From all-weekend worship to preaching, teaching and fellowship in a field, here’s our pick of the Christian festivals coming your way


Big Church Festival

When: 27-28 May

Where: Wiston Estate, West Sussex

Who’s it for? Music lovers can join more than 35,000 people for a line-up that includes Leeland, Bethel Music, Guvna B and Kings Kaleidoscope.

How much: Adult £94 / Student £92/ Teen & Child £61 / Under 5s £5 (camping costs an additional £22.50 per adult / £12.50 per child). 

Did you know? You can combine a ticket with Wildfires and enjoy two festivals in one place



When: 14-16 July

Where: Hollybush Farm, North Yorkshire

How much: Adult £99 / Student £79 / Teen £69 / Child from £49 / Under 1s go free

Who’s it for? Anyone who loves 24/7 prayer and worship, and a good campfire!

Did you know? This festival isn’t owned by any one denomination or network, but rather endorsed by many of them. Its vision is to unite the Church in worship and mission


Commission Festival

When: 24-28 August

Where: Bath and West Showground

How much: Adult £173 / Student £130 / Teen £80 / Child £50 / Under 3s go free

Who’s it for? Organised by the Commission family of churches (part of Newfrontiers), this event has a threefold focus: children and youth, church fellowship and mission

Did you know? Salsa and Ceilidh will be on offer alongside a full sports programme



When: 3-6 August

Where: Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge, Cornwall

How much: Free to attend as a day visitor. Camping: Adult £150 / Teen £110 / Child £70 / Under 4s £40 / Under 1s go free

Who’s it for? Skaters, surfers, sceptics and those on the fringes of Church community

Did you know? This year’s line-up includes music from Josh Garrells and Orphan No More, and teaching from Amy Orr-Ewing, Glen Scrivener and 24/7 Prayer’s Josh Green


David’s Tent

When: 25-28 August

Where: Wiston Estate, Sussex

How much: Adult £150 / Student £122 / Teen £80 / Child £49 / Under 5s go free (camping costs an additional £17 per person)

Who’s it for? Those who are looking for 72 hours of non-stop, bank holiday weekend worship

Did you know? David’s Tent is so called because its founders asked the question: “What would it look like to worship God non-stop like King David did?”



When: 24-27 August

Where: Boughton House, nr Kettering

How much: Adult £190 / Student £100 / Under 18 £70 / Under 5s go free

Who’s it for? With an eclectic (and sometimes controversial) line-up that includes speakers and artists of all faiths and none, Greenbelt is for those who want something different.

Did you know? This year the head of Humanists UK, Andrew Copson, is headlining and the event is celebrating its 50th birthday!



When: Over three weeks between 15 July-4 August

Where: Rawnsley Centre, Keswick, Lake District

How much: Free to attend as a day visitor. Camping: Adult £80 / Student £35 / Teen £25 / Under 2s go free

Who’s it for? Those eager for solid biblical exposition in a stunning setting

Did you know? Established in 1875, this is one of the longest-running Christian festivals. Keswick at Portstewart in Northern Ireland will also take place 8-14 July


New Horizon

When: 5-11 August

Where: Ulster University Coleraine campus, Northern Ireland

How much: This non-residential event is free to attend, but you will need to book your own accommodation if travelling

Who’s it for? Church families looking to come together for fun, fellowship and Bible teaching

Did you know? This year’s theme is ‘joy from the ashes’ inspired by Isaiah 61:3: “a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair”


New Wine United/Luminosity

When: 26-30 July and 1-5 August

Where: Kent Event Centre, Maidstone

How much: Adult £195 / Student £185 / Youth £160 / Child £140 / Under 4s £105 / Under 2s go free (offsite prices also available)

Did you know? One of the largest Christian summer festivals, New Wine has its roots in the Anglican Church but welcomes all. Luminosity youth festival runs alongside it, making it perfect for families or church groups



When: 24-27 July 

Where: Gordon Castle Estate, Scotland

How much: Free to attend as a day visitor. Camping: Adult £50 / Child £25 / Under 5s go free

Who’s it for? A family-friendly Christian festival in the Scottish highlands

Did you know? It’s set in the grounds of an actual castle! (On a past visit, Premier Christianity conducted an interview with Jackie Pullinger in the billiards room…)


The Aber Conference

When: 12-19 August

Where: Aberystwyth, Wales

How much: Adult: £214 / Child £113 / Youth £170. (Day and off-site prices also available)

Who’s it for? Christians who don’t like camping . Stay in Aberstwyth University halls or book your own B&B off site. The emphasis of this conference is on being refreshed by the word of God

Did you know? Daily afternoon workshops cover subjects such as parenting and positive mental health. Speakers include Ian Parry and Christopher Ash


For the next generation

Places where your teens can enjoy some summer fun, faith and fellowship

Dreaming The Impossible

29 July - 3 August, Staffordshire


5-9 August, Staffordshire


31 July - 4 August, Norfolk


4-8 August, Somerset

Summer Madness

30 June - 4 July, N. Ireland

Prices based on individual on the gate rates and were correct at time of writing. Many events offer supporter/supported discounted rates. Please check festival website for any changes