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  • NVRF 2024 will be at Grimsthorpe Castle!

  • Classic rock, progressive rock and blues rock

  • 3 fully covered stages featuring 56 bands

  • on-site camping, glamping, caravans & motorhomes

Full line-up now confirmed!

They comprise a few of the bands that played at NVRF 2023 and many more bands that did not, many you'll be familiar with and some you might not but will wish you had discovered sooner!

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Latest News

There are two changes to the line-up due to circumstances beyond the control of the bands. Gypsy's Kiss replace Grace and the Dancing Wu Li Masters replace Daylight Robbery, both on Sunday.

Our glamping packages are selling fast so head there if you want one!

The necessary licence to run the festival has been approved - there were only 1,000 tickets to start with so get yours NOW!

Advance 4-day Earlybird tickets are available for only £169 - just over £3 per band! Day tickets also available from £40.

We can confirm vegetarian & vegan food.

Please follow us on Facebook and sign up to our mailing list.

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On our website 

Here are some other things you can find on our website

plus biographies and sample videos of every band playing at NVRF:

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Music

Our line-up is complete and there are many exciting names! We will use our official Facebook Group to keep you updated with any further announcements and there are more details on this website:

  • classic rock, blues rock and progressive rock

  • bands you'll almost certainly know and others you'll wish you had discovered sooner

  • some local, many from around the UK and some from overseas.

  • two main stages that will alternate so you can see all of those bands (as 2023)

  • another stage that will offer something different so there is always a choice.

Location

The 2024 event will be held at the stunning grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle, near Bourne, that dates back to the 13th century with the most recent additions by Sir John Vanbrugh (Castle Howard, Blenheim Palace etc) and grounds designed by Capability Brown (Longleat, Highclere etc). We know how much you appreciated our endeavours to take the festival standard up a notch or two and we're sure that in 2024 you'll be just as impressed with the new venue as well as the great sound quality we gave you in 2023. We will still have:

  • a dedicated NVRF camp site close to the music arena for tents, motorhomes and caravans, with both a price per pitch (as before) and a single-person tent option

  • hotels reasonably nearby for those not wanting to camp

  • we have also introduced a 'glamping' option

  • free day parking available for all

  • peaceful family-friendly surroundings

  • easy access to major roads

  • decent facilities such as  "luxury loos" and "luxury showers"etc.

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Tickets and prices

All of our tickets and camping pitches are available direct from this website. Payment options will be shown at the checkout. Book your tickets here

We have tried to keep our costs as low as possible, while still bringing you a quality festival with great sound and not just a 'festival in a field'. Please remember though, NVRF is run on an entirely not for profit basis. No one running the event takes any payment at all and the festival is planned, prepared and operated entirely by volunteers. However, we are very aware that it was clear to everyone who attended last year that more attendees are essential to make the festival viable. Everyone who passed comments back to us said they’d be back, so when tickets go on sale we need you not only to book yours as soon as you can but also encourage someone else to do so too.

Arena

Your comfort matters!

  • all stages and their audience will again be housed within fully covered marquees

  • "luxury loos"! Not those horrible blue cubicles; we've booked the sort of toilets you get at weddings. It costs us more but we know it matters to you!

  • open sides, weather permitting, so you can sit in the sun if you wish

  • space to bring your own camping chairs into the arena within a designated area subject to appropriate conditions, including H&S rules. This is offered at your own risk.

  • real-ale bar (other drinks will also be available!) and food concessions operating within the arena

  • additional benches for your use

  • just a short walk from the camp site to the music arena.

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Mission

We are all music lovers. The festival is all about the music and its fans - you! We aim to:

  • provide opportunities to some amazing bands that the bigger, established festivals won't touch because they have yet "made it" so won't make money for them

  • support the iconic bands from earlier years who now struggle to get gigs, many of whom are now cited as influences

  • cover the costs of the festival but the festival is run 'not-for-profit'. The organisers will not take any wages, salary or even expenses. If there is any profit it will stay in the festival and will go towards the following year.

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Questions?

Please feel free to ask your questions via the website or Facebook– we will answer honestly as we always have done. And we hope that you will be able to join us for a hugely memorable occasion

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