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July 20th, 2014

Worked out who you’re going to see yet? Use our handy clashfinder! Download a printable version HERE or click the clashfinder below to view it BIG Tickets still available HERE  

July 17th, 2014

2 day weekend, and day tickets are still available from our ticket link HERE. Don’t forget to buy your car parking and shuttle bus tickets while you’re there! Info about opening times, travel, taxis, shuttle buses from Redhill station, what not to bring, what you can bring etc etc can be found on our info more…

July 16th, 2014

Easy Now Hifi return to Redfest this year with the “Easy on the Apples” Roots and Cider Bar! Bringing you the fantastic local cider Wobblegate, produced with apples grown on their orchard at Juicy HQ, 15 miles from the Redfest site, To help the cider go down their team of DJ’s, including the guys from more…

July 13th, 2014

Here’s how our Intro Stage will look on the day. If you haven’t got your tickets yet grab em from our ticket link.  

July 8th, 2014

The first of our stage times have been released. This is how the Total Uprawr Stage will be looking all weekend. From 11pm til 2am Total Uprawr guest DJs will be rocking the decks for a silent disco.

July 8th, 2014

We’ve got some entertainment news for all amongst you who bought Super Early Bird or 3 night camping tickets. We have a whole night of live bands, djs and a magician on Thursday 24th July from 8pm. We’re hoping Jake can make cider magically appear. 20:00 Tree House Fire (acoustic set) 21:00 LSTmusic 22:00 The Watermelons 23:00 Jay Darkside (dj more…

June 2nd, 2014

TWO MORE BANDS JOIN REDFEST 2014   Scottish experimental pop rock quintet Vukovi and Redhill locals FAUX join the main stage billing for Surrey’s premier independant music festival.   Influences ranging from Foals, Florence Welch, Rage Against the Machine and Incubus have seen the tight, muscular riff machine Vukovi develop a powerful live show supporting more…

May 10th, 2014

We’re pleased to announce our last 3 acts for our Introducting Stage will be Avec Sans, The Bulletproof Bomb and Kyko.   Avec Sans are a London based 2 piece electronica, being heralded by The Guardian as ‘ones to watch’. Youtube: http://bit.ly/1i4QdSL Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/avecsansFacebook: www.facebook.com/avecsansband   The Bulletproof Bomb are local boys from Epsom/Sutton, bringing an alternative acoustic punk more…

April 24th, 2014

Redfest has teamed up once again with Koko London to bring you Redfest at Club NME. Sign up for a £4 guest list by posting your name below. Club NME and Redfest join forces to bring this very special Friday night. Redfest bring a pair of the bands from this year’s bill, Young Kato and more…

April 5th, 2014

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April 1st, 2014

It is with HUGE pleasure that we announce that our Friday night headliners are the KINGS of ragga metal SKINDRED, who will be joined by MOBO winners Krept & Konan, London boys TOY, and Young Kato, who are currently on tour with You Me at Six. Skindred are veritable festival veterans and famed for their more…

March 21st, 2014

Here it is then! Our full Introducing Stage lineup. We’ve got some familiar faces returning and lots of lovely new music for you guys to check out. If you’re unfamiliar with anyone here getting clicking and check them out!! BEANS ON TOAST DISRAELI AND THE SMALL GODS LA SHARK WILDFLOWERS AS ELEPHANTS ARE DANCE A more…

February 28th, 2014

We’re delighted to welcome Billy Lockett, Coasts, Sivu, A Plastic Rose, Raglans and SOAK to our 2014 lineup! What a lineup this is turning out to be! Feast your eyes on our new artwork. Tickets are available from the ticket link. Billy Lockett: Having played his way from the basement to the studio, whilst captivating more…

February 14th, 2014

We’re very pleased to welcome indie rock band Peace to our main stage as our Saturday headliners. Having received critical acclaim from publications such as The Guardian and NME in 2012, comparing them to bands like The Maccabees and Foals, Worcester quartet Peace went on to be nominated for Radio 1′s ‘Sound of 2013′, and more…

February 7th, 2014

Here it is then, our first wave of main stage acts for Redfest 2014. We welcome Irish folk-pop duet, and brothers, Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor, who will be joining us along with Youtube sensation George Barnett, The Skints – back by very popular demand, along with The LaFontaines, the hauntingly beautiful voice of Lauren more…

January 17th, 2014

We’re delighted to be able to bring you the first of our lineup announcements for 2014! And to welcome Total Uprawr (www.totaluprawr.com) to the party. Well…to provide the party (they’re pretty good at it). So this is our TOTAL UPRAWR STAGE.  It’s loud, it’s heavy, it’s rowdy. It’s got girls, riffs, beats, rock, punk, attitude more…

December 27th, 2013

Last few remaining Super Early Birds are still available HERE, priced at just £55 (plus booking fee). We’ll be taking them off sale at midnight on the 31st December. If there’s any left. Don’t panic though if you’re not that fussed about getting onto the site a night early, or about saving a few quid, more…

November 28th, 2013

Redfest Super Early Bird Tickets are cheaper weekend festival and camping tickets that do something a little bit special….they will get you into the Redfest site earlier than any other type of Redfest ticket, at 6pm on Thursday 24th July. The good news for us is that the batch of SEBT tickets that we put more…

November 15th, 2013

HUGE news this week for Redfest, we’ve been granted a permanent licence! Have a read and we’ll be seeing you all in 2014. And for countless years after as well! Don’t forget you can still get your hands on Super Early Bird weekend tickets, including exclusive Thursday night access, camping and entertainment, right up until more…

October 30th, 2013

This from our main stage sponsors Blackstar Amplification:   Produced by our rock stage sponsors Hype Clothing: HYPE x REDFEST 2013 from HYPE. on Vimeo.   From our 3rd stage curators and sponsors Guildford Boileroom:     And this from Hype Stage band Continents: Their summer diary including footage from Redfest:   Visit our Facebook more…

October 30th, 2013

Grab your 2014 tickets now and benefit from: Early Entry on Thursday evening EXCLUSIVELY for Super Early Bird Ticket holders. SECRET ENTERTAINMENT: we’re keeping a lid on this for a while but rest assured it’ll be something dope. Automatic entry to win you and 3 friends access for the whole weekend into our backstage GUEST more…

August 23rd, 2013

And it’s pretty darn great. Have a look, and see if you can spot yourself! www.blackstaramps.com  

August 10th, 2013

We have a number of exclusive Super Early Bird Tickets available now for Redfest 2014. This is the ONLY way to get early entry and Thursday night camping for next year’s festival, and it’ll be our CHEAPEST entry so get your tickets now before they sell out. We’ll even have some secret entertainment for you. more…

August 5th, 2013

This is a HUGE heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in Redfest this year – to all the incredible bands who graced our stages, our fantastic staff, all the volunteers, sponsors, traders, the countless people who have tirelessly promoted and supported the event including our brilliant Street Teamers, and last but definitely not least YOU more…

July 31st, 2013

Our Redfest Roving Reporter Rachael Scarsbrook’s review of Friday: When a once quiet and tranquil corner of Surrey turns into a haven of loud noise, wellies and music it can only mean one thing. Redfest is back! Taking over Robin’s Cook Farm once more with a stellar line up, this 2 day event is a more…

July 17th, 2013

But panic ye not, anyone needing a ride from Redhill Train Station up to the site can pick up a car from the taxi rank outside, or visit Road Runner Taxis opposite. Call and book in advance, which we’d recommend, on 01737 760076.

July 9th, 2013

  So we decided to run this pretty cool competition, to win EVERYTHING you could possibly need to have an incredible weekend. You can see what exactly by clicking  HERE. And more importantly, to enter, should you wish to. It’s not too late! We’ve only had 4 entries, but…those entries are QUALITY. We thought we’d put more…

July 8th, 2013

Have a butchers, and start planning your day!  

July 8th, 2013

We have a couple of new additions to our lineup for 2013: The LaFontaines and Continents. Unfortunately, due to a serious road traffic accident last month involving their guitarist Dave, God Damn have had to pull out of this year’s Redfest. We would like to extend all our best wishes to his family, friends and more…

June 17th, 2013

We have a bunch of goodies to help ensure that one lucky winner’s weekend will be BANGIN’. The prize is: * A pair of VIP weekend passes * A tent * A crate of beer * A crate of Monster Energy * Hot meal tokens * 2 x Hype t-shirts of your choice * Official more…

May 19th, 2013

…Verna Colosi and Rachael Scarsbrook. Well done ladies! You can read their winning reviews below. We decided that the standards of writing were so high that we’d choose two reporters to join our media team. And we’re very happy to have them both! The winners have been notified and will be receiving more information about more…

May 13th, 2013

We’ve had so many fantastic entries for our Redfest Roving Reporter that we just can’t decide. So we’ve decided to let YOU guys do the voting. We whittled them down to the 17 finest, and trust us with so many entries that was hard enough. These were judged on how well they kept our interest, more…

April 13th, 2013

In case you missed it we announced on Thursday the last two artists joining our main stage, and completing our 2013 lineup. They are Little Comets and Dub Pistols. Early Bird tickets will remain on sale til the end of April. Full ticket price of £65 for the weekend (plus a small booking fee) will more…

April 13th, 2013

Thanks to everyone who had a go at guessing our main stage line up back in February. We had over 100 entries! We had a few bonkers entries: a few with one or two names only, one with way over 17 band names, several people who had more than one go, and one entry that more…

April 1st, 2013

We’re very pleased to announce our Boileroom Stage lineup for Redfest 2013. Headlining the stage will be Bristol dance act The Other Tribe, and the beautiful acoustic strains of Ryan Keen. They will be joined by singer songwriter Rokhsan, Frank Hamilton, alternative indie poppers Dance a la Plage, Mellor, urban acoustic trio Bare Jams, Guildford more…

March 24th, 2013

On Friday 14th June Redfest is joining forces yet again with Club NME at  Koko in Camden to bring you a night of music and revelry with Waylayers and Random Impulse performing live sets. Tickets are available NOW from this link (<<this one) priced at just £5.95 (plus 95p fee). Doors at 9.30pm. Strictly over more…

