Fremantle International Street Arts Festival
From marionettes and acrobats, to nudists and even talking lamp posts, these acts are taking things to the streets.
Take a visit to Fremantle over the Easter long weekend and you will be in for a surprise; there’s no telling who or what you may encounter. From marionettes and acrobats, to nudists and even talking lamp posts, the acts and street performers set to appear at this year’s Fremantle International Street Arts Festival are sure to entertain and inspire.
Now in its 20th year, festival director Brendan Coleman promises the event will deliver ‘20% more fun’. From modest beginnings with a program focused on local acts, the Street Arts Festival has evolved to include a program of street theatre, roving performers and bands that have been scouted from all over the globe.
Set amidst the historic backdrop of the city of Fremantle, the festival is a celebration of the city’s creative heart, and poses as the perfect stage for performers who are renown on the worldwide circuit.
With a fresh and carefully curated program, there’s something for everyone at this year’s festival. Watch woman of many talents, Katie Wright Dynamite, spin 35 hula-hoops on her body at once and juggle fire, knives and eggs, along with other awe-inspiring marvels. Be captivated by Sweden’s got talent winner Charlie Caper’s jaw-dropping magical skill and slight of hand. Experience the mind-boggling skill of Finnish hand-to-hand acrobats and foot jugglers Kate and Pasi. By evening, you can witness the prehistoric, glowing BirdMen from the Netherlands invade Esplanade Park. And if you’re a fan of the risqué, keep an eye out for the fearless Nudes from the UK’s Natural Theatre Company.
These, and many more acts will be spread across South Terrace, on the beach and in Esplanade Park, meaning you can plan your own schedule from day to dusk. Soak up the atmosphere, grab a bite alfresco style from one of the many restaurants along the cappuccino strip or a bevvie from The Seraphim Bar pop-up by Little Creatures in between or while watching acts.
The Street Art Festival promises to be a truly unique experience and one that is not to be missed. The Festival kicks off in various spots in Fremantle on the 30th March and runs until 4th April.