Various Venues

Redfest

Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th August 2017

Various Venues in Bristol

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Minimum age: 18

The festival’s speciality is showcasing of young bands on the cusp of greatness, but Redfest also mixes in established acts for the taste-maker audience.

In its seventh year, Redfest remains staunchly independent with no major sponsorships and works hard to keep the tickets as affordable as possible. It is also proud of its reputation for championing new, emerging bands, solo artists and DJs. In 2007 the festival hosted little-known singer-songwriters Newton Faulkner and Laura Marling and has over the years staged the likes of Enter Shikari, Modestep and Brit award winning Ed Sheeran, who took to the main stage in 2010, a performance still cherished by all present.

Exciting new format for 2017

This year Redfest will be taking a break from the day event in St George Park to curate a weekend long, multi-venue festival on and around Church Road. Working with local venues, community organisations, businesses, traders and artists of all disciplines from Redfield and the surrounding areas, using a wider variety of platforms to showcase local artists and a curated trail will challenge people to explore their neighbourhood and discover venues they may not have known before. The organisers want to highlight Church Road and the surrounding area in its best possible light, introduce people to everything that’s great about the area and increase community cohesion and pride.

In the Community:

Since Redfest first launched in 2008 it has evolved from a small, week-long event showcasing local artistic talent into a huge event in St George Park. Since the first Redfest in St George Park in 2012, it has seen unprecedented growth in visitor numbers with an estimated 20,000 people attending in 2016. In 2017, Redfest will be taking a break from running a one-day event in the park and going back to its roots as a multi-venue, community festival and all involved are really excited about the event!

By the Community:

The organisers will be curating a weekend long series of events at a range of venues on Church Road and want to work with local venues, community organisations, businesses, traders and artists of all disciplines from Redfield and the surrounding areas. Redfest is a festival which is put on by and for the people of East Bristol and we encourage all local businesses and artists to get involved in the new look Redfest!

For the Community:

The mission of Redfest is to enrich the local community through the arts and the new format for Redfest will re-focus the festival on the local community. There will be a wider variety of platforms to showcase local artists and the curated trail will challenge people to explore their neighbourhood and discover venues they may not have known before. The event organisers' aim is to highlight Church Road and the surrounding area in its best possible light, introduce people to everything that’s great about our area and increase community cohesion and pride.

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Church Road Bristol BS,
Bristol
BS1 5UX

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