Other Great Festivals 

We talk about the commitment of Wallingford and it's surrounding areas to Festivals and we, the Rugfest team are massively passionate about increasing the live music scene. So, on this page we will list some of the other great local festivals and give you contact details too.

If you are a festival organiser and you would like to have your information up here - please email us at rugfest@yahoo.co.uk and we will list you gladly..



The dates for BunkFest 2018 are Friday 31st August to Sunday 2nd September. Details of events, bands, dance acts, workshops etc. will be released over the next few months.

On the banks of the Thames in South Oxfordshire, Wallingford BunkFest is a free-access community festival providing a unique, family friendly celebration with something for everyone.

In 2017, BunkFest celebrated its 16th year of life - starting from a small marquee in a pub car park to filling the KineCroft and providing entertainment throughout Wallingford, on the River Thames and on the Bunk Railway line.

Most events are free - you only need to purchase tickets for the boat trips, train trips, workshops and also for camping. 


The OFFICIAL George Michael Birthday Tribute Weekend in Goring

At only 6 Miles down the road from Rugfest, the OFFICIAL group is a Facebook community created to celebrate George’s birthday tribute weekend on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018 in Goring - and to keep his many fans updated on other unique tributes. Rugfest makes a nod to George with the fabulous James Bermingham the official "George Michael Tribute" gracing the Rugfest stage on Saturday afternoon.


Wallingford Car Rally

The team behind the 2017 Wallingford Car Rally would like to thank everyone who attended on supporting such an amazing 2017 event. The weather brought out much more people than ever before and the selection of cars was as amazing. 350 vehicles took part in the parade and thousands of members of the public lined the streets of Wallingford, making it the most successful event ever.

Thanks to your generosity we are able to donate over £14,000 to local charities and organisations this year, which include Wallingford Scouts, The Corn Exchange, Riding For The Disabled, SeeSaw, MacMillan and Wallingford Fire Service to name just a few. This will make a huge difference to so many people, we can’t thank you enough. During the 2018 event we will pass the £100,000 mark of money raised for local charities, amazing generosity, thank you.

Keep up to date by following our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wallcarrally/ or search for the #wallcarrally hashtag


Gap festival 14-17 June

The Gap Festival started as an ambitious cultural project in 2014 aiming to bring outstanding art, music, literature and culture to the villages of Goring and Streatley.   After the first Festival the word spread, audiences increased and in 2018 the third Gap Festival will bring even more artists of the highest calibre from all over the country to the glorious Goring Gap to entertain and inspire a growing number of Festival goers with musicians of all genres, authors, artists and family events.    We are excited about what's in store – come and join us.
We are:
4 days of entertainment, education and inspiration.
Top national musicians, singers, writers, artists & performers mixed with the cream of local talent
Classical music mixes with Soul, Indie and Opera.
Experts in art, literature, design and more, share their experience.
Sit back and enjoy or get your hands dirty and participate, there’s something for everyone.

All in the gorgeous Goring Gap, a location that has inspired writers and artists across the centuries.

Join us and discover something new.

Rokefest    25-27 May

is wall-to-wall music with an impressive selection of real ales on tap and great pub food, all set in a 16th Century pub in the South Oxfordshire village of Roke, near Benson (OX10 6JD). The festival has been running for 14 years and draws a loyal following.

Rokefest is hosted annually by The Home Sweet Home in Roke on the last bank holiday in May. The garden will be fully covered by a marquee, so no need to bring your wellies! BBQ food will also be available throughout the weekend; and there will be a hog roast at 7pm on Saturday.

The festival is proud to have supported both local and national charities. This year is no exception as bands will once again give their time and energy for free in aid of Cancer Research UK who raise much needed funds to help beat cancer sooner. Entrance is free, but we ask for a donation towards a limited edition wristband! You will also be able to purchase a branded 'eco pint cup' with all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK and at the same time helping the environment too! on the Friday til 12pm then runs 12noon til 12pm on both the following days.

Wallingford Carnival 16 June

Wallingford Carnival 2018 will take place on
Saturday 16th June

The theme for the Carnival is
Lights, Camera, Action

Come and join in the fun at this year's carnival
and take part in our procession.

We are very keen to create a wonderful procession. This means encouraging more of you to join in, pubs, clubs, groups, schools, businesses, musicians, individuals, anyone and everyone, the more the merrier. It's a great form of advertising and a way of showing off who you are and what you can do!