Western Australia Minister for Tourism Kim Hames
Australia’s Biggest Street Festival Is Back
Victor P Taffa
- Big crowds expected in Fremantle for 15th annual festival
- Event includes more than 30 of the world’s best street performers
- Supported by the State Government through Eventscorp
Tens of thousands of people are expected in Fremantle this Easter weekend for the 15th annual Fremantle Street Arts Festival.
Tourism Minister Kim Hames said the festival had attracted more than 30 of the world’s best street performers from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Spain, the United States, Italy, France, Portugal, Canada, Japan and Ireland.
Dr. Hames said the festival was an important part of Fremantle’s growing events calendar.
“The festival not only attracts visitors to Fremantle, but also adds vibrancy to the city and, importantly, it also provides a welcome economic lift.” Dr. Hames said.
“Last year’s festival injected about $3.7 Million into the economy, which is an excellent result and great news for local businesses.”
The Minister said this year’s program promised everything from comedy and circus acts to acrobats and cabaret, performed on more than 10 stages across the city.
“Every year the festival attracts exceptional international talent and this year is no different.” Dr. Hames said.
“Headline act Bilbobasso, from France, will perform a visually stunning display featuring fire and tango, while Vhils a Portuguese graffitLS