Newstead festival set to bring music lovers to town

Newstead Live Music Festival director Kelly Skinner is looking forward to seeing the townʼs streets filled with music lovers of all walks of life for the annual event this weekend.

Returning for another year this weekend, the Newstead Live Music Festival is set to draw crowds, and musicians, from near and far.

Running for about 20 years, the folk and acoustic festival continues to increase in popularity, with ticket sales up compared to last year as more than 300 have already been sold for the weekend’s event.

Attracting a minimum of 500 people for each of the festival’s four days, director Kelly Skinner said there’ll be something for everyone at this year’s event.

“There are around 35 different acts with more than 100 performers, so I’m sure there’ll be something for just about everyone,” she said.

“A lot of people will be coming to see our headline act this year, Eric Bogle. He is quite popular and he’s starting to get older, so I don’t think he’ll be doing many more shows.

“We’ve also got Ukranian born singer-songwriter Serhiy who I think a lot of people will be quite surprised with and learn a lot from.

“We have a number of different venues and places where musicians perform, so it’s a good chance to immerse yourself in different environments and atmospheres while listening to some great music.”

The Newstead Live Music Festival kicks off this Friday, January 24 and runs through to Monday, January 27.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased at the gate or online at

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