Newport Folk Festival - come  and play

Well, our Festival is over for another year. As you can see the dates are already set for next year's Festival.

There are lots of photos on Facebook (see below).

Performer applications for the 2016 Festival will open in December.



We live-streamed video from the 2015 Festival on Sunday. Here's a brief sample - a bit of musical mayhem from the Zamponistas.


Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream


Performers list

Here's a list of the performers we had in 2015.

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Ticket details for the 2016 Festival are not yet available.


Festival venues (see photos below)

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How to get there

Trains run to Newport on the Werribee and Williamstown lines.

The 471 bus (Williamstown - Sunshine), the 472 bus (Williamstown - Moonee Ponds) and the 432 bus (Newport - Paisley) all stop in Mason St, close to the Festival precinct.

Parking is available off Derwent St.

Festival venues

All venues have disability access - see below.
(Performers please note: stages do not have disability access except at Newport RSL.)

Newport Bowls Club

4 Market St, Newport
✔ Disability access

The Substation

1 Market St, Newport
✔ Disability access

✔ Disability toilet

Newport RSL

Cnr Market & Derwent St Newport
✔ Disability access

Newport Scout Hall

6 Market St Newport
(between RSL and Bowls Club)
✔ Disability access



There's a wide range of food available from local traders in and around the Festival precinct.

Newport Bowls Club

Toasted sandwiches,
baked potatoes,
soup, roast beef rolls,
hot dogs, dim sims,
tea & coffee.

Sunday atternoon only:
Roast beef & vegies,
scones jam & cream


The Substation

Coffee, cakes and snacks

(Sunday 10am - 3pm)

Leroy's Cafe

Coffee, meals, cakes.
Eat-in and take away. (Licensed).
Next to Paine Reserve.


Thoranee Thai

Eat-in and take-away Thai food.
5pm - 10pm. (5pm-9pm Sunday).
19 Mason St

Special offer: 10% off if you are wearing a Festival wristband.


Newport Sea Catch

Traditional fish & chips and hamburgers.
27 Mason St

Routley's Bakery

Pies, cakes, sandwiches and coffee.
Eat-in and take-away.
8am - 4pm.
33a Mason St

Pizza Train

Eat-in and take-away pizza, pasta, salads, coffee.
Lunchtime-late (4pm-late Sunday).
2/22 Mason St

Sammy's Bakehouse

Middle Eastern pastries, pies, bread, cakes and coffee.
Saturday only.
1/22 Mason St

Kasim's Indian Cafe

Eat-in and take-away Indian food.
44 Mason St

Mamma Teresa

Pizza, pasta, Italian meals.
Eat-in and take-away. (Licensed)
431 Melbourne Rd

Cafe Cedar

Kebabs, Lebanese food, pizza (Halal).
Eat-in and take away.
10am-9:30pm (10am-8:30pm Sunday).
422 Melbourne Rd


Coffee, cakes, meals
24 Hall St

Junction Hotel

Snacks and meals
12 noon-late.
15 Hall St

Agora Cafe

Coffee, meals, cakes

6:30am - 4pm

451a Melbourne Rd




The Festival is run by volunteers and we're always looking for MCs, ticket staff and setup/packup helpers. More details closer to the Festival..





Colours: Black, purple, cobalt, grey, red

One size fits all











Fleece Vest

Colours: Red, Black

Sizes small, medium, large, extra-large.

You can order a vest if we don't have the size/colour you want.














Festival T-shirt

Sizes small, medium, large, extra-large.

Colours: Snow marle (men's fit), white (women's fit)


You can order a t-shirt if we don't have the size/colour you want.







Club T-shirt

Various sizes, come and try!

Colours: white, snow marle, bone

You can order a t-shirt if we don't have the size/colour you want.









The 2015 Newport Folk Festival was made possible with funding from:

Hobsons Bay City Council
Newport Traders Association
Outlets Neighbourhood House
Village Real Estate
Alan Davies, Civil Celebrant

Partner organisations

The Newport Fiddle & Folk Club was again pleased to be supported by the following local partner organisations in 2015: