The Riverside Festival has been the finale of the Stamford Festival for over 30 years.
Originally titled Rock on the Rec and then Music on the Meadows. For more than 10 years it has been run as the Riverside Festival, and in 2007 it was registered as a not-for-profit Limited Company and Registered Charity.
Breaking with this tradition, the Festival was not held in 2011 due to problems receiving permission from our town council to use the meadows. However, for 2012, our Trustees have secured signed confirmation that we can use the Meadows again.
Riverside is an open-air music festival which traditionally has been held annually on the first Saturday of July, on the Meadows in Stamford, showcasing at least 30 bands and artists, usually more, mostly from the surrounding area, on at least 3 main stages – the Riverside Stage, the Marquee Stage and the Acoustic Stage.
2010 saw our 10th anniversary as the Riverside Festival which was celebrated by a special two-day Festival. 2012 will see a return to a one-day Festival, refreshed and renewed after the break in 2011.
But the Riverside Festival is not just about music. There are fairground rides; a variety of children’s entertainment; food, craft and trade stalls; possibly Stamford’s favourite beer festival; and a SPECTACULAR fireworks finale. Please see the A-Z Festival Guide for more information.
As a charity, we rely on sponsorship, advertising income and donations from the public. The festival is run entirely by volunteers, and we make no profit from it whatever.
Please support us in any way you can – through donations or volunteering – to keep this dynamic festival alive.
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and here are our most recent accounts, to 31.12.2010 -