Charlbury's Free Music Festival

Volunteering & Stewarding at Riverside

Updated for 2024

Riverside Festival is run entirely by an amazing band of local volunteers, who help to make everything run smoothly. Local groups and organisations like the Charlbury Beer Festival and Charlbury Primary School help with the loan of equipment, Charlbury Pre-School run the tea and cake tent, and our local recycling group ensures that 99% of the waste generated at Riverside doesn’t go to landfill. West Oxfordshire District Council has given Riverside Festival an Inclusive Award in recognition of its work to ensure the festival is open and welcoming to people of all abilities whether they be volunteers working at the festival, performers or, most importantly, the audience.

We want YOU!:

If you’ve not been involved in Charlbury’s Riverside Festival before, be part of it this year. Not only is it good fun, but it’s also a great way to meet like-minded people. If you would like to help, even if it’s just for an hour or two, please email

Stewarding with Wicked Events:

Or perhaps you would like to get involved in stewarding at Riverside. We work with Wicked Events who provide officially recognised stewarding for Riverside, and many other Festivals around the country.

If you enjoy it, maybe you could sign up for some of their other events too!

You can contact Wicked Events about working at Charlbury at this link: Wicked Stewarding


Charlbury Riverside Festival is in Charlbury.
Charlbury Riverside Festival
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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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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