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.

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.

A man and a woman are shot from above, smiling broadly. She plays a double bass and harmonica, he plays an acoustic guitar.

The Glow Globes play midweek gypsy jazz

We all love to tap our feet to gypsy jazz, and we all love to fill our faces with pizza, so why not combine the two on Wednesday 8 July when the Glow Globes will play a fundraiser gig for us at Cafe Grounded. All you have to do is turn up and throw whatever cash you can spare into the Redfest donations bucket! It’s a great way to get over Hump Day: you get the entertainment and you also get to help support your favourite local festival.

Find them at Redfest headline sponsor Cafe Grounded, 287 Church Road, BS5, on 8 July 2015 at 8pm and if you’d like a tuney taster beforehand, check out the Glow Globes’ website.

Quizfest raises a whopping £200!

The interior of the Greenbank Pub in Easton, Bristol. The tables are crowded with people concentrating hard on the music round of the quiz.

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the first Redfest Quizfest on Monday 25 May 2015. Congratulations to everyone who won in the quiz and the raffle – we’d love you to send us a tweet or post on Facebook to let us know how you’re enjoying your prizes.

We raised £200, which is absolutely brilliant and will be essential to keeping the festival alive and free.

The Redfest team was out in force, we had a great time and it was great to meet lots of Redfest fans and some of our new volunteers. In fact, the Redfest Volunteers team came joint second (much to their surprise!) so we clearly have some brainiacs on the crew this year!

Once again our thanks go to the Greenbank pub for providing the venue, to prize-donaters Pieminister, Dig In Bristol, Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork, Cafe Grounded and Southville Deli, and to the Bristol Sweetmart, Maitreya Social and Butcombe Brewery, who between them provided some rather spiffing bangers and mash. And, last but very much not least, quizmistress Claire and her team of intriguing question-setters.

Let’s do it all again soon!

 

Kirsten Sings with Andy Christie

On June 3 the brilliant Kirsten Sings is joined by Andy Christie on guitar for a night of music at Redfield’s Cafe Grounded, in aid of Redfest.

What could be more lovely than some acoustic jazz folk tunes to accompany delicious food and maybe a cheeky midweek glass of wine?

Find them at Redfest headline sponsor Cafe Grounded, 287 Church Road, BS5, on 3 June 2015 at 7.30.

Grounded June 3 2015 poster

 

The Redfest Quizfest

Come along and join in our quiz extravaganza at the Greenbank pub in Easton on 25 May. Top off your bank holiday weekend with a chance to win fabulous Bristolian prizes and celebrate Redfest’s new friends at one of our favourite pubs in the area.

There will be a live music round on the piano and free food to munch on if you arrive on time! All in aid of raising funds to make Redfest 2015 better than ever.

£2 per head entry, max. 6 people per team

The growing list of prizes available to win on the night now include:
Pieminister voucher
Dig in Bristol veg box
Vouchers for a free massage from Redfest partner the Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork
Complimentary pub meal
Redfest t-shirts
…and we are working on more!

JollyTots! Music and singing workshop fundraiser

Under 5’s are invited to bring along their grown up’s for a special workshop at The Faraway Tree Cafe in Church Road, BS5, with Redfest partner JollyTots! Come along for some music and singing fun on 19 May 2015.

A donation of £3 or more will be asked for. All the money taken will go towards this year’s Redfest festival.

Stick around and enjoy a great cup of coffee and some delicious home-made delights in Church Road’s newest addition: The Faraway Tree.

 

Help keep Redfest free

St George Park, where Redfest happens, is full of beautiful trees – but unfortunately, money does not grow on them! And the costs of putting on a festival are rising each year. So Redfest relies on the generosity of local people to keep us the best free festival in Bristol.

If you’re a business and would like to sponsor us, you can email for more information. We have lots of different options and can even tailor-make a sponsorship package to suit you. Look who’s already got their brand linked with Redfest (are any of them your competitors?!).

We also gratefully accept donations from anyone who enjoys the festival: you can donate with a credit or debit card, or through PayPal, by clicking on the “donate” button that you’ll see on every page of this website. You could also throw some cash into one of our buckets at a fundraising event or at the festival itself.

We love everyone who comes to Redfest, but we especially love people who donate! And if you’re in the local area, please think about giving your business to one of our wonderful sponsors or partners. We couldn’t do it without them.