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Newday Festival 2018

About Newday Festival

Newday is one of the largest Christian events for young people that takes place in the UK every year. Young people aged right through their teenage years and on into their early 20’s join together from churches up and down the UK and Europe to learn about and worship God, camp out together, soak in the summer festival feeling, leaving Newday further along in their relationship with Jesus.

Since launching in 2004, Newday festival now welcomes more than 7,000 young people each year to the Norfolk Showground near Norwich in the UK.

Initially formed to serve the Newfrontiers network of churches the event now attracts groups from all denominations and backgrounds, whether from the inner city or rural settings the festival has an incredible diverse flavour.

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Newday 2018 takes place from Monday 30 July - Saturday 4 August (delegates leave on Sunday 5 August) at the Norfolk Showground near Norwich in the UK.

The first meeting is in the evening on Monday 30 July and the last in the evening on Saturday 4 August. You have to leave the site by midday on Sunday 5 August, so there’s plenty of time to pack up your tent.

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How Much?

Early Bird £123

Advance  £140

Standard £150

Day visitor (Full day) £30

Day visitor (Half day) £20

Prices increase at midnight GMT on the dates given.
We have special prices for churches coming to Newday for the first time, and for delegates coming to Newday from outside the UK - email us for a discount code.

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Ages are based on the academic year, ie age on 30 August 2018. Fees are available to 23:59 GMT on the date shown. Refunds in the event of cancellation are subject to a £15 administration fee. There are no refunds available for bookings cancelled after 1 June.

Travelling to Newday

The Norfolk Showground
Dereham Road

By Car
Postcode for Sat Nav: NR5 0TP

By Train
The nearest Railway Station is Norwich, approximately 7 miles from Norfolk Showground.

By Local Bus
Konectbus Service Number 4,
First Bus Service X1

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Additional Site Information

Site Safety

From the moment you reach the showground gates, until the moment you leave again we'll keep you safe. Read on to find out how.

How we keep you safe

Group Coordinators

Young people come to Newday in church groups, each with a nominated Group Coordinator, a responsible adult who'll be our point of contact before and during the event who'll take responsibility for their young people.

Who, What & Why

Arrival & Setup

How early can you arrive at the showground? How will you know where to pitch up your tent or site your caravan? Read on for more information.

Arriving & pitching your tent


We want to make sure everyone who comes to Newday gets as much out of the event as possible so we've made many provisions to enable those with specific requirements full access to all our meetings, venues and activities.

Taking steps to include everyone

Festival Site Map

Maps of the full Festival site and Newday Central

See the maps

Things to Do

There’s so much to get involved in at Newday, as well as our regular seminars and meetings.

We have cafés to meet-up and chill out in, a busy concourse area, sports teams, live music, workshops, prayer zones and even skate park. Whether you’re in the mood to relax and worship with friends or get involved in a new sport or activity, we truly have something for everyone.

Meetings & Seminars

Our main meetings and seminars are split into two age ranges, 12-14s and 15+. Read on to find out key details about each.

Read about our meetings

Venues & Activities

We have cafés to meet-up and chill out in, a busy concourse area, sports teams, live music, workshops, prayer zones, skate park and even a Nerf Arena.

Get a flavour for what to expect

New to Newday?

Newday is open to all and we welcome churches from across the whole of the UK and Europe. Each year churches and groups that have never been to Newday before testify to the impact the festival week has on their young people and how the week provides an opportunity for many lives to be changed.

Introductory Offer Rates

If you’re from a church that hasn’t been to newday before, we have great introductory offer prices for you. 

To access these rates please email for a discount code which you can quote when making your booking.

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Booking your Group Coordinator

Young people come to Newday in church groups and we ask each group to nominate a Group Coordinator, who will act as our point of contact with the church and its delegates, both before and during the event. In return for taking on the role, we give Group Coordinators a discounted place at Newday, which is free for church groups that are new to Newday.

You’ll need to email us with details of your church so we can add you to our database and send you a discount code to access our great New to Newday offer. You’ll then be able to register on our booking system. Find out more information about the Group Coordinator role.

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Booking in to Newday 2018

All booking for Newday is online, whether you wish to come as a delegate or an event server. Our secure booking system will take you swiftly through the steps needed to book your place, taking payment by debit or credit card via SagePay. 

How to Book

Take the complexity and head-scratching out of booking your place by following our simple steps. Whether you're a group coordinator booking many people, an individual or looking to come for 1 day only, here's how.

How to book your place

Amending or canceling a booking

Information and circumstances change. We've made it really simple to amend your booking, transfer it to somebody else or even cancel your booking altogether.

How to change or cancel your booking

Serving at Newday

It takes around 900 volunteers to help make Newday happen. Here's your chance to get involved and help to make this year’s event a success.

To serve at Newday you need to be 19 (by the 31st August) and be able to provide a DBS disclosure dated within the last 3 years.

Being part of a Newday team can be hard work… but it is great fun! 

You can work either full- or part-time, depending on when you’re available and which team you choose.

Work for around seven hours a day we’ll give you a free place at Newday and, for the amazing price of £20 we’ll feed you twice a day in our celebrated restaurant. If you’d prefer to sort your own catering or eat with your church, that’s fine.

Work around four hours a day and we’ll give you a 50% discount on your booking fees. You’ll need to make your own arrangements for food.

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Please note that there’s no fee reduction if you just serve during setup and/or take down but not during the main event week. However we will give you three meals a day for free during setup and take down, and the food is just as good!

Kids work is provided for all of the Newday servers during the main meetings, this is primarily to release parents to serve in other areas of Newday or to be on site for delegates from their church group. A brilliant group of kids workers take care of and lead the younger children in worship and teaching. There’s a special programme for those aged 3-11 years every morning, split into three age groups (3-4s, 5-7s and 8-11s).

Serving Options/Where to Serve

It takes around 900 volunteers to help make Newday happen. Here's your chance to get involved and to help make this year’s event a success. Read about each of our serving teams here.

Pick your team

Festival Internship

If you're finishing college or 6th form and want to see the lives of young people transformed and grow, we'll invest in your leadership skills through the Festival Internship.

Want to grow your leadership skills?

Child Protection

No matter which team you're joining, servers must fill out and return some paperwork (DBS check, personal recommendation & a signed safeguarding declaration). It's not as scary as it sounds and we'll walk you through it.

How we safeguard delegates