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What is Fairbridge Festival?

(that's a huge question!)

 

Fairbridge Festival is one of Australia’s most loved, family-friendly music and camping festivals. Held since 1992, it is a place of wonder and magic, with inspiration and delight for all ages at every turn.

 

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

One of the best things about Fairbridge Festival is that there truly is something for everyone here. We have a massive lineup of artists and performers, from all corners of the globe to right here in our own back yard. Nestled in the beautiful surrounds of Fairbridge Village, the festival site is divided up into a few precincts, to cater for everyone from 1 year olds up to 100 year olds! Over the three days, there is an abundance of music, dance, free workshops, crafts, market stalls, delicious food, street theatre, comedy, in-conversation, jam sessions and so much more! This year, we have also included an Access and Inclusion Guide, to show you all the things we do to ensure that everyone is welcome and able to attend. Let us show you some of the venues on site that are home to the magic!

MANDJA

The beating heart of our festival, Mandja (Noongar for meeting place) is our main concert venue and home to spectacular live music shows. Head here for the large-scale festival moments, combined concerts and spectacular evening shows. Pop over to Gus’ Bar between shows for a refreshment and a singalong!

THE CHAPEL

Located at the top of Market Street and adjacent to the food stalls area, Chapel is a hallowed place of musical worship. This beautiful acoustic venue is ideal for vocal and intimate music concerts. The adjoining lawns are set up for fun activities for all ages and provide a great place to relax.

KALEIDOSCOPE

Provides all day entertainment for the younger ones (Mums and Dads too!).
Find us east of Clubhouse (museum end) and behind the swimming pool.

PAPER, SCISSORS, ROCK

Located under the trees opposite Kaleidoscope, this space offers hands on art and creative workshops for children of all ages. You will find Face Painting nearby too!

GUS'S BAR

Centrally located opposite Mandja and the catering area, Gus’s Bar is a Fairbridge Festival institution and absolute festival favourite. This is where you meet up with friends old and new and rub shoulders with artists! Rest your feet and sample the wide selection of beers (including our favourite Guinness). Eftpos available.

CLUB WEST

Located in the west wing of the Clubhouse building, Club West houses many of our workshop program items. From Friday afternoon, right throughout Saturday and Sunday, come along to enjoy festival artists revealing the tricks of their trade.

CENTRE KOORT

Located on the centre tennis court, near the old Hoopla district, our freshest venue, Centre Koort is a comfortable, relaxed, open space for young and old alike. Pull up a couch, buy some food and drinks from the Centre Koort Bar and watch a diverse, exciting lineup of music under the gum trees.

WANDJU

Wandju literally means “Welcome” in Noongar language.  This new space will be a welcoming place of rest where quietude prevails.

The program offers something for everyone, and sometimes all of that ‘something’ can be a little overwhelming, so we’ve created the Wandju Quiet Space.  This is a place where people can retreat to and find some quiet time within the hustle and bustle of the festival.  Our vision is that this chill-out space is accessible to anyone with sensory challenges, irrespective of age, although little people will need to attend with their responsible adult.

Get Prepared!

To maximise your festival experience, we’ve included a few tips and info here.

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