Get Involved

Newstead Live is a community event managed by volunteers. The festival relies on the local community and folk giving their time to make it happen. There are ways to get involved... 


Performer applications for Newstead Live 2020 are now closed.  


Applications for Newstead Live Music Festival 2020 closed on 30 June.  Performer announcements shall commence in August. 

Expressions of Interest for the 2020 Live 'n' Local Stage have closed. 

The Live 'n' Local Stage is not ticketed & is free for the local community to attend on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 January. Stay tuned for local announcements. 

Newstead Live Studio Award sponsored by Sound Recordings. 

The new Newstead Live Studio Award competition is for under 25 year olds with connections to Central Victoria. Three acts will be selected to perform on the Live ‘n’ Local Stage, in front of a panel of judges. The winners will receive a full day’s recording session, worth over $500, at Sound Recordings in Campbells Creek. Applications are now open and close on 16 September. Send a note to if you are keen to find out more. 


Volunteers are the backbone of festivals like Newstead Live. There are a range of tasks needed, including door attendants, stage managers, cleaners, MC's and reception staff. For a total of about 8 hours volunteering over the duration of the festival, you will earn yourself a free weekend ticket.


If you are keen to get involved, email or text 0409 400 281


Accomodation Hosts

The festival relies on the generosity of local folk to host some of our performers over the festival weekend. If you are a local resident and have a space room or home to offer, we would love to hear from you.  

Please register your interest in hosting a performer. 


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