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The first ever Nova Festival is brought to you by two of The Big Chill’s co-creators – co-founder Katrina Larkin and creative producer Victoria Burns. Set in the stunning West Sussex countryside estate at Bignor Park, Nova is a small, intimate and independent arts and music festival built on consideration and care for the smallest details and with the biggest ideas. From 5th to 8th July, Nova will host inspiring artistic offerings to delight and captivate audiences plus a music programme featuring both established and up-and-coming acts expected to propel onto the music scene in 2012. Nova Festival is set to become the UK’s leading bijous festival for 2012.
Gates open on Thursday 5th July allowing visitors to stroll to the camping area, pitch up tents and be greeted with the festival’s very own pub, The Nova Arms, where afternoons can be spent watching a mad medley of pub entertainment, evenings filled with campsite campfire sessions plus a chance to see classic film screenings at the dedicated outdoor cinema.
Friday morning, Nova opens its gates to the enchanting Zen Gardens offering therapies and a hot tub experience beneath the trees and surrounded by the UK’s finest immersive and interactive outdoor art. By night the gardens take on a new dimension – bathed in artful illuminations and the perfect place for mischief amongst the woodland terrain. Throughout the day and into late evening there will be foraging, campfire cooking sessions, night walks and strange guided tours.
Friday sees the festival leap into life. The Valley Stage offers a line-up of brilliant, eclectic break-through new music alongside more established favourites. The Super-Nova DJ Bar will serve specially created cocktails to keep all moving to top class DJs spinning an array of dance floor styles. The Fearless Theatre plays host to wildly creative and fantastically eccentric comedy, cabaret and theatre. There will be opportunities to take part at The Public Art Studios and display works in the People’s Gallery or join the village choir. And when all that matters is a cup of tea, head to the Tea Dance for a cup of rosie lee and do a turn around the floor.
More music and curios will spring up among the trees and performers will take to the stage on the lake. Children will be enchanted at The Land of The Bumbley Boo and The Wordsmithy will engage minds and spark imaginations with lively debates, authors’ talks, readings and spoken word performances.
Every bar at Nova Festival will be fairly priced, well stocked with local liquor, ciders, ales and champagne, as well as everything needed to make generous cocktails. An array of handpicked stalls offering delicious food will be scattered across the beautiful site and there will be no shortage of beautiful places to picnic.
Nova Festival of Arts and Music takes place from Thursday 5th July till Sunday 8th July.
Line-up to be announced January 2012.
Adult Tier One: £80 SOLD OUT
Adult Tier Two: £100
Adult Tier Three: £139
13-17 Tears: £60
Under 12s: FREE
Tickets include a camping pass