Riverside Festival

Charlbury, Oxfordshire

Saturday 20th - Sunday 21st July

Riverside has become a major fixture in Oxfordshire’s music calendar, with more than 30 acts playing across three stages. This is a free festival, run entirely by volunteers and community effort.


The site only opens to the public for approximately 10hrs each day, Saturday and Sunday. There is no campsite for customers, however, one of the perks of volunteering is that you are allowed to camp on site and will receive food and drinks provided by the festival.  The majority of the volunteering roles will involve controlling access and monitoring crowd safety in the arena.

Perks of volunteering

Can I help?


  • Being part of and supporting this unique festival
  • Opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills.
  • Access to the festival
  • Free camping and facilities in crew campsite. (Crew only. No large live-in vehicles sorry, this is due to narrow access)

This unique festival requires a small team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who work together to support this free community event. Times of work will mainly be during the time the festival is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. Shifts will not be set prior to the event, these will be arranged once on site by the Wicked Events volunteer coordinator.

The Riverside Festival site is on the Mill Field, a lush green ‘island’ on the River Evenlode. Charlbury, Oxfordshire OX7 3QG. There is a small crew only camping area on site. This compact site boasts multiple stages, plenty of stalls, food traders and activities drawing thousands of visitors each day.

Closed for 2019