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Capital One employees come together for an evening of fun, food, fairgrounds and festivals

After a break of three years Capital One’s annual employee festival OneFest returned. The sun made a well needed appearance (and kept the mud away), whilst food and drinks were consumed as our teams across the country came together to celebrate their achievements and hard work over the last few years.

On the 14th July over 800 employees descended to Rushcliffe Country Park near Nottingham, ready and raring to go with entry badges in hand, and face paint and glitter applied.

This year's OneFest saw the return of the classic Capital One band after a two year sabbatical, along with the infamous silent disco and all the food and drink vendors your heart could desire. Pizza, burgers, curry, tacos, you name it, it was there.

But it doesn’t end there…

This year we hosted a very special guest. None other than RuPaul’s Drag Race star Cheryl. Her presence on stage was electric with a plethora of singing, dancing and stand-up comedy. She even got some of the team up on stage for a hilarious talent show that kept the crowds laughing all evening long.

Whether people chatted at the bar, had a ride on the fairground ferris wheel or embarrassed themselves on the inflatable games, you could tell OneFest has been missed over the last three years. The Capital One teams needed a well earned catch up and the smiles around the festival proved that. Here’s to an even bigger and better OneFest in 2023!

Tessa Key, Senior Internal Communications and Engagement Associate said “Three years and three days since our last Capital One Festival (not that I’m counting). After months of planning, the tents were finally up. Our annual summer get-together was back! Wonderful associates showcasing their musical prowess, fairground stalls, face painting, and RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty inspiring silent disco shapes. It was so great to see everyone enjoying the evening and time together.

Charles Andrews, Cloud Engineer said “Unlimited free food, silent discos, and incredible live acts - what more could an associate want? Safe to say, life at Capital One has never felt better. A huge thank you to the team at Capital One for organising such a brilliant event.”

Peach Zhang, Chief of Staff Data said “Had the BEST night at our summer festival 💕💕💕💕”

Robbie Paschal, Software Engineering Manager said “It was so good to be back at the Capital One summer festival. Highlights were the huge variety of free food, catching up with friends and the dance off with RuPaul's Drag Race superstar Cheryl! Very funny. Well done to the team and artists for putting on a quality event”

Photography: Ben Ginger