Little Treasures to sponsor Kids’ Village

We are really pleased to announce that Little Treasures toy shop will sponsor the Kids’ Village at Redfest 2016.

Little Treasures is an independent toy shop right next to St George Park, offering a wide range of party bag and pocket money toys, as well as craft kits and wooden toys. It’s priced so that kids can go in and spend their own pocket money on stuff, so that they can get exactly what they love and learn about the value of money at the same time.

This is the first time that a brand has specifically sponsored an area of the festival and it shows how we can work with our sponsors to tailor make a package that works for them. So if you have a business and would like to discuss ideas about how you could be affiliated with Bristol’s best free festival and reach an audience of many thousand potential new customers, email info@redfestbristol.co.uk and we’d love to discuss options with you.

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.

Line-up for the Grounded Garden Stage

A young blonde woman stands in front of a blackboard that reads: Grounded summer music: 7.30 Wednesday 8th July Glow Globes gypsy jazz folk Redfest fundraiser; REDFEST 2015 GARDEN STAGE Saturday August 1st Lady Nade, Chris Webb, BiffBangPow, The British European Jazz Ensemble: BBQ IN ST GEORGE PARK:

When we saw Cafe Grounded (one of our headline sponsors) post this photo on their Facebook page we couldn’t resist sharing it! Barista Ashley’s groovy graphics have got us really excited about the line up on the Grounded Garden Stage. It’s is a lovely place to enjoy some intimate gigs if you prefer to get away from the crowds in the main festival, and with the added bonus of delicious food and drinks and cake… as every local knows, Grounded’s cake selection is one of the best in Bristol!

PS If you want to know more about the gig at the top of this list, click here to find out more about the Glow Globes fundraiser.

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