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PERTH FESTIVAL Huge program unveiled

Perth Festival have unveiled the huge program for 2018. Running from February 9 to March 4, the festival is set to take over the city.

With excellent theatre, dance and performance pieces, as well as visual arts exhibitions, Writers Week, Lotterywest Films starting soon and of course the Chevron Gardens for music lovers, the festival is set to be huge.

Perth Festival has also announced a bunch of great initiatives to go along with 2018’s festival, including ticket packages and Drink. Dine. Dream. which offers great deals including complimentary drinks with any main meal, discounts on valet parking and speedy service for festival goers who head to recommended restaurants such as Petition, Wildflower, Long Chim, Post, Bar Lafayette, Halford Bar, Heno & Rey, Ascua, Prince Lane Bar (previously The Emerson Bar), The Lucky Shag, Lalla Rookh, The Standard and Sauma in Northbridge, and Little Way in Nedlands.

Performance highlights include Siren Song which will run for the first ten days of the festival. The free performance will see the female voices of Siren Song descend from the sky to signal the arrival and departure of the light each day. Following a wildly successful first run at Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival earlier this year, it will mark only the second time Siren Song has been performed and will literally take over city, acting both as a call to the festival and a wondrous installation singing from the rooftops.

The previously announced Barber Shop Chronicles is a theatre performance set across six different barber shops in London and Africa. Another theatre highlight is The Far Side of the Moon, an exploration of both inner and outer space, performed as a one man show.

Visual art highlights include The Second Woman (also coming from Dark Mofo), a 24 hour live performance, while dance highlights include Vessel, dubbed a spectacle that’s “part dance, part dream and complete poetry in motion,” as well as the previously announced to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll…song soundtracked by the likes of Erik Satie, Patti Smith and David Bowie.

Writers Week will be a highlight as always, with this year’s program guest curated by William Yeoman. Some writers already announced include Tim Winton and Kim Scott, as well as Tex Perkins.

See our dedicated Arts & Lifestyle announce for the complete theatre, art, dance, Writers Week program and dates

The Chevron Gardens also boasts a huge line up of national and international acts including the already announced Ben Folds, The Avalanches, Dizzee Rascal and Abbe May, as well as Mogwai, Neil & Liam Finn, Tropical Fuck Storm, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Lee Fields & The Expressions and Perfume Genius among others. See our dedicated Chevron Gardens announce for the complete program and dates

The ever popular Lotterywest Films will be making a return to UWA and ECU to show films from across the world (including several Cannes winners) as well as two local short films. With the first season boasting some great films, the second season will be announced on Monday, January 15. See our dedicated Lotterywest Films announce for the complete program and dates.

Perth Festival goes from February 9 to March 4. Tickets on sale 9am Monday, November 13.

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