The stage is being prepared for this year’s OllieFest in Ross-on-Wye, which takes place over the August bank holiday at Ross Rugby Club.

The festival, which gains in popularity every year, is putting their plans in place to bring a selection of live music and entertainment to the town.

Live music which will be over three stages, includes: UK Queen, The Commitments, UK Fleetwood Mac, Thomas Nicholas Band, The UK Rock Show, The Young Casuals, Young Elton, Runaway Killers, Born Gaga, Link N Park, DJ Hype, Vandal, DJ Sy, Nicky Blackmarket, plus lots more.

As well as the fantastic live music there will be a fun fair, plenty of food and drink, entertainment for children, and a fireworks display at 10.50pm on the Sunday to mark the end of the event.

Camping is available on site, with a few spaces still available. More information is available at for more information. Festival tickets can be purchased in advance at and tickets can also be purchased on the day. Parking is available in the field opposite the entrance to the rugbyclub, which costs of £5 all day.

The event kicks off on Friday, August 26 at 12 noon and runs until 11pm on Sunday, August 28 and is held at the Ross Rugby Club, Greytree, Ross-on-Wye.

Olliefest was first held in 2015 in response to the tragic loss of a member of Ross Rugby Club, Ollie Floyd. He was just 20-years-old when he died in March 2015, and was a popular member of the local rugby club. Unsure of how to bring the community together, friends and relatives put together a free community event featuring live music including several well-known headline acts, along with a friendly rugby match at Ollie’s favourite place, the Ross Rugby Club.

The first event was a spur of the moment response to put something together, to acknowledge the grief of losing such a well-loved friend but to also lift the community’s spirits and celebrate Ollie’s life. The event has grown massively over the years and now offers a wide variety of musical entertainment as well as a funfair and plenty of places to eat and drink.

OllieFest is a non-profit event, all money raised is given to charity. Costing around £30,000 to stage the event, it is only possible because of the support OllieFest have had from local businesses and individuals.