If you’ve been around Fremantle (Walyalup) in the past few days, you probably would’ve stumbled across at least one instillation by Fremantle Festival, 10 Nights In Port. From now until 21 August, the festival is bringing new talent, emerging artists and established acts to the port city for an epic celebration that will enliven the senses and warm your hearts and bodies.
This year’s festival will stretch from the coastline to streetscapes and historic buildings to create amazing stages and backdrops for incredible performances. Freo will well and truly be alive with contemporary music, giant immersive projections, protest exhibitions, roaming performances and stirring cultural experiences.
10 Nights In Port festival highlight includes a the transformation of the coast with screen projections of epic proportions, Frankensound’s Light Waves invites you to immerse in a cinematic and sound display of natural wonders. While the ultimate cultural BBQ bingo night, Bindi Bindi Dreaming is teaming up with Famous Sharron to share Australia’s unique food and biodiversity in a mystery quiz and taste extravaganza through FABingo.
A melting pot of music will also take over the Fremantle Town Hall for two tremendous nights with Hidden Treasures, while BLACKOUT will be a one-off multi-sensory electronic dance spectacular directed by Charley Caruso and Della Rae Morrison featuring First Nations artists, creating the best beats and bass for a massive effect.
Thought provoking works will tell unique stories and focus on pathways forward, including an exhibition of screen protest works created by artists experiencing disability. Sam Kerr and Hugo Flavelle will be showing different interpretations and experiences of accessibility, and inaccessibility.
Further, choirs will come together from across Perth to perform Yedi Moort, meaning ‘song family’, led by Walyalup Kannajil Choir of popular hits sung in the Noongar language, including Paul McCartney’s Blackbird, showing us that music is the universal language.
Fremantle Mayor Hannah Fitzhardinge says “10 Nights in Port is a fantastic opportunity to give our community an opportunity to celebrate and reconnect as we emerge from COVID. More broadly, it gives people from all over Perth another reason to visit our beautiful city and join the excitement of our festival.”
Check out the full Fremantle Festival, 10 Nights In Port program using the link below.