The seaside locale of Fremantle is more than good on any old day – what, with its historic buildings, the multitude of bars, cafes and delightful restaurants, not to mention the splendid Indian Ocean beaches.
Come Friday 7 through to Monday 10 April 2023, the streets of Fremantle will burst to life as performers transform the city into a world stage with the iconic Fremantle International Street Arts Festival (FISAF).
Presented by the City of Fremantle, FISAF is now the largest street arts festival in Australasia! The four-day festival will see leading international artists and returning festival favourites descend on the port city after a three-year hiatus.
This year’s program hosts a melting pot of high-octane performances, heaps of punchlines, and contagious spirit as artists share their impeccable skills spanning acrobatics, dance, stunting, comedy, performance and more; with artists hailing from Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America, plus some homegrown Aussie talent in the mix.
To name a few festival highlights: Ketch Sketch, hailing from Japan is a skillful mime. Set to wow the crowds with magic, juggling, physical comedy, hilarious clowning, throbbing music, and full-tilt fun in this world premiere of his solo show.
African Zimboyz are said to astound audiences with their breathtaking acrobatic flexibility, imagination, and pure muscle strength. While Australian born and bred Roya the Destroyer, will turn breakdancing on its head with dance like audiences have never seen it before.
Inspired, artistic, and truly original, Parisian performer, Christophe Pavia’s hair transformations are bound to enchant audiences with a few ribbons, flowers, birds, butterflies, and whimsical skill. ‘Coiffures Barroques’, takes lucky audience members and transforms them into a countess for a day, a living piece of art in only seven minutes.
FISAF is all about music too, with internationally renowned buskers to entertain crowds on the streets, as well as roving performers popping up in surprising places across the city, the program runs the full gamut of a world-class festival.
Fremantle Mayor Hannah Fitzhardinge says the 22-year-long running Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is not only a celebration of Fremantle as a place but now more than ever, it’s an opportunity to reignite community spirit through spectacular street art.
“It’s fantastic to welcome back international and interstate visitors and we can’t wait to have the
festival back as a drawcard to complement the fantastic food, entertainment and hospitality
offerings in our city,” said Mayor Fitzhardinge.
The Fremantle International Street Arts Festival will take place across various locations in Fremantle from Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April 2023.
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