When in Perth for your favourite music festival, why not rent a minibus to bring you around town? Leaving the driving to a professional means that you will be able to celebrate each and every music festival you attend in style. Start the party early and keep it going while you let the professionals organise and execute your travel!
Tickets for this March 30 Festival start at $20 for children and $30 for a general adult pass. The hours of the festival run 10 AM to 9 PM at Langley Park Mid Sec. Features of this celebration include jumping castles, balloon twisting, face painting, African clothing stalls, African food, an African dance workshop, African drumming, live performances, and live music.
What is Afrobeatz? It achieved mainstream success as it spread across the world in a global movement of collaborative sound. From Major Lazer to singers like Alicia Keys and Drake, is appreciated by numerous performers and celebrities. Pool together the sounds of Africa’s legendary elements percussion of with soul, house, R&B, dance hall, jazz, hip-hop, and the sound of highlife, and you have one of the most incredible festivals known to Perth.
From 3 PM to 8 PM, on March 16, this free Festival is brought to you by The Student Housing Company. The festival is exclusive to students at the University of Perth, so if you know someone attending the University, ask if you can tag along. It features entertainment, a photo booth, a pool party, drinks, live music, food trucks, rooftop-skyline views, and a DJ.
So popular is this musical extravaganza that it takes place in not only Perth but Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney. Having already taken place in Perth in January of this year (and the end of December 2018), it’s not too late to make your plans for next year. Last year’s festival included acts like Winston Surfshirts, The Upbeats, Hype and Hazard, Pendulum, MIA, Virtual Riot, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Fisher, the Kooks, and more. This evolving celebration of the New Year is one of the biggest in Western Australia. In 2018, it was the largest cultural and musical festival around. So much so, that it takes two days to truly enjoy it.
Keep your eyes and ears open for the next December/January celebration location.
Fair Bridge Festival
In Fair Bridge Village, just 95 km south of Perth, this annual celebration runs from April 26th through the 28th this year. It will feature folk music, world music, and roots at this traffic free, family-friendly, self-contained celebration in a heritage-listed village. This is one of the best kept secrets in the world, so don’t miss such a unique opportunity.
At some point in or around September’s end or early October, a smaller but carefully handcrafted, small scale, cosy little party takes place at the Listen Out music festival. This event is so popular that it makes appearances in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and of course, Perth. Its basic rule of thumb is that “you don’t have to be the biggest to be the best”, and it never fails to deliver a wide, entertaining, eclectic array of music with a little something for everyone.
If you are tired of festivals packing in thousands of people – none of which you have anything in common with – timetable clashes between your favourite bands, and long hikes between goodness-knows-how-many of stages, this festival is the refreshing change of pace you’ve been hoping for. But don’t be misled! Even with its dialled down size and setting, it is one of the top music festivals in Brisbane.
Keep an eye out for TBA dates.
WASO’s Festival of Chamber Music
Sorry – dates for this festival were March 2nd and 3rd! But be sure to mark it on your calendar for next year. The event features some of the most exquisitely written chamber ensembles ever composed and performed and is held at the Government House Ballroom. The setting is warm and delightful. The chamber ensemble of WASO (West Australian Symphony Orchestra) performs no less than seven distinctive concerts. This is a musical feast for everyone, featuring Britten to Bach, wind octets to brass quintets, and everything in between. Surround yourself with a beautiful yet festive atmosphere while you soak up the sounds.
We would not be doing our job if we failed mention the enormously popular Perth Festival, even though, for 2019, it’s too late to attend. This was its 66th year in existence, and the massive party usually kicks off for three weeks between the months of February and March. Having run from February 8 through March 3rd this year, it commonly offers multiple music venues. Be on the lookout for tickets for next year starting at the beginning of November – that’s usually when they go on sale.
Christine and the Queens, Nothing But Thieves, Orbital, The Preatures Unplugged, Beach House, Cat Power, The Internet, and Freddy Kempf were just a sampling of the huge selection of talent in the 2019 music line-up.
2019 Easter Parade, Perth
Of all the Easter celebrations in Perth, this is the biggest and best. It promises lots of balloons, guest performances, live music, and a colourful parade. Best of all, this is an event for the entire family and it’s free! Make sure you grab your viewing place in time for the 2:30 start of the parade at Sterling Gardens. In time for plenty of worship and celebration, the parade will wrap up in front of Wesley Uniting Church. Fusion Perth are proud sponsors of this event.
And no worries if you miss one of the festivals listed above. With rare exception, these are repeating, annual festivities. But don’t wait too long to make your plans for 2020. You won’t want to miss the fun two years in a row! And don’t forget to rent a minibus in Perth to make your transportation effortless, stress-free, and enjoyable.