Thank You Redfest!

Wow, what a year this was! A massive, massive thank you to everyone who came down and made Redfest 2016 as amazing as it was. 2016 was our biggest and most ambitious year yet, and your support made it one of the bets we have ever had. So thank you!

We would also like to say massive thank you to our brilliant crew and team of volunteer, without whom there would be no festival. Thank you all so much for your hard work, and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! A big thank you too to all the performers and stallholders, who brightened up the festival and all of our amazing sponsors for their support too.

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Old Stillage quiz raises much needed £££!

Well, what a crazy night last night, with the Stillage almost as busy as we have ever seen it, let alone on a Tuesday night! The pub and cafe were packed to the rafters and we had to borrow chairs from the Red Lion!
Thank you to everyone who came, especially the people who couldn’t get a seat because it was so crowded, and valiantly stood up all evening.
We raised an amazing £380, and every penny of it will go towards the 2016 festival.
Massive thank you to quizmistress Claire who did an amazing job organising, writing questions, sourcing prizes and of course the all-important microphone skills.

Audio Sushi Fundraiser

The fundraiser gigs are coming fast as lightning! Next up, it’s a night of reggae, drum&bass, disco, dubstep, rap (and lots more things beginning with D and R) on Saturday 26 March, 8pm till late at The Old Stillage in Church Road, the lovely local pub that is also a longtime headline sponsor of the festival.

DJs Mistri and Treat (Ujima Radio/The Remix) and Red Tom (Redfest) plus very special guests will be in charge of the tunes and there’ll also be BLINGO – like bingo, but with added bling!

Suggested donation of £3 on the door – all money will go to this year’s festival. See you there!

Vinyl AllStars fundraiser

It’s our first party of 2016, with Paul Moylan (Gumbo) dipping into his trunk of funk, suitcase of soul and valise of vinyl and playing raw soul, R&B, deep funk and a whole load more tunes to dance to… plus Redfest’s own steel wheel superstars Russ and Dermot with a jump-up mix of reggae, afrobeat and funk.

“Where’s it to me babber?”, we hear you ask – well, it’s happening at the Plough Inn, Easton, on March 4, from 8 till late. We’d love you to come and join us and dance, drink or do whatever makes you happy!

All proceeds go towards this year’s festival. Suggested donation £3 on the door.

Redfest Quizfest is BACK! Click here for details

Redfest Quizfest is BACK!

Yes by popular demand we are running another fundraising pub quiz at the Greenbank pub in Easton. Last time it was absolutely packed and we expect a big crowd again this time so come and brighten up your Monday by joining us for a fun and musical night! Live song intro round now confirmed (went down a storm last time!).

Teams of up to six, entry fee just £2 per person. All proceeds go towards Redfest 2016.

For those of you on social media please do sign up to the Facebook event and invite your local pals – but anyone can just turn up on the night and join in. If you don’t have a full team, don’t worry, you can always join one of the Redfest crew teams and make some new friends!

Prizes are currently a closely guarded secret but they will be just as ace as last time (and if you’d like to donate a prize please get in touch at info@redfestbristol).

Three Kings High confirmed for Old Stillage after party

The front of the Old Stillage pub in Church Road, Bristol

So here’s some news we’re very excited about – Three Kings High will be playing at one of Redfest’s after parties, at the Old Stillage pub in Church Road. The party starts at 8pm in the newly extended (and newly green-walled!) pub which is a devoted friend and sponsor of Redfest every year. Oh, and there’s another band too and a DJ to finish off the night (sorry, no more details on that right now – you’ll have to buy a programme to find out more…)

Three Kings High are an amalgamation of Bristol’s diverse influences with big riff heavy guitars, anthemic choruses and indie sensibilities. They’ve been gigging all over the country for a few years now, from punk nights in London to soul venues in Newcastle, and have been championed by BBC Bristol as ones to watch. So, why not come and watch them? The party doesn’t have to stop when the main stage closes!

(And you’ll no doubt find a few tired but happy members of the Redfest crew down the front of the dancefloor, letting our hair down after a long day’s work!)

To get a taster of the Kings’ music check out their website or have a gander at this video…

A silent film with live piano accompaniment

The Fringe is coming!

Redfest is not just about one day in the park. There’s also the Redfest Fringe, bringing you two nights of top-notch entertainment to get you warmed up for the main event.

Here’s what’s on the menu: for more details, pick up a festival programme from one of many local shops or the venues themselves.

Thursday 30 July

Red Lion – 8pm

Silent films with live piano soundtrack

The Old Stillage – 8pm

Irish Night acoustic jam session

Friday 31 July

Red Lion – 9pm

Dick Venom and The Terrortones – high energy psychobilly

The Greenbank – 9pm

Agent Funk – funk and soul classics

The Old Stillage – 8pm

Bristol DJs playing soul, funk and house