James Gesner Estate Agents - New Sponsor

What an absolute belter of a day at Rugfest Towers !


The Rugfest Team are beyond delighted to let you know that the wonderful James Gesner has become our Kids Zone sponsor. A family man with four kids, it is typical of James to get involved; his ceaseless work for charity is an example to all of us. If you want to see more about James Gesner the estate agents or "Ges" the man then have a look at our sponsors page here.

Footsteps Named as Charity


We are absolutely delighted to announce Footsteps Foundation as our nominated charity this year. 

Footsteps Foundation provides financial assistance to families in need of support, enabling children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders to access the Footsteps therapy programme.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 400 children in the UK is born with cerebral palsy.
  •  55% of disabled children grow up in, or on the margins of poverty.
  • The cost of bringing up a disabled child can be 3 times greater than that of raising a child without disabilities.

Because of this, we help those families that want to bring their children for the specialist life-changing Footsteps therapy, but would find the costs difficult to cover.

Footsteps Foundation will be manning our Ticket and Wristband Booth so please dig deep these guys are marvellous 

I Suspect something.....


The only band to have played every Rugfest since its inception, Unusual Suspects return in 2018 to close the Friday nights festivities. The boys have been playing together for 15 years this year and have played (and drunk) in every pub in Wallingford plus featured in most festivals in the surrounding area and supported local charity gigs wherever possible.  Their mix of rock classics always gets the crowd dancing and bouncing and this year will be no exception.  Rugfest wouldn't be Rugfest without the Unusual Suspects would it....?

All the fun of the Ciircus

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Local Boys, Ciircus Street are about to embark on their first tour of the UK; so you will indeed be able to say you saw them at Rugfest before they made it Big.. However to fund that tour the boys are using Pledge Music as a fundraiser - so if you want to give them a hand have a click - buy a download or even have them to play live from your living room ! 


The Inflatables added to Line up

A revision to the original line up sees Oxfords own Inflatables @InflatablesSka taking the Friday Night Headline slot. Unbelievably talented musicians, the Inflatables will bring every element of two tone and ska to the Rugfest Main Stage - so on Friday Night get ready for rocksteady, Lip up, stand down and undoubtedly take one step beyond as these guys get up to their brand of monkey business #HappyDaysRugfest


Another Great Sponsor

Our very great friends at the Old Post Office in Wallingford - part of the marvellous Oakman group - have stepped up as a major sponsor of our wonderful event. You won't just be visiting our fabulous and mahoosive bar this year ... you will be joining us in the wonderful pop-up Post Office !! Slurp on a cocktail crafted by the OPO mixologists whilst letting the muse of Rugfest make your day. You may have heard the guvnor James Bird with our president Chris (Nozz) Norrington competing on BBC Oxford's Pub Quiz recently? frankly they were very good, but say nothing...

The OPO is a thriving part of Wallingford's Community so it's little wonder why we love them so.

Pop in to the Pop up - what could possibly go wrong? - See you there Cheers !