Kalamunda’s Zig Zag Festival returns to Stirk Park after sabbatical

Woodlupine Primary School's 'train of thought'.
Woodlupine Primary School's 'train of thought'.

A CROWD of 20,000 is expected to descend upon the Stirk Park area when Kalamunda’s beloved Zig Zag Community Arts Festival returns to the hills after a one year sabbatical.

Festival co-director Celia Cheffins said she had been overwhelmed by the wealth of creativity in the community and the number of people wanting to be involved.

“This year the ‘Imagine’ Festival promises to top all of our past events by combining a festival in the park and a street party in town,” she said.

“Hundreds of creative people have brought all of this together. It’s going to be huge – wonderful!”

The official program for the Act-Belong-Commit Zig Zag Community Arts Festival is now online at the event’s Facebook page.

Highlights include five stages packed with live music headlined by Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics and other acts such as Grace Armstrong, Black Chooks, Junkadelic and the Kalamunda Youth Swing Band and The Palindromes.

There will also be face painting, carnival rides, a dedicated kids zone, Old McDonald’s Farm petting zoo, circus acts and Pirateman Michael’s Fire Show.

The ‘Train of Thought’ parade of local school students battling their villains as they make their way to the main stage to join forces with local musicians to perform a mega anti-bully mash-up.

The Zig Zag Festival is on Sunday, October 28 from 11am – 8pm.