Kaleidoscope attracts more than 50,000 to inaugural event

Kaleidoscope in Central Park.
An indigenous flavour was added to the lights at the library.
Picture: Gary Tate
Kaleidoscope attracts more than 50,000 to inaugural event
Kaleidoscope in Central Park. An indigenous flavour was added to the lights at the library. Picture: Gary Tate

ORGANISERS say the City of Joondalup’s inaugural Kaleidoscope Festival in the city centre over four nights from last Thursday attracted more than 50,000 people.

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the concept of Kaleidoscope, which combined lighting technology, art collaborations and projection performance, had been developed more than 12 months ago. It was exciting to see the event go from a concept to reality.

“Attracting more visitors to the Joondalup city centre from across Perth has been a key focus for the City for a number of years,” Mr Pickard said, describing the festival as an “enormous success”.

“It was particularly pleasing to see so many families enjoying the cultural entertainment on offer with many local businesses benefitting and enjoying an increase in trade over the four nights.

“We are confident that this event will become an important part of Joondalup’s future and I can’t wait to see what the festival has in store for us in 2017 and beyond.”