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Surfstage Festival
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Join us in our field in Parbold for a handmade celebration of music, food and fun.
Created by Christians who believe Love is the Way, Joy is for sharing and Peace isn’t just for hippies.  
 

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 KIDS STUFF

 

MAIN STAGE 

12 noon Saturday and Sunday we have the Surf Kids Gameshow and rumour has it some well know local grown ups MIGHT be getting very VERY wet! 

MINI SURFERS KIDS TENT  

Activities and crafts for primary aged kids. 

Saturday we have:- 

1:30pm PE with Steve

2:30pm Campfire Storytime/singing.

3:30pm Bubble

4:30pm Rock, paper, scissors balloon and pin game.

Sunday we have:- 

1:30pm PE with Steve

2:45pm Bubble Time 

3:30pm StoryTime 

SURF SHACK GAMES TENT   

Play some games, buy some sweets... but do you dare to do Tracey's jelly bean challenge?  

TODDLER TENT  

A haven for toddlers and their parents to chill out and have fun. 

Saturday we have:- 

2pm Tots story & rhyme time 

Craft Time 

3pm Playdoh Time 

4pm Floating & Sinking Game 

Sunday we have:- 

2pm Tots story & rhyme time 

Craft Time 

3pm Playdoh Time 

3.30pm Floating & Sinking Game 

THE FESTIVAL SALON   

Get yourself festival ready with face glitter, nail painting, tattoos and more. 

 

ROLY THE ROBOT ACTIVITY TRAIL   

Follow Roly's trail around the festival to win a prize.

 

SURF ARCADE  //  THE PLAYGROUND  // HOLY COW  // BOUNCY CASTLES   

  

GROWN UP STUFF

 

LIVE MUSIC
SATURDAY

11am Celebration

12 - 7pm An eclectic mix of Live Music

7pm Celebration 

SATURDAY

11am Celebration

12 - 3pm - An eclectic mix of Live Music 

3pm Celebration 

FOOD & DRINK    

A fully stocked bar from Problem Child Brewing including beers, ales, spirits, wine, cocktails, soft drinks and plushies for the kids (and big kids).

Street Food vans including pizza, burgers, veggie & vegan options and Ice Cream.

Tea, coffee & Cake raising money for International Needs. 

ADULT CRAFT WORKSHOPS    

We've got free craft workshops that you can book onto by emailing us at hello@surfstage.co.uk 

Saturday 6th July 

12.30pm Painted Candles 

2.30pm Painted Canvas Collage 

4.30pm Weaving 

Sunday 7th July 

1pm Painted Collage Canvas 

2.45pm Painted Candles 

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SPIRIT CAFE

Cream teas, prayer and live music! A relaxing cafe space with a menu of tea, coffee, scones, dream interpretation, prayer and more, accompanied by continuous worship music throughout the weekend. Or why not have a go at our tombola and Psalm Reading. 

KIND HANDS 

Hand massage and a kind ear to listen. 

YOUTH STUFF

 

FRIDAY 5th  

Friday Session 7-8pm 

After Hours 8.15 - 9.15

SATURDAY  6th  

Saturday Session 11 - 12pm

Open Space for games etc. 

Saturday Session 7-8pm 

After Hours 8.15 - 9.15pm 

SUNDAY  7th  

Sunday Session 11 - 12pm

Open Space for games etc. 

 

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 Surfstage is a festival for everyone!

 

For that reason, the festival and all our activities are FREE OF CHARGE.

 

DAY TICKETS 

Day tickets do not need to be booked in advance, you can just turn up on the day!

 

Food and drink will be available to purchase but picnics are welcome.


Parking is available on site for £3

CAMPING TICKETS 

Camping tickets must be bought in advance and costs are for the whole weekend.

Adults £25   Teens £12    Under 12's £6 

If you would like to make a group booking (for example bringing your Youth Group) and you would like to chat to someone about it, please feel free to email us and we can help you make your booking and answer your questions.  

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The Surfstage vision is to bring churches together to create something extraordinary. We are looking for partner churches to work with and also individuals to be on team during the festival.

