Aotearoa's biggest free music festival and street fair! The stunning event returns to the beloved suburb of Newtown. Enjoy over 150 acts and 400 stalls in celebration of one of Wellington's most exciting and colourful communities.
There are free activities for the family, including a balance bike course, skating, a ferris wheel, and more! Entertainment keeps you going throughout the day from dancers, buskers, circus performers, and musicians across so many stages playing anything from heavy riffs to pop bangers to crooning to some of the most exciting artists around to keep an eye on. Well-loved headliners mingle with up-and-coming talent. Outdoor cafes, craft beer precincts, local businesses, and stalls selling all sorts of arts, crafts, treasure, and the best range of international food to be found anywhere!
Newtown Festival presents fourteen stages across its site, dotted across Riddiford Street and side streets. Our biggest acts are coming to the Tangata Whenua Stage (hospital end of Riddiford Street) and the South Stage (zoo end of Riddiford Street). The stages in the side streets offer niche insights into the thriving local music communities, with much emerging brilliance to be discovered. Local venues Bebemos, Monterey/Newtown Social Club, Black Coffee, Baobab, and Moon, continue the party into the evening.
Bring a hat, sunblock, water, reusable tupperware and keepcup, cash, hand sanitiser and a good vibe!