At Covid-19 Level 1 the Festival goes ahead!

Newtown Festival will go ahead under Alert Level 1 (or Level 0 when that returns). If levels change we will have no option but cancelling, but if we can we will organise some smaller events once we are allowed to do this. Watch this space if this situation arises!

At the festival, please keep your phone handy, turn on Bluetooth and be ready to sign in to Newtown Festival’s NZ Covid tracer QR code. This can be found online and onsite. Hand sanitiser is available at all of our 22 recycling stations and at the street sports. Handwashing facilities are available at the 5 toilet trucks. Check out our Google map for facilities and information. You are welcome to bring your own mask and hand sanitiser.

Please stay home if you are feeling sick, and get tested if you have Covid-19 symptoms. Please practice good hygiene at the festival.

More information about Alert Levels can be found at

More information about Health and Safety at the Newtown Festival can be found here –