At last we can give you some really great news about next year’s Big Night Out at Lightwater Valley.
Firstly, the date. As a result of the Youth Work Summit changing their date this year, which caused a clash with ours (and the fact this looks likely to be an ongoing issue for future years) we have decided to move the date of the BNO. Rather than push it backwards (which might clash with school exams and half term holidays) we have decided to hold it one week earlier. So in 2013 the BNO will be held on Saturday 11 May.
Secondly, after reading your feedback which consistently pointed out a lot of you were unhappy at not being able to get onto The Ultimate ride, we have negotiated an earlier starting time. From 2013, the BNO gates will be open from 3pm for all BNO punters and from 4.30pm you will have exclusive access to the theme park. That’s a whole three hours extra!
Thirdly, the performance and music part of the evening will be extended to 1.5 hours, giving you an even better chance to hear and see some great acts.
Fourthly, we’ve kept the best until last, you won’t pay a penny more! The 2013 tickets will be on sale at the 2012 price. We, the group of partners who organise the event, have decided to absorb the increase in cost to allow all the above to take place at no extra cost to you! The early bird tickets will be the same as this year: £13pp and the tickets on the gate will be £16pp (Deadline date will be Weds 1 May next year and we will be keeping strictly to that).
So, make sure you get Sat 11 May into your youth group, church or parish diary right away. Encourage your young people to book a place and to tell their non-church friends about this great event.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all again in 2013 for another great Big Night Out!