February 27th, 2013

Congrats to the following who were chosen out of nearly 500 entries for our Road to Redfest competition. Thank you to everyone who entered! Heats will take place at the following dates/places. Voting will be half audience votes, half judges decision. Judging panel made up of festival organiser members and Redfest associates. Margate Kent (venue more…

February 26th, 2013

We’re currently running several competitions over on our Facebook page, and with only a few days left to enter now is the perfect opportunity to put fingertips to keyboards and get your entries in! Competition #1 – for Super Early Bird and Early Bird Ticket holders only. Ends 28th Feb. We have a PAIR of more…

February 25th, 2013

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Subsource, who will play on Friday 26th July, and The Valiant, who will play on Saturday 27th July, to our already impressive Redcore Stage line up. All those who came to Redfest in 2012 will doubtless remember Subsource’s explosive main stage performance. Imagine that in a tent! Southampton’s more…

February 25th, 2013

Massive thanks to all the bands who entered our Road to Redfest Competition. We had nearly 500 entries, and suffice to say it was difficult to pick. We had listening evenings and put our top 20 to our esteemed judging panel of festival organisers and associates and we’ve come up with the Top Ten who more…

February 6th, 2013

We have a PAIR of VIP ticket upgrades and 2 official Redfest 2013 tshirts to give away to one lucky winner! All you have to do to enter is buy your Early Bird ticket before they come off sale on the 28th February (or sell out, whichever is sooner), and send an email to events@marianneharris.co.uk more…

February 4th, 2013

We’re looking for someone to join our media team at Redfest 2013! Our Redfest Roving Reporter will be our eyes and ears in the pits and backstage, reporting on the latest happenings during the weekend, whether it be reviewing bands or sharing the gossip, tweeting from our Twitter page or adding photos to our Instagram. more…

January 30th, 2013

Due to the slight technical hitch experienced by a few people with our online submissions form not working we’ve decided to extend the application period by a further week. So you now have until Friday 8th February to get your applications to us! Visit the ‘contact’ section of this website and fill in the form. more…

January 14th, 2013

Totally stoked to make our first official announcement for Redfest 2013! Come and visit us so at www.facebook.com/redfestuk and tell us what you think!

January 6th, 2013

Hello! We’re looking for keen Street Teamers in the South/South East to help us spread the good word of Redfest 2013. Street Team activities will involve online promotion of the festival as well as flyering of local events, skate parks, youth clubs, schools etc. Anyone can join our Street Team, and from any area of more…

January 3rd, 2013

It would appear we’re having a few teething problems with our submissions form for Road to Redfest applications. While we sort it out please send an email to Heart@redfest.co.uk with the following information (all required): Band name:Contact email:Home town:Facebook url:Website url:Youtube url:Any other info you may have or questions you’d like to ask   If more…

December 21st, 2012

Well we can reveal that the first of our lineups will be announced on the 15th January, when we will be unveiling the entire billing in one fell swoop of our brand new for 2013 alternative rock/metal/punk/hardcore stage, currently named the Redcore ‘In Your Face’ Stage. The lineup, spread across both days of the festival, more…

December 20th, 2012

  London based pop/dubstep/electronic outfit Modestep, who headlined our main stage this summer to rave reviews, have this week released a video for ‘Another Day’, part of which was filmed at Redfest. The video follows a typical day in the life of a bullied ‘geek’, who turns into a rockstar by the end of it, more…

December 10th, 2012

We are very excited to announce The Boileroom will be curating a stage for us in 2013 Now in it’s seventh year, Guildford’s most established and respected alternative, independent live music venue will be hitting the road and setting up camp at Redfest, curating a stage as part of the two-day festival. The Boileroom has more…

November 26th, 2012

We will be running a band competition called ‘Road To Redfest’ to win a slot opening the Main Stage. If your band is based in the South East you can make your submission through our contact page.

November 4th, 2012

New for 2013 we will be running a shuttle bus from Redhill Station to the festival site. Tickets cost £5 return and must be purchased in advance.

November 3rd, 2012

Super Early Bird Tickets go on sale Monday 5th November….get in quick to grab a bargain !

LATEST NEWS

July 20th, 2014

Worked out who you’re going to see yet? Use our handy clashfinder!

Download a printable version HERE or click the clashfinder below to view it BIG

Tickets still available HERE

 

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2 day weekend, and day tickets are still available from our ticket link HERE.

Don’t forget to buy your car parking and shuttle bus tickets while you’re there!

Info about opening times, travel, taxis, shuttle buses from Redhill station, what not to bring, what you can bring etc etc can be found on our info pages HERE.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all the latest and up to date news.

Tickets will be available from our on site box office, open from 9am – 10pm Friday 25 and Saturday 26 July.

2 Day Adult Weekend inc. camping Friday & Saturday – £75
2 Day Child (5 – 13 yrs) Weekend inc. camping Friday & Saturday –  £40
Friday Adult, No camping  - £45
Saturday Adult, No camping –  £45
Friday Child (5 – 13 yrs), No camping  -  £20
Saturday Child (5 – 13 yrs), No camping  - £20
Cash only please

Easy Now Hifi return to Redfest this year with the “Easy on the Apples” Roots and Cider Bar!

Bringing you the fantastic local cider Wobblegate, produced with apples grown on their orchard at Juicy HQ, 15 miles from the Redfest site, To help the cider go down their team of DJ’s, including the guys from Real Roots, will be playing some of finest records ever pressed for you to get your groove on….

Alongside this they will be constructing a Big Art Wall, which will evolve over the weekend, so any graffiti artists / painters who would like to get involved and help the team create something beautifulget in touch with Easy Now Hifi on Facebook.

 

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You could us our site map to plan where to meet your friends, arrange camping spots and generally find your way around Redfest.

Click the image for full version.

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Here’s how our Intro Stage will look on the day.

If you haven’t got your tickets yet grab em from our ticket link.

 

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The first of our stage times have been released. This is how the Total Uprawr Stage will be looking all weekend.

From 11pm til 2am Total Uprawr guest DJs will be rocking the decks for a silent disco.

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We’ve got some entertainment news for all amongst you who bought Super Early Bird or 3 night camping tickets.

We have a whole night of live bands, djs and a magician on Thursday 24th July from 8pm. We’re hoping Jake can make cider magically appear.

20:00 Tree House Fire (acoustic set)
21:00 LSTmusic
22:00 The Watermelons
23:00 Jay Darkside (dj set)

With magic throughout the evening from Jake McCormick.

 

2 night camping weekend tickets, along with day tickets, shuttle bus transfer tickets and advance car parking are available from our ticket link.

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TWO MORE BANDS JOIN REDFEST 2014

 

Scottish experimental pop rock quintet Vukovi and Redhill locals FAUX join the main stage billing for Surrey’s premier independant music festival.

 

Influences ranging from Foals, Florence Welch, Rage Against the Machine and Incubus have seen the tight, muscular riff machine Vukovi develop a powerful live show supporting the likes of Funeral For A Friend, Don Broco, Lower than Atlantis and Crystal Castles. Vukovi have also made appearances at the likes of T in the Park, Belladrum, Hard Rock Calling, Wickerman, Hit the Deck and Live at Leeds.

 

“Vukovi look primed for big things this year” – Kerrang magazine

“I think they’ve got what it takes to do a Biffy Clyro or a Twin Atlantic and break through into the mainstream” - Vic Galloway, BBC Scotland

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Our line up now looks something like this

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SKINDRED | PEACE

TOY | HUDSON TAYLOR | KREPT & KONAN | CATFISH & THE BOTTLEMEN

GEORGE BARNETT | THE SKINTS | BILLY LOCKETT | LAUREN AQUILINA

THE STRUTS | LULU JAMES | THE LAFONTAINES | YOUNG KATO | COASTS |

JAWS | SIVU | RAGLANS | A PLASTIC ROSE | VUKOVI | SOAK

 

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HEART OF A COWARD | THE BLACKOUT

TRC | HEIGHTS | THE DIRTY YOUTH | LOSTALONE | POLAR | THE CATHARSIS | THE FIRST BABY GODZILLA | ASTROID BOYS | SLAVES | THE ONE HUNDRED | RAT ATTACK

SKIES IN MOTION | FATHOMS | COLLISIONS | WHEN WE WERE WOLVES | AURORA

OUR HOLLOW OUR HOME | A MOMENT LOST | SET YOUR SAILS

 

INTRODUCING STAGE

BEANS ON TOAST | DIZRAELI AND THE SMALL GODS

LA SHARK | THE WILDFLOWERS | AS ELEPHANTS ARE | DANCE A LA PLAGE

PRESS TO MECO | HALF CROWN | NARROW PLAINS | AVEC SANS | TREE HOUSE FIRE

RUN YOUNG LOVERS | HIGH TYDE | JAMES GILLESPIE | FAUX

Tickets: £68 weekend, £36 day in advance

Site open: from 6pm Thursday 24th July for Early Bird ticket holders
Main arena opens: 9am Friday 25th July
Site closes: 6pm Sunday 27th July

 

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We’re pleased to announce our last 3 acts for our Introducting Stage will be Avec Sans, The Bulletproof Bomb and Kyko.

 

Avec Sans are a London based 2 piece electronica, being heralded by The Guardian as ‘ones to watch’.

Youtube: http://bit.ly/1i4QdSL Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/avecsansFacebook: www.facebook.com/avecsansband

 

The Bulletproof Bomb are local boys from Epsom/Sutton, bringing an alternative acoustic punk flavour.

Debut video for : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPKkpQ3p90k

https://www.facebook.com/tbbuk

 

Kyko is a solo artist from Surrey with experience in the music industry as lead singer and vocalist with The Theory of 6 Degrees.

Check him out over at. http://kykomusic.co.uk | https://www.facebook.com/musickyko

 

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Redfest has teamed up once again with Koko London to bring you Redfest at Club NME.

Sign up for a £4 guest list by posting your name below.

Club NME and Redfest join forces to bring this very special Friday night. Redfest bring a pair of the bands from this year’s bill, Young Kato and As Elephants Are to play Club NME this June.

