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Contra Dance Group

Contra Dance Group

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!
David and Liz Rivett

David and Liz Rivett

From soaring ballads to funky blues riffs, this Perth folk duo celebrate WA places and history.
Recycled Rope Bracelets

Recycled Rope Bracelets

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.
B R Dalton

B R Dalton

The Irish singer songwriter crafts heartwarming folk songs in an unmistakably Irish sonic tapestry that dives deep into our shared history.
Grand Remedy

Grand Remedy

The traditional folk duo bring you Irish tunes to get you dancing, and classic songs and originals to break your heart.
Yoga w/ Genevieve Stynes

Yoga w/ Genevieve Stynes

Connect body, mind and breath in this yoga class focused on posture, yin traditions and dance flow.
Hot Toddy presents The Bushfire Suite

Hot Toddy presents The Bushfire Suite

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.
DIY Paper Beads

DIY Paper Beads

Make beautiful upcycled paper beads, perfect for using in macramé, jewellery-making, ceramics and other creations.
John Barrett

John Barrett

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.
John Ralph

John Ralph

Find songs of social commentary from the UK and Australia, performed with a contemporary touch but nestled firmly in the roots tradition.
Seated Dance w/ Lifespan Dance

Seated Dance w/ Lifespan Dance

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!
Bookbinding w/ Mae

Bookbinding w/ Mae

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.
Multicultural Folk Dances w/ Perth International Dance

Multicultural Folk Dances w/ Perth International Dance

Experience a variety of easy-to-learn folk dances. Perfect for children and their families to enjoy together.
Body Painting w/ Ruby Spinning Arts

Body Painting w/ Ruby Spinning Arts

Spice up your vibe in this DIY face and body painting workshop. Handy tips and quality materials provided.
Ross Vegas

Ross Vegas

Energetic live performer Ross Vegas mixes beat box, spoken word and stand-up comedy into a live-lopped a capella hip-hop event – Recurrence.
Phil Gray’s Poets Breakfast

Phil Gray’s Poets Breakfast

Join poet and performer Phil Gray for this special poet’s breakfast featuring readings and songs from poets across the country.
Peter Willey

Peter Willey

Laugh from verse to chorus with the seasoned stand-up comedian and accomplished singer-songwriter.
The Albany Shantymen

The Albany Shantymen

Clap, stamp and sing along as this bunch of blokes weave local folk tales into new songs of the sea.
The Black Chooks

The Black Chooks

This community project encourages local musicians return to music. Hear the energetic group play a variety of world music.
The Fair Maids of Perth

The Fair Maids of Perth

Watch the Maids perform Morris dancing in the northwest tradition, from the mill towns of Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Céilí Dancing w/ Torc Céilí Club

Céilí Dancing w/ Torc Céilí Club

Learn one of the oldest forms of Irish dancing characterised by its “low to the ground” footwork and improvised steps. No experience required.
Wasamba!! Carnival Drummers

Wasamba!! Carnival Drummers

An infectiously happy combination of Rio-style percussion, rainbow circus samba costumes, light extravaganza and the joy of many passionate community members.
Contour Drawing w/ Open Hands Creative

Contour Drawing w/ Open Hands Creative

Relax and connect with your creative side as you learn the basics of contour drawing with a focus on eco friendly materials.
Joan & The Giants

Joan & The Giants

This alt-pop band creates powerful, emotive and lyrically charged music.
Festival of Small Halls featuring Iona Fyfe & Colin Lillie

Festival of Small Halls featuring Iona Fyfe & Colin Lillie

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.
Lilly King (Dance Artist in Residence)

Lilly King (Dance Artist in Residence)

Learn contemporary dance and improvisation from our inaugural Dance Artist in Residence. Plus, join the Fairbridge flash mob led by Lilly King.

