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Learn popular social dances (Square, Bush, English, Scottish) to toe-tapping live musicians with Contra Dance. These fun progressive dances are done to a walking step with flowing movements and optional twirls!
From soaring ballads to funky blues riffs, this Perth folk duo celebrate WA places and history.
Make wearable art bracelets with recycled marine rope and twine and learn the technique of binding or ‘whipping’ as a beautiful and functional way to fasten your bracelets.
The Irish singer songwriter crafts heartwarming folk songs in an unmistakably Irish sonic tapestry that dives deep into our shared history.
The traditional folk duo bring you Irish tunes to get you dancing, and classic songs and originals to break your heart.
Connect body, mind and breath in this yoga class focused on posture, yin traditions and dance flow.
Hot Toddy pays tribute to those who live in the shadow of fire in an original composition that evokes the tragedy of bushfire, aftermath and renewal of rain.
Make beautiful upcycled paper beads, perfect for using in macramé, jewellery-making, ceramics and other creations.
The Irish singer-songwriter’s guitar-driven hooks, drifting melodies and warm vocals encapsulate songs that are at once personal and universal. Perfect for fans of Elliott Smith and Neil Young.
Find songs of social commentary from the UK and Australia, performed with a contemporary touch but nestled firmly in the roots tradition.
These expressive seated dance classes will give you a sense of fun and freedom, in a safe and supported space. Older and wiser bodies are encouraged to join!
Create your own hand-bound, hard-cover A5 journal. Choose a cover from a selection of recycled fabric or bring your own piece of cloth if you prefer. Limited spots available.
Experience a variety of easy-to-learn folk dances. Perfect for children and their families to enjoy together.
Spice up your vibe in this DIY face and body painting workshop. Handy tips and quality materials provided.
Energetic live performer Ross Vegas mixes beat box, spoken word and stand-up comedy into a live-lopped a capella hip-hop event – Recurrence.
Join poet and performer Phil Gray for this special poet’s breakfast featuring readings and songs from poets across the country.
Laugh from verse to chorus with the seasoned stand-up comedian and accomplished singer-songwriter.
Clap, stamp and sing along as this bunch of blokes weave local folk tales into new songs of the sea.
This community project encourages local musicians return to music. Hear the energetic group play a variety of world music.
Watch the Maids perform Morris dancing in the northwest tradition, from the mill towns of Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Learn one of the oldest forms of Irish dancing characterised by its “low to the ground” footwork and improvised steps. No experience required.
An infectiously happy combination of Rio-style percussion, rainbow circus samba costumes, light extravaganza and the joy of many passionate community members.
Relax and connect with your creative side as you learn the basics of contour drawing with a focus on eco friendly materials.
Oft described as “one of the best Scotland has to offer”, the twenty-one year old has emerged as one of the nation’s finest folk singers.
Learn contemporary dance and improvisation from our inaugural Dance Artist in Residence. Plus, join the Fairbridge flash mob led by Lilly King.
Celebrate fifteen years of The Davs with irresistibly joyous sounds from this multi-genre show band.
Blessed with an angelic voice and a powerful live band, Fraeya has exploded onto the Perth music scene. Catch this alt-folk powerhouse on stage.
Experience timeless folk-blues storytelling supported by the shining lights of WA’s south coast music scene.
Bring your acoustic instrument and play along, sing or just indulge in a toe-tap in this fun, inclusive bluegrass slow jam. Plus, there’s a chance for a solo, if you’re up for it!
Explore a resonant moment of your own in this unique, one-on-one experience and be gifted a creative response by the yurt dwellers in return.
Find floating melodies, large horns, laid-back break beats and infectious pop grooves from this Fremantle seven-piece.
Led by renowned mandolin maker Paul Duff, the band deliver on powerful, authentic bluegrass and regularly charm festivals around the globe.
This sweetly simmering cultural melting pot interweaves contemporary folk, Scandinavian tunes and traditional Ghanesian drumming as they tour across the globe.
