Bastille Day Festival in Reading

Even more so than in previous years, our festival aims to bring a bit of France & Europe in Reading to celebrate the union of our cultures.

We did it!

On 13th Mar 2017 we successfully raised £25 with 2 supporters in 56 days

After 5-years of continued success, Bastille Day Festival Reading is rolling out its plans for yet another weekend of fun, relaxation and laughter staged in the Forbury Gardens, Reading.

With everything that is happening in the UK, in Europe and in the world, we decided that it was important to make Bastille 2017 the best it has ever been. 

Indeed, Bastille Day Festival Reading has been running every year since 2012 with a budget consisting of everything Bouba, Fred, Vince could invest from their own money and time as a gift to our adopted town and its people.

We've had help from some great friends over the years, such as Catherine, Eric and Ian, to name a few, that gave us their time and money to ensure that the festival would always be successful.

Obviously, the festival couldn't have happened without fantastic volunteers that gave up their time year after year to give the people of Reading the best experience possible in a fantastic atmosphere.

Finally, the patronage and support of prominent figure of the town, such as Sir John Madejski, the successive Mayors of Reading, as well as Reading Borough Council, the Early Charity, Decathlon, HobbyCraft, Mi-Media, Emotion Robotics has been heart-warming to say the least.

However, the fact of the matter is that despite its success, the festival has always been run on a shoestring and never got the opportunity to shine as it should.

Consequently, we decided to invite the people of Reading, of the UK, and actually, of all Europe to support us financially and help us make Bastille Day Festival 2017 a festival that will be remembered as a celebration of the place of the UK in Europe and Europe in the UK, a celebration of everything the union of our respective cultures stand for, a celebration of people, wherever they are and wherever they are from.

If you believe in our vision as much as we do, support us however you can.


Your donations would be used for the following (list non exhaustive)

Musical Performances (French & local artists)
Other Artistic Performance (reading, pop-up museum, etc.)
Fashion event
Other activities
night event in the town hall
Stage & PA equipment
Other Equipment (tables, Gazebos, etc.)
Van, Generator & storage rental
Banner & other marketing
Accessories & Decoration
Forbury Gardens
Medical & First Aid provision
Security Staff
Organisers, other Staff & Catering for Volunteers
Insurance for the year
Paypal, banking and accountant Fees

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