About OllieFest

Olliefest was first held in 2015 in response to the tragic loss of a member of Ross Rugby Club, Ollie Floyd. He was just 20-years-old when he died in March 2015, and was a popular member of the local Rugby Club. Ollie was a fun loving, cheeky young lad who had a real zest for life! Unsure of how to bring the community together, friends and relatives put together a free community event featuring live music including several well-known headline acts, along with a friendly rugby match at Ollie’s favourite place – the Ross Rugby Club!

The first event was a spur of the moment response to put something together, to acknowledge the grief of losing such a well loved friend but to also lift the community’s spirits and celebrate Ollie’s life.

The event has grown massively over the last 4 years and now offers a wide variety of musical entertainment as well as a fun fair, inflatables and plenty of places to eat and drink.

Entry is still free, although the festival operates an eco-friendly reusable cup system which requires you to buy a cup for £2 (which is yours to keep!) And to use this cup when visiting one of the many on site bars. There is a charge for parking of just £3. New to 2019 is the Olliefest campsite!
Costing around £30,000 to stage the event, it is only possible because of the fantastic support Olliefest have had from local businesses and individuals. This includes all those people who put their change in the collection buckets, and the sponsorship from the local businesses.
We couldn’t do it without you so please keep supporting us and keep Ollie’s memory alive.