World Music Café

World Music Café

An unmissable multicultural event rich in food, music and conversation.
Dilip n the Davs

Dilip n the Davs

Celebrate fifteen years of The Davs with irresistibly joyous sounds from this multi-genre show band.
Fraeya

Fraeya

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.
Craig Sinclair and The Southern Lights

Craig Sinclair and The Southern Lights

Experience timeless folk-blues storytelling supported by the shining lights of WA’s south coast music scene.
Bluegrass Slow Jam w/ Tom and The Lost Cores

Bluegrass Slow Jam w/ Tom and The Lost Cores

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!
Baba Yaga’s Dream Yurt

Baba Yaga’s Dream Yurt

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.
Brassika

Brassika

Find floating melodies, large horns, laid-back break beats and infectious pop grooves from this Fremantle seven-piece.
Bluegrass Parkway

Bluegrass Parkway

Led by renowned mandolin maker Paul Duff, the band deliver on powerful, authentic bluegrass and regularly charm festivals around the globe.
Himmerland

Himmerland

This sweetly simmering cultural melting pot interweaves contemporary folk, Scandinavian tunes and traditional Ghanesian drumming as they tour across the globe.
Hardey McMurrick Two

Hardey McMurrick Two

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.
Fiona Ross & Shane O’Mara

Fiona Ross & Shane O’Mara

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.
Funkalleros

Funkalleros

An alt-latino power trio known for their super funky, socially conscious songs that are sure to have you on the dance floor.
Eastwinds

Eastwinds

Feel Eastwinds warm, acoustic embrace as the unique sextet flit across classical Persian, Balkan village, acoustic folk and contemporary jazz.
Big Rory & Ochie: Sniffer Dogs

Big Rory & Ochie: Sniffer Dogs

Meet a giant Scotsman, a boisterous and incontinent dog, and some unusual security in this interactive roving performance that’s sure to delight.
Enda Kenny w/ Dave O’Neill

Enda Kenny w/ Dave O’Neill

The much-loved duo’s quirky, intelligent songs and mischievous Irish humour will hook you in as they mark their first visit to Fairbridge.
MALi JO$E

MALi JO$E

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.
Nika Mo

Nika Mo

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.
Kohesia Ensemble

Kohesia Ensemble

Experience the evocative sounds of Persian music played in a unique jazz style.
Ryley

Ryley

Sharply observant, jangling folk rock that shifts from from the melancholic to the uplifting.
Lachy John

Lachy John

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.
John Bennett w/ David Hyams

John Bennett w/ David Hyams

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.
Noah Dillon

Noah Dillon

The Fremantle singer-songwriter’s indie rock, alt-folk blend offers a lyrically driven melting pot of honest, emotional tales.
No Nomad

No Nomad

This eclectic sonic six-piece bring their unique sound rooted in neo-soul and alternative jazz.
Natural Wings

Natural Wings

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.
The Broadbent Brothers

The Broadbent Brothers

Watch these talented teenage brothers as they dish up harmony driven, acoustic folk-rock tunes.
Steve Hensby Band

Steve Hensby Band

A funk, soul, world party band that are heavy on the horns and always gets the dance floor moving.
The Rose Parker Trio

The Rose Parker Trio

The prolific songwriter and storyteller weaves words and images into your soul with a voice that moves from folk whisperer to gospel belter.
SUPEREGO

SUPEREGO

Previously POW! Negro, the alternative hip-hop group are known nationally for their genre bending, high energy performances and untouchable steez.
Ungrounded Circus

Ungrounded Circus

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.
The Witchy Djypsies

The Witchy Djypsies

Join a magical caravan ride through bohemian beats, gypsy guitars, contagious clarinets and many more infectious sounds to get you down.
The Bambuseae Rhythm Section

The Bambuseae Rhythm Section

A six-piece groove train riding high on catchy trumpet hooks, percussive rhythms and wailing guitars, purposely designed to dance your worries into oblivion.
Suzette Herft

Suzette Herft

A captivating troubadour with a sublime voice, heartfelt songs and an endearing and graceful presence on stage.
Adrian Dzvuke

Adrian Dzvuke

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.

Alter Boy

Alter Boy

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.
The Justin Walshe Folk Machine

The Justin Walshe Folk Machine

A sprawling acoustic storm of bluegrass instruments and wild storytelling with an irrepressible sense of humour and showmanship.
Morning Ecstatic Dance w/ Dancing Dhevas

Morning Ecstatic Dance w/ Dancing Dhevas

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.
Diggin the Jig

Diggin the Jig

The lively Celtic fiddle tradition arrives in Fairbridge in a set filled with haunting melodies and rollicking dance tunes.
Ballpoint Penguins

Ballpoint Penguins

After seventeen years of harmony and humour, this comic a capella trio is signing off. Don’t miss their final live performance.
Bernard Carney

Bernard Carney

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.
Perth Morris Men

Perth Morris Men

Discover this traditional English ceremonial dance brought to you by Australia’s oldest Morris dancing side.
Kids Cooking with Bindi Bindi Dreaming

