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Don't miss WA's best family camping festival
Celebrating its 25th year, Fairbridge Festival 2017 is set to be the biggest and best ever! Catch international artists from Denmark, Italy, Ireland, Canada, the UK and the USA, as well as an amazing line-up of Australian acts.
Fairbridge Festival is the ultimate celebration of folk, world and roots music, held across a number of venues in the relaxing, historic village setting. Acts are still being announced, but just a selection of the wide variety on offer include:
Himmerland - Fairbridge Festival favourites, this Danish new roots band are a sensation with their constantly evolving repertoire; fusing an amazing number of influences that have seen them play virtually every corner of the globe.
The Chipolatas - will also celebrate their 25th year in 2017 when these giants of the international circus scene return to the first festival they played on Australian shores back in 1996. These Fairbridge Festival veterans will be performing their unique mix of music, circus, theatre, comedy and spoken word for audiences of all ages.
Soukouss Internationale - WAM Awards Best World Act nominee. Showcasing authentic high energy African dance beats with a sexy dance show, this Congolese music has been the hit sound all over Africa for good reason: gorgeous vocal melodies, pumping Afro-Latin booty-shaking rhythms and scorching guitar solos.
Jarlath Henderson - This Northern Irish piper brings his original and exciting take on traditional UK folk music to Australia for the first time. Playing the Uillean pipes and with a clear and haunting voice, Henderson is backed by an ear-twisting combination of crunchy violin, bubbling Moog basslines, guitar, flute, keys and electronic flourishes.
Fairbridge Festival is truly unique, offering on-site camping and glamping, while promoting a responsible environmental message. This is so much more than a music festival, with plenty of other attractions on offer over the four days, including market stalls, food, hands-on activities for children (plus faeries jesters and pirates) as well as the biggest youth program the festival has ever seen. Grab your friends and family and make a [long] weekend of it!
Gates open at 10am Friday 21 April and 8am on Saturday 22 April, Sunday 23 April and Monday 24 April 2017. Fairbridge is just over an hour from Perth, but if you don't want to drive an affordable shuttle bus service from Perth will also be operating. For full event details visit the Fairbridge Festival website.