As the sun goes down, the street heats up with lively bands, spectacular fire shows and crazy roving characters. *See map attached for pitch locations. Saturday 15 AprilSail and Anchor PitchSoukouss Internationale – 7pmZap Circus Fire Spectacular – 8pm National Hotel PitchGentlemen of the Road – 7pmOdette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics – 8pm Bannister Street PitchDancing Graffiti – 7pmIt Started with a Dance – 8.30 Walyalup PitchThe Music Mill – 7pm South TerraceSniffer Dogs – 7.15pmGood Boy – 8pmEarhart Aviators – 7pm, 8pmThe Clouds – 7.15pm, 8.15pm Sunday 16 AprilSail and Anchor PitchGentlemen of the Road – 7pmOdette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics – 8pm National Hotel PitchVillage Vibes – 7pmCircus Fire Spectacular – 8pm Bannister Street PitchDancing Graffiti – 7pmIt Started with a Dance – 8.30 Walyalup PitchTown Ward – 7pm South TerraceWASAMBA vs WAHonk! – 6pmGood Boy – 8pmEarhart Aviators – 7pm, 8pmThe Clouds – 7.30pm, 8.30pm Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
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Las Vegas lounge meets 80s pop melodrama as Marc and Svetlana Buttarsworth host a fantastic line-up of cabaret in the grand ol’ Fremantle Town Hall as part of the 2017 Fremantle International Street Arts Festival. Featuring Mario Queen of the Circus, Johan Welton, Quatuor Stomp and much more! Show runs 70 minutes with no interval. Full bar available. 18+. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
The Fremantle International Street Arts Festival (FISAF), held over the Easter long weekend every year, offers locals and visitors alike an up close and personal experience of the world’s best street theatre in the most iconic and unusual of settings. It’s all that we love about Freo, amplified by 100–the alfresco dining and relaxed atmosphere, the arts and culture, local characters and live performance in the streets. In its 19th year, FISAF continues its evolution as Australia’s only dedicated street theatre festival, bringing artists from the Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, New Zealand, the USA, United Kingdom, Canada, Lithuania, Belgium and Japan to be a part of the action. For the first time this year, the festival will be running a full program of entertainment at the Esplanade Reserve and surrounding areas on Good Friday. The fabulous interactive tour, Romantic Botanic will lead people from the Fremantle Prison to the Esplanade Reserve on a journey through the love life of our local natural fauna. Specially commissioned for FISAF, the tour will run on Friday and every day throughout the festival. The entertainment continues after dark on Saturday and Sunday evenings. As the sun goes down each day, the street heats up with lively bands, spectacular fire shows and crazy roving antics making their way among diners and revellers to create a carnival vibe. Making a comeback to FISAF 2017 is the much-loved Busker’s Cabaret, featuring all your favourite street performers doing the salacious bits they aren’t allowed to do on the streets. Hosted by the outrageous duo, Daredevil Chicken and held in the beautiful Fremantle Town Hall with a full bar, it’s sure to be an over-18s highlight. Possibly one of the most daring and hilarious acts of this year’s festival is the Belgian butchers, Boucherie Bacul. From their unassuming mobile food van, they will be carving up tasty treats without a joint of meat in sight. Spanish dancers HURyCAN will be pushing the line between love and exasperation in their piece Te Odiero and Witty Look present their Guinness World Record-holding cartoon comedy. Quatour Stomp will be bringing their acrobatic skills all the way from Canada for the ultimate audience participation show, What’s Next? The roll of a dice decides which tricks form part of the show, meaning even the performers won’t know how it will play out. Kicking off the entire festival is the ever-popular opening night at Fremantle Arts Centre. Select performers and musicians will be giving a sneak peak of what to expect over the weekend in the relaxed party atmosphere of the courtyard. It’s the perfect way to start four days of FISAF fun! Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 13–17 April 2017. Check out this year's performers and download a copy of the program here.
Fish, chips and FISAF! What better way to spend Good Friday than catching a show at the Cicerello’s Pitch or lazing in the shade of the Norfolk pines at the Esplanade Reserve while enjoying the best street performers from around the world as part of the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival. For full detials see page 26 of the attached program. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 kicks off with a bang in the beautiful grounds of Fremantle Arts Centre. Come along to get a sneak peak of some of the acts performing throughout the festival and a special musical performance. A full bar and food service will be available. Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 is a City of Fremantle festival.
Fremantle International Street Arts Festival (FISAF), held over the Easter long weekend (13-17 April 2017), offers an up close and personal experience of the world’s best street theatre in one of Australia’s most iconic port cities. Performers, hand-picked and direct from festivals around the world, descend on Fremantle, Western Australia, to present a rip roaring weekend of entertainment, mayhem, comedy, satire and lots of laughs. It’s a long weekend of awe-inspiring shows from the outrageous and boisterous in front of captivated crowds right through to intimate performances for a few. Between the two you’ll encounter roving acts that pop up anywhere and anytime; punk rock cockatoos in biker jackets cheekily vying for drinks, a plastic green army man come to life and giant sniffer dogs sniffing out trouble… But absolutely the best thing about this Easter weekend is the vibe, and the only way to get that is to come and experience it for yourself. The festival kicks off officially on Thursday 13 April with an opening night at Fremantle Arts Centre. It’ll give you a bit of a taster of what’s to come. For the first time there will be performances on Good Friday (14 April) at Cicerello’s Pitch and Esplanade Reserve. With flights a plenty to Western Australia all you need to do is book accommodation on your doorstep to the festival. The team at Fremantle’s Visitor Centre know all the best places, or stay at the official festival hotel, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle–by Rydges, where you’ll rub shoulders with the FISAF performers. Use promo code PROMO17 for a special offer of $199 per night for the FISAF weekend. There’ll be plenty happening every day and into the evenings but make time for an Indian Ocean sunset at Western Australia’s only beach bar, Bathers Beach House on Bathers Beach, explore the amazing street art (work) around Fremantle with a self–guided walking tour or hang out in the heritage listed West End Precinct at the West End Weekender with chill out zones, activities for kids, live music and the Easter Food Market. Fremantle is a hip foodie destination and the variety of places to eat is mouth watering and eclectic. Take your pick from small bars offering delicious shared plates, restaurants & cafés serving up taste sensations with the freshest local ingredients like Strange Company, Raw Kitchen, Moore & Moore Café, Bread in Common & Kazoomies on Victoria Quay and there’s plenty more to try. Have a look at our eat & drink pages for some more suggestions. Not sold yet? Look out for our latest FISAF blog post for the heads up on must see acts or check the special events page for a full list of performers and download the official FISAF program. It’s going to be an awesome festival. See you in Freo!
Historic High Street will come alive with music, live art, fabulous food and a chill out zone including fun activities for the kids. The Westend Weekender features its own ”Easter Street Food Market” an outdoor bar and food court outside The Orient on the corner of Henry Street. Here you can taste the diverse street food while enjoying some fabulous local music on the Fremantle BID Stage. Bring your dancing shoes along and enjoy local talent such as the energetic 10 piece rock, soul and blues show band “Blow the House Down”. There will be dancing in the Street!! There will be loads of other entertainment along High St including a wide variety of music, including vinyl, brass and funk, artisan exhibitions & stalls, European puppet shows and designer fashion parades. When you need a break from all the excitement, head to the Westend Chillout Zone. You can sit and relax while the kids have their face painted or play some giant board games.