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History

Coming from humble beginnings in 2015, the Newcastle Music Festival is an annual fine music festival held in Newcastle in August. It celebrates the musical life of the city’s musicians and singers in collaboration with stunning guest artists. The festival involves professionals, amateurs and students in an exciting mix of concerts and events performed in an array of interesting venues.

To see what’s on offer in 2019 please visit this page.

The team behind the Newcastle Music Festival

President
Prof. John Rostas

Artistic Directors
Dr. David Banney
Ross Fiddes

Vice President
Colleen Potts, OAM

Treasurer and Secretary
Ross Fiddes

Administrator
Jillian Fiddes

Development and Sponsor Liaison
John Cornell
Prof. John Rostas
Ross Fiddes
Jennifer Barrie

Event Management
Colleen Potts, OAM
Jillian Fiddes

Media/Publicity
Jillian Albrecht
Dr. Jennifer Barnes

Accountancy Consultants
Waterford Accountants + Financial Services

Web Developer
Andrew Rostas

Editor
Jillian Albrecht

Masterclass Conveners
Dr. Jennifer Barnes, and
Jennifer Barrie

Corporate Liaison
John Cornell

Volunteer Coordinator
Colleen Potts OAM

Music On A Plate Curator
Heather Price

Festival Choir Convener
Georgi Laney