To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Language

Nottingham Riverside Festival 2018

Victoria Embankment, Nottingham, NG2 5FB
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44(0)8444 775678

Add Nottingham Riverside Festival 2018 to your Itinerary

Riverside Festival, Nottingham

About

Victoria Embankment
Friday 3 - Sunday 5 August 2018
FREE

Nottingham's biggest and most popular free festival weekend!

The Riverside Festival is Nottingham's biggest free festival weekend offering three days of family entertainment. It is a unique and fun festival covering one mile along the banks of the River Trent, at Victoria Embankment, adjacent to Trent Bridge.

Three days of live music, great food and things to see, plus loads for kids in the Fab Kids' Zone.

The spectacular fireworks display on Saturday night is a must see!

There is a host of activities for festival goers to enjoy from a bustling street fair with rides and games to a vibrant mix of live music performances from around the globe.

Street Theatre performers will bring Nottingham's largest outdoor festival to life, with comedy and animation performances to enjoy and amaze.

Admission to the festival is free. Car parking charges apply.
 

Riverside Festival 2018

Monument Stage

Friday 3 August       

  • 1900 – 2000  
    The Idolins"  - Harmonic vocals reminiscent of the Staves and a lovely mix of acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass and percussion"
  • 2045 – 2200
    Seas of Mirth - Seas of Mirth are a salty-smelling mega unit of sea dwelling reprobates with a mighty galleon of sound…

Saturday 4 August

  • 1330 – 1430    Jazz – TBC
  • 1515 – 1630    Grupo Lokito - Grupo Lokito fuse contemporary Congolese and Cuban music creating a modern day cocktail of two of the great world musics.    
  • 1715 – 1830    Sarah Savoy Band - Playing music from the heart of Cajun country, Sarah Savoy has been referred to as a “Louisiana singer with hell-raising credentials”.     
  • 1915 – 2030    Awalé - “Awalé play some seriously heavy Afro-Latin-Gypsy Funk”
  • 2115 – 2230    La Inedita - Top 30 Must See show from 2015 South by Southwest Festival.

Sunday 5 August

  • 1300 – 1400    Nottingham Jazz Orchestra - Nottingham’s premier big band.
  • 1445 – 1600    Mankala - Original high energy African fusion with a distinctive style and a positive message. Veterans of Glastonbury, Bestival, Green Man and many more festivals.
  • 1645 – 1800   Maroon Town - This nine piece explosion of ska, rap and brassy dub is tearing up audiences around the world.

The Folk Stage

Sunday 6 August

  • 1300 - 1400     Stick In The Wheel - “Britain’s most exciting new folk band” UNCUT
  • 1415 - 1515     Lonnie Donegan Band featuring Peter Donegan - The skiffle legends band fronted by Lonnie’s son Peter
  • 1530 - 1630     Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - “One of the most assured and entertaining duos on the folk scene” fRoots
  • 1645 - 1800     Merry Hell - Best Band and Best Live Act winners 2018 Folking Awards
 

Opening Times

Riverside Festival 2018 (3 Aug 2018 - 6 Aug 2018)
DayTimes
Friday18:30 - 22:30
Saturday12:00 - 23:30
Sunday12:00 - 18:30

* Fireworks display - Saturday 5 August at approx 10.30pm

Map & Directions

Facilities

Other

  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Outdoor Event
  • Parking (charge)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Picnic Site
  • Ramp / Level Access

Follow Us

What's Nearby

  1. Victoria Embankment

    A short walk from Nottingham city centre, you will find Victoria Embankment.

    0.07 miles away
  2. Navigation Brewery

    Navigation Brewery opened in 2012 and has proved popular with real ale drinkers both in...

    0.19 miles away
  3. Trent Bridge (the bridge)

    Discover a historic landmark in Nottingham.

    0.22 miles away
  1. Nottingham Forest Football Club

    Situated in an iconic location on the banks of the River Trent, Nottingham Forest...

    0.28 miles away
  2. Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

    Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is a world famous...

    0.33 miles away
  3. Notts County Football Club

    Notts County Football Club is the oldest football league club in the world and was formed...

    0.34 miles away
  4. Castle Rock Brewery

    Castle Rock Brewery

    Castle Rock is a brewery and pub group which operates...

    0.66 miles away
  5. St Nicholas Church

    During the English Civil War in September 1643, St Nicholas Church was held for five days...

    0.88 miles away
  6. Weekday Cross

    Weekday Cross, Nottingham

    0.91 miles away
  7. National Justice Museum

    Open seven days a week from 10am

    Come and explore the National Justice Museum's full...

    0.92 miles away
  8. City of Caves

    Enter and explore a whole new world in the caves underneath Nottingham city and descend...

    0.93 miles away
  9. The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard

    Step back in time, and glimpse life in Nottingham over the last 300 years.

    0.93 miles away
  10. St Mary's Church Nottingham City Centre

    The present St Mary’s is the third church on the site; nothing remains of the earlier two...

    0.94 miles away
  11. Robin Hood statue

    Join celebrities and millions of visitors who have had their photo taken at the famous...

    0.95 miles away
  12. Albert Ball Statue

    If you're visiting Nottingham's historic Nottingham Castle, then you have a perfect...

    0.95 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Riverside Festival - Victoria EmbankmentVictoria Embankment, NottinghamA short walk from Nottingham city centre, you will find Victoria Embankment.

Sunday, 5 August 2018 - Sunday, 5 August 2018

Dragon Boat Challenge, Riverside Festival, NottinghamNottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge 2018Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today - as well as the most fun! Up to 10 people paddle each 30' boat with a drummer at the front beating time and our helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience required,...
more info
Street Art

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss