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What is the name of the act?
What is your name?

You will be the primary contact for this act.

Same as above

If different, please enter your name

Description of the act for the official program

Please provide a description of the act that will appear in the official program if you are selected.
Maximum: 50 words

NOTE: If you paste the text into the box, press the spacebar to update the word count.

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Are you
Where is the act from?


Contact details
Mobile phone (Australia)

If you are not the contact for publicity, please enter those details here:

Publicity contact name
Publicity mobile phone
Publicity email
Permission to use your material

Will you allow Newstead Live to use any of your promotional material for publicity purposes, including for print and electronic media, social media, TV and radio?

Yes, allow

Please tell us your location or the location of a member of the act who might be available for in-studio opportunities, eg Newstead, Castlemaine, Melbourne.
Please let us know your availability during November, December and January, eg weekends, weekdays, not 20 December to 2 January.

Please upload at least one image.
Images must be

  • high resolution

  • jpg    or   png

Image one

Select File

Image two

Select File
Check that your links actually work!
Provide a link to your official/professional website. *

*Your professional website. Not Facebook. There is a field for that further down. If your site is under construction, leave this field blank.

Provide a link to at least one video of a
live performance with an audience  
If there isn't one available on the web, you can provide a link to a file stored in the cloud. We are happy with a clip a friend took on a smart phone.

Please provide links to social media. Include all handles and hashtags.




Please provide a link to your press kit if available.

Please list the names of all the members of the act and the instruments they play.
Please add details of any other persons and instruments
Is anyone in this act involved with another act applying for this festival?
If yes, please specify:
Other Stuff
If you would like to conduct a workshop, please enter a description: approx 50 words
If you are not applying primarily to do a children's show, could you do one in addition to your regular performance? If so, please enter a description:
approx 50 words
Are you willing to be an MC?


The festival starts at 6pm Friday 21 January
and finishes 3pm Monday 24 January
You will be given 2-4 performance spots during this time. 
Preference will be given to acts available for the entire festival.
I confirm that the act will be available during those times.
Please tell us your availability:
Some of our venues are purely acoustic, eg small churches, with no PA available. Please indicate whether you can perform without a PA.
Have you performed at Newstead Live before? If so, in which year(s)?
What fee are you asking for? 
To help you, here again is the table showing the distribution of payments to acts.
Anything else?

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

How did you hear about the festival?

Please go back to the top and check your application for accuracy.

Once you submit the form, you will not be able to make  changes!

Before you click Submit, we suggest that you print this application. You can print a physical copy or you can send it to a PDF file.

To send to a .pdf:

  • PC - press Ctrl-P and set the destination to PDF

  • iOS - press cmd-P, click the PDF dropdown and select Save as PDF

I have printed my application

Click Submit then Do Nothing until you see the THANK YOU page!
This could take a minute or more.

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