World Food and Music Festival bringing global flavour to Cockburn


Paul and Farida Weir want to bring a global experience to Cockburn Central. Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au d466642
Paul and Farida Weir want to bring a global experience to Cockburn Central. Picture: Bruce Hunt        www.communitypix.com.au d466642

IF you have ever wanted to travel the world but been short on funds or time, then the Cockburn Central Town Centre Association (CCTA) might have a solution.

The local not-for-profit group will bring various flavours and cultures to the train station precinct this Saturday evening as part of its inaugural World Food and Music Festival.

Among the attractions will be food trucks offering South African, Turkish and Indian cuisine, Chinese lion dancers, Spanish flamenco dancers, local band Big Girls Blouse and Little Pill: The Australian Alanis Morissette Experience.

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CCTCA chairman Paul Weir said organisers had been planning the event since December.

“Cockburn is pretty multicultural, so we wanted to do something that reflected that,” he said.

“We want people to come down and see what is on offer.

“It will be a real family-friendly event.”

Mr Weir, who also owns Cockburn Central’s Castlerock Music Academy, said organisers were expecting more than 500 people to attend.

He hoped it would be the start of even better things to come.

“We’re looking at it as an ongoing event that gets bigger and bigger each year; to the point where we have to move to a bigger venue,” he said.

“We want 50 food trucks and acts playing all day.

“We want to make the event massive.”

What: World Food and Music Festival.
When: Saturday, March 25 between 5.30pm and 9.30pm.
Where: Cockburn Central Town Centre.
Information: Visit Cockburnevents.com.au or search Cockburn Central Town Centre on Facebook.