Redfest is a staunchly independent music festival close to London that is proud of its reputation for championing new, emerging bands, solo artists and DJs. With a line-up that includes Welsh ragga metallers SKINDRED, indie gods PEACE, MOBO award winners KREPT & KONAN, HUDSON TAYLOR, youtube sensation GEORGE BARNETT, THE SKINTS, dynamic Welsh rockers THE BLACKOUT, intense metal outfit HEART OF A COWARD and many MANY more, this year’s Redfest is shaping up to be the one that noone forgets. The festival takes place this year on the 25th and 26th July.

Tickets on sale now: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/119743?brand=koko&camefrom=CFC_UK_KOKO_YOUNGKATO_KOKOSITE

 

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It is with HUGE pleasure that we announce that our Friday night headliners are the KINGS of ragga metal SKINDRED, who will be joined by MOBO winners Krept & Konan, London boys TOY, and Young Kato, who are currently on tour with You Me at Six.

Skindred are veritable festival veterans and famed for their intense live performances, so we have absolutely no doubt that Friday night is going to GO OFF.

Skindred’s Benji Webbe said: ‘As ambassadors of British music Skindred are more than buzzed to be invited along to headline Red “DRED” fest.

All the boys in the band have enjoyed playing in Surrey and this is another chance for us to stamp down power in front of British music fans. We ain’t fucking about Redfest, You’re GETTING IT!’

Check out their latest video for ‘Kill the Power’.

Weekend and day tickets are available now from our TICKET LINK.

We also have ‘Best Newcomers’ MOBO awards winners KREPT & KONAN!

Krept & Konan ‘Don’t Waste My Time’

TOY ‘It’s Been So Long’

Young Kato ‘Help Yourself’

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Here it is then! Our full Introducing Stage lineup. We’ve got some familiar faces returning and lots of lovely new music for you guys to check out.

If you’re unfamiliar with anyone here getting clicking and check them out!!

BEANS ON TOAST
DISRAELI AND THE SMALL GODS
LA SHARK
WILDFLOWERS
AS ELEPHANTS ARE
DANCE A LA PLAGE
PRESS TO MECO
HALF CROWN
NARROW PLAINS
RUN YOUNG LOVERS
TREE HOUSE FIRE
HIGH TYDE
JAMES GILLESPIE
DISTAL KEYS
STOP PRESS
HERMIT
THE BLUE PURSUIT

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW FROM OUR TICKET LINK!

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We’re delighted to welcome Billy Lockett, Coasts, Sivu, A Plastic Rose, Raglans and SOAK to our 2014 lineup! What a lineup this is turning out to be!

Feast your eyes on our new artwork.

Tickets are available from the ticket link.

Billy Lockett:

Having played his way from the basement to the studio, whilst captivating fans from YouTube to shows up and down the country, it’s no surprise that Billy’s been attracting attention from some of the biggest names in the industry. With the backing of Walden and Roland alongside working with top producers, his flair for piano and guitar has landed him a distinctive style, aided by a soulful voice, charming lyrics and enough allure to leave crowds muttering choruses into the night… and you thought Northampton only made good shoes?…

 

 

 

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We’re very pleased to welcome indie rock band Peace to our main stage as our Saturday headliners. Having received critical acclaim from publications such as The Guardian and NME in 2012, comparing them to bands like The Maccabees and Foals, Worcester quartet Peace went on to be nominated for Radio 1′s ‘Sound of 2013′, and had Top 20 success with their 2013 album ‘In Love’. www.facebook.com/peaceforeverever

 

Also joining us with be Landudno boys Catfish and the Bottlemen. Playing loud, explosive, sexy rock and roll songs full of guitars and energy, CATBM took part in Radio 1′s Future Festival at the beginning of the year, and have been wowing audiences up and down the UK. www.facebook.com/catfishandthebottlemen

 

They are joining our already announced main stage acts:  Irish folk-pop duet, and brothers, Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor, who will be joining us along with Youtube sensation George Barnett, The Skints – back by very popular demand, along with The LaFontaines, the hauntingly beautiful voice of Lauren Aquilina, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun, mesmerising soul from Lulu James, rousing rock lads The Struts and Birmingham lads JAWS, and our Total Uprawr Stage artists: The Blackout, Heart of a Coward, TRC, Heights, The Dirty Youth, Lostalone, Polar, Astroid Boys, Fathoms, Rat Attack, and others.

MORE BANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!!

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Visit our TICKET link to get your tickets now!

 

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Here it is then, our first wave of main stage acts for Redfest 2014.

We welcome Irish folk-pop duet, and brothers, Harry and Alfie Hudson Taylor, who will be joining us along with Youtube sensation George Barnett, The Skints - back by very popular demand, along with The LaFontaines, the hauntingly beautiful voice of Lauren Aquilina, Jim Lockey and the Solemn Sun, mesmerising soul from Lulu James, rousing rock lads The Struts and Birmingham lads JAWS.

They all join our Total Uprawr Stage acts which we announced back in January, to build up what we hope will be our very finest year yet! You can view the lineup so far by clicking HERE.

With plenty more bands still to be announced, including our main stage headliners, we’re not quite done yet!

Tickets are available from our ticket link 

Join in the discussions on Facebook or Tweet us!

 

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We’re delighted to be able to bring you the first of our lineup announcements for 2014! And to welcome Total Uprawr (www.totaluprawr.com) to the party. Well…to provide the party (they’re pretty good at it).

So this is our TOTAL UPRAWR STAGE.  It’s loud, it’s heavy, it’s rowdy. It’s got girls, riffs, beats, rock, punk, attitude and good times written all over it.

Tickets are available now from HERE

Visit us on Facebook for discussion and feedback. The official event page can be found HERE. We also have a Redfest Street Team that can be found HERE.

Main stage announcements will begin in February.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Team Redfest

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Last few remaining Super Early Birds are still available HERE, priced at just £55 (plus booking fee). We’ll be taking them off sale at midnight on the 31st December. If there’s any left.

Don’t panic though if you’re not that fussed about getting onto the site a night early, or about saving a few quid, Early Bird tickets will be available for a limited time after this.

Grabbing the best camping spots with your mates and having an exclusive night’s entertainment sounds good though right…?

Redfest Super Early Bird Tickets are cheaper weekend festival and camping tickets that do something a little bit special….they will get you into the Redfest site earlier than any other type of Redfest ticket, at 6pm on Thursday 24th July.

The good news for us is that the batch of SEBT tickets that we put online a couple months ago are very nearly sold out.

The bad news for you is that the batch of SEBT tickets that we put online a couple months ago are very nearly sold out.

You get our drift here.

Why buy Super Early Birds eh?

1. They are cheaper and therefore better value tickets.

They’re cheaper because we haven’t yet announced any stage lineups. Yet. We’re planning on doing this soon and may well take any SEBT that are left off sale the moment we do. If they haven’t already sold out.

This is the catch right? Who’d buy tickets in their right mind before knowing who’s playing? If you’ve been to Redfest before you’ll know how good our lineups have been every year thus far, and how much of an awesome weekend you’ve had with your mates/family.

2. This is the ONLY way to gain entry to the site early. Normal entry is from 10am on Friday 25th July.

Get the BEST camping spots and park closer to the campsite. And beat the traffic too!

3. We have secret entertainment on Thursday evening. 

We haven’t yet decided what this will be, but it’ll be something you’ll like.

4. Your friends will be envious that you’re there the night before them. 

Well that MIGHT happen…

 

Have we sold it to you yet? We mean metaphorically.

DON’T MISS OUT. Once these are sold out no amount of begging or cajoling will get you in early.

But DON’T PANIC if you aren’t ready to buy your Redfest tickets just yet, we’ll probably do a run of Early Bird Tickets once we start announcing bands. Probably. And then of course our normal priced tickets will go on sale after that.

We can see you’re tempted. Go on. We know you want to. www.redfest.co.uk/tickets

(Don’t forget your car parking ticket while you’re at it).

Please don’t say we didn’t warn you. ;)

 

HUGE news this week for Redfest, we’ve been granted a permanent licence!

Have a read and we’ll be seeing you all in 2014. And for countless years after as well!

Don’t forget you can still get your hands on Super Early Bird weekend tickets, including exclusive Thursday night access, camping and entertainment, right up until we start announcing our lineup. Or they sell out, whichever happens first. Grab em while you can from the ticket link!

EDIT: Super Early Birds are nearly sold out.

 

 

 

 

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This from our main stage sponsors Blackstar Amplification:

 

Produced by our rock stage sponsors Hype Clothing:

HYPE x REDFEST 2013 from HYPE. on Vimeo.

 

From our 3rd stage curators and sponsors Guildford Boileroom:

 

 

And this from Hype Stage band Continents: Their summer diary including footage from Redfest:

 

Visit our Facebook page to show us your photos and videos from Redfest 2013, or send them to events@marianneharris.co.uk

Grab your 2014 tickets now and benefit from:

Early Entry on Thursday evening EXCLUSIVELY for Super Early Bird Ticket holders.

SECRET ENTERTAINMENT: we’re keeping a lid on this for a while but rest assured it’ll be something dope.

Automatic entry to win you and 3 friends access for the whole weekend into our backstage GUEST AREA.

 

Get your Super Early Bird Weekend tickets HERE for just £55* each for adults and £25* each for children 5-14yrs (under 5′s go FREE) *plus booking fees

SEB ENTRY

And it’s pretty darn great. Have a look, and see if you can spot yourself!

www.blackstaramps.com

 

We have a number of exclusive Super Early Bird Tickets available now for Redfest 2014. This is the ONLY way to get early entry and Thursday night camping for next year’s festival, and it’ll be our CHEAPEST entry so get your tickets now before they sell out.

We’ll even have some secret entertainment for you.

Click HERE to get your tickets now.

This is a HUGE heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in Redfest this year – to all the incredible bands who graced our stages, our fantastic staff, all the volunteers, sponsors, traders, the countless people who have tirelessly promoted and supported the event including our brilliant Street Teamers, and last but definitely not least YOU for coming along and helping to make it our best year ever!

We’re already putting plans in place for 2014, but for now we  have some photos up on our Facebook page and the reviews are flooding in.

And we have a survey going online sometime this week we hope, it would be extremely useful for us if as many people as possible take a few minutes to fill it in.

