New location, new day of the week and new organisers as Filton Festival to return

Filton Festival will return in 2023 for the first time since pre-Covid – with a new location.

The popular event, to be held on a Saturday – July 22 – rather than the usual Sunday, is being moved to the Millennium Green from the previous site at Elm Park.

Filton Town Council has outsourced the event to Re-Energize, a company which runs other events including Bradley Stoke Festival, which will source bands and other attractions.

The stage will be the focal point for a full line-up of bands and organisers are also seeking more dance groups to entertain the crowds.

This will be the ‘delayed’ 20th anniversary festival

There will not be a large funfair although there will be smaller attractions for children such as inflatables, go-karts and a helter-skelter.

Other attractions include a graffiti wall and there will be the usual range of food and drinks, including a beer bar.

Robert Goodwin of Re-Energize told Filton Town Council: “We are still looking for dance groups to perform while the bands change over on the large stage.”

He said parking arrangements meant those with cars would be asked to park in Elm Park then take the short walk down the footpath to Millennium Green.

Re-Energize will also provide rubbish bins and skips.

Councillors heard a ‘headlining’ tribute band was still to be confirmed.

The council also wants community groups and charities to apply to host stalls, at no charge.

Small stalls for businesses will cost £15.

All profits will go to a charity, to be confirmed nearer the time.