Festivals in Perth from January to June
Many celebrations are planned from January to June 2019 for citizens of Perth as well as for visitors on holiday.
Festivals in Perth from January to June
The Perth Festival has been celebrating Perth and Western Australian art for 65 years. This year, an eclectic program of contemporary music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and lectures will be held. Experience a nocturnal wonderland at King’s Park with ‘Trees Speak,’ listen to Orbital, Britain’s giants of electronic music, at Chevron Gardens or enjoy a spellbinding circus event delving into Vietnamese culture by Cirque du Vietnam.
Born out of the UWA’s annual summer school entertainment nights in 1953, the Perth Festival has cultivated decades of cultural growth as the oldest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere.
It is Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festival and one of the greatest in the world, known for commissioning significant new works, celebrating the unique qualities of Perth and engaging diverse audiences.
The Trees Speak is an epic event that will transform Perth’s beloved Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland, delighting visitors with its vivid expression of Indigenous culture and reminding us of the need to care for the ground beneath our feet.
Five Short Blasts, a journey on a flotilla of boats, departs from the mouth of the Swan River in the early morning and at dusk.
Some brilliant artists from across the globe will be welcomed in the program, from Barrie Kosky’s Komische Oper Berlin, New York’s Elevator Repair Service, and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir.
Exciting Dance artists
Two of the world’s most exciting artists working in dance, South Africa’s Dada Masilo and Ireland’s Michael Keegan-Dolan, bring thrilling productions of classical ballets re-imagined and made searingly relevant for now.
The 2019 Artist-in-Residence, Ursula Martinez, will present two hilarious and provocative works; one of which she returns to a show made with her parents, Family Outing – 20 Years On.
Cassils, a Canadian transgender artist, will present work that challenges norms and will change the face of contemporary art.
Writers Hub in UWA welcomes writers, storytellers, musicians, artists, and theatre-makers from around the globe and this year writers will hit the streets, libraries, and bars of Perth and beyond to spread a range of exciting words and ideas.
With Lotterywest’s diverse program of films, Perth Festival provides the best of international cinema under the beautiful Western Australian night sky.
Begin a new cinematic journey each night at the festival’s two outdoor cinemas, Somerville at UWA and Joondalup Pines; both offer delicious menu choices and pristine lawns for the perfect picnic.
This year’s program is full of must-see films showcasing new voices, new stories, and new perspectives.
Jump online, book in person or contact the Info Centre on 6488 5555 for tickets. Prices vary for events. Student, concession or Friends prices are available.
‘Tix for $36’: these discounted tickets will be released at 9 am each Friday for a range of fantastic shows.
Fringe Festival 2019
The annual Fringe World Festival is WA’s most famous festival and third largest Fringe in the world and will be held from 18th January -.17th February 2019. The line-up features local and international talent with shows ranging from comedy to cabaret, showcasing visual arts, dance, theatre and music. The last Fringe featured 750+ events across 155 Perth venues and is expected to return with a bang in 2019. Keep your eyes peeled for the full 2019 program, and formally tickets were released on 15th November.
Scoop is proudly profiling all Fringe World events this year, offering reviews, recommendations and providing a comprehensive guide to what’s on in and around Perth as part of the Fringe World Festival season.
Bunbury Fringe 2019
It brings a selection of various shows from all over Australia to you from stand up music, comedy theatre, poetry, and storytelling. The audience can expect something new every night. A smoky underground club at Fringe HQ or a wonderland of color in the Fringe garden, enjoy swell sounds, food, twinkling lights, and a fully licensed bar. The event is scheduled from 1-9th of February 2019.
Outdoor Cinema in WA
Movie lovers can watch box office hits and reminisce all-time classics at 10 outdoor cinemas across WA at Camelot, Kookaburra, Moonlight, Telethon Bassendean, Telethon Burswood, Telethon Murdoch, Luna, Joondalup Pines or UWA Somerville. The Kookaburra Outdoor Cinema season will be held from November 2018 to April 2019.
Festivals in Perth from January to June Avon Valley
Located just an hours drive east of Perth, WA is Avon Valley, have scheduled many annual events for 2019.
The region’s most prominent festival stems from the legend of Moondyne Joe who was a highwayman in the area during the colonial times. First Sunday every year in January.
Countryman Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day
Come along and enjoy the day in the fabulous setting of Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Midland. May.