Festival news

Festival news

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

Don McGlashan

Living Wage Movement Aotearoa New Zealand is thrilled to be hosting Don McGlashan on the Living Wage Stage at Newtown Festival this weekend. ... more

Festival director Martin Hanley plays favourites with Kim Hill on RNZ

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

Last call for stallholders!

Stall bookings will close on February 1st - or sooner if we are full! ... more

Newtown Festival 2020 Performance Programme Announcement

We humbly present a lovingly curated Newtown Festival 2020 lineup featuring all of our favourites ... more

Mara TK announced to headline Newtown Festival 2020

The prolific and spirited community leader and Newtown local Mara TK will present a very special Wellington premiere of new waiata ... more

Newtown Festival 2018 Highlights

Throwback to the 2018 festival day with a clip brought to you by Renegade Peach with music by Bad Friend. ... more

Louis Baker brings it all back to Newtown

Newtown Festival presents their next headline act: soulful singer-songwriter Louis Baker ... more

Polish Christmas Market: Saturday 16th November

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

Tiny Ruins announced to headline Newtown Festival 2020

The Tiny Ruins full band is set to perform on the RadioActive.FM & Coffee Supreme South Stage (production support by CoCA Massey). ... more

Festival Stall bookings

Early Bird prices end on November 1st ... more

Stall bookings are open!

Follow the links to Book a Stall for all the information you need - and then book your stall online. ... more

Check out the 2019 Performers Archive

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