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We have a new date for New Music Fest 2021: 23-25 July.
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And we have an event sponsor, Reigate Architects, who have generously stepped in to help us make sure we can put the festival on after a year of inactivity.

Jump to ticket prices.

We'll be starting on Friday evening again, with a line-up of new music as the sun goes down. Saturday will be the main event, with acts performing on two stages. And then we'll have a sequence of soothing Sunday morning songs as we all take down our tents and eat a languid breakfast in the midsummer sun.

Other familiar features will be loads of space for kids to run around in and play safely, sunshine, our resident DJ Salford 6, delicious food and bar, Richard and his ice cream bike and, of course, FREE CAMPING.

An exciting new feature, which we had planned for last year, will be the Literary Tent (yes, aren't we sophisticated!), in partnership with Reigate & Banstead Writes. Here you'll be able to listen to extracts and learn tricks of the trade from local authors, pick up tips on lyric writing, hear entertaining anecdotes... and as the sun goes down, bring in the littl'uns for A Book at Bedtime.

Keep scrolling or click the links to jump to ticket prices and information on:

Who's playing
Our charity partner
Exhibiting at NMF
Sponsoring NMF
Organising a party at NMF
Bringing food and drink to NMF
Getting to NMF
Camping at NMF
About NMF
Our associates
Performing at NMF

 

Ticket prices

We have kept prices the same as were set for 2020. We think it represents amazing value for money, especially if you snaffle our early bird offer, which is on sale now.

Whole Weekend
Full Price: Adult £25; U18 and Student £14; Family £70
Online: Adult £20; U18 and Student £10; Family £55
Early Bird: Adult £17; U18 and Student £7; Family £50 

Sat/Sun
Full Price: Adult £20; U18 and Student £10; Family £55
Online: Adult £17; U18 and Student £8; Family £45
Early Bird: Adult £15; U18 and Student £6; Family £40 

Friday
Full Price: Adult £10; U18 and Student £5; Family £25
Online: Adult £8; U18 and Student £4; Family £20
Early Bird: Adult £6; U18 and Student £3; Family £15 

Students now come within the U18 price band. Under 5s go FREE, camping is FREE and a Family ticket admits 2 adults and up to 4 U18s.

 

Who's playing

The acts confirmed so far are:

Days Notice

Polar Playground

Basis

The Kites

The Motive

Pixelstorm

Elle Reve

Grace Eden

Orpheus Centre

Politik

Summer & Smoke

Anouska Assissi

Nick T Band

Ambulance Head

Millie Jane Franks

Breathe

Uncle Greedy

Nye Jones

British Bluescasting Corporation

 

Our charity partner

YMCA East Surrey – A vibrant, local charity that helps vulnerable children, young people and adults to belong, contribute and thrive.

 

Exhibit your wares at NMF

If you want to come and take a pitch at NMF, just send us an email telling us about your business and we'll take it from there. Pitches start at £25.

Download the Info Pack.

 

If you have a business or organisation that you would like associated with NMF and the promotion of live original music and music in the community, we'd be interested to hear about it. There are various sponsorship opportunities available. the event itself attracts over 700 people and the pre-publicity runs for several months, including emails, leaflets, social media campaigns and banners, all of which will carry sponsors' logos. For more details, please drop us an email and we'll get back to you.

 

Hold your party at NMF

If you're planning a kids party or a significant birthday celebration this summer, why not hold it at NMF? You'll have the venue and music taken care of, easy access to food and a bar, or bring your own picnic. The atmosphere is a given.

You can take advantage of our Family tickets or if it's a large group of 10 or more, drop us an email and we'll do you a deal.

 

Bringing food and drink to NMF

The food and drink on sale at NMF is superb and sensibly priced, but you are welcome to bring your own. However, please note that for the future safety of rugby club users, glass bottles and cans may not be brought into the festival. Bags will be checked on the gate and any items that constitute a danger will be removed and held for you to collect when you leave.

We will be selling reusable plastic pint cups for £2 at the gate. £1 of each sale will go to charity and every time you use the cup for your beer you will get 25p off. So you only need to drink eight pints and you'll break even. Of course, we strongly recommend drinking responsibly. The other £1, by the way, just about covers the cost of the cups. 

 

Getting to New Music Fest

The venue, Reigate Rugby Club, is often confused with Old Reigatians Rugby Club. Please don't make that mistake or the music will seem rather quiet and you'll have a long wait for a drink. You want Reigate Rugby Club in Colley Lane. Click here for a map.

On foot: The best way to get there is on foot - a 20 minute walk from Reigate town centre and railway station. Check the map for your quickest route.

By car: Regardless of what your SatNav might tell you, avoid driving up Colley Lane from the A25. That end of the road is being resurfaced and will not be passable. Instead, approach via Somers Road/Manor Road and Coppice Lane. Parking is limited and is on a first come, first served basis. If you can walk, please do.

 

Camping at New Music Fest

Camping is FREE at New Music Fest. To ensure maximum enjoyment for you and other campers, please take note of the following:

  • Please drive very carefully and follow the instructions of the parking attendants.
  • Please pitch tents where requested, observe the ‘teenage’ and ‘family’ camping areas and show consideration to other campers.
  • Please keep off the newly seeded training pitch, which looks like a giant sandpit.
  • Please take note of the fire points.
  • Fires, including disposable bbqs, are not permitted anywhere in the grounds.
  • Under 18s are the sole responsibility of their parents or guardians.
  • If you need help of any kind, please go to the Help Point in the middle of the arena.

 

About New Music Fest

New Music Fest is our annual summer festival, an outdoor showcase of the acts that perform at our regular New Music Nights, plus a few others. Our associate partner is Dragonfly Studios, whose owner Tom Hughes provides outstanding recording facilities right here in Reigate, plus top class live sound engineering. Tom and Dragonfly are an intrinsic part of what we do at NMN. 

The festival takes place in the beautiful grounds of Reigate Rugby Club, against the picturesque backdrop of the North Downs. Now in its seventh year, New Music Fest has become a major attraction on the local music and social scene.

Check out this video.

 

Our associates

Dragonfly Studios, our associate partner and live sound engineer, provides outstanding recording facilities right here in Reigate, plus top class sound for live events, Dragonfly and its owner Tom Hughes are an intrinsic part of what we do.

We also receive valuable support from Reigate College Music and the Borough of Reigate and Banstead Arts Council.

 

Performers

If you would like to apply to play at NMF, send us an email and tell us what you do.

We don't pay performers but, unlike other festivals, we don't insist that you sell hundreds of pounds worth of tickes for us either. We do support you in every way we can, including publicity leading up to the event (see our video channel) and a professional recording (sound and video) of one of your songs, for you to use for your own promotions.

Plus, of course, the opportunity to play in front of 700+ people.

 

Buy Stuff

ADULT - Whole Weekend
£20.00 Buy
ADULT - Sat/Sun
£17.00 Buy
ADULT - Friday Only
£ 8.00 Buy
U18+ - Whole Weekend
£10.00 Buy
U18+ - Sat/Sun
£ 8.00 Buy
U18+ - Friday only
£ 4.00 Buy
FAMILY * - Whole Weekend
£55.00 Buy
FAMILY * - Sat/Sun
£45.00 Buy
FAMILY * - Friday only
£20.00 Buy
NMF 2020 T-shirts NMF 2020 T-shirts
£20.00 Buy