Festival

Newport Folk Festival - come  and play

Featured events

Folk to Classical

Featuring works from:

Plus the premiere of the NBO Suite by local composer Silas Palmer.

The Substation, Saturday 8pm

Bookings

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$25/$20 :: Family ticket $60

 

Welcome concert

The traditional Friday night "taster" event, where we bring you a range of Festival performers just for a song or two. Lots of variety and a great way to plan your weekend.

Newport Bowls Club, Friday 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Entry: $8/$5 members or concession/$3 children 5-15 years or Festival wristband (available at door)

Program

Youth Film Festival

Short films from emerging young film-makers.

Newport Scout Hall, Friday 07:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Entry: $8/$5 members or concession/$3 children 5-15 years or Festival wristband

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Performers list

Want to see the program venue-by-venue? Download our PDF program grid.


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Tickets

Weekend pass (wristband)

$25 full price

$20 NFFC members/concession

$10 children 5-15 years
A weekend-pass wristband will give entry to all Festival events over the whole weekend, including Friday night
but not including Folk to Classical.

Single-day pass (wristband)

$15 full price

$10 NFFC members/concession

A single-day wristband will give entry to all Festival events on either Saturday or Sunday, not including Folk to Classical..

Single-event tickets

Single-event tickets are not available for other events; entry is by weekend or single-day pass only

Where to buy tickets

Wristbands will be available at:

Pre-booking is not necessary for Festival passes, just get them on arrival.

Free events

Where?

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

 

Food

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).
7am-5pm.
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.
5pm-10pm.
44 Mason St

Mamma Teresa

Pizza, pasta, Italian meals.
Eat-in and take-away. (Licensed)
5pm-10pm.
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

Nosh

Coffee, cakes, meals
8am-4pm.
24 Hall St

Junction Hotel

Snacks and meals
12 noon-late.
15 Hall St

Four Elms Cafe

Coffee, meals, cakes

6:30am - 4pm

451a Melbourne Rd

 

 

Volunteering

Thanks to all those wonderful people who have volunteered to help at the Festival. We have now filled our volunteer roster.

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Merchandise

Beanie

Colours: Black, purple, cobalt, grey, red

One size fits all

$10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.

$30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Festival T-shirt

Sizes small, medium, large, extra-large.

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

$25

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.

$25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

The Newport Folk Festival is 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 is again pleased to be supported by the following local partner organisations: