The Fringe World festival will extend its footprint next month by hosting a mammoth 450 shows, setting up an extra hub in Northbridge and taking big strides into outer suburbia.
Many returning international acts from this year will bring dozens of reinforcements after the success of Fringe World 2013 spread around the circuit.
Next year's full Fringe World program, announced tomorrow, includes favourites such as Trixie and Monkey, the Wau Wau Sisters, EastEnd Cabaret and Briefs.
They will share spiegeltents, pop-up theatres and other venues around town with newcomers such as Olympic gold medallist Matthew Mitcham.
The 10m platform diving champion will juggle training for next year's Commonwealth Games with the world premiere of his cabaret show based on his autobiography Twists and Turns.
The book recounts Mitcham's fight with depression, drugs and alcohol and the show's songs and stories deliver a serious message about mental illness in an entertaining way.
"I wouldn't be doing the show if I wasn't going to have a truckload of fun," Mitcham said.
The next instalment of Fringe World will be - as its slogan proclaims - Packed with Pleasure.
Fringe director Amber Hasler said Northbridge audiences would have more room to move, with the Perth Cultural Centre hub complemented by the new Pleasure Garden precinct in Russell Square.
She said the Pleasure Garden would host _The West Australian _Spiegeltent, several other pop-up venues, bars and a big, outdoor, long-table barbecue restaurant.
Satellite hubs also would offer shows in Midland, Fremantle, Maylands, Mt Lawley and Fremantle.
A regional Outer Fringe will have acts touring to Geraldton, Albany and Bunbury.
A recent impact study showed the 2013 Fringe pumped $27.7 million into Perth's economy, stimulated more visits to the central city and raised participation in arts and culture.
Ms Hasler said the bigger scale of Fringe World 2014, half as big again as in 2013, would make an even bigger splash.
The free and family-friendly program for 2014 has been expanded across the entire month of the Fringe, which overlaps the Perth International Arts Festival for two weeks.
The four-day opening weekend for Australia Day will open proceedings with a bang to match the Skyworks going off overhead on January 26.
Fringe World 2014 runs from January 24 to February 23.