About NOVA

NOVA and Sundown demoparties have been running almost every year since 2005 and bring the best of the UK Demoscene to a unique annual event based in the South-West.

New or returning to the Demoscene?

NOVA is a well established demoparty continuing the tradition of our high production value events based in the seaside town of Budleigh Salterton, UK. The Budleigh Public Hall provides room for up to 100 sceners (with dedicated table spots with comfortable seating for up to 60). The event runs from Friday evening until Sunday morning, during which there is plenty of opportunity to socialise and meet other demosceners, prepare food or get a takeaway or enjoy a drink.

The focus on Friday is to unpack, set up your systems and socialise (or you can work on your productions if preferred, but there is no obligation there). Saturday mornings are for audience participation Jackbox games if you like, or you can explore the local area (including the Jurassic Coast, rocky pebble beach or café's and shops with local character and charm). Competitions begin later in the afternoon, where participants have their productions shown on our large screen and soundsystem. Audience members vote on their favourite productions which are presented in a results ceremony on the Sunday morning.

At midnight on Saturday, in accordance with the noise curfew, most partygoers head to the beach for a bonfire accompanied by DJing and occasionally a barbecue.

Sunday mornings start slowly with another audience participation games session followed by prizegiving at midday.

Video Tour of NOVA 2018

A great way to learn more about the event is via Ravi Abbott's YouTube video from 2018.

Ticket Options

We aim to keep NOVA as affordable and accessible to everyone, as well as giving people willing to donate to our expenses the ability to do so.

Our ticket options are:

  • Standard Entry - £50
  • Supporter Entry - £100-£150 - For those who want to give extra to support the party.
  • Sponsor Entry - £250+ - (Contact Us to discuss incentives)
  • Free Entry - If you are unable to afford the ticket or have complications restricting your income, please feel free to apply for Free Entry and we will grant this on a case by case basis.

You can pay using PayPal to rc55@rc55.com, Bank Transfer, Cash on Arrival or IBAN Transfer. We would very much prefer payment in advance if possible.

Questions? Get in touch!