The name of the festival comes from an old name for the region, which used to be one of the strongholds of the worker's rights movement. Rdeči revirji was also the name for the famous artworks by Irwin and Laibach, who also come from that region.
Organised by Vitkar Institute and led by the dancer and choreographer Branko Potočan, the festival is co-produced by Delavski dom Trbovlje Cultural Centre, Delavski dom Zagorje Cultural Centre, the Cultural and Recreational Center Hrastnik and the local youth centres.
Frequently involved are producers like Strip Core, Aksioma Institute, Emanat Institute, Flota Institute, Priden Možic Cultural Association, Via Negativa and Bunker Institute. One can mention a recent collaboration with the Lighting Guerrilla Festival, which formed some of its pre-programme as a part of Rdeči revirji! and brought artists like Tilen Sepič, Aleksandra Stratimirović (RS) and Marko A. Kovačič.
The festival encompasses an international cast of art practitioners of dancing, theatre and street theatre shows, contemporary circus, puppet shows, site-specific urban space interventions, story-telling evenings and concerts (of music as diverse as noise and wind orchestra marches). There are also visual arts exhibitions, art video and film screenings, workshops of all kinds and regularly also old mining shaft expeditions.
The festival has thus far hosted works by Betontanc, Milan Tomášik, Alexander Gottfarb (AT), Rozinteater, Janez Janša, Maja Delak and Ryuzo Fukuhara from the performing arts field; Konj Puppet Theatre and Ratatuya (Croatia) from the area of puppetry; the music acts Katsunori Takayama, Silence, Kombinat Choir, Fckn'Bstrds (NL) and Slon in sadež; Matej Andraž Vogrinčič and his spatial installations; visual artists Kiyotaka Yoshimitsu and Neven Korda; and many others.