Here’s to 2014!

Team Redfest.

 

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Our Redfest Roving Reporter Rachael Scarsbrook’s review of Friday:

When a once quiet and tranquil corner of Surrey turns into a haven of loud noise, wellies and music it can only mean one thing. Redfest is back! Taking over Robin’s Cook Farm once more with a stellar line up, this 2 day event is a must attend for any keen young music fan.

Arriving in blazing heat on Friday morning it was clear that the aforementioned wellies should have been swapped for flip flops and a swimming pool. Kicking off the entire festival in the Boileroom tent were Bare Jams, an energetic 3-piece whose take on the classic singer songwriter formula holds refreshing twists and turns in the form of some slightly more urban edges like the drum beats and the odd half rapped lyric. They may be first on but the tent is filled to the brim and finding a spot to sit and enjoy the vibe was a lot more difficult than previously thought. The Park Bench Society may sound like something your granddad has joined to pass the time but if you were to see this band in action; your opinion would change dramatically. The first thing that caught my eye was how much their lead singer looks like Brian from The Breakfast Club so instantly before they even started playing I was hooked. In the blistering heat, their songs catch the essence of summer and the crowd go berserk for saxophone solos galore and xylophone melodies that appear somewhat; even if inadvertently, influenced by Nottingham band Dog Is Dead who are taking to the main stage later on.

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was recommended by a friend who went to school with the young Croydon musician and it has to be said that already high expectations were vastly exceeded. Armed with an electric guitar and a backing band of heavily tattooed men, I wasn’t sure what sort of sound was going to meet my ears. It was soulful, mixing the vocal range of Lianne La Havas with the depth of Amy Winehouse, no easy feat for one so young and it goes down a storm with the again packed out tent. Attending Redfest over the years, this year in particular has a very chilled yet excitable atmosphere and bands lower down the bill are collecting larger crowds which is an amazing way of introducing people to emerging talent that could one day go on to headline.

With most of the morning spent watching soft singer songwriter type bands, it was time for something a little heavier and that could only be started with Arcane Roots. The boys with crooner style voices who can also unleash viciously angst ridden terror brought rage to the stage, igniting the crowd and ramping up the already excitable atmosphere.

I have a question. Have you ever seen a bald and heavily tattooed man playing what looks like a double bass but is in actual fact some sort of dubstep hybrid instrument? If your answer is no then you certainly missed out not going to see Subsource do their thing. Taking a note out of old tour mates Enter Shikari’s book, mixing together dubstep, punk and rock they produce not only the loudest but the most crazed crowd I saw across the entire weekend as well as the finest examples of how to make a wall of death I have ever seen. The genre might not take itself too seriously at the moment but these guys have got something magic in the atmosphere and the music they create, even though you can’t really hear the words it still sounds anthemic.

It’s sunny, it’s hot and by the time Dog Is Dead take to the Blackstar Stage, the crowd is ready to dance the night away to their delightful indie yet poppy melodies. Their set mostly consists of tracks from their debut album ‘All Our Favourite Stories’ from which the crowd have clearly heard many times before as every single track intro is met with rapturous screaming and applause. But no track is heralded with a greater reception than ‘Glockenspiel Song’ which produces a cheer greater than every other I have ever heard at a previous Redfest.

It’s been a long day in the sun before Dry The River’s equipment is placed onstage and the majority are happily inebriated and ready to witness this great band. I have to say I had a few doubts that they would be able to pull off a headline set as I thought perhaps their tracks were too quiet. Oh my how wrong I was. They look like rock stars but sing like angels. Dry The River knew exactly how to play the crowd and the layout of their set was perfectly thought out. I think there were even tears in the eyes of a few in the crowd as the heartbreakingly beautiful lyrics; reminiscent of Bon Iver, were sounded out across the entire site.

But panic ye not, anyone needing a ride from Redhill Train Station up to the site can pick up a car from the taxi rank outside, or visit Road Runner Taxis opposite. Call and book in advance, which we’d recommend, on 01737 760076.

 

So we decided to run this pretty cool competition, to win EVERYTHING you could possibly need to have an incredible weekend. You can see what exactly by clicking  HERE. And more importantly, to enter, should you wish to. It’s not too late!

We’ve only had 4 entries, but…those entries are QUALITY. We thought we’d put them on the website so you can see for yourselves.

The idea is that the video with the MOST views come the competition close date of 22nd May will blag the booty.

We suggest you watch them all, and then watch the one you like most again. To relive those wonderful comedy moments. And to make your extra view count towards the winning entry.

 

So…to the videos. This one was sent to us by Ben Procter.

 

 

And this one by Ryan Liffen:

 

 

Here is Alfred Hawkin’s offering:

 

 

And finally this one from Darrell Sawczuk:

 

 

Have a go yourself!

 

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Have a butchers, and start planning your day!

 

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We have a couple of new additions to our lineup for 2013: The LaFontaines and Continents.

Unfortunately, due to a serious road traffic accident last month involving their guitarist Dave, God Damn have had to pull out of this year’s Redfest. We would like to extend all our best wishes to his family, friends and fellow band members, and to wish Dave a speedy recovery. Go send him some love: www.facebook.com/goddamntheband. Filling their spot will be Welsh hardcore lads Continents. www.facebook.com/continentsband

Due to the band splitting up, Sharks are no longer part of our main stage billing. Their replacements are The LaFontaines. www.facebook.com/thelafontainesmusic

 

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We have a bunch of goodies to help ensure that one lucky winner’s weekend will be BANGIN’. The prize is:

* A pair of VIP weekend passes
* A tent
* A crate of beer
* A crate of Monster Energy
* Hot meal tokens
* 2 x Hype t-shirts of your choice
* Official Redfest merch

“So what do we have to do to blag this booty?’ we hear you cry.

We want you to make us a 2 minute MAX amateur video of you doing something FUNNY. That’s it. Something that will make us chortle, and hopefully create a path of tears to roll down our faces. The possibilities with this are endless. Almost. The video with the MOST public views at the end of the comp wins the lot.

Here’s an Idiots Guide of how (not that we’re calling you idiots, far from it, we love you all)

1. Film yourself, or you and your mates, doing something funny. Think slapstick funny, cracking jokes, doing something daft at the beach, or the park, or in your bedroom. This could be on an iphone, a gopro or a DSLR. We’re not fussy.
2. Include the spoken words ‘Hey I’m *insert your name here* and this is how much I want to go to Redfest 2013′ somewhere in your video. Think Jackass opening credits with this one.
3. Upload your video clip to YouTube or Vimeo, or similar video hosting website.
4. Post the link to your video on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RedfestUK
5. Promote your video, share it with your mates, get that sucker seen by as many people as possible to be in with a chance of winning.

The closing date for all entries is Monday 15th July at midnight. You have exactly ONE MONTH. Whichever video has the most views by this date wins.

Of course there are some rules so please read these carefully.

- You must be over the age of 16 to enter.
- No persons under the age of 16 can appear in your video.
- Your video clip must not include the following: illegal acts, pornographic content (mild nudity is totally acceptable), acts of violence or any action that can be construed as gratuitous or malicious violence, racism, libel or hatred towards another person or organisation, anything that puts yourself or any persons in your vicinity in any direct danger, any persons who have not agreed to be in your video clip.
- Your video must be under 2 minutes long and include the words as in point 2. above.
- Your video must be posted on the Redfest Facebook page to be counted as an official entry.

Terms & conditions.

- Redfest and it’s sponsors and associates accept no responsibility for the safety or actions of those entering this competition.
- Only entries that follow all the above rules will be considered as entries for this competition.
- Redfest reserves the right to publish the winners’ name and share your video on its website and associated social media platforms.
- The winning entry will be the one with the most recorded online views at midnight on the 22nd July 2013.
- In the unlikely event that any entrant is suspected to have cheated in any way to gain views on their entry Redfest reserves the right to change the T&Cs of this competition, and to put all entries to a panel of Redfest organising staff to pick the winner.
- If the winning entrant is under the age of 18 we will replace the beer part of the prize with something equally as rad.

That’s it!

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…Verna Colosi and Rachael Scarsbrook. Well done ladies! You can read their winning reviews below.

We decided that the standards of writing were so high that we’d choose two reporters to join our media team. And we’re very happy to have them both!

The winners have been notified and will be receiving more information about their exciting Redfest weekend in due course. In the meantime have a read of their reviews.

 

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There’s one specific moment in While She Sleeps’ set tonight that will go home in the memory of each individual present. During a feral, crazed rendition of Dead Behind The Eyes, Loz thrusts his microphone to the crowd and it’s the breathless, almost humbled grin on his face as they screech his words back at him, that sets the tone to the entire evening. Though they follow relatively conventional forms of metalcore nowadays, it’s the passion and dedication they throw into every performance that makes them special. Judging by the faces of each member of the crowd, they would heartily concur. Drawing mainly from their intense debut album This Is The Six, While She Sleeps are on the fast-track to the rock big time; however, in the midst of it all, it’s worth wondering just how far they can propel themselves on one load of rocket fuel. – Verna Colosi.

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Since when did Foals become so popular? Yes, their last crack at making it big was a true and heartfelt representation of their math inspired rock vision, but despite this there was a lot of stick attached to people; myself included, who ever sincerely declared their love for the Oxford four piece.

With rumours of a split circling the blogosphere, the tail end of 2012 was a troubling time for fans, but who could have predicted such a glorious return with; dare I say it? Some of the band’s best work to date. ‘My Number’ is the perfect indie pop song. The shredding nature of Yannis’s guitar cutting through the nothing but spirit rousing synth core to create a piece of art that is so festival perfect, I can smell the mud and wellies already. ‘Holy Fire’ isn’t just the album title, it’s a band pre-empting their fans reactions. – Rachael Scarsbrook.

We’ve had so many fantastic entries for our Redfest Roving Reporter that we just can’t decide. So we’ve decided to let YOU guys do the voting.

We whittled them down to the 17 finest, and trust us with so many entries that was hard enough. These were judged on how well they kept our interest, and how well they are written.

We’d like you to take a look, have a read, and then visit our Facebook page HERE, find our status about voting, and cast your vote by replying to the status with the key word under each entry.

