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| 4 November 2018 | Reply



Dive into the Perth Festival this summer to celebrate the unique brilliance and beauty of Perth as we share extraordinary experiences with the world’s most exciting artists and performers.

The Festival is back to make Perth hotter than ever in 2019. World premieres proudly stamped Made in WA will surprise and delight alongside many of the greatest names in international theatre, circus, music, dance, film, literature and the visual arts.

Celebrating 66 years as Australia’s longest-running arts festival, we welcome hundreds of thousands of Festival visitors for more than three weeks from 8 February to 3 March.

Our Festival city will attract the best and brightest creators from across the globe, including Barrie Kosky’s Komische Oper Berlin, New York’s Elevator Repair Service, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, acclaimed Canadian transgender artist Cassils, Booker Prize winner Ben Okri, the exciting dance artists Dada Masilo, from South Africa, and Ireland’s Michael Keegan-Dolan.

Artistic Director Wendy Martin’s fourth and final Festival program, announced at Perth Concert Hall on Thursday night, promises to be an essential Perth summer experience. We open in spectacular style with the 2017 Festival hit Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak returning by popular demand to transform Perth’s beloved Kings Park into a nocturnal wonderland of Noongar culture and ecological awareness over four wonderful nights.

‘Boorna Waanginy is the centrepiece in a series of works by Western Australian artists and companies under the banner Made in WA,’ Martin says. ‘These daring local productions have been nurtured and commissioned by Perth Festival as a lovingly made portrait of our place and the things that matter.’

‘I am very excited that so many of the artists that I love from around the world will be in Perth to share their extraordinary work with us. Our own wonderful West Australian artists will shine brightly alongside them as we celebrate this incredible corner of the world and the stories that make it unique.’

Perth Festival presents the Australian premiere of Barrie Kosky’s The Magic Flute and over 26 events exclusive to Perth, which means you cannot see them anywhere else in Australia – and they are very easy on the pocket. Up to a third of our program is free and people should check out our Tix for $36 deals each week to secure seats for the greatest shows on earth right here in Perth.

The epic free family event of Boorna Waanginy headlines a Festival Opening Weekend that will have Perth’s theatres, galleries, parks and other arts playgrounds buzzing. Audiences will thrill to the breathtaking Vietnamese circus of Lang Toi, the mind-bending theatrics of The Great Tamer, from 2004 Athens Olympic Opening Ceremony director Dimitris Papaioannou, mysterious encounters inside a famously abandoned Perth heritage site at Sunset, glorious beats under the stars at Chevron Gardens and the mesmerising Chinese-Australian music and dance experience One Infinity.

Check out our highlights below and read the Perth Festival 2019 program HERE

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