While we’ve been pretty lucky here in Perth, COVID definitely put a dampener on last year’s festival season. The good news is, the festival announcements are starting to roll on in for this summer, and with our vaccination rate on the rise, we’re remaining fairly optimistic that we’ll actually be able to get out and make the most of them.
Grab your credit cards and get ready to book, here are the Perth festivals that have been scheduled and actually going ahead.
We'll update this list on the regular if/when things change, so check back often.
After a year away, the iconic Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival returns to its iconic Northbridge home for ten epic nights from Friday 3 December to Saturday 1 January. Expect all the old Ice Cream antics you know and love, amped to the absolute max. We’re talking three immersive stages, two rooftop decks, endless creative activations and unique outdoor zones, all backed by a supreme selection of live music, DJs and top-notch food and drinks to really get you into the festive spirit. We’re still waiting on the full line-up to be announced, but we suggest you clear your calendar now.
Summer Factory have teamed up with triplej to deliver three epic nights of pop-up music magic at Optus Stadium’s Stadium Park on 18, 24 and 31 December. We’re talking legends like Lime Cordiale, Broods, Cosmos Midnight, Masked Wolk, The Veronicas, Hermitude and HEAPS more, so round up your crew and get tickets while you can.
After reluctantly having to pull the plug on last year’s celebrations due to all those pesky COVID restrictions and border closures, Origin returns to Langley Park on Perth’s foreshore with a stacked new year’s lineup to help you send 2021 off with one helluva bang. On the bill, you’ve got headliners Pendulum (DJ Set) and Shockone performing alongside top local acts like Flowidus, Godlands, Tina Says, Ren Zukii, SammytheSinner and V O E. Grab tickets here.
January And Beyond
Fringe World Festival will be back with a bang from 14 January to 13 February.
Perth Festival is back bigger than ever this February with tonnes of epic art to get around. We’re talking massive multi-sensory public art installations, theatre shows galore featuring the likes of Kate Walsh (Greys Anatomy), mind-blowing dance displays, the return of films under the pines at UWA’s Somerville Auditorium and of course, a powerhouse contemporary music program showcasing talents such as Ta-Ku, Pond, Methyl Ethyl and Stella Donnelly, with more to be announced. The main festival kicks off with a huge opening weekend in Freo on 11-12 February, with Lotterywest Films running from 22 November. Until then, check out the full program and get booking here.
Save the date for the weekend of April 8-10, Perth’s fave craft beer fest, Froth Town, will be returning to the Claremont Showgrounds.
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