Friends of the Festival

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The Newbury Spring Festival would like to take this opportunity to welcome its new Friends and thank its loyal Friends for their ongoing support.

By championing the Festival the Friends enable planning for the future, development of ideas and the creation of events, which are enjoyed by thousands of people every year.

Without The Friends the Festival would not exist in the way that it does.

Friends Benefits

  • Be the first to receive the new Festival guide
  • Enjoy priority booking – browse the guide at your leisure and ensure you get the best seats with over two weeks’ booking time before tickets are on sale to the public
  • Receive newsletters through the post or email
  • A membership card to bring along to events
  • Free programme, worth £5, when booking six or more concerts
  • In the autumn we post you a copy of the in-house Friends magazine ‘Festival Focus’. It holds fantastic editorial, a review of the previous festival and – for your eyes only – an advance preview of the following year’s programme
  • An invitation to join us at Friends’ events

Gold Friends Benefits

All of the above plus…

  • Exclusive invitations to Festival receptions (where possible).

Platinum Friends Benefits

All of the above plus…

  • 48 hours’ advance priority Booking ahead of all other Friends
  • Your name printed in the Festival programme
  • An invitation to the Festival launch

Booking Dates

Friends will be entitled to priority booking for the 2023 Festival. Booking dates are still to be confirmed but are usually around mid-February. Booking opens first to Platinum Friends, followed by Gold Friends a day later and Friends the day after that. Public booking opens a few weeks later.

Levels of Membership

Friend £35    Joint Friend £45
Gold Friend £65 Joint Gold Friend £80
Platinum Friend £130 Joint Platinum Friend £170

Please note there is £5 admin charge for those not paying by bank transfer or setting up a direct debit.

The Friends year starts on the 1st of July and this includes the following year’s festival.


If you wish to pay by credit card please call the Festival office, and details can be taken over the telephone.

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Friends of Newbury Spring Festival’.

To make a direct bank transfer, please use the following details: Sort Code 20-59-14
Account No 50667161 Name: Friends of Newbury Spring Festival. Please ensure your name is included as a reference for all online payments.

Please use the same details if you are setting up an annual Standing Order for payment on the 1st July each year.

Post either to:-

Friends of Newbury Spring Festival
33/34 Cheap Street
RG14 5DB

To join the Friends scheme, please complete the form below and we will be in touch: