Revive Festival 2023

Brand new Festival featuring local, community and international performances coming to Gainsborough!

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A jam-packed international programme, featuring acrobatics, dancing, comedy and much more promises to bring entertainment for all the family to enjoy.

During the Festival, there will be a Community Stage which will showcase some of the best local talent Gainsborough has to offer.

Don’t miss out on joining us for this exciting brand-new event. A number of traders have already signed up to attend the event to ensure event attendees can purchase food, drinks and much more.

Featured international artists (subject to change):

Farmyard Circus

A warm and cheery, family-friendly, farm-life inspired circus spectacle, the Farm Yard Circus comprises group acrobatics, juggling, theatre, and live music. This high-energy boot-stomping show is set to a score of old-time tunes and raucous rhythms that will bring the cows home, played live throughout.

This is the summit!

This Maag presents his latest performance “This is the summit!” - an extraordinary blend of swiss and european humor. Come ready to be surprised. This Maag is a clown without a clown nose, and he has a subtle talent for improvisation-a sophisticated interactive theate at its best. Look forward to a round of alpine madness and skiing at the height of summer. This Maag serves unexpected gags and great interaction with the audience - he is a true crowd-pleaser at international street art festivals!


WE HAVE TO TALK is a dance / street theatre piece that talks about family relationships and their conflicts. The dancers Linn Johansson and Hans Nezza, together with Jem Prenafeta, a young performer with Down's Syndrome, work on this project.

The piece revolves around family conflicts, couple conflicts and family coexistence with an adolescent.

All this with a soundtrack, created by the company's regular collaborator Adele Madau, made up of different cinematographic dialogues that will be brought to the movement by different means.

Humour, one of the characteristic features of the company's work, will also be present in this piece, touching the limits of the absurd as is often the case in these types of conflicts.


Further artists to be announced soon...

The Revive Festival is working in collaboration with the SO Festival in Skegness to deliver a programme of international artists that showcase amazing theatre, dance and arts.

This free event has been made possible by funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and support from Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture, Gainsborough Town Council and The ACIS Group.