City of Stirling heating up for Summer Art Festival


The Sunset Veranda at Scarborough returns for the Summerset Arts Festival. Picture: Mac1 Photography
The Sunset Veranda at Scarborough returns for the Summerset Arts Festival. Picture: Mac1 Photography

CIRCUS acts, comedians, children’s entertainers, musicians, artists and cultural performers are heading to the City of Stirling for the tenth annual Summerset Arts Festival.

The festival is expected to attract more than 30,000 people to 50 free and affordable events between January 24 and February 11.

It kicks off with the free family-friendly Seaside Spectacular at Scarborough Beach amphitheatre to commemorate the event’s tenth year, which will feature aerial acrobatics, mermaids and international jazz harpist Michelle Smith.

The Sunset Veranda pop-up venue returns for another season, with an exciting assortment of Fringe World shows and family fun.

East Coast musical acts Harts and The Vanns will headline the Summerset concert on February 10 at Stirling Civic Gardens, featuring local talent The Money War and Elli Schoen.

Stirling mayor Mark Irwin encouraged people to help celebrate the festival’s milestone.

“The City of Stirling is proud that the Summerset Arts Festival has reached such an important milestone in offering the community a fantastic array of free and affordable events since 2009,” he said.

“The 2018 festival will be no exception.

“The festival has really put Stirling on the map in terms of staging great cultural events.”

For details and tickets, visit www.summersetartsfestival.com.au.

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