Newport Folk Festival - come  and play

Program now available

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Featured event

Folk to Classical

Featuring works from:

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


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The Festival is run and managed by volunteers and we are again calling for volunteers to help out at this festival. If you are interested and able to help out, we would love to hear from you. Register using the form below. Tasks include selling tickets, stage management, MC duties and setup/packup at venues. Volunteers receive a free weekend pass to the Festival.



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.

Leroy's Cafe

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

The Substation

Coffee, cakes and snacks

(Sunday 10am - 3pm)

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.

Junction Hotel

Snacks and meals
12 noon-late.
15 Hall St

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

Newport Bowls Club

Food choices to be announced.

Four Elms Cafe

Coffee, cakes, meals

6:30am - 4pm

451 Melbourne Rd