Redfest is recruiting

Planning for Redfest 2018 is already under way, and we’re looking to boost our amazing team with some fresh and enthusiastic new faces. The festival will take place on 4 August, but the detailed planning phase (and the hard work) will kick off in January.

We have a number of volunteer positions open right now.

  • Community Engagement / Diversity Manager
  • Catering Manager
  • Cabaret Programming Team
  • Kids Village Manager
  • Wellbeing Area Manager
  • Build / Break Team Leader
  • Fundraising Events Team
  • Volunteer Recruitment Team

Applications for general stewarding and helpers on the day will open in early January.

Whether you have loads of expertise and want to give something back, or you’re looking to gain experience to boost your CV, or you just might want to give your time to a good cause, volunteering for Redfest gives you the opportunity to make a real difference, have some fun and meet lots of new friends, not to mention the warm fuzzy feeling and buzz of being part of something amazing.

If you or anyone else you know might like to join the Redfest team, please email and we’ll send you job specs for the roles you’re interested in.

We would like your feedback

Redfest is a free community festival that aims to to provide arts and entertainment to the people of Redfield and nearby BS5 areas. We welcome all feedback on the festival and would love to know what you thought was good and what could be improved for future years!

If you’d like to offer your feedback please complete the form below, which should take about 5 minutes. Before you complete the form we would like to say that we know a lot of people would prefer to have the event in St George’s park as it was for the last few years. We completely understand that feeling but there were a number of reasons we were unable to do a big park event this year which we have explained in this blog post. Please feel free to tell us you’d like the event in the park again, but we’d also welcome suggestions about how we could improve the format that ran this year if we were to do it again, or other suggestions of how you could see Redfest being put on in the future.

Thank you.


Volunteering for Redfest

During National Volunteers’ Week we’ve been asking people who volunteer for Redfest to tell us a bit about what they do and why they enjoy volunteering for the festival. Volunteering for a community festival is a really rewarding experience and we’re looking for loads more volunteers to help out with running the festival on 5th and 6th August. Find out more and apply here.


“I’m Steve from Jelli Records and I lived in St George for many years spending a lot of my childhood and youth in St George Park playing football. I wanted to give something back to a great community so I got involved with Redfest about five years ago, running a music stage in the park and this year in Bethesda Church. It’s a really great community festival and long may it continue.”



“I’m part of the Sustainability Team. I’m currently studying for a Masters degree at UWE in Event Management, so this is great hands on experience for me! On the day I’ll be working really closely with the venues, local community and event team to make sure everything runs smoothly.”



“This is my second year working with the Redfest team. Being part of the team really made me feel part of the community and getting involved was a joy and really rewarding. Last year I ran the kids village which was a lot of fun. Over the weekend this year I’ll be managing the St George Community Centre and also Gladstone Street Park.”



“I’m the marketing manager for Redfest. I love living in Redfield and have always enjoyed attending Redfest so I wanted to get involved. This is my first year volunteering and on the day I’ll mostly be searching out the most interesting events and sharing them through social media.”



“I’m the dance manager for Redfest – I got involved because I wanted to see great dance showcased at the festival. On the day I’ll be getting the artists ready, helping attendees get involved and running a workshop and performance with my own group South West Dance Theatre. This is my second year organising the dance program – last year was fantastic with a really infectious buzz from the crowd and artists.”


If you’d like to get involved in Redfest this year let us know – we’ve got loads of shifts across the weekend for a variety of different roles! Fill out this form to register your interest!