 

It’s important to us that the event is free and open to everyone; we achieve this by asking people to volunteer. Everyone knows the best place to be at a party is in the kitchen… well the best place to be at Surfstage is on Team! 

 

There are a wide variety of opportunities to serve on our festival teams with options to get involved a little or a lot:- 

 

- Just a couple of hours, pass me a lanyard!

- Put me down for a day, I'll have a lanyard and a free lunch!

- I'm all in... free meals all weekend and an exclusive Surfstage t-shirt

 

Volunteer roles include: 

 

MARSHALLING

Directing traffic // Stewarding people

SITE MAINTENANCE

Litter picking // Emptying bins // Facilities check-ups

CATERING - Serving tea, coffee,cake

PRAYER

Offering prayer // Prayer tombola fun // Listening to people in the spirit cafe

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES

Crafts // Face painting // Hair braiding // Supervising the Parent & Toddler area // Supervising bouncy castles // Board games cafe

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Playing games // Chatting // Wellie throwing organisation

ADULT CRAFTS

Supervising craft sessions // Setting up // Clearing down // Jewellery making, candle making, painting etc

 

CAMPFIRE - Setting our campfire & keeping watch over the fire

WELCOMING

Handing out wristbands // Keeping visitor tally // Answering queries

SETUP & PACK DOWN

Putting up marquees // Setting out furniture // Marking out camping/parking

WORSHIP BAND/TEAM // Why not bring your band?

SOUND & AV - Operating the AV system // Assisting the sound team

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Our Story
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We (sisters Rachel & Katie) run a hospitality events business and have organised secular music festivals for a number of years.We realised that the day after the Parbold Village Fair the marquees sat empty and that seemed to us like a wasted opportunity. Inspired by our collective love of festivals like New Wine & Big Church Day Out, we set about creating a Family Festival for everyone, with some Christian Live Music thrown in the mix. Somewhere EVERYONE can experience God's love. A place where people who would never set foot in a church stumble into God’s presence

 

The first Surfstage (Surf = share UR faith) was in 2019 when over 2000 visitors descended on our local playing fields and the response was fantastic. We have nurtured and grown Surfstage into something special; an annual weekend event on our 14 acre field in Parbold and includes affordable camping as an alternative to big summer camps. We are now registered as a CIO; our trustees, along with our 8 strong leadership team are made up of the loveliest mix of people from a variety of local churches. 

 

We want everyone to be able to enjoy Surfstage. It’s not easy for most people to travel miles or buy expensive festival tickets so we make entry to Surfstage and all the activities for adults and kids free. 

 

We want to create an expression of church that's as vibrant and varied as our world, a place for everyone to celebrate together what is good in the midst of our community. We believe that Love is the Way,Joy is for Sharing and peace isn't just for hippies. 

 

Surfstage unique because it is not just for Christians. It's an event you can invite anyone to where they will gently experience an atmosphere soaked in the Holy Spirit. We want festival goers to take home so much joy that people will be like" whoa, I want some of that!"

Our vision for the festival is exciting! We believe God wants to move significantly by his Spirit through SurfStage to bless the north west and reach the unchurched. We are looking for people and churches to join us in this mission, if thats you we would love to hear from you! 

 

THANK YOU for reading and we hope to see you soon.

God Bless,

Rachel, Katie & The Surfstage Team x

Rachel Birkett Katie Street
Rachel Birkett & Katie Street

TRUSTEES
Founders of Surfstage, they beleive God has asked them to create a festival for everyone to celebrate and share His love.They worship at St John the Baptist Church in Burscough, Diocese of Liverpool. 

Will Gibbons
Rev. Will Gibbons
 

TRUSTEE
Vicar of St Andrew's Clubmoor, Area Dean of West Derby Deanery. Liverpool. Will oversees the music at Surfstage. 

Caroline McCaul
Caroline McCaul
 

TRUSTEE
A longstanding member of St John the Baptist Church, Burscough. Caroline has a heart to show people who God is. 

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The Field   //   1-3 Alder Lane    //   Parbold   //   Nr Wigan   //    WN8 7NL

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