Redfest review

Redfest review
Rock group Missing Andy at Redfest 2012
Missing Andy in action at Redfest 2012

Since the birth of Redfest in 2007, the festival has grown a great reputation for championing indie talent.

This year’s Redfest was spread over three days. The festival included acts such as Natives, The Skints, Clement Marfo and the Frontline, Missing Andy and was headlined by Modestep, Kids in Glass Houses and Foreign Beggars, respectively on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The atmosphere at Redfest was fantastic,  Relaxed, well laid out and good vibes all round. With the family area slightly closed off from the rest of the camping area, provisions for a family camping weekend were also made.

The acts performing were all top class. All the acts hung around for a signing session at the end of each set giving fans and festivals goers an extra welcome bonus.

With the main stage ending by 11pm, the music carried on into the early morning courtesy of two separate dance tents, where heavy bass lines were the order of the night, occasionally accompanied by talented MC’s.

Redfest festival is one of those rare musical gems. It’s like comparing a nice intimate venue with a big arena like the O2. The production value might not be quite as high, but you get closer and more personal with your artist in a much more relaxed environment. And you don’t have to queue for ages to leave at the end.

Redfest is highly enjoyable and well organised medium sized festival.
The organisers manage to keep the ticket prices low while still providing popular acts and a good variety of genres.
With Redfest gaining in popularity yearly, we recommend keeping an eye out for when 2013 tickets become available.

Stay with us for more from Redfest as we continue our coverage of Festivals for summer 2012.

Denny Armatrading

is a massive music fan and has been writing professionally about it since 2009. Graduating from University in Digital Arts & Design for Interactive Media, Denny has years of experience working online in various areas. Music is his passion and his work.