We’re not going to tell you who the authors are.

The entries:

 The Hype Theory – Captives 

The Hype Theory are one of those bands that may not be on everyone’s radar – or worse yet they’re cast into comparison with Paramore. Well, if you weren’t following the Essex based quintet before then you soon will be after their debut full-length album ‘Captives’ is released May 27th.

Following on from their mini-album ‘Glory Days’, the band have taken a step back from the conventional pop-punk in a few tracks to convey a more mature and polished record. Satellite, War Cry and Summer Rose touch on issues of maturity and reminiscence and I was left in awe through the sincerity of each track that utilises additional vocals and piano in parts.

Still possessing the huge pop-punk anthems from ‘Glory Days’; Heartsick, If You’re Going Down and Reverie are destined to be screamed back up at them Catch the band at their album launch on May 30th, Takedown and Redfest.

VOTING KEY WORD: HYPETHEORY 

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All Hail Bright Things

Crammed full of crazed guitars and experimental chanting vocals, All Hail Bright Futures feels like wandering through the best bits of someone’s summer memories. I first heard And So I Watch You From Afar at 3am on a radio show when I couldn’t sleep one night in my early teens. Although they have never allowed themselves to be easily genre-restricted, the Belfastian four-piece have expanded into electro-mania, a territory toed very lightly in their last studio album Gangs. All Hail Bright Futures brings an experimental explosion of euphoric electro math-rock to the table. However fans of their earlier work should fear not, as there are plenty of throw backs to their heavy-post rock origins. The final track Young Brave Minds acts as an audio conclusion; seamlessly combining the new ground covered in All Hail Bright Futures with the growling guitars of albums past.

VOTING KEY WORD: ALLHAIL

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Red Hot Chili Peppers at Knebworth 

A sun-drenched afternoon turned into an explosively charged evening of unexpected harmony between an unusual set of genres over the course of this one-day festival at Knebworth. Reverend and the Makers, The Wombats, Dizzee Rascal and the Red Hot Chili Peppers made for an eclectic line-up at this outdoor extravaganza, but it was a recipe that paid off as the crowd of 40,000 lapped up the musical smorgasbord. R.A.T.M began the night with a passable rendition of some of their better-known works, whilst The Wombats supplied an up-beat precursor to the night’s main events. Dizzee offered a comedic element with his mix of old-skool works from ‘Maths and English’ and modern classics like ‘Bonkers’. However, the Chilis stole the day as their blend of newly released material coincided perfectly with crowd pleasers from ages past. By The Way was a personal highlight.

VOTING KEY WORD: CHILLIS

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Sharks – Selfhood

After debut, ‘No Gods‘ , Sharks have been tearing around and managed to find the time to get back into the studio to come up with a follow up, ‘Selfhood‘, in a mere 13 months – no second album syndrome in sight.

The band haven’t altered in direction, no techno just yet, but it doesn’t make the album any less worthy. Tracks like ’Gold’  are overflowing with punky hooks, defined by Bayliss’ thundering guitars, and there’s hints of a heavier past on ‘The More You Ask…’; when complete with the solid backing of Lister and Murrihy then overlayed by Mattock’s incredibly melodic vocals, the fusion is stronger than ever.

Capturing their rawest sound by recording live, with minimal studio pretense, works a treat to create pure energy throughout making for euphoric walls of noise with just a hint of optimism- and that makes Sharks a cut above the rest.

VOTING KEY WORD: SHARKS

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Bastille at Shepherds Bush

On Friday the 29th of March the upcoming Indie-Pop band Bastille play at the O2 Empire Shepherds Bush for their last date of their tour. Front man Dan Smith joins fellow members Chris Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons to sell out the show after their album ‘Bad Blood’ was released. The Ramona Flowers welcome everyone to the venue with their chilled and relaxed sound, much like the early Coldplay. To Kill A King are next on the lineup, and with their fresh indie-folk sound the 5-piece really hit the spot. Bastille join To Kill A King on stage for ‘Choices’ before their set. Bastille walk on to many a screaming fan (mostly me), and start with the title-song off their album. Dan frequently jumps into the crowd during shows, but he is seen joining the people in the seating area giving them a excellent surprise, which ends the night nicely.

VOTING KEY WORD: BASTILLE

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To Kill a King – Cannibals with Cutlery

To Kill a King’s ‘Cannibals with Cutlery’, is the album you settle down to read a good book with, then end up rereading the same page fourteen times realising you’ve not understood a single word. This condition is caused by the band’s considered lyricism, and layered arrangements, which act as the lemon to Pelleymounter’s honey rich vocals. Stand out tracks you’ll find yourself humming without even noticing include the single ‘Cold Skin’ and the soaringly orchestral ‘Fictional State’. Although To Kill a King clearly have the ability to lean into pop, details such as the harmonies which close ‘Besides She Said’ mean there are no questions as to their integrity. I would highly recommend a quiet hour alone with this gem, especially if you’re a fan of The National, Bon Iver or even Dog is Dead, just don’t expect to be able to finish Paradise Lost at the same time.

VOTING KEY WORD: TOKILLAKING 

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Paramore – Paramore

Upon the departure of the Farro brothers from the band in 2010 the future looked bleak for Paramore. However, as time passed it became clear that their next self-titled offering would not be looking to dwell on events of the past.

This 17-track album exudes positivity and, most of all, hope. Particularly in lead single “Now” and album closer “Future”, fans are left under no illusions that Paramore are here to stay. Within the album’s three interludes the trio cross into new territory, showcasing their diversity and future potential.

“Paramore” also acknowledges the importance of their past. “Part II”’s homage to “Let the Flames Begin” is almost a thank-you to their loyal fans for sticking with the band for so long.

Album opener “Fast in My Car” says it best – they’re not the same as they used to be – but, one thing’s for certain, the future looks bright for Paramore.

VOTING KEY WORD: PARAMORE

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You Me At Six at Wembley

8th December, Wembley Arena: ‘Sixers’ ditch their bed rolls and everyone piles into the prestigious venue. We Are The Ocean have the unfavourable task of entertain 12,000 people anticipating the arrival of the headliners and leave with a well-received applause. Next up is Deaf Havana with the mix of old and new stirring up an onwards surge in the crowd. The opening chords for ‘The Swarm’ resonate through the shrill, the curtains drop and You Me At Six storm the stage. “Let’s open this place up!” Josh commands – mosh-pits are formed, momentary breathing space is gratefully received and the most momentous set of their career begins. The breathtaking pyrotechnics add an electricity too as Josh leads each song – even encouraging nudity in ‘Reckless’ – because if not in Wembley, when? It’s sadly the end of the set and YMAS leave gracefully with a bow – a proud moment for everyone.

VOTING KEY WORD: YOUMEATSIX

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The Loveable Rogues 

The Loveable Rogues first came onto our screens and into our ears in 2012 when they got to the final of Britain’s Got Talent.

The comedic hip hop band, featuring Eddie Brett, Sonny Jay Muharrem and Te Qhairo Eugene, have just released their first EP, and the single, What a Night, is already 4th in the midweek charts.

In late 2012, fans of the 3-piece, were given a free mixtape through soundcloud called “First Things First” which previewed the debut single What a Night, along with Maybe Baby, Talking Monkeys and the hit they sung on BGT, Honest.

What a Nights upbeat and catchy tune matches the boy’s cheeky chap personas, something that made them stand out throughout the Britian’s Got Talent audition process, that and the infamous ukulele.

It is clear the lively trio have got a lot more in store for us and are playing at festivals and gigs throughout the summer.

VOTING KEYWORD: LOVEABLEROGUES

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Album Review – Hot Fuss by The Killers

In the early-to-mid 2000s the sound of alternative rock was really beginning to resonate. Whilst the dwindling skinny jean-stamped genre was saved by a certain New York garage band, there was a sudden array of ‘indie’ heroes bolting through this newly opened door in support. One such band was Vegas-based darlings The Killers, who emulated the success of The Strokes’ Is This It with 2004’s Hot Fuss.

Today, I listen to this debut and feel the same undeniable dedication from Brandon Flowers and co. as I did when I first heard ‘Somebody Told Me’. Underneath the seemingly glamorous synths of ‘Mr Brightside’ and ‘Smile Like You Mean It’, though, lurks a paranoid, menacing and seedy glimpse of murder (‘Midnight Show’), prostitution (‘On Top’) and misguided love which endears the Hyde of every listener. And, after slumbering in its moral bankruptcy for almost a decade, it still makes me come back for more: the perfect portrait of Vegas, then, I’d say.

VOTING KEYWORD: KILLERS

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Florence and the Machine live in London

Supporting Florence + the Machine at London’s gargantuan 02 arena, understandably their biggest venue to date, Californian sisterhood Haim command the stage with modesty and unwavering charm. Yet despite their undeniable stage presence, it’s pretty tricky to try and pinpoint their sound. Are they folk? A fusion of contemporary indie pop? A resurgence of late 80′s R&B? Who knows. But quite frankly, when they sound as good as this, who blooming cares?

Their proficiency and ease as musicians is outstanding; guitars, keyboards, marakas- they play them all, and they play them well. Performing a generous eight track original set, the trio are frighteningly convincing live. And, what better way to bow out of such a knock-out performance than to treat the 20,000-strong audience to a minute long, tribal-centric drumming extravaganza which further showcases just how sickeningly talented they all are.

And I was always so proud of being able to play Chopsticks on the keyboard without the light-up tutorial…

VOTING KEYWORD: FLORENCE

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While She Sleeps at Electric Ballroom, Camden

There’s one specific moment in While She Sleeps’ set tonight that will go home in the memory of each individual present. During a feral, crazed rendition of Dead Behind The Eyes, Loz thrusts his microphone to the crowd and it’s the breathless, almost humbled grin on his face as they screech his words back at him, that sets the tone to the entire evening. Though they follow relatively conventional forms of metalcore nowadays, it’s the passion and dedication they throw into every performance that makes them special. Judging by the faces of each member of the crowd, they would heartily concur. Drawing mainly from their intense debut album This Is The Six, While She Sleeps are on the fast-track to the rock big time; however, in the midst of it all, it’s worth wondering just how far they can propel themselves on one load of rocket fuel.

VOTING KEYWORD: SLEEPS

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Radiohead – Atoms For Peace 

Fans of Radiohead might shudder with fear at the thought of their beloved Thom Yorke performing with anyone other than his original Cambridge colleagues, what if he has so much fun he never returns?! If Atoms For Peace’s debut release AMOK is anything to go by, he had a lot of fun.

The intriguing sound of AFP has been slowly and cautiously introduced to the public since the release of their first single ‘Default’, soon followed by ‘Judge, Jury and Executioner’. What we heard on these two singles is representative of the album as a whole, a mesmeric blend of drum machines and falsetto vocals, all with memorable lyrical hooks such as, “I’ve made my bed, I’m lying in it . . .” on ‘Default’.

With the legendary bassist, Flea, involved, the rhythmical elements of the tracks are never going to be dull.

It would appear Yorke has done it again . . .

VOTING KEYWORD: RADIOHEAD

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Hildamay – Miles Away

The unsung post-hardcore heroes of Kent have solidified their place in rock history with this fist-pumping success of a debut album. Loaded with catchy vocal hooks, ear-splitting riffs and choruses that are bound to send their ever-growing fan base into a sing-a-long frenzy, Miles Away is a success in its own right. Tim Lawrence’s growling vocals infect and invigorate, leaving a trail of musical excellence in its wake.

From start to finish, every track is so beautifully crafted you can almost taste the sweat, hard work and determination that the quintet pour into their music; from the soaring, riff heavy Changing the Key through to the insatiable vigor of Wild Fervour, Hildamay have set the bar so high it’s brushing the clouds. Only one question remains; can they live up to the hype this album has injected into their name? I’m not worried, Hildamay are here to stay.

VOTING KEYWORD: HILDAMAY

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Polar at Sanctuary

Armed with only their instruments and an entourage of support, Polar took Sanctuary by storm.

The crowd were treated to openers Artimis and Eagleburner; stunned by supporting, Palm Reader.

Just before Polar’s set, a timid looking Adam Woodford poked his head out from behind a door; scanning the room, scrutinising his audience to be. Within seconds he’s turned from this bundle of nerves into a ferocious, vocal, beast; lashing lyrics with unstoppable force.

It may surprise you to hear, that the headliners were the only band of this hardcore line-up to cause a pit. A set-long pit. Mic stands, fists, and bodies went flying. Living up to expectations, Polar quite literally tore the Sanctuary a new one. Their set, a sterling blend of old and new material, closed with H.E.L.L. Guitarist Max O’Neil climbed onto the bar; Woody commands a wall of death – bringing proceedings to an ecstatic, brutal, end.

VOTING KEYWORD: POLAR

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Foals – Holy Fire

Since when did Foals become so popular? Yes, their last crack at making it big was a true and heartfelt representation of their math inspired rock vision, but despite this there was a lot of stick attached to people; myself included, who ever sincerely declared their love for the Oxford four piece.

With rumours of a split circling the blogosphere, the tail end of 2012 was a troubling time for fans, but who could have predicted such a glorious return with; dare I say it? Some of the band’s best work to date. ‘My Number’ is the perfect indie pop song. The shredding nature of Yannis’s guitar cutting through the nothing but spirit rousing synth core to create a piece of art that is so festival perfect, I can smell the mud and wellies already. ‘Holy Fire’ isn’t just the album title, it’s a band pre-empting their fans reactions.

VOTING KEYWORD: FOALS

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Pure Love – Anthems

Highly anticipated, the 11 tracks-too-short record delivers everything it promised, and somehow managed more!

You can tell from start to finish that Carter is on a mission – not only to prove he isn’t just a rowdy punk – but to show there is more to him than being bloody mental

In a recent interview Carter stated the album is about ‘love, sex and death’. He ain’t fucking around (see what I did there!)

Songs like Bury My Bones define Carter’s new found faith in life. ‘I’m sick of singing about hate, it’s time I made a change’ and it’s a bloody great change

Punk-rock riffs infused with catchy choruses is what this album is all about. Even slower songs like Burning Love make me sing with everything I’ve got – bloody brilliant!

VOTING KEYWORD: PURELOVE

 

In case you missed it we announced on Thursday the last two artists joining our main stage, and completing our 2013 lineup. They are Little Comets and Dub Pistols.

Early Bird tickets will remain on sale til the end of April. Full ticket price of £65 for the weekend (plus a small booking fee) will then apply.

Here are the latest posters:

 

 

Thanks to everyone who had a go at guessing our main stage line up back in February. We had over 100 entries! We had a few bonkers entries: a few with one or two names only, one with way over 17 band names, several people who had more than one go, and one entry that was the entire 2nd stage lineup. At least you entertained us! Those who entered more than once had their latest entry counted, and one of those people ended up getting the most right. Congrats to Ryan Rhodes who guessed a whopping FOUR right. It was enough to win him a pair of weekend tickets. Well done you! Check your email!

Don’t forget our Redfest Roving Reporter comp which is running until the 3rd May. If you’re 16+ and  fancy yourself as a bit of a writer and want to join our media team for the weekend take a look HERE. No purchase necessary to enter.

We’re very pleased to announce our Boileroom Stage lineup for Redfest 2013.

Headlining the stage will be Bristol dance act The Other Tribe, and the beautiful acoustic strains of Ryan Keen. They will be joined by singer songwriter Rokhsan, Frank Hamilton, alternative indie poppers Dance a la Plage, Mellor, urban acoustic trio Bare Jams, Guildford alternative rockers Red Kites and many more.

This stage will also host the Midnight Cabaret after 11pm, a diverse mix of burlesque, cabaret and comedy that will guarantee entertainment into the early hours.

On Friday 14th June Redfest is joining forces yet again with Club NME at  Koko in Camden to bring you a night of music and revelry with Waylayers and Random Impulse performing live sets.

Tickets are available NOW from this link (<<this one) priced at just £5.95 (plus 95p fee).

Doors at 9.30pm.

Strictly over 18s only.

 

Congrats to the following who were chosen out of nearly 500 entries for our Road to Redfest competition. Thank you to everyone who entered! Heats will take place at the following dates/places. Voting will be half audience votes, half judges decision. Judging panel made up of festival organiser members and Redfest associates.

Margate Kent (venue TBC)
Sat 27th april
Entry from TBC
£ TBC

Bands in no particular order:

IRIS https://www.facebook.com/IRISUKBAND
Scream dont Whisper: www.facebook.com/ScreamDontWhisper
Tin Soldiers: www.facebook.com/tinsoldiersband
My Little Empire: www.facebook.com/mylittleempire
Third Place Victory: www.facebook.com/thirdplacevictory

Hobgoblin staines Sat 18th May
Door Entry from 7.30pm
£ TBC over 18′s

Bands in no particular order:

Foley Artist: www.facebook.com/foleyartistmusic
Swim Good: www.facebook.com/SwimGoodUK
Pyramids: www.facebook.com/pyramidstheband
Run Young Lovers: www.facebook.com/RunYoungLovers
Brightlight City: www.facebook.com/thebrightlightcity

More info on the TBCs as soon as we have it!

We’re currently running several competitions over on our Facebook page, and with only a few days left to enter now is the perfect opportunity to put fingertips to keyboards and get your entries in!

Competition #1 – for Super Early Bird and Early Bird Ticket holders only. Ends 28th Feb.

We have a PAIR of VIP ticket upgrades and 2 official Redfest 2013 tshirts to give away to one lucky winner!

All you have to do to enter is buy your Early Bird ticket before they come off sale and send an email to events@marianneharris.co.uk with the title ‘Upgrade my Redfest ticket’. SIMPLES!

Competition ends on Thursday 28th February 2013 at midnight. To enter you must already have purchased a ticket to Redfest 2013. The winner will not only have their Early Bird ticket upgraded to VIP ticket status but we will give you an extra VIP weekend ticket COMPLETELY FREE so you can bring a friend. VIP upgrade includes access to our guest area and bar. Tshirts to be collected from the festival site. Early Bird Ticket purchase status will be verified before the winner is notified. If the winner is under the age of 16 they must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

 

Competition #2 – Guess the Lineup! Ends 28th Feb.

To win a pair of weekend tickets, inc camping. See poster below.

Please note, maximum guess in any one email is 17. Using all 17 guesses maximises your chances of winning. You can enter more than once but your latest email will be counted.

Extra clues posted online in various posts:

None of the bands are Enter Shikari.
One of the bands appeared in a UK TV talent show within the last 2 years.
The clues about bands previously playing Redfest are not definitive.

Good luck!

 

We’re pleased to announce the addition of Subsource, who will play on Friday 26th July, and The Valiant, who will play on Saturday 27th July, to our already impressive Redcore Stage line up.

All those who came to Redfest in 2012 will doubtless remember Subsource’s explosive main stage performance. Imagine that in a tent!

Southampton’s metalcore outfit The Valiant are currently hard at work in the Ranch Production House recording their debut album. A hardworking band with a good local following we’re happy to have them join our bill.

You can check them out:

www.facebook.com/subsource

www.facebook.com/thevaliantband

Massive thanks to all the bands who entered our Road to Redfest Competition. We had nearly 500 entries, and suffice to say it was difficult to pick. We had listening evenings and put our top 20 to our esteemed judging panel of festival organisers and associates and we’ve come up with the Top Ten who impressed us the most. All of these bands have now been notified and will be performing at two special Road to Redfest semi finals.

The first of these will be held on Saturday 27th April in Margate (venue TBC). The second will be on Saturday 18th May at Hobgoblin, Staines. The final will be held at The Boileroom, Guildford on Friday 24th May.

We’ll be announcing the Top Ten Road to Redfest bands tomorrow. Keep those peepers peeled!

We have a PAIR of VIP ticket upgrades and 2 official Redfest 2013 tshirts to give away to one lucky winner!

All you have to do to enter is buy your Early Bird ticket before they come off sale on the 28th February (or sell out, whichever is sooner), and send an email to events@marianneharris.co.uk with the title ‘Upgrade my Redfest ticket’. SIMPLES!

