Join the Redfest 2016 crew!

We’re now taking volunteer registrations for stewards, decor makers, build and breakdown crew, and many more roles at Redfest 2016. Lend us your skills and learn new ones, make new friends and feel part of a fantastic community event – everyone is welcome!

In return for your time you’ll get a free t shirt, treatment in the Wellbeing Area, drinks tokens (for alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks), water and snacks and a free meal from our crew caterers.

Click here to register as a volunteer

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!

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

Another reason to <3 The Old Stillage!

Lovely food, great music and real ales… you might think the Old Stillage pub on Church Road already has everything it needs to be your favourite pub in Redfield or even the world. But then they only go and become our second headline sponsor and so there’s even more reason to love the pub and its landlord Nemo! (That’s him in the photo, by the way, standing proudly by the door.)

The Stillage is a long-time friend of Redfest, and last year hosted music during the day and a jam-packed after party in the evening where revellers and crew alike danced until we melted!

The “Behind the Bookcase” restaurant has recently been taken over by a new chef and you really should try the new menu, which includes absolutely delicious Sunday lunches and fantastic vegan and vegetarian options.

And don’t forget the pool table and comfy sofas… the Stillage is a great place to meet up with friends old and new, and if you see the Redfest team in there having one of our very important meetings, pop over and say hi.

We don’t charge for entry to festival so we rely on generous support from sponsors such as the Stillage to help cover the costs of essential stuff like toilets, power, and generators.

If you have a business and you’d like to find out more about supporting Redfest, email info@redfestbristol.co.uk and we’ll be happy to talk through details about the different ways you can help, the pricing range, and what you’ll get in return (as well as a warm fuzzy feeling).

If you’d just like to donate money you can do that using the PayPal donation button on every page of this website, and we will love you very much.

Hooray for Grounded, our first headline sponsor

Grounded Cafe Redfield are a long time supporter of Redfest Bristol, and we are really pleased that they’ve come on board this year as our first headline sponsor.

There are a million reasons to love Grounded – they’ve got the best pizza on Church Road, a lovely little garden, really nice veggie options on their menu as well as hearty meat, they do great takeaway coffee early in the morning right near the bus stop into town, and many more. But most of all we love how they support the local arts with lots of gigs by local bands and frequently changing exhibitions by local artists.

Not to mention of course that they help support Redfest every year with much-needed funds. We don’t charge for entry to festival so we rely on generous support from sponsors such as Grounded to help cover the costs of essential stuff like toilets, power, and generators.

If you have a business and you’d like to find out more about supporting Redfest, email info@redfestbristol.co.uk and we’ll be happy to talk through details about the different ways you can help, the pricing range, and what you’ll get in return (as well as a warm fuzzy feeling).

If you’d just like to donate money you can do that using the PayPal donation button on every page of this website, and we will love you very much.

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).

Help us organise Redfest 2016

So, remember how much you enjoyed Redfest this year? Fancy helping us make the next one? We have the following vacancies for volunteers in the team that organises the festival:

  • Kids Village Manager
  • Fundraiser – corporate sponsorship
  • Fundraiser – fundraising events
  • Catering team (junior role – please note this is the team that organises catering stalls at the festival, it doesn’t involve actual catering)
  • Health and safety team (junior role)
  • Site zone managers
  • Site build managers
  • Site decor team
  • Merchandise team

The time commitment and experience needed for each role varies, and you don’t need to have experience in events for all of the roles: transferable skills are welcome. We also have plenty of jobs for enthusiastic people with no experience who just want to do something great for their community!

If any of this sounds like you and you want to find out more, email us at info@redfestbristol.co.uk

Click here if you’d prefer to be involved as a performer, trader or sponsor

Core team meeting June 2015
The 2015 core team get together once a month to catch up – here are some of us at a meeting shortly before the festival.