Performer Applications

Crash Bandihoot street parade at Newtown Festival 2023. Photo by Vanessa Rushton

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 2024. The 2023 programme was filled to the brim with around 200 acts comprising musicians, dancers, buskers, circus performers, community groups, paraders, site activators and much more. We are aiming to serve a huge local lineup in 2024! 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 (July – September 2023). Please fill out as much of the following as you can to register your interest for Newtown Festival 2024. 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.

Key Dates:
Applications window: July – September 2023
Act review and confirmation: September – November 2023
Programme announcement: December 2023
Festival: Sunday, 3 March 2024

Performance Expressions Of Interest Form: