The festival has been running for eleven years in Gainsborough. An event that was born from the Riverside redevelopments and which is now seen as the highlight of the year within the local community. From year two until 2006 and Neil's untimely death – Neil Rogers, with support from his wife, Julie Willoughby. Attendance grows each year, highlighting the fact that a great proportion of the local residents choose to attend, often inviting relatives who live further a field to join with them.It is also attracting growing numbers of visitors from surrounding catchments areas along with tourists to the Town.
Our 2013 Festival
The theme for our 2013 festival celebrates the arrival of the Vikings along the River Trent one thousand years ago and it is in recognition of the town becoming capital of England during the Viking reign here in Gainsborough.
This year the Riverside Festival is celebrating it's 12th successive year and it's promising to be a fantastic day out for all the family once again, with Arts and Crafts, local business, community interest groups, the Earth Bound Misfits, live performances through the day and night with a stunning firework display at the end of the event.