10 minute firework display which can see crowds of 40,000 line up along the Trent. The fireworks are set to take place on both Friday and Saturday night from 10.30pm.

What is there to eat and drink at Riverfest?

There are multiple stalls on offer at the festival but the embankment is open for people to bring a picnic. Last year, stalls included everything from loaded fries to fafafel to Greek food to ice cream. There is something for everyone including multiple bars stationed around the site.

What are the main set times for 2023?

Friday, August 4

Monument Stage

7:15 - 8:30: Soothsayers

9:15 - 10:30: Buffo’s Wake

Big Top

6:00 - 7:00 - Tommy K

7:00 - 8:45 - Damien Wells X HAZE

8:45 - 9:00 - IMZZ

9:00- 1:15 - Fever X Jez Prince

Bandstage Stage

7:00- 7:30 - Jimmy Evans

8:00 - 8:30: Good Goodbye

9:00- 10:00: Bored Marsh

Saturday August 5

Monument stage

1:15 - 2:30: Awale Jant Band

3:15 - 4:30: Tiwiza

5:15 - 6:30 - Kasai Masai

9:15 - 10:30 - Achanak

Big Top

12:30 - 1:15: 5 Hills out

1:15 - 1:30 - Del Scott Miller

1:40 - 2:25 : Winter Wilson

2:50 - 3:40: Kootch

4:00 - 4:50: Marc Block

5:10 - 6:00: The Lost Notes

6:10 - 7:10 : Hannah Saunders and Ben Savage

7:30 - 8:30: The Black Feathers

8:50 - 10:00: Sound of Sirens

Bandstage Stage

1:00- 1:30: Harpa

2:00 - 2:30 : Louie Walsh

3:00 - 3:50: Sophie Diver and Cheska

4:00 - 4:30: Chaos Bleak

5:00- 5:30 : George Gadd and The Aftermath

6:00- 6:30 : Jonny Olley

7:00 - 7:30 : Grain Mother

8:00 - 8:30: Cam Mannix

9:00- 10:00: Idolising Nova

Sunday August 6

Monument stage

1:00 - 2:15 : Cajun Roosters

3:00 - 4:15: Noga Ritter

5:00 - 6:15 : Grupo Lokito

Big Top

12:00 -1:00: Fun Chorus

1:15 - 2:00: Carlton Male Voice Choir

3:50 - 4: 50 : Cranberry Flick

Bandstage Stage

12:00 - 12:30 : Brad Dear and The March

1:00 - 1:30 : Jiminil

2:00 - 2:45: Katie Kaddie

3:15 - 3:45 : Ben Mark Smith

4:15 - 5:00: Kelsey and the Embers