Performer Applications

Performer applications for our 2020 Newtown Festival are now open!

We would like to welcome and encourage any and all sorts of acts to register their interest. Our 2019 programme was a great success, with 700+ performers across 130+ acts scheduled from 9:30am through to 9pm in the streets of Newtown (and more at local cafes and bars continuing with after-parties). Previous programmes have been filled to the brim with musicians, dancers, buskers, circus performers, community groups, paraders, site activators and much more. Most of our performers are local but some come from around New Zealand and occasionally internationals grace us with their presence. Our 2020 programme will be as huge and eclectic as ever, and we will consider everything !

Key Dates

  • 1 July 2019: performer applications open
  • 1 September 2019: performer applications close
  • August-November 2019: performer review & confirmation
  • December 2019: programme announcement
  • 8 March 2020: Festival

Head over to our Performer Applications page to find out more.