Kids Cooking with Bindi Bindi Dreaming

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.
Moishe’s Bagel

Moishe’s Bagel

An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances.
Sara Salt

Sara Salt

A shoegaze, folk six-piece who wear their hearts on their sleeves and have fun together while doing it.
Fo’c’s’le Firkins

Fo’c’s’le Firkins

WA’s oldest and longest-surviving a capella shanty band mark their thirty-fifth anniversary singing seafaring songs and work shanties.
Glenn Swift

Glenn Swift

Storyteller and jester, Glenn Swift returns with comical (and occasionally spooky) bedtime stories.
Kyshona

Kyshona

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.
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

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.
Smol Fish

Smol Fish

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.
Sambanistas

Sambanistas

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.
Niq Reefman

Niq Reefman

The eclectic, tale-spinning musical mage blends electro-folk and klezmer-fusion into an art form of songs and comedy.
Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

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.
Hip Hop w/ Jesse Teichelman

Hip Hop w/ Jesse Teichelman

Join this fun, exhilarating dance experience for all abilities led by Jesse – an alumni of Australia’s Got Talent and world champion performer.
The Happy Girls

The Happy Girls

This best friend folk duo are sure to make you smile.
The East Pointers

The East Pointers

This Canadian trio are redefining modern folk with chart-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies.
STAV.

STAV.

Introspective and playful, the multilingual singer-songwriter continues her small-town story of migration with soaring melodies and bursts of rhythmic fire.
The Men of the West

The Men of the West

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.
StringyBach

StringyBach

From Bach to The Beatles and Renaissance to Ragtime, StringyBach performs music from multiple centuries, delivered with dollops of humour.
Skyscraper Stan

Skyscraper Stan

Candid, quirky, complex and inventive songwriting delivered from a 6’6” frame.
Mucky Duck Bush band

Mucky Duck Bush band

WA’s own bush band perform traditional and contemporary Australian bush ballads and songs.
Selendang Sutra Dance Troupe

Selendang Sutra Dance Troupe

Celebrate Indonesian culture through spectacular performances of dances from Lombok, Jakarta and Bali, followed by the opportunity to learn a few steps.
Woody’s World

Woody’s World

Think Dr Seuss performing with the Muppets in this fun and heartfelt musical adventure, complete with a mobile ukulele school.
West Australian Mandolin Orchestra

West Australian Mandolin Orchestra

Perth’s only plucked string ensemble with a diverse repertoire that ranges from the baroque to modern, and world music to contemporary compositions.
Wandering In The Bush Show

Wandering In The Bush Show

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.
The Little HOO-HAA!

The Little HOO-HAA!

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.
Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

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.
The Honey Dewdrops

The Honey Dewdrops

Sweet to the ears and easy on the heart, this Baltimore folk duo will stick in your mind for some time to come.
Montgomery Church

Montgomery Church

The captivating duo blend acoustic folk, Americana and bluegrass influences, all grown and distilled in the Snowy Mountain ranges of country NSW.
Rob Snarski

Rob Snarski

Expect golden songs, haunting and elusive, from this velvet-voiced troubadour and lead singer of The Blackeyed Susans.
Ninth Time Lucky

Ninth Time Lucky

Cute and sweet ukulele tunes by award-winning Perth musician Minky G.
Michael Waugh

Michael Waugh

The insightful storyteller paints vivid pictures of rural Australian life straight from the heart of Victoria’s dairy farming country.
Soukouss Internationale

Soukouss Internationale

This multicultural collective of performers showcases the utter infectiousness of high-energy African song and dance.
The Beez

The Beez

The Berlin cabaret band are renowned for their eccentric covers and wonderfully unique originals.
The Audreys

The Audreys

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 Mammals

The Mammals

The perfect blend of guitar grit, soothing harmonies, barn-burning fiddle, retro groove and storytelling savvy.
SON

SON

A prodigiously gifted multi-instrumentalist from County Clare, the husky-voiced songwriter and storyteller’s live shows are a masterclass in contemporary folk expression.
Elephant Sessions

Elephant Sessions

A favourite on the festival circuit, Elephant Sessions blend trad, funk and electronica into a sound that is majestic and utterly exhilarating.
El Pony Pisador

El Pony Pisador

Hipster, shanty-folk delivered with scintillating musicianship and vocal artistry.