The duo mash blues, folk, jazz, old time American and hip hop into a new musical life form that both delights and disorientates. Featuring guest singer Caitlin Johnston.
Experience a captivating set of Scottish songs both grounded in tradition and imbued with contemporary flair from esteemed singer Fiona Ross and ARIA award-winning guitarist Shane O’Mara.
An alt-latino power trio known for their super funky, socially conscious songs that are sure to have you on the dance floor.
Feel Eastwinds warm, acoustic embrace as the unique sextet flit across classical Persian, Balkan village, acoustic folk and contemporary jazz.
Meet a giant Scotsman, a boisterous and incontinent dog, and some unusual security in this interactive roving performance that’s sure to delight.
The much-loved duo’s quirky, intelligent songs and mischievous Irish humour will hook you in as they mark their first visit to Fairbridge.
The alternative hip hop artist has been surpassing expectations since he stepped onto the Australian music scene last year. Catch his emotion-filled, energetic performance.
A perfect dose of melancholy folk that makes the Perth mundane sound poetic. Contemplative, heartfelt, and at times gut-wrenchingly honest, Nika Mo is a new Perth and Fremantle favourite.
The Pilbara singer-songwriter holds nothing back in his captivating folk and roots set filled with stories of the human condition, sure to make you laugh, smile and perhaps even cry.
Hailing from WA’s Kimberley region, witness the Bidyadanga singer-songwriter’s astounding ability to transport listeners to his home country. Featuring multi-instrumentalist and Bennett’s frequent collaborator David Hyams.
The Fremantle singer-songwriter’s indie rock, alt-folk blend offers a lyrically driven melting pot of honest, emotional tales.
This eclectic sonic six-piece bring their unique sound rooted in neo-soul and alternative jazz.
Pushing the boundaries of aerial dance and circus arts, these amazing women will bring their unique style of aerial performance amongst the trees for a magical show of skill, spectacle and fun.
Watch these talented teenage brothers as they dish up harmony driven, acoustic folk-rock tunes.
A funk, soul, world party band that are heavy on the horns and always gets the dance floor moving.
The prolific songwriter and storyteller weaves words and images into your soul with a voice that moves from folk whisperer to gospel belter.
Previously POW! Negro, the alternative hip-hop group are known nationally for their genre bending, high energy performances and untouchable steez.
Embark on a farcical exploration of social niceties as Sliders Youth Circus scramble to find the ground beneath their feet. Filled with gutsy acrobatics, aerials, juggling and slapstick comedy.
Join a magical caravan ride through bohemian beats, gypsy guitars, contagious clarinets and many more infectious sounds to get you down.
A six-piece groove train riding high on catchy trumpet hooks, percussive rhythms and wailing guitars, purposely designed to dance your worries into oblivion.
A captivating troubadour with a sublime voice, heartfelt songs and an endearing and graceful presence on stage.
Fresh from supporting POND, Winston Surfshirt and Stella Donnelly, this Zimbabwe-born local’s soulful mix of R&B and Afrobeats has been gaining fans at every show.
This queerlectro pop group alternates between English and Auslan in a theatrical whirl of art, dance, choreography and costume. Three of the band’s members are deaf/hard of hearing and the group aims to promote inclusion and accessibility.
A sprawling acoustic storm of bluegrass instruments and wild storytelling with an irrepressible sense of humour and showmanship.
Dance your body awake with a guided session set to funk, groove, folk and tribal beats. There are no moves to follow and no right or wrong steps in this free-flowing dance party.
The lively Celtic fiddle tradition arrives in Fairbridge in a set filled with haunting melodies and rollicking dance tunes.
After seventeen years of harmony and humour, this comic a capella trio is signing off. Don’t miss their final live performance.
Expect distinctive ragtime guitar style and songs of humour and emotional power from this singer-songwriter as he celebrates forty-five years in the music business. The Festival Patron received an Order of Australia Medal for services to music in 2019.
Discover this traditional English ceremonial dance brought to you by Australia’s oldest Morris dancing side.
