The Team

Ed Faulkner - Festival Director


Ed has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment business organising events and performing as a solo artist and with bands. Ed went on to found Ed Entertainments Ltd. in October 2006 with a view to stage East Yorkshire's first Glastonbury style music festival.

Having seen his dream go from strength to strength, Tribfest celebrated it's 15th year in August 2021!

Feel free to contact Ed regarding Tribfest.

t: 07802533414

Dempsey Faulkner - Operations & Ticketing


Dempsey is involved in a lot of the background goings-on and is the right-hand woman of the festival. One of her main focuses is customer support and day-to-day queries so please get in touch with her should you experience any issues or have any questions at all.

t: 07765895238

Dave Watts - Acoustic Marquee


Dave organises and books all the bands for the Tribfest Acoustic Marquee. He has been in the music business for many years and is active in running various events around the Yorkshire area. If you think you fit the bill and want to be considered for this year's Tribfest Acoustic Marquee then get in touch with Dave

t: 07980282266

Steve Rimmer - Laughing Bull Comedy Tent

Steve organises and books all of our comedy acts for the Laughing Bull Comedy Tent. Think you've got what it takes to make us all laugh with you not at you? Drop him a message and see.

Fun fact at Tribfest 2019 Steve and his beautiful wife, Kate, got married on the Tribfest Main Stage and everyone dressed for the occasion and had the biggest first dance the world has ever seen!

Ryan Swain - Kidzone

Ryan has been a huge part of the festival over the years by managing and running the Kidzone. He is a truly fantastic entertainer so make sure that you head down to the Kidzone to catch him! He's known for hosting and DJing at live events and festivals nationwide. He was even the runner-up of the Yorkshire Media Personality of the Year Award!

David Elf - Unsigned Marquee


Dave has been involved with the Unsigned Marquee since the early days of Tribfest. The Unsigned Marquee showcases the latest local and national unsigned talent, and Dave makes sure everything runs smoothly over the weekend.

With more than 20 years industry experience under his professional music belt, Dave has worked with artistes as diverse as Crowded House frontman Neil Finn and The Fratellis' Barry Fratelli, and as such has developed an ear for the kind of acts you can expect to be hearing more of in the near future.

t: 07799881544

Ged and Ali - Bars


Ged and Ali have been with us from day one. Both have extensive experience in working and running pubs for the last 20 years. They help to keep the beer flowing throughout the weekend and manage bar staff on site. Key members of the Tribfest team and it's fantastic to have them both on board again.

Bono the Bull


"Hi Guys, I am back again having left the green fields of East Yorkshire last year in pursuit of a new career in moosic!

What a ride it's been so far, I'm already looking forward to August and meeting all the great tribfesters who'll be spending the biggest weekend of the year in my field!

I'm going to be taking some time off before next year, I worked pretty hard at Tribfest last year and my tired hoofs need some time to recover!! Check out what I got up to at Tribfest, here!


WINNERS of ‘Contribution to the East Riding’ at Hull Live Business Awards 2021

Best Bar None Winner of 'Best Entertainment/Leisure Venue' 2018-2020

Finalists in REYTA Awards Most Remarkable Event 2019 & 2020

Best Bar None Accredited Premises 2016-2018