Festival Partners

New Annual wouldn't be possible without our valued partners

Principal Partner

City of Newcastle

New Annual is the city's flagship arts festival that is owned and operated by the City of Newcastle. The City of Newcastle is a liveable, sustainable, inclusive global city. 

Presenting Partners

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Guided by their values of equity, excellence, sustainability and engagement, the University of Newcastle has built a strong reputation as a world-leading university making an impact within their regions, in Australia and across the globe.


Hunter and Central Coast Development logo

Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) is working to create vibrant places with great public spaces, unlock employment and housing opportunities, and attract and retain innovative talent in the Hunter and Central Coast regions. Their work contributes to diverse and sustainable regional economies with thriving communities at their heart.

HCCDC is thrilled to partner with New Annual, and celebrate their revitalised Honeysuckle and The Station precincts through the festival.

Major Partner

Newcastle Airport

Underpinned by its purpose - being the Airport the region deserves - Newcastle Airport  is much more than a key piece of infrastructure. It delivers global connectivity to our region by providing access to major destinations in Australia and the world. Just as importantly it brings the rest of the world to us and with it, the economic benefit the Hunter needs to prosper. Just 30 minutes north of Newcastle city, the Airport is located at Williamtown adjacent to the RAAF Base. The Airport is serviced by Jetstar, Virgin Australia, QantasLink, Bonza Airlines, Link Airways, FlyPelican and Eastern Air Services and connects to 12 direct domestic destinations and onward to more than 65 destinations across the world.


Supporting Partner

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An old soul with a fresh twist, Crystalbrook Kingsley is culturally connected, sustainably-led, simply sophisticated and steeped in history. The first luxury hotel to grace Newcastle, Crystalbrook Kingsley sparks vibrant energy and nostalgia in one moment.

Foghorn Brewhouse

Foghorn Brewery was born of a dream to make craft beer the way it ought to be made—from grain to glass all under one roof. The historic building in King Street is the first in Newcastle to brew beer on site, creating over 40 unique varieties of beer. Enjoy a tour and a paddle when visiting New Annual.

Equip Multimedia

Equip Multimedia is the premium provider of live audiovisual production in Newcastle. Whether you need audio, video, visual or staging, they have the expertise and equipment to make your event a success. Combining state of the art technology with superior technical expertise and a genuine desire to exceed expectations, you can rely on Equip Multimedia to interpret your vision and deliver a world-class production experience.

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newcastle is conveniently located right at the Newcastle Interchange and light rail stop, making it a great place to stay and explore the city. For every night booked in September, they are donating two meals to OzHarvest. Book your stay and help feed 100,000 people in need.

Keolis Downer & Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Transport is the integrated transport provider for Newcastle, and is responsible for running buses, ferries, the light rail and the multi-modal Newcastle Interchange. Keolis Downer has been awarded a 10 year contract to design and run Newcastle Transport services across all modes of travel. Together they will get you to and from New Annual safely and swiftly. Be sure to scan the Makers x Traders QR code when travelling on the light rail to hear City Stories from our local artisans.