Learn how to use Indigenous herbs and spices in your cooking with Nyungar guide Marissa Verma. Make cupcakes, fruit kebabs and some infused dips for a great afternoon snack.
An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances.
A shoegaze, folk six-piece who wear their hearts on their sleeves and have fun together while doing it.
WA’s oldest and longest-surviving a capella shanty band mark their thirty-fifth anniversary singing seafaring songs and work shanties.
Storyteller and jester, Glenn Swift returns with comical (and occasionally spooky) bedtime stories.
Meet one of the most powerful roots-soul voices in Nashville as she blends roots, rock, R&B, and folk in songs that uplift the marginalised and bring awareness to the masses.
The award-winning duo have firmly established their reputation for bringing a fresh, modern take on ancient Nyungar traditions. Performed in language, experience their powerful merging of evocative sounds and poignant stories.
An all-female indie-folk-pop outfit whose songs are an upbeat take on themes of love, loneliness, friendship and the mundane struggles of everyday life.
Perth’s original Brazilian-style percussion group celebrate thirty years of bringing Brazilian-style percussion and dance to WA’s many festivals, parades and parties.
The eclectic, tale-spinning musical mage blends electro-folk and klezmer-fusion into an art form of songs and comedy.
Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping, beatboxing songwriter, Mal Webb sings brain-provoking songs backed by Kylie Morrigan’s violin and voice – all in perfect balance.
Join this fun, exhilarating dance experience for all abilities led by Jesse – an alumni of Australia’s Got Talent and world champion performer.
This Canadian trio are redefining modern folk with chart-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies.
Introspective and playful, the multilingual singer-songwriter continues her small-town story of migration with soaring melodies and bursts of rhythmic fire.
Find a unique vocal brand of pointless grandeur, hat-wearing hilarity and poignant pathos in a repertoire of Georgian table songs, originals and reimaginings of well-known favourites.
From Bach to The Beatles and Renaissance to Ragtime, StringyBach performs music from multiple centuries, delivered with dollops of humour.
WA’s own bush band perform traditional and contemporary Australian bush ballads and songs.
Celebrate Indonesian culture through spectacular performances of dances from Lombok, Jakarta and Bali, followed by the opportunity to learn a few steps.
Think Dr Seuss performing with the Muppets in this fun and heartfelt musical adventure, complete with a mobile ukulele school.
Perth’s only plucked string ensemble with a diverse repertoire that ranges from the baroque to modern, and world music to contemporary compositions.
A fun, interactive children’s show featuring songs and didgeridoo. Join in with hand actions and mimic the unique sounds of Australian birds and animals.
Two teams of comedians go head-to-head in a battle of wits and comedy kerfuffle. Songs, sketches and slapstick are all part of the fun as the comedians think quick and you laugh hard.
An orchestra with a difference. With up to thirty-six members on stage, the group’s explosive take on ska has wowed audiences all over the world.
Sweet to the ears and easy on the heart, this Baltimore folk duo will stick in your mind for some time to come.
The captivating duo blend acoustic folk, Americana and bluegrass influences, all grown and distilled in the Snowy Mountain ranges of country NSW.
Expect golden songs, haunting and elusive, from this velvet-voiced troubadour and lead singer of The Blackeyed Susans.
The insightful storyteller paints vivid pictures of rural Australian life straight from the heart of Victoria’s dairy farming country.
This multicultural collective of performers showcases the utter infectiousness of high-energy African song and dance.
The Berlin cabaret band are renowned for their eccentric covers and wonderfully unique originals.
An alt-country, folk-pop band of iconic status in Australia. Bittersweet songs and masterful musicianship combine in one of the country’s most enduring songwriting partnerships.
The perfect blend of guitar grit, soothing harmonies, barn-burning fiddle, retro groove and storytelling savvy.
A prodigiously gifted multi-instrumentalist from County Clare, the husky-voiced songwriter and storyteller’s live shows are a masterclass in contemporary folk expression.
A favourite on the festival circuit, Elephant Sessions blend trad, funk and electronica into a sound that is majestic and utterly exhilarating.