NOVUM 2024: Newcastle's Premier Multi-Arts Festival

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Experience the heartbeat of Newcastle like never before at NOVUM Festival, featuring an eclectic mix of live DJ sets, intimate folk gigs, jazz fusion, indie singer-songwriters, and more!
Plus - delve into a world of spectacular visual arts installations, dazzling circus performances, spoken word, and live theatre alongside free family-friendly activities at the Newcastle Civic Centre.


DJ Yoda Exclusive Showcase:
Immerse yourself in DJ Yoda's bespoke Audio Visual showcase, capturing the essence of Newcastle in a never-before-seen experience. (Saturday 10 August)

Live Performances:

  • Indie sensation India Arkin debuts soulful grunge-pop from her album "Home Truths." (Thursday 8 August)
  • BBC Young Folk Awards finalist Amelia Coburn presents her debut album live. (Thursday 8 August)
  • Newcastle quintet Knats brings dance music infused with jazz, gospel, and house vibes. (Friday 9 August)

Get Involved:

  • Become a living piece of art in Lawrence Malstaf's installation 'SHRINK 01995' at the Great North Museum.
  • Join a photography masterclass with Andrew Brooks and explore secret Newcastle locations.
  • Participate in 'Triple Threat,' a Breaking competition celebrating Hip-Hop culture and community.

Chamber Performances:

Delve into a series of intimate performances in the iconic Chamber at Newcastle’s Civic Centre:

  • Kate Fox explores neurodivergent-affirming worlds through poetry and comedy. (10 August)
  • Finn Forster, BBC Introducing 'One To Watch,' showcases his talent. (11 August)
  • Czech artist Taliraw captivates with raw cello layers and vocals. (10 August)
  • Brown Girls Write shares poetry and spoken word in a creative writing workshop. (9 August)

Additional Acts:

Experience performances from Flamingods, Hector Gannet, Kima Otung, and Ruth Lyon.

NOVUM Festival is committed to sustainability, prioritizing net zero practices across venue, transport, accommodation, food, and procurement. Join in reducing our environmental footprint and enjoy an unforgettable weekend of sensational performances!

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