Laneways, streets and public spaces are set to come alive in Fremantle over the Easter long weekend as the Fremantle Street Arts Festival brings world class performers to the town for another year.
Since it's inception in 1999 the festival has become Australia's largest and most successful street arts festival. It will feature more than 100 daring, dazzling and hilarious performances, and the festival expects more than 100, 000 people to visit the port city to experience the culture and performances set to come from countries such as Argentina, Canada and the UK.
With the exception of a few ticketed night performances the event will be free and is said to have something for call ages.
The event has become something of a centrepiece for the port city and Fremantle Mayor Dr Brad Pettitt said the festival will bring both international culture and excitement to the streets. "Everyone looks forward to the Fremantle Street Arts Festival, which is a major event in the port city and a much loved part of the Fremantle culture. Fremantle is a unique city with a vibrant and exciting atmosphere within a working port. Restaurants and food markets, stylish bars and cafes, art galleries and shops offer something for every taste. When this is combined with our culture of nurturing the arts, you have something very special. Add the world's best street performers and the result is electric. The festival literally takes over the city," he said.
Included in the performers are The Invasion from Slovenia, Adrian Schvarzstein from Spain, Big Rory and Ochie from the UK, Kate Moir from Canada and Freddy Cloudboul from France among others.
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