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Full Lineup Announced For Newtown Festival 2021

Full Lineup Announced For Newtown Festival 2021

Annabel Kean / Thursday 17th December, 2020 11:37AM

The ginormous Newtown Festival 2021 lineup has landed, and it would appear headliner Estère is going to be in very good company come March. It wouldn't be a Pōneke summer fest without future legends The Phoenix Foundation, along with fellow Wellington acts Soft Plastics, NahBo, Vera Ellen, Lilith, Prison Choir, Riki Gooch, DARTZ, the always heart-warming Solid Gold Dance Crew, and oodles more local talents. Sunblock-slathered attendees will also get to catch Samara Alofa live, melancholy pop-folk songwriter Ben Woods makes his return, Earth Tongue perform once again in their old haunt, Vanessa Worm brings her off the wall live show to the mix, and rap champ Diggy Dupé makes his way down from Tāmaki for the big day. In case you're new to Newtown Fest, the whole event is free and takes over the heart of Newtown with music, art, dance, food and all the other best festival staples, anything and everything from MulletMan to Hugo Grrrl. Take in the full suite of more than 150 acts below, and be sure to save the date...

Newtown Festival 2021
Sunday 7th March - multiple stages and venues throughout Newtown, Wellington
Head over to the Newtown Festival site for detailed timetable / stage info HERE

ABRZY, AFRAkids Dance Group, Alpaca Social Club, Amba Holly, Annette Esquenet, Babyteeth, Bambin, Banana Mundo, Bella Cook, Ben Woods, Big Girls, Billy Lyrical, Birdfeeder, Booth The Clown, BTD B*tches, Capoeira Angola Street Roda, Charlotte Kerrigan with Bluesette, Clear Path Ensemble, Colette Rivers, Common Unity Koha Cart, Connor & Regina, Coolkidsplayhard, Corrosive Moses, Cosmonauts, Current Bias, Dance Ensemble Horo, DARTZ, Dateless, Dave Murphy and Janet Muggeridge, Deb5000, Diggy Dupé, Disconnect, Dj Oboe, Earth Tongue, Estère, Feng, Fire & Emergency Burning Kitchen, Fool Steam Ahead, Footnote New Zealand Dance, Fun and Funner, Geena and Julia, Guardian Singles, Hans Blix and the Investigators, Hawaiian Dance Wellington, Housewitches, Hugo Grrrl, Huia, Idhayam, JDK Crew, Judy Virago, KAZOO (Tangata Circus Company), KÉDU CARLÖ, Kubatana & The Moringa Dancers, Ladyfruit, Latinaotearoa, Laughton Kora, Lilith, LILSTIFFY, Move It Danceworks, Mr Fungus, Mr Wizowski, MulletMan & MiM, NahBo, Newtown Rocksteady, Newtown Tuesday, Night Lunch, No L (Grove Roots), OdESSA, Oriental Voice Choir, Orlęta, Orzeł, Prison Choir, Raucous Productions, Rei, Riki Gooch & Al Fraser, Sam Manzanza & Afrobeat Band, Samara Alofa, Scattered Wreckage, She Jays, Siblings, Ski Resort, soda, Soft Plastics, Solid Gold Dance Crew, Sounds Almighty Sound System DJs, Ssendam Rawkustra, Taikoza Wellington, Tarrant Dancers Traffic Angels, Te Kapa Haka o Te Kura o Ngā Puna Waiora - Newtown School, The Bandits, The Circus Hub, The Phoenix Foundation, The Steampunk Minstrels, Tight Weave, TUi MAMAKi, Valley Kids, Vanessa Worm, Vera Ellen, Vince Cabrera, Vox Ethno, WAI, Wellington Batucada, Wellington Chinese Sports and Cultural Centre, Wellington Fire and Flow Club, Wellington Youth Circus, Wiri Donna, Zane & Degge

Diggy Dupé gets his whole crew fired up in the 'That's Team' video...

'Landline' by The Phoenix Foundation, a stand-out track from their latest album Friendship...

Get your daily dose of the weird and wonderful with Vanessa Worm's 'Bones And Blood'...

You don't want to miss Earth Tongue's slick psych set in full Newtown force...

Press release:

Newtown Festival hits the streets yet again and we welcome one and all to join the party on Sunday 7 March 2021. Our last festival was just before the first nationwide lockdowns and we are fortunate to come back again to mark the end of summer. We would like to acknowledge and congratulate our programmers for always lovingly curating such a great lineup of locals as well as favourites coming from further afield. And, a huge welcome to the many many talented artists bringing the energy to Newtown. With over 150 performances across 15 stages, and taking up space along Riddiford and its side streets, we present our performance programme. Enjoy!


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Newtown Festival 2021
Sun 7th Mar
Newtown, Wellington