What to Expect at BedFest 2024

A day you do not want to miss out on! Get ready for an exciting mix of live music performances, drinks, sampling some of the best local street food, and entertainment. It is a day filled with fun and festivities for all ages, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Event Details

About Henshaws

Henshaws is a charity dedicated to supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities, with a history spanning over 180 years. By attending BedFest 2024, you are not just enjoying a fantastic day out, you are also supporting the incredible work of Henshaws.

As part of our 20th year celebrations in 2023, Wish were proud to make Henshaws our charity of the year, and aim to support their calendar of activities.


About Henshaws College

Henshaws Specialist College is based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire for students aged 16-25 with special educational needs and disabilities, including:

  • Sensory Impairments
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Healthcare Needs
  • Moderate to severe learning difficulties
  • Profound and multiple learning disabilities

The college provides a personalised learning environment for young people, and emphasises the development of independence, employability, and personal skills, helping students reach their full potential.


Bed race day

Bed Fest supports one of the UK’s most unique and entertaining community events – The Great Knaresborough Bed Race!

The Bed Race is the highlight of the day, featuring a mighty pageant of decorated beds with passengers and runners, navigating a 2.4 mile course through Knaresborough.

Before the race begins, enjoy the parade that showcases the creativity and community spirit of Knaresborough. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the beds up close and appreciate the hard work that goes into each one.

The event is organised by volunteers from the Knaresborough Lions to raise funds to meet local charitable and community needs. This annual community event is an unforgettable experience for the teams involved, and unmissable for the spectators.

Bring your family and friends, cheer on the teams, and enjoy a day of fun in Knaresborough.

Bed Race Website

Event line up

Time Main Stage Acoustic Stage
12.00pm DJ Trev
1.30pm Take 2
2.15pm DJ Trev
3.00pm Bed Race (No Live Performance)
4.00pm Drop Leg Steppers Charlotte and Rosie
4.45pm Rufus Beckett Oliver Liptrott
5.30pm Leo Hicks Hamish Harper
6.15pm Voice of the People Keeper of Bees
7.00pm The OD’s S.M.I.F.F
7.45pm Crafted in rock Jim Thistle
8.30pm Rory Hoy
9.15pm Captain and the Bear
10.00pm Hot Sauce

Artist Samples

Not sure if you’ll like the line up? Have a listen to some of the artists in their YouTube videos below.

Drop Leg Steppers
Rory Hoy
Hamish Harper
Keeper of bees

Overview of Wish

Wish is an award-winning integrated marketing agency with offices in Hunsingore, Leeds, and London. We specialise in crafting innovative marketing solutions tailored to meet diverse business challenges and objectives. By harnessing emerging technologies, we ensure our clients remain at the forefront of the ever-evolving marketing and digital landscape. Our commitment to a client-centric approach has fostered strong partnerships, enabling us to consistently deliver exceptional results and drive significant success for our clients.

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