 

Competition ends on Thursday 28th February 2013 at midnight. To enter you must already have purchased a ticket to Redfest 2013. The winner will not only have their Early Bird ticket upgraded to VIP ticket status but we will give you an extra VIP weekend ticket so you can bring a friend. VIP upgrade includes access to our guest area and bar. Tshirts to be collected from the festival site. Early Bird Ticket purchase status will be verified before the winner is notified. If the winner is under the age of 16 they must be accompanied by an adult over 18.

We’re looking for someone to join our media team at Redfest 2013!

Our Redfest Roving Reporter will be our eyes and ears in the pits and backstage, reporting on the latest happenings during the weekend, whether it be reviewing bands or sharing the gossip, tweeting from our Twitter page or adding photos to our Instagram.

The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, literate, have some level of music knowledge and not only able to work as part of a team but also be able to work on their own initiative should this be required. Whilst this role will be a busy one and we will expect our RRR to behave in a professional manner, we also want you to have fun. And with full backstage access and plenty to see and get involved with all weekend fun is guaranteed.

We want to give everyone a fair crack at this, but  unfortunately you have to be aged 16 or over on the 26th July 2013 to enter. If the successful candidate is under 18 we will also require written permission from your parent or guardian to take part.

Right, so what do you have to do to enter we hear you all exclaim. We’d like you to write us a 150 word review. This can be an album or a live show review.  We have some tips on how you can impress us.

* Write your review in the first person present tense. For reference check out some music publications and see how they write their reviews.
* Use a spellchecker and check your punctuation before submitting your review. 
* Make it interesting and informative.

 Send your review along with your name, age and the town you live in the body of an email entitled Redfest Roving Reporter to events@marianneharris.co.uk.

The closing date is Friday 3rd May. Get writing!

 

 

Terms and Conditions of entry:

Entrants must be aged 16 and over on the 26th July 2013.
Entrants must be available on both the 26th and 27th July, and be able to travel to and from the festival site.
The winning entry and winning entrant’s name may be published on our website and social networking sites.
Entry to this competition denotes that you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions.

 

 

 

 

Due to the slight technical hitch experienced by a few people with our online submissions form not working we’ve decided to extend the application period by a further week. So you now have until Friday 8th February to get your applications to us!

Visit the ‘contact’ section of this website and fill in the form. Simples.

If you’ve previously sent this form and have yet to hear from us we would encourage you to resubmit your band.

If you’re in an unsigned band from the South/South East of the UK and would like the opportunity to open our main stage on Friday 26th July then what are ya waiting for?

Team Redfest

Totally stoked to make our first official announcement for Redfest 2013!

Come and visit us so at www.facebook.com/redfestuk and tell us what you think!

FLX:MODE

(SUPERCHARGED)

 

DAN STOVES

(STRICTLY GUESTLIST)

 

SIGHTEK

(STRICTLY GUESTLIST)

 

MARK MYERS

(ELECTRONIC SESSIONS)

 

LAZY TECHNICIAN & OLIVER SUDDEN

(THE VINTAGE FLY SOUND SYSTEM)

 

DJ RERUN

(ACCOUSTIC CHEMISTRY)

 

DJ DRENALIN

(MIXED EMOTIONS)

 

DJ JESTER B2B LAYA DEBASS

 

FIN DOT

 

FLX:MODE

(SUPERCHARGED)

 

DAN STOVES

(STRICTLY GUESTLIST)

 

SIGHTEK

(STRICTLY GUESTLIST)

 

MARK MYERS

(ELECTRONIC SESSIONS)

 

LAZY TECHNICIAN & OLIVER SUDDEN

(THE VINTAGE FLY SOUND SYSTEM)

 

DJ RERUN

(ACCOUSTIC CHEMISTRY)

 

DJ DRENALIN

(MIXED EMOTIONS)

 

DJ JESTER B2B LAYA DEBASS

 

FIN DOT

 

TONI PHILLIPS

-CAPITAL FM & XFM-

PAUL GILLES

-CAPITAL FM-

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TONI PHILLIPS

-CAPITAL FM & XFM-

PAUL GILLES

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TREVOR COOK

Hello! We’re looking for keen Street Teamers in the South/South East to help us spread the good word of Redfest 2013.

Street Team activities will involve online promotion of the festival as well as flyering of local events, skate parks, youth clubs, schools etc.

Anyone can join our Street Team, and from any area of the UK, of course the more the merrier, but physical promotion will mostly happen in Surrey and her surrounding counties.

If you are a Facebook user and would like to come join our growing thong of enthusiastic teamers, we have a dedicated Street Team group set up where you can share ideas and keep up with the very latest ‘hot off the press’ news about the festival, and meet others who will be attending the event.

Hard working Street Teamers will be rewarded with special offers, giveaways and queue jumps for band signings, amongst other things.

Come say hello! Our group can be found here: www.facebook.com/groups/103401356494249/

It would appear we’re having a few teething problems with our submissions form for Road to Redfest applications.

While we sort it out please send an email to Heart@redfest.co.uk with the following information (all required):

Band name:
Contact email:
Home town:
Facebook url:
Website url:
Youtube url:
Any other info you may have or questions you’d like to ask

 

If you’ve already filled out our submissions form please resend the information as above. Thanks!

Well we can reveal that the first of our lineups will be announced on the 15th January, when we will be unveiling the entire billing in one fell swoop of our brand new for 2013 alternative rock/metal/punk/hardcore stage, currently named the Redcore ‘In Your Face’ Stage.

The lineup, spread across both days of the festival, will feature the best of local and national, up coming and established, alternative metal talent from the length and breadth of the UK.

We’re excited and we hope you are too!

Super Early Bird tickets are available only til the end of December from HERE

 

London based pop/dubstep/electronic outfit Modestep, who headlined our main stage this summer to rave reviews, have this week released a video for ‘Another Day’, part of which was filmed at Redfest.

The video follows a typical day in the life of a bullied ‘geek’, who turns into a rockstar by the end of it, performing live with Modestep.

‘Another Day’ is taken from forthcoming album Evolution Theory, out on Universal Records on the 14th January 2013. You can preorder it HERE.

You can watch the video HERE. Can you spot yourself?

We are very excited to announce The Boileroom will be curating a stage for us in 2013

Now in it’s seventh year, Guildford’s most established and respected alternative,

independent live music venue will be hitting the road and setting up camp at

Redfest, curating a stage as part of the two-day festival.

The Boileroom has a national presence as a destination venue for emerging touring

 acts as well as more established stalwarts like Ed Sheeran, The Bronx, First Aid Kit,

Lucy Rose, Kate Nash, and The Selector to name a few, at affordable prices. Not just

 known for their eclectic music programme, The Boileroom also works within the

local community as much as possible, curating The Guildford Fringe Festival,

Guildford Beer Festival, hosting a show on Kane 103.7 FM, hosting Artisan Markets

promoting local designers and makers, as well as hosting All Ages events, to bring

the arts to the local area.

Dominique Frazer, Director at The Boileroom explains “It is a first for The Boileroom 
to be involved in a festival on this scale, we wanted to support a local independent 
event . Redfest has continued to grow each year with bigger and better line ups as 
well as supporting local musicians, and we are very excited to be involved for 2013
– bring it on!”

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We will be running a band competition called ‘Road To Redfest’ to win a slot opening the Main Stage. If your band is based in the South East you can make your submission through our contact page.

PRESS INFORMATION

ACCREDITATION FOR REDFEST 2014 WILL OPEN ON MONDAY 2ND JUNE 2014.

For all press enquiries or to be added to the press mailing list to get up to date information about billing and news for editorial purposes please email marianne@redfest.co.uk

All applications will be considered but priority may be given to printed press, notable webzines and local publications depending on demand. We would prefer applications to come from publication editors/persons in charge of reviews – if you are wishing to apply on behalf of a publication as a contributor we will also require verification from an editor of said publication/website. Only applications sent to the above email will be considered. Please title your email ‘Redfest press accreditation’ and include the following information:

- Name and website url of publication/station
- Name of reviewer/s
- A preview link or news piece about Redfest 2014

Please also include review links for Redfest 2013 if you attended last year.

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Redfest reserves the right to approve all media access prior to the event and to refuse press or photo access promised by any third parties. We would therefore advise that access is only sought through official Redfest channels, as we would hate for you to be disappointed on the day.

Accreditation closes on Friday 18th July. Applications received after this time may not be considered.

Many apologies but we’re unable to approve photo pass requests from freelance photographers or photo agencies.

Press tickets include weekend camping.

 

INTERVIEWS

 

Many apologies but we are unable to arrange interviews for you, these will need to be arranged in advance with artists’ PR direct. Details for each artists’ PR is usually listed on their websites and/or social networking pages, should you have any difficulty with this we can of course assist you. All press and media will have access to a press area where tv and radio interviews can also take place.

 

FILMING AT REDFEST

 

Unfortunately we’re unable to allow filming or recording of live performances at the festival without express written permission in advance. Please get in contact if you would like more information about this.

If you wish to bring along recording equipment for interview purposes, please follow the correct procedure for press application, as unannounced crews may be turned away.

 

 

 

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FROM 12AM – 2AM

 

LILI LA SCALA

BRUISE VIOLET

SHIRLEY WINDMILL

POLLY GOES BOOM

FROM 2AM

 

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ROKHSAN

 

DANCE A LA PLAGE

MARTHA PATON

BARE JAMS



 

FROM 12AM – 2AM

 

MISS GLORY PEARL

RUBYYY JONES

AURORA GALORE

LOLO BROW

FROM 2AM

 

SCREENING : SUBSOURCE ‘A DUBUMENTARY’


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New for 2013 we will be running a shuttle bus from Redhill Station to the festival site. Tickets cost £5 return and must be purchased in advance.

Super Early Bird Tickets go on sale Monday 5th November….get in quick to grab a bargain !

UPDATED FOR 2014

 

HOW FAR IS THE CAMPSITE FROM THE MAIN ARENA AND THE CARPARK?

 

It is a 2 minute walk from the main arena and a 3 minute walk from the carpark

 

IS THERE A FAMILY CAMPING AREA?

 

There is a dedicated family camping area for families with children under the age of 16. Stewards will help direct you to this area.

 

WHEN DOES THE CAMPSITE OPEN?

