26-28 July 2019, Bristol

SamJam Festival

Welcome to the SamJam Festival, a family fun festival with some of the best local music, food, and daft activities. All in aid of the Bristol Samaritans, a completely voluntary organisation that help people in emotional need.

Festival Single

Our official festival promotional single is now available! Click here to buy and download the full version from Bandcamp. You can also watch the video by clicking on the image below:

Festival Lineup: Friday

Gates to the festival field open at 5pm on Friday.

Bands and artists are still being signed but we are delighted to announce the following great music:

Festival Lineup: Saturday

Gates to the festival field open at 11.30am on Saturday.

Bands and artists are still being signed but we are delighted to announce the following great music:

Kids at SamJam

Kids are an important part of Samjam and we will be providing a range of activities alongside the great music to keep them amused including but not limited to:

  • Face Painting
  • Treasure hunt
  • Tractor rides (weather permitting)
  • Painting workshop
  • and much more

SamJam Food: Eat to the Beat

Good music needs good food and we will be offering a wide range of foods to keep the appetite at bay over the weekend including

  • Caribbean Favourites provided by the Caribbean Croft restaurant in Stokes Croft
  • Best Burgers top dogs and grilled chicken all available with Chips
  • Wood fired Pizza
  • Falafel King range of vegan options
  • We will be organising the BIG SamJam breakfast to discuss hangover cures at 9am on Sunday
  • Coffee and cake for the sugar hit
  • Churros for the bigger hit

Our licenced bar will serve ale, lager, and cider on draught along with red and white wines and spirits including vodka, gin, and rum. Prices will be in line with local pub prices.

Samaritans: Who Is Sam?

The Samaritans are a purely voluntary UK organisation that offers a 24/7 service providing emotional support via phone calls, email, txt, and face to face calls to anyone suffering emotional distress.

We live in a complicated and pressured world and many of us will find a time in our lives when things look dark and difficult to manage. The Bristol Samaritans branch have over 150 non-paid volunteers who last year alone responded to 33,000 calls, 4,000 emails, and over 6,000 texts as well as meeting 520 people for face to face meetings.  Across the Samaritans service we respond to a staggering 3.5m calls, 380,000 emails, 700,000 txts, and 18,000 face to face meetings each year.

The service provides a completely confidential space for callers to talk about their feelings, emotions, and anxieties. We are not a religious organisation, we don’t judge, advise, or talk about ourselves, but we do care and aim to support our callers while they are having difficult times in their life. 


What can I bring to the festival?

You are welcome to bring some food and drink for your own consumption in the campsite only, no glass, or spirits. No alcohol can be taken into the festival. We have priced the food and drink at reasonable levels and we hope that you will support the charity as much as possible.

Where can I get my tickets?

General release tickets are now available by following this link to Fixr. When you first enter the festival area, we will scan your ticket (either printed out or on your phone) and issue you with a wristband for repeat entry. Please note that we are limited to 800 places and expect to sell out quickly.

What about Camping?

Camping is free at the festival. We will open the gates for campers to set up on Friday 26th from 4pm and you are welcome to stay through till Sunday lunchtime. Please note that plenty of toilets will be available but there are no showers available on site. Two standpipes for water will be available.


Interested in volunteering? All the details are on our volunteers page.

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