Festival news

Festival news

Stall bookings are closing soon!

Bookings will be open till January 31st, and after that we will start allocating stall sites. Go to 'Book a Stall' above to make your booking. ... more

Announcing the Newtown Festival Performance Programme

With over 150 performances across 15 stages, and taking up space along Riddiford and its side streets, we present our performance programme. ... more

Announcing Rei & Diggy Dupé

We are excited to announce two incredible and acclaimed artists on the up and up and ready to take over the world. ... more

Announcing Laughton Kora as the next headline act

Laughton Kora (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Pūkeko) joins us to headline the Tangata Whenua Stage at Newtown Festival. ... more

Newtown Festival Keepcups

Purchase a limited edition Newtown Festival keepcup! ... more

Announcing Estère for 2021

Newtown Festival welcomes singer and producer Estère to lead its 2021 bill on Sunday 7 March 2021. Self-described as “electric blue witch hop”, the illustrious and idiosyncratic Estère with all-star band will grace our South Stage, which is kindly supported by RadioActive, Coffee Supreme and Massey’s Te Rewa o Puanga, School of Music & Creative Media Production. ... more

Attention Stallholders!

Have you booked and paid for your stall yet? The Early Bird prices come to an end at the end of October, and full price applies from November 1st. ... more

2020 Highlights Video

We have a brand new video from our new videographer Paasca with some great moments from the glorious day we had at our 2020 festival way back in March. ... more

Stall Bookings are open for 2021

The next Newtown Festival is on March 7th 2021. You can make your stall bookings now. ... more

Performer Applications

PSA: Performer EOIs are now open! ... more

Newtown Festival Loves Local!

Support your favourite cafes, shops, creative artists and local services. Newtown Festival has set up a directory of local businesses - check them out here for what they’re offering, contact details and how to order. ... more

The show will go on! COVD-19 event update.

We are following the Ministry of Health's recommendation to not alter any arrangements for public events. The Ministry of Health states "the most important thing to do is to practice good hygiene. ... more

Festival director Martin Hanley plays favourites with Kim Hill on RNZ

Newtown Festival Director Martin Hanley plays favourites on RNZ. ... more