 

The campsite opens at 6pm Thursday 24th July for Super Early Bird ticket holders. For standard weekend tickets the campsite opens at 9am on Friday 25th July, and must be vacated by 6pm on Sunday 27th July.

 

I HAVE A DAY TICKET, CAN I CAMP?

 

Saturday ticket holders will be able to purchase a camping ticket at the box office. Friday day ticket holders will have no access to campsites.

 

CAN I BRING A CAMPERVAN/CARAVAN?

 

Yes, all campers and caravans should park and set up in the public carpark.

 

WHAT CAN I BRING INTO THE CAMPSITE?

 

We want you to have an enjoyable weekend but there are some things that you cannot bring into the site. Please read this carefully. Everyone will be checked at the gate on the way in – any unauthorised items will be taken away from you and not returned. If we find you with banned items inside the campsite or arena we will remove you from the entire site.

 

ALLOWED

 

Disposable barbeques (in campsite only)
SMALL gas camping stoves (in campsite only)
Your own food
Plastic bottles
Cans of beer/cider – limited to one 24 case per person. Allowed in campsite only.

NOT ALLOWED

 

Illegal substances and drugs paraphernalia (see our Statement of Policy on drugs)
NOS cannisters
Portable barbeques
Generators
Petroleum products
Gas canisters larger than those used in, or not accompanying small disposable gas cookers
Offensive weapons (including penknives)
Fireworks/firecrackers
Chinese lanterns
Flares and incendiary devices
Pets (other than Guide Dogs)
Glass containers of any kind
Paint
Spades
Hammers (other than camping mallets)
Screwdrivers
If you have an enquiry about allowed/disallowed items not covered above please email info@redfest.co.uk

SITE/CAMPSITE RULES

To ensure that everyone enjoys their Redfest experience as much as possible we have some rules that must be followed. Anyone found breaking or disregarding these rules may well find themselves heading home early, and may find themselves the subject of legal prosecution.

- Only those with a valid camping wristband will be allowed into the campsite.
- No antisocial behaviour
- You must be over the age of 18 to bring alcohol onto any part of the site. Proof of age will be required on entry.We also operate an Under 25s scheme for the sale of alcohol at all of our bars. Bring your photo ID with you (birth certificates are not valid proof of age).
- No campfires.
- No graffiti.
Bag searches will occur on entry. Anyone found in possession of any disallowed items will have those items confiscated. Confiscated items will not be returned.

 

 

 

 

Yes, there is plenty of parking for everyone, situated right next to the main arena. There is a small charge per vehicle for parking. Parking tickets can be purchased in advance either from the tickets page of our website or from our box office on the day.

STATEMENT OF POLICY ON DRUGS

 

The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Redfest. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as any where else in the country.

 

Plain clothed police officers will be on site all weekend, and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. If you deal in drugs, it is likely that you will be arrested.

 

Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated and participants will leave themselves liable for eviction from the site.

 

All bags will be searched upon entry. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and / or offensive activities onsite may be searched.

 

For our full list of  allowed and disallowed items, as well as guidelines to behaviour please refer to ‘camping & campsite rules’, in the Info menu.

 

 

 

WHAT’S TIME DOES THE MUSIC START?

 

Live performances start at midday on all 3 stages.

 

Programs will be available on the day with stage times, and we will also post them online the week before the event.

 

ARE THERE ANY SHOWERS ?


Yes there is a 10 cubicle hot shower trailer adjacent to the campsite, there will be a small charge for the use of these.

WHERE DO WE GET OUR WRISTBANDS FROM?

 

You can pick up your wristbands from the onsite box office. Site map HERE

Members of press, and guests also pick up their wristbands from the onsite box office.

 

 

WHAT ARE OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES ?

 

Gates open 9am on Friday & Saturday. Everyone must be off site by 2pm Sunday 27th July.

Super Early Bird and 3 Day Ticket holders can enter the site from 6pm on Thursday 24th July.

 

NO ADMISSION TO FESTIVAL AFTER MIDNIGHT ! 

 

 

ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?

 

Anyone under the age of 16 will have to be accompanied by an adult over the age of 16. If you arrive in a group of 4 or more under the age of 16 you will have to be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. Over 16′s need to bring ID, a passport photocopy will do.

 

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WHAT’S THERE?

 

As well as all the amazing live music and late night silent discos, there’s free secure camping, quality food ( Thai, Mexican, Pizzas, Wraps, Quality Burgers, Indian, Vegetarian & Vegan, Fresh Smoothies, Crepes,  Coffee & Doughnuts ), clothing stalls,  a cocktail bar, shisha tent, oxygen bar, cider bar and a massive beer tent.

 

WILL THERE BE CASH MACHINES ON SITE?

 

Yes there will be an ATM machine on site. 

 

 

CAN WE CHARGE OUR PHONES ANYWHERE ON SITE?

 

Yes there will be a tent offering secure charging and storage lockers for your valuables.


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SHUTTLE BUS , TRAINS

A shuttle bus will operate between Redhill Station and the festival site.

A reduced service will run from 6-8pm on Thursday 24 July for Thursday night entry ticket holders.

Friday and Saturday the service will run from 09:00 to 18:00 and then from 23:00 to 00.30

Sunday morning the service will operate from 09:00 to 01:00

Return tickets are £7  and must be purchased in advance from HERE.

Redhill is the nearest train station and is on the main London to Brighton line.

 

TAXI SERVICES

Belfry Cars will have a stand on site where a freephone service will be available for all festival attendees who wish to book a taxi to use. This will work via mobile connection, festival goers can have free refreshments whilst waiting for a Belfry car to arrive.
Belfry Cars

Bridge House
1 Brighton Road
Redhill
Surrey
RH1 6PW
Phone: 01737766111

 

 

 

CAR

 

From the M25 exit at junction 6 and follow signs to Godstone then follow the A25 to Redhill. When you get to Nutfield look out for the signs on your left and follow them to Kings Mill Lane and the site.

From the M23 exit at junction 9 and follow signs for Redhill on the A23 When you get to Salfords look out for signs on your right and follow them to Kings Mill Lane and the site.

From the A25 , A217 & A23 from Croydon follow signs for Redhill then follow signs for Horley and Gatwick staying on the A23. Look out for signs on your left and follow them past the Hospital then take the next left into Kings Mill Lane and follow this road to the site.

Please note if you are arriving by car it will save you time if you have purchased a car parking ticket in advance. Car parking tickets can be purchased from the ticket page of this website.

 

 

 

 

CAR SHARING

 CAR SHARE UK

Save yourself some money, be kind to the planet and have fun travelling with other festival-goers. Just follow these 3 easy steps:

1. Click here or on the car share uk logo to register (it’s free!) – Choose ‘Redfest2014′ as your organisation.
2. When you receive your activation email, click on the link to activate your account
3. Log into your account and go to ‘my account’ to use your user control panel to post up a new journey, and get in touch with people you’d like to travel with.

And remember – you don’t have to own a car to register. Members can either seek or offer a lift – so get searching now!

GO CAR SHARE: www.gocarshare.com

 

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WHERE CAN I BUY ADVANCE TICKETS?

Either on line on the Redfest ticket page or from the following outlet:

Head Space Stores 20 Dovers Green Road, Reigate RH2 8BS. (From the 1st June)

 

WHEN DO EARLY BIRD TICKET SALES END?

Super Early Bird Tickets are now sold out. Which means you may be kicking yourself right now.

 

CAN I BUY DAY TICKETS?

Both Friday and Saturday day tickets are available either in advance from this website or on the day from the box office.

WILL TICKETS BE AVAILABLE ON THE GATE?

Yes, weekend and day tickets will be available on the gate. We highly recommend buying in advance though to guarantee entry. And of course because advance tickets are cheaper.

 

DO CHILDREN NEED TICKETS?

Under 5′s go free, 5 to 13′s need a children’s ticket – £30 for the weekend (no day tickets available), 14′s and over need a full priced Adult ticket.

 

DO I NEED TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT?

If you are under the age of 16 you must be accompanied by someone over the age of 16. If you are in a group of 4 or more young people under the age of 16 you must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18.

WHAT IS REDFEST?

 

Redfest is a 2-day music festival featuring live performances on “The Main Stage” , “The Total Upraw” alternative rock Stage and “The Introducing Stage” with  DJ’s playing till 2am in the  Dance Tent”.

Staunchly independent and now into it’s 8th year, Redfest has gained a reputation for championing new emerging bands, solo artists and DJ’s and 2014 promises to be our biggest and best weekend yet! Redfest will give you the opportunity to discover some of the best up and coming local and national acts.

 

 

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DOCUMENT ONE (LIVE)

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MIKE CHADWICK

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PROJECT 91

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EPTUNE

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PERKIE

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SAM PICKET

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JAZZ MORLEY

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JASMINE LITTLE

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THE BOY I USED TO BE

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MATT EMERY






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MONKEY TRAP

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AIMÉE

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NYAH

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JOSEPHINE LLOYD

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MARK BISHOP

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LIGHT FALLS FORWARD

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TAYGAN PAXTON

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SUICIDE SI



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ADAM BARNES

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PORTIA CONN

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SEAN MCGOWAN

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MARC HALLS

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LEWIS MOKLER

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ALICE DALE

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FOLLOW WYLISS

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YEARBOOK

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BRIGHTLIGHT CITY

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RISING TIDE

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TREE HOUSE FIRE

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THE GENERAL

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TREVORS HEAD

 

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MORDECAI

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HEARTS UNDER FIRE

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URSA MAJOR

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CRITICAL STATE

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LOOSE LIPS

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THE BRILLIANTLY SIMPLE

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KK

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SAM TM

 

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HONOUR IS DEAD

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ATTENTION THIEVES

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WE CAUGHT THE CASTLE

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NEW IVORY

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BORDERLINE FIRE

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BURN SO BRIGHT

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XENICIBIS

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THE BLUE PURSUIT

Bastille

Lucy Rose

Loveable Rouges

 
 

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Waylayers

 

Moulettes

 

Dry The RiverDog is Dead

Engine Earz

Brother and Bones

Arcane Roots

Max Raptor

Park Bench Society

 

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