The Beautiful Girls take centre stage at City of Wanneroo Global Beats & Eats in Marangaroo

The Beautiful Girls’ frontman Mat McHugh.
The Beautiful Girls’ frontman Mat McHugh.

AUSTRALIAN roots band The Beautiful Girls will take centre stage at the City of Wanneroo’s free Global Beats & Eats event in Marangaroo.

The annual event celebrating diversity will transform Paloma Park into a fiesta for foodies and a Mecca for music lovers on Saturday, March 16.

Since forming in 2001, The Beautiful Girls have wooed fans of roots, reggae and alternative rock, creating five studio albums and doing several world tours.

The Sydney three-piece band will get the Marangaroo park pumping with their mix of reggae and funk-infused songs during Harmony Week, which runs from March 15 to 21 every year.

Other acts will include Ash Grunwald, blues crooner Mia Dyson, Perth alt-folk staple Riley Pearce and Melbourne seven-piece band The Seven Ups performing a blend of street funk and Nigerian Afrobeat.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said there would also be musicians and dancers celebrating cultures from around the world, from lion dancers to mariachi bands, as well as free children’s entertainment such as face painting, creative workshops and a bouncy castle.

A fleet of 20 food trucks will sell wood-fired pizzas, churros and Asian dishes as well as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.

The smoke and alcohol-free event from 4pm to 9.30pm on March 16 is hosted by the City and supported by sponsors Channel 9 and Wanneroo Times.

Tickets are free and will be available to City of Wanneroo residents from 9am on Monday, February 18.

Any remaining tickets will open to the general public from 9am on March 1.

For more information, visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/gbe