Tens of thousands turn out for 2018 Joondalup Festival

‘Perform Create Reflect’ was the theme for this year’s Joondalup Festival. Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Sydney act Time Minders. Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Installation by Eric Rieger aka Hot Tea from the US. Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Installation by Eric Rieger aka Hot Tea from the US. Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Installation by Eric Rieger aka Hot Tea from the US. Picture: Danny O’Loghlen/DTM Productions
Picture: Danny O’Loghlen/DTM Productions
Picture: Danny O’Loghlen/DTM Productions
Picture: Danny O’Loghlen/DTM Productions
Installation by Eric Rieger aka Hot Tea from the US. Picture: Danny O’Loghlen/DTM Productions
Joondalup chief executive Garry Hunt, Mayor Albert Jacob and Mike Rowe.
Crs John Chester and Sophie Dwyer, Moore MHR Ian Goodenough and Genesa Raja.
Michelle Austin, Alex Rassau, Asha Oudit and Andrea Conti.
Tens of thousands turn out for 2018 Joondalup Festival
Helen Robcke, Natalie Wilson, Mary Falzon and Dawn Robinson.
Cr Philippa Taylor and Mike Rowe.
‘Perform Create Reflect’ was the theme for this year’s Joondalup Festival. Picture: Adam Nalapraya Picture: Adam Nalapraya Sydney act Time Minders. Picture: Adam Nalapraya Picture: Adam Nalapraya Picture: Adam Nalapraya Picture: Adam Nalapraya Picture: Adam Nalapraya Picture: Adam Nalapraya Picture: Adam Nalapraya Installation by Eric Rieger aka Hot Tea from the US. Picture: Adam Nalapraya Installation by Eric Rieger aka Hot Tea from the US. Picture: Adam Nalapraya Installation by Eric Rieger aka Hot Tea from the US. Picture: Danny O’Loghlen/DTM Productions Picture: Danny O’Loghlen/DTM Productions Picture: Danny O’Loghlen/DTM Productions Picture: Danny O’Loghlen/DTM Productions Installation by Eric Rieger aka Hot Tea from the US. Picture: Danny O’Loghlen/DTM Productions Joondalup chief executive Garry Hunt, Mayor Albert Jacob and Mike Rowe. Crs John Chester and Sophie Dwyer, Moore MHR Ian Goodenough and Genesa Raja. Michelle Austin, Alex Rassau, Asha Oudit and Andrea Conti. Helen Robcke, Natalie Wilson, Mary Falzon and Dawn Robinson. Cr Philippa Taylor and Mike Rowe.

TENS of thousands of people helped celebrate 20 years of arts and culture at the 2018 Joondalup Festival on the weekend.

For the second consecutive year, the festival was staged over three nights, attracting about 50,000 visitors to the Joondalup city centre.

The City’s 20-year journey and theme of Perform, Create, Reflect encouraged festival-goers to look back at the story so far.

Getting face-to-face with puppets. Picture: Adam Nalapraya
‘Perform Create Reflect’ was the theme for this year’s Joondalup Festival. Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Installation by Eric Rieger aka Hot Tea from the US. Picture: Adam Nalapraya
Sydney act Time Minders. Picture: Adam Nalapraya

This included interactive hubs featuring historical photos and a commemorative trail brochure, with visitors also contributing their own recollections via the oral history caravan.

An installation from US artist Eric Rieger (Hot Tea) was a main attraction as was the twilight lantern parade, which was the biggest in history along with the community choral project with 350 voices singing the music of Queen.

International offerings were also a hit with hand-to-hand acrobatics from Finland’s Kate and Pasi and circus performers Quatuor Stomp from Quebec, while Zap Circus took their act to new heights and a world-first Aboriginal cultural experience closed the event. Mayor Albert Jacob said the Joondalup Festival had matured over the years, attracting people from across the metropolitan area.

“More and more visitors to our City from outside the northern corridor are getting to know Joondalup via our successful and culturally engaging events,” he said.

“When it comes to hosting big events, Joondalup has certainly become a force to be reckoned with.”

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