Cancellation of the Newcastle Music Festival
It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Newcastle Music Festival due to the expanding COVID outbreak in Sydney. Consequences of the outbreak such as travel restrictions, social distancing requirements and rules about singers wearing masks, make our concerts either impossible or severely compromised. Beyond this, our highest priority is the health of our artists, audiences and staff, and our decision has been informed by all of these factors.
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and the tireless work of the festival administration, this year’s festival promised an outstanding lineup of artists. It is disappointing that these concerts will not happen in Newcastle this year, but we look forward to bringing many more concerts to our great city when it is safe to do so. 
The cancellation of the Newcastle Music Festival is just one of countless examples of the disastrous impact of COVID on the arts, both here and around the world. Please spare a thought for all who work in the arts, whose professional lives have been turned upside down by the pandemic.
In the meantime our thoughts are with all who work to bring the outbreak under control, as well as all who are directly affected by the virus. Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you at a concert again soon.
Best wishes from the Newcastle Music Festival team
Ticket refunds
The following list of events are ticketed by the Newcastle Music Festival, and all ticket holders will receive a refund automatically.
     1. Tamara-Anna Cislowska in Concert
     2. Guitar Masterclass with Andrew Blanch
     3. Harp and Guitar
     5. Pomp and Circumstance
     7. The Telephone
     9. Heartstrings
     10. Flamenco – The Andalusian Guitar
     11. Toasting Mother Earth
     12. Taking Flight
     15. No Violins Allowed
     16. Grace Knight in Concert
Tickets for other events are issued by external organisations, and they will advise you about refunds.
     6. Blues in the Night – Dungeon Big Band NB LIVESTREAM CONCERT MAY GO AHEAD – CONTACT ROD BARNES FOR DETAILS: 0407 002 397
     13. Emerge – Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra
     14. Arms of Love – The Song Company
     17. Festival Finale – Christ Church Camerata