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New Music Fest 2019

New Music Fest has begun at Reigate Rugby Club. Online ticket sales are no longer available but you can pay on the gate. Prices are: Adult £20; U18 and Student £10; Family £55. A family ticket admits 2 adults and up to 4 children.

Now in its sixth year, the festival will feature familiar favourites like Sarah and Chris' fantastic food and bar, Richard and his ice cream bike, Carole and her crêpe van, plus the addition of Reigate Pop-Up shop, showcasing beautiful items from local creative folk. 

Other familiar features will be loads of space for kids to run around in and play safely, sunshine, FREE camping, our resident DJ Salford 6 and, of course, wall to wall live music from a wide variety of talented and original performers.

This year we are extending the schedule to include the Friday evening, with our fellow local music presenter The Yard curating a programme of soloists and bands. So there'll be even more music, even more food and drink and even more fun. 

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

Once again we've kept ticket prices on a par with previous years, with online and early bird discounts available for a limited period. Online ticket sales stop at 6pm on the Friday of the festival but you can pay on the gate. Prices are: Adult £20; U18 and Student £10; Family £55. 

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

A-Lone Buffalo
Andrew Hyldon
Super Owls
Stuey Moon
Summer & Smoke
Monkey Trap

Salford 6
Vinyl Zoo
Mark Millward
Orpheus Centre
The Rambling Club
Peter Cat
Natalie Maclean
The Yardmen
Mia Summons
Danny Dangerously
Bryony Dunn
Polar Playground
Lethargic Phoenix
Leon J Benson
DJ Elle Rêve
DJ Adam Cox

Kosta Dinkovskj
Charlie Ridley
High Drive
Nicola Denny
Jim Picking


Our charity partner


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, for the third year running, 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 Way2Go project helps 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 will also be raising money for Loveworks through the sale of beer cups (click here for details).

We have also teamed up with the wonderful Orpheus Centre, which equips young disabled people with the skills and confidence they need in order to live independent and fulfilling lives. There will be performances from Orpheus students during the Saturday programme and a bucket collection in aid of the charity.


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 Loveworks 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 sixth 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 the Borough of Reigate and Banstead Arts Council.



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.


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