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New Music Fest

It's today!

Beautiful weather, as forecast, and a beautiful line-up of live music, food, bars and other attractions awaits our beautiful festival fans. 

NB. The discounted ticket offer closed at midnight last night, but you can pay on the gate. Prices are as follows:

Adults: £20
U18s: £10
Family: £50
U5s: Free

Parking on site is restricted to performers, organisers and stallholders. You can drive up before 11am to drop camping equipment, after which you can drive as far as the north end of Colley Lane, which a minute's walk from the site.

From everyone involved in running New Music Fest, thanks very much for your support. Have a brilliant time.

The line-up

Following a few tweaks, the line-up now looks like this. Watch this space for any late amendments.

MS = Main Stage
AT = Acoustic Tent
DJ = DJ

NB. This is currently a provisional running order. The organisers reserve the right to make changes to the publicised programme.

Booking tickets

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. It takes place in the beautiful grounds of Reigate Rugby Club, against the picturesque backdrop of the North Downs. Now in its fourth 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.

Our partners

The headline sponsor this year is Reigate Architects, whose support is far more than financial. Our partnership with Reigate Architects encapsulates the spirit of collective cooperation and creativity that has made NMF such a success to date. 

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.

Reigate College Music Dept is sponsoring the Acoustic Tent this year. The college is a rich source of the talent that performs at New Music Nights and we are delighted to have the official support of such a forward-thinking establishment.

love works.org.uk

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 chosen charity 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, Newtons Music in Merstham and musical equipment manufacturer Stagg.

Stallholders

As well as the two bars, bbq and catering outlet, we welcome local artisans, societies and small businesses that want to promote their wares or activities to festival goers. This year we're looking forward to having a local craft brewer, a baker, artisan ice cream, a local trades network, a chiropractor, a care provider and a hairdresser, among others...

In fact, 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 £30.

Download the Info Pack

Performers

All the slots for NMF2017 are now full but if you would like to apply to play at next year's festival, 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 the video below) 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.