New Annual Festival

New Annual is City of Newcastle’s inaugural arts festival. Spanning ten days and activating venues across the city, the festival will feature local and visiting artists sharing music, dance, contemporary performance and visual art in a celebration of creativity. Come and discover your creative city.

The New Annual festival returns 23 September - 2 October 2022!

The vision of New Annual is to put Newcastle on the radar nationally and internationally, as a creative city where exciting, ambitious and accessible contemporary art and culture grow and thrive.

The mission for the festival is to foster a prosperous, diverse and resilient economy and build capacity in the arts and cultural sector by delivering a contemporary cultural event that showcases Newcastle as a creative hub.

It will also be a vehicle to share the City’s stories with growing audiences through the values of diversity, collaboration, participation, connection and authenticity.