At last – a Festival, it’s in Newhaven and will go ahead!

The venue on Saturday August 1st is on Denton Island for a celebration of Sussex Gin, Fizz, Wine & Beer. Marketplace drinks, food and makers market.

About this Event

Over 18s only.

Every ticket is entered into a draw to win a tour of Tickerage Wine Vineyard for 4 people – worth £120!

Limited number of tickets per session to ensure a relaxed and safe environment.
Phone: Rhoda Funnell 0779 923 8868

As lockdown eases, Newhaven Festival are offering an opportunity to come to the Bandstand on Denton Island and enjoy learning more about some of our Sussex gin, fizz, wine & beer producers. Plus Boozy ice cream & a mocktail/cocktail bar!

There will be the opportunity to chat to the small batch gin producers that surround us. Including Ditchling Gin, Harley House Distillery, Madame Jennifer Tom Cat & Generation Distillers. Plus have the chance to buy and try glasses of local wines both still and sparkling. Including Tickerage Wine, Plumpton WIne, Highdown Vineyard & Court Garden. Enjoy a fabulous gin & tonic, a mocktail expertly mixed by PYP Cocktails and sample delicious non alcoholic Folkingtons juices.Plus the Sloe Drinking Co.

Come and get to know the producers and their wonderful products . Buy a celebratory bottle of Sussex sparkling to take home, along with one of the delicious picnics in a box by the Garden Kitchen Company.

Mamoosh bakery will be there with fabulous treats to eat or take away as well as mama C’s gourmet burgers, Mialls Boozy ice cream, coffee@33 with delicious coffee plus Portugese Custard Tarts. Plus Soul Kitchen.

Local artists and makers will also be selling their work.

And music on the bandstand!

All producers are happy to take pre orders that can be collected from the ‘click & collect’ station if you prefer not to participate! – More information and a full list of producers and how to contact them will be coming soon on the website, instagram & facebook: newhaven festival and also newhaven bandstand.

**OVER 18’s ONLY**

Please consider your health & wellbeing and come prepared to enjoy the space and consider others. They recommend bringing a mask and your own sanitiser (they will have lots too!). Please bring ID if you are under 25.

Conscious of current guidelines, all neccesary precautions will be in place to maintain a safe and relaxed environment. There will be a list of ticket holders and their email addresses to create a track & trace list.

There will be a’click & collect ‘ option for those who want to pre order from producers and arrive to just collect.

There will be a one way system, friendly crew to assist and help all participants to remember to socially distance and on site loos. Plus lots of hand sanitiser! The producers will provide glasses that will be used singly and placed by visitors back in collection bins to avoid contact.

Sessions are two hourly to ensure safety. There will be a 30 minute gap between sessions to clear the site in a relaxed way and prepare for the next group.

Sessions are

12-2pm, 2.30-4.30pm & 5-7pm

Transport is easy, with buses running all along the coast and three car parks very near Denton Island. Plus a station. All of these choices are only a few minutes walk to get to the bandstand. Arrive at Newhaven Town Station by train, or bus. Walk over the bridge and you will see the site! A mere 3 minute walk in total.


There are 3 disabled parking spaces per session on site.

Please email if you would like to book one. Booked on a first come, first served basis.

Dacre Road car park is a multi storey located in the town centre.

Lower Place car park is also accessed from the ring road and also has a bus hub and public loos.

Bay Vue car park is located by the river, near The Ark Pub and Bickerstaffs. All are a short walk from the island.

There is an ATM machine in the town centre.

Newhaven Festival very much want guests to enjoy their time and look forward to seeing you there!