NOVA Festival of Arts and Music launches for 2012

November 30, 2011

NOVA Festival of
Arts and Music
launches for 2012
2012 welcomes Nova – a small,
intimate and independent arts and
music festival set in the stunning
West Susses estate at Bignor
Park from 5th-8th July
Early Bird Tickets on sale NOW
The first ever Nova Festival is brought to you by two of The Big Chill’s cocreators
– 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.
Nova Festival is a new kind of festival setting its sights on becoming the leading bijous festival in the UK. Taking the
biggest ideas and building a festival dedicated to those who love art and music, it is small, intimate and independent.
Nova’s estate home is carefully positioned in West Sussex, easily accessible yet hidden away behind towering trees,
tranquil lakes and undulating meadows. Four days will captivate festival-goers with excellent music offerings and a
fervour of artistic talent to satisfy all and ensure Nova Festival will be revisited year on year.
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.
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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. Please visit for full information.
Zen Gardens Kids Area A Temple of Words
Editor’s Notes
Nova Festival of Arts & Music
Deep in the valley and gardens of a beautiful West Sussex estate,
a re-imagining of the great British festival experience from the
ladies behind the original boutique festival. Nova will showcase
some of the most exciting outdoor visual art in the UK and provide
a platform for break-through new music alongside your favourites.
Nova will entice your revelry, embrace your participation and
enthral you with a playground of interactive art, theatrical
inventiveness, literary exploration, gastronomic excitement,
secluded picnic spots, night-time illuminations, bonfires and
musical treats. This intimate and independent festival is handcrafted
by a dedicated team who have unparalleled experience in
‘making it happen’. Nova is about big ideas and little details that
will make your festival fabulous.
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T. +44 (0)20 7749 6850 Ella McWilliam: Sarah Barns:
Ticketing Information
0844 888 9991
Adult Tier One: £80 SOLD OUT
Adult Tier Two: £100
Adult Tier Three: £139
13-17 Tears: £60
Student: £100
Under 12s: FREE
Tickets include a camping pass
5th – 8th July 2012
Bignor Park
West Sussex
For Further Information / Use of Pictures / Interviews
Idea Generation: +44(0)20 7749 685
Ella McWillam:
Sarah Barns:
Nova Line-Up
To be announced January 2012


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