Mangotsfield Festival Returns

THIS year’s Mangotsfield Festival will take place on June 8, organisers have announced.

The festival will be held on the Pomphrey Hill North playing fields, off Johnson Road, where it moved last year on its return after four years away.

A traditional parade from Mangotsfield Common, the green outside the Lamb, will start at around 10.15am led by The Sambistas, who are returning after a successful debut at last year’s parade.

An opening ceremony at 11am will be followed by live music and dance in the main arena, a dog show, kids’ zone and stalls, including games, food and drink.

Mangotsfield Festival Planning Committee are appealing for volunteers to help run the event and asking visitors to make donations to ensure the festival can survive.

Ross Janes, from the committee, said: “I think we can all agree that last year’s festival was a triumphant return to form, and a great success for the community. We had plenty of positive feedback from those who attended and our aim is to ensure that a fun day is had by everyone.

“But we also want to ensure that the festival is financially viable for us to continue putting on a show year, after year. With the change in venue we have lost a major revenue stream, as we are no longer able to charge for entry; as with last year, we will be asking those attending to make a donation.”

People attending are being advised there will be no on-site parking available.

The organisers ask anyone who would like to volunteer to email them at

Anyone interested in setting up a stall at the festival should contact

You can can also find updates  on Mangotsfield Village Festival Facebook page.