Performer Applications

Estère performing on the South Stage at Newtown Festival 2021. Photo by Weiyi Zhang

Karanga mai karanga mai. Nau mai haere mai ki ngā wai o Te Whanganui a Tara, ki ngā oro o Te Ūpoko o te Ika. Nei rā te karere ki ngā ringa toi. Kua tae mai te wā ki te tono kia tū ki runga ngā ataamira maha o te hui a tau, Newtown Festival.

We are now welcoming and encouraging any and all acts to register their expressions of interest for Newtown Festival 2023. Previous programmes have been filled to the brim with over 150 acts comprising musicians, dancers, buskers, circus performers, community groups, paraders, site activators and much more. We are aiming to serve a huge local lineup! Please pass on this on to friends and whānau – we will consider everything!

We love programming artists who have filled out our forms. We do not prioritise direct emails to the festival especially outside of the applications timeframe (4 July – 4 September 2022). Please fill out as much of the following to register your interest for Newtown Festival 2023. Generally, the more information you provide us, the better. You should get a receipt of your submitted application. If you can’t see it at the email you provided, please check the spam folder. Feel free to edit your response after submitting. Please fill out the form again for each different act.

For the interests of public safety in the current Covid-19 crisis, we are working under the conditions that the festival may or may not happen, or that the way the festival can happen may change, at short notice. We will prepare to expect the unexpected. Some processes may take longer than usual. In the meantime, we will aim to work to our normal timeline to ensure we are ready to provide a great Newtown Festival.

Key Dates:
Applications window: 4 July – 4 September 2022
Act review and confirmation: September – November 2022
Programme announcement: December 2022
Festival: Sunday, 5 March 2023

Performance Expressions Of Interest Form: