Angove Street Festival cancelled

FOLLOWING in the footsteps of the Beaufort Street Festival, organisers have cancelled this year’s Angove Street Festival.

North Perth Local chair Ida Smithwick said it was time to try something different and there would be smaller events in place of the festival.

“Angove Street Festival put us on the map and showcased the diverse richness and culture of what the North Perth community has to offer,” Ms Smithwick said.

“The festival is run by a small group of passionate and dedicated local businesses and resident volunteers and because of this, the vast scale of Angove Street Festival means that we need a well-earned break.

“We will continue to deliver a number of smaller, community-based events throughout the year.”

Vincent Mayor John Carey supported the move, saying the City would continue to support the smaller community activities.

“Angove Street Festival has grown to become a premier street event in a very short amount of time which is credit to the North Perth Local association,” Mr Carey said.

“As a former event organiser, I know just how much blood, sweat and tears go into organising an event of its size.”

North Perth Local will hold a car boot sale at the North Perth Plaza carpark from 7-10.30am on May 22.

The Angove Street Festival is set to return next year.