Global music and food festival draws 6500 to Marangaroo

Ash Grunwald. Pictures: Silver Squid Productions
Ash Grunwald. Pictures: Silver Squid Productions

A CROWD of about 6500 people visited Marangaroo on Saturday for an afternoon of eclectic food and electric tunes from around the globe.

Headline act The Beautiful Girls rounded out the event at Paloma Park, wooing the crowd with a set of their signature blend of gentle acoustic and funky beats and reggae.

Groovy blues maestro Ash Grunwald took to the stage earlier in the evening, belting out a string of smooth soul and R’n’B tracks.

Support acts included WA’s own alt-folk staple Riley Pearce, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Mia Dyson and Victorian seven-piece street funk act The Seven Ups.

Indigenous dance troop Koolangkas Kreate, traditional Polish folk dancers Kukuleczka and Japanese Wadaiko ensemble, Taiko On performed between musical acts, and there were roving performances from Chung Wah Lion Dancers throughout the evening.

Koolangkas Kreate.

The festivities were complemented by A selection of cuisines complemented the festivities with a fleet of food trucks offering dishes from Mexico, India, Argentina and Vietnam.

Global Beats & Eats brought the City of Wanneroo’s 2018-19 events season to a close, and the 2019-20 event season will kick off next spring.

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