Redfest 2019 – what you need to know
It’s Redfest week! Hooray!
You might have a few questions about Redfest. If you do, you’ve come to the right place. So please read on…
When is Redfest?
Things kick off at 11am in The Den, and we’ll be cheering the end of Dr Meaker’s set at 9pm – all on Saturday 3rd August.
Have a wander
It’s not just about the main stage – there’s loads going, so have an explore.
You might even discover something completely new.
Here is a map to help you get your bearings.
OK, but what is the line up?
We’ve got 5 (yes, FIVE) music stages this year, not to mention the other favourites like the Kids Village, cabaret, spoken work and Sanctuary.
So you want to find out who is playing on which stage and when? Of course you do.
You can get your programme for just £2 from The Old Stillage, Cafe Grounded, Southville Deli, The Lock Up, The Lion, Bristol Spirit and Pat’s News & Booze. And of course, you’ll be able to get one in the park itself on Saturday.
As Redfest is free, we really do rely on programme sales to help cover our ever increasing costs so please do buy one.
Please visit our accessibility page if you have a disability or a special requirement.
Can I drive?
The short answer to that question is, you can – but we really, really, really don’t want you to.
There is barely any local parking space, and it’s very annoying for our neighbours to have their streets clogged up by badly parked cars.
And loads of buses go right past the park. And trains run to Lawrence Hill station (a 20 minute walk).
Travelwest have also put together a guide to travelling in the area on the day.
on the day.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, but please keep them on a leash at all times.
Can I bring my BBQ?
We all love a summer barbecue in the park, but bringing them to Redfest is a no-no unfortunately. The smoke is a bit of a nuisance for others, and they present a fire risk with so many people nearby. Besides, we have the finest traders from Bristol’s incredible street food scene, so why not try something new?
Of course, if you want to bring a picnic, that is absolutely fine too.
Bringing the kids
There is so much exciting stuff to do with the little ones, they won’t get bored.
But in among all the fun, sometimes they do get separated from their parents.
We’re giving away wristbands for parents to write their phone numbers on and attach to children’s wrists.
Please keep your little ones close, but first take a wander over to the Lost Children, or Kids Village tent to get your wristband, and hopefully save some stress later in the day.
We have a free water refill point near the food village. So bring your own bottle and top up any time to keep hydrated!
There are plenty of toilets around the site, so please use them (and not the park, or worse the surrounding streets!).
Redfest is free, but how is it paid for?
Now this is where you lovely people come in.
We’re very fortunate to have the support of lots local businesses (you can see who they are here) and the council. But we need more money to cover our costs. Here is how you can help us:
- Make a donation via our Localgiving page. How much would you happily pay to see these amazing bands and performers at a regular festival? Whatever it is, donating a fraction of it to Redfest goes a long, long way to helping us. Don’t forget to include the tax relief – we then get free money too!
- Find a lovely bucket shaker on the day and chuck in your spare change (notes are eagerly accepted too, obvs).
- Buy food and drinks from traders at Redfest. The more money our traders make, the more they share with us. So why not sample some tasty treats and help fund Redfest too? Mmmmm.
- Buy a programme. It’s the only place you’ll find full line ups and timings for all stages.
- Buy some merch. We have wicked t shirts and tote bags available online, and at our merch stall by the main stage. Check it out.
What happens after the festival?
When leaving the site in the evening, we would be ever-so grateful if you would consider our neighbours by leaving quietly, and taking your rubbish home with you (disposing of this stuff is really expensive!).
We’ve got some incredible after parties featuring the likes of Alfresco Disco, Duvet Vous and many more, so there’s plenty of dancing to be had late into the night!
Tickets to All Hallows show featuring Alfresco Disco, Boca 45, Queen Bee, John Stapleton and more are on sale now at Bristol Ticket Shop and on the day at the merchandise tent.
- The Old Stillage
- All Hallows Hall
- The Lion
- Dark Horse
- The Plough