Festival news

Festival news

Zero Waste at Newtown Festival

Sign up to be a Waste Wizard and help minimise the waste going to the landfill from our Festival! ... more

Newtown Festival 2019 Performance Programme Announcement

Among the fabulous lineup of over a hundred acts from Newtown and beyond, including the already announced headlines Ria Hall and Bic Runga, Newtown Festival presents a programme featuring emerging talent alongside established favourites. ... more

Bic Runga announced for Newtown Festival 2019

Newtown Festival is elated to present the iconic Bic Runga to headline the RadioActive.FM & Coffee Supreme South Stage (South Riddiford Street). ... more

Ria Hall announced for Newtown Festival 2019

Newtown Festival is thrilled to announce a very special performance by ‘korokoro tui’ Ria Hall to headline on the Tangata Whenua Stage (North Riddiford Street) for the upcoming festival on Sunday 3 March 2019. ... more

The Newtown Festival 2019 programme will be announced soon!

The stage coordinators have almost finished programming Newtown Festival's stages ... more

Polish Christmas Market: Saturday 17th November

This is a European-style Christmas market at Dom Polski. Its a great way to start your festive season. ... more

Do you want a stall at Newtown Festival, March 3rd 2019?

Don't delay - early bird prices end on 10th November, so book and pay before then. ... more

Bloom Collective’s Launch Party: Saturday September 8th, 3-6pm

Newtown's NEW Community Music & Arts Centre is going live ... more

Performer applications for Newtown Festival 3rd March 2019 closing 1st September

Send us your application before September 1st! ... more

Death Ray Records celebrates 5 years in Newtown!

Head honcho, falla Boss Dude and co have a rad as party for ya'll. ... more

Call out for Expressions of Interest from Performers for Newtown Festival 2019

We are now accepting applications 1 July-1 September 2018 for the next Newtown Festival to be held on Sunday 3 March 2019. ... more

Performers Archive is now live

View the performance programme for previous Newtown Festivals ... more

2019 Stall bookings are open now

The 2019 Festival will be on Sunday March 3rd, and market stall bookings have started coming in - come and join us! ... more

Thank You to all who contributed to the the 2018 Newtown Festival

Newtown’s once-a-year family-friendly street party ramped it up for 2018 with 14 stages of fantastic musical talent and an incredible array of delicious flavours and well-crafted goods at over 420 market stalls. The Festival Trustees and the Festival Committee thank everyone who made this possible. ... more

Great Newtown Garage Sale – this Saturday!

There will be garage sales all over Newtown on Saturday 10th March – and our official map makes it easy to find the sales. ... more

Full Fairday 2018 Programme

Download the full fairday programme. ... more

Stallholder update

We're working on sending out stallholder packs at the moment. Hang tight if you haven't received yours yet. ... more

We have found our Zero Waste heroes!

We are welcoming Nina Atkinson and Cam Leslie to our Festival Team, they will be working together to coordinate the waste management systems for our Festival. ... more

We are looking for a Zero Waste Coordinator for Fair Day

Do you know your compostables from your recyclables? You might be the one we are looking for! ... more

Applications for bands are closed for 2018

Thank you to all the bands and other performers who expressed an interest in playing at the Newtown Festival on March 4th.  ... more

Free Concert: Newtown Rocksteady.

Carrara Park, 5.30 - 7.30pm Friday 12th January. Newtown Rocksteady's first performance was in Carrara Park just over 10 years ago - and this concert welcomes them home. ... more