Bandfest Newcastle

Region: Regional North | Newcastle / Lake Macquarie
Kindergarten to Year 12
Local arts program Music

Bandfest Newcastle celebrates the performance development of primary and secondary public school bands and is for the enjoyment and enrichment of all school ages.

Bandfest provides an opportunity for school bands to display their progress over the year, observe other bands and receive constructive feedback from recognised musical experts. It provides a learning experience for band members through listening and performance, in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

2024 dates

Monday 4 to Thursday 7 November (Term 4 Week 4)

How to apply

Entries will open Term 2.

To enter complete the online Bandfest Newcastle 2024 entry form.

  • Please complete a separate entry form for each ensemble.
  • Ensure you read the 2024 entry pack prior to completing the entry form.
  • Entries close Monday 19 August 2024 at 5 pm. 

Additional resources

For further inquiries please email

Bandfest 2022 collage


Alison Gill
Heather Ross
Arts Coordination Officer
0448 556 818


Newcastle Conservatorium
Auckland St and Layman St
Cooks Hill NSW 2300

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All Arts Units programs are inclusive. If support is required to participate in Bandfest Newcastle, please email so we can assist.