Sunday March 5th
9am – 8.30pm
This is New Zealand’s largest free music festival and fair.
Everyone is invited to a day of fantastic music and delicious flavours in the heart of Newtown. The best of talent in Wellington and beyond comes to the Newtown community for this once-a-year family-friendly street party. All day free entertainment for all ages is provided. Enjoy live music and dance with over 100 performances on 12 stages, buskers, parades, circus, and street sports for the young or young at heart!
Eleven blocks of central Riddiford Street and the adjoining Constable, Rintoul, and other side streets are all closed to vehicles and opened up to 80,000 people. The heart of Newtown is transformed: 12 stages, over 400 stalls and thousands of people pack the streets. Newtown’s shops and businesses are joined by local crafts people, community groups, and visiting stall holders selling an enormous range of goods, and Newtown’s cafes & bars move outdoors into the road and are joined by a fantastic range of 140 food stalls with tastes from around the world.
More information and full music line up at www.newtownfestival.org.nz.