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Newport Jazz Festival Australia is run by Melbourne Jazz Jammers Inc.

The 2024 Newport Festival


Bob Sedergreen/Adam Rudegeair promoting the Festival on PBS - did you get a free ticket? If not, you can purchase one online - just click on "Tickets" on the menu


The fourth Newport Jazz Festival Australia will be held on May 3rd to May 5th 2024., and we are well into a final marketing push - letterboxing, radio interviews, giveaways (you missed it?) and a bunch of bands promoting the Festival through social media. Tickets are starting to move, and if you don't purchase online and save a bunch of time when you get there, you can purchase at the ticketing desk in the Bowls Club. Either way, you get the lowest prices of any jazz Festival in Victoria, and a shiny new Festival Badge to wear, and it gets you access to some of Melbourne's best jazz cats.

This year, we have elected to run four venues (Bowls Club Main Room, Bowls Club back room, the Library and The Scout Hall) - keeping all the venues close to each other, - plenty of variety, and opportunities for musicians and audience members to get together.

Bands: We have selected a fine mix of bands that we hope  you (the audience) will like - We have "headline" bands performing  on each of the three days: Shirazz (ever popular with the Trad fans), Bob Sedergreen and Friends - see a legend of Australian jazz! - and local Diva  Julie O'Hara with Adam Rudegeair.

Musicians: As soon as your band is accepted, please register your details on the Musician Registration page. This will get you access to discount tickets for your partner.

Patrons: People are finding out that the Newport Jazz Festival has the lowest ticket prices of any jazz Festival in Victoria. We want everyone to be able to afford a great weekend's entertainment! There are a number of changes this year - all of them good. The Weekend Pass will be $79, a Day Pass $49, and cheapskate Friday evening is just $25 - great value for a line-up that includes 41 bands!

Sponsors: We are delighted to announce that Altona Lions Club are returning as sponsors, (they saved the Festival last year),  and are now being joined by The Boatshed Cafe, who are terrific year round supporters of live music.  Hobsons Bay City Council have already joined the party, and will provide funding support for the Festival

So.... 3rd May to 5th May 2024 - we really do hope you can make it!

2024 Newport Jazz Festival Sponsors

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