Charlbury's Free Music Festival

Riverside dates announced

Riverside 2013 – 27 & 28 JULY

Now coming in to its 18th year, Riverside has become a major fixture in Oxfordshire’s music calendar, with more than 30 acts playing across two stages. But despite the cost of putting on an event of this size, it is still entirely free to enter and that is down to the astonishing community effort that goes into staging the festival.

It takes a hundred volunteers to get the show up and running. After months of planning, there are three backbreaking days before the festival itself: assembling two stages and a pontoon bridge; setting up sound systems; erecting 600 metres of fencing, ten marquees and 20 stalls; and shifting 20 portable toilets.

Then on the weekend itself volunteers flip burgers, pull pints, sell programmes and T-shirts, help run the kids section and generally keep the festival goers happy. If you would like to help, even if it’s just for an hour or two, email volunteer@riversidefestival.charlbury.com

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Charlbury Riverside Festival is in Charlbury.
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Charlbury Riverside Festival is at Blenheim Palace.
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Charlbury Riverside Festival is at Charlbury Riverside Festival.
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Wow what a weekend! Thank you so much to all the bands, volunteers and visitors for making Riverside 2023 so memorable! Xx Pic by @aldoesgigs .#riverside #riversidefestival #oxford #oxfordshiremusicscene #charlbury #cotswolds ... See MoreSee Less
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Keep Riverside free

Riverside is a FREE festival organised by a small team of enthusiastic volunteers. The festival is funded entirely by sponsorship, donation and pitch fees.

If you would like to help with a contribution to Riverside, you can now send a donation safely & securely by PayPal.

100% of your donation goes towards keeping Riverside FREE!

Thank you for your continued support.

The Riverside Crew x