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New Music Fest

TODAY! Midday to Midday

Reigate Rugby Club, Colley Lane, RH2 9JB

FREE camping

Today's the day and we're no longer taking online bookings for the festival but you can walk up and pay on the gate. PLEASE BRING CASH.

Adults: £20
U18s: £10
Family (2 adults and up to 4 kids): £50
U5s: Free
Camping: Free


PLEASE NOTE: 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 have 2l bottles of water available for a £1 donation to Loveworks and if you choose to drink the water and then decant you booze into the platic,we can only applaud your resourcefulness. We have kept our bar prices low, so you can lighten your load and refuel without having to remortgage.

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.

That’s it. Have a great time.

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 fifth year, New Music Fest has become a major attraction on the local music and social scene.

Check out this video from last year's festival.

Partner us

If you have a business or organisation that you would like associated with NMF, we'd be interested to hear about it. There will be sponsorship opportunities, as well as food and drink concessions and stalls for local artisans, clubs and small businesses that want to promote their products or services.

If you want to come and take a pitch at NMF, or you just want to sponsor the event, just send us an email telling us about your business and we'll take it from there. Pitches start at £30.

Download the Info Pack

The same applies to Dragonfly Studios, our associate partner. Providing outstanding recording facilities right here in Reigate, plus top class live sound engineering, Dragonfly and its owner Tom Hughes are an intrinsic part of what we do.


Every year we donate a large share of the profits from the festival to charity. In the past we have made donations to the local YMCA and this year our charity partner is Loveworks. This local charity has been running projects to support local people in need since 2008, including food banks to alleviate food poverty. Their most recent project, Way2Go, sees the charity helping young adults to build emotional resilience through personal development coaching so they can progress towards a successful future in further education or the workplace.

We also receive valuable support from the Borough of Reigate and Banstead Arts Council and musical equipment manufacturer Stagg.


All performing slots for NMF2018 have been allocated but if you would like to apply to play at NMF2019, 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 500+ people.