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JOONDALUP FESTIVAL Make the city your playground


The Joondalup City Centre will come alive with a range of exciting and colourful installations and performances with the Joondalup Festival 2020. Kicking off on Friday, April 3 running from 5:30pm-10pm, continuing on Saturday, April 4 from 12pm-10pm and closing up on Sunday, April 5 from 12pm-8pm.

As a state finalist at the 2019 Australian Event Awards in the Best Cultural Arts Event category, the northern corridor’s biggest cultural event is expanding to include a second licenced space on Boas Avenue and even more food trucks.

The theme for 2020 is ‘Make the City Your Playground’ and festival goers are encouraged to explore the expanded festival site, which will include a hidden cinema on Davidson Terrace, mermaid tank at the Joondalup Library Children’s venue and secret light installations in the trees at Central Park. With more than 50 acts including high-octane performances in the park, pop-up circus and comedy and comedy tents, an illuminated playground and more – there really is something for everyone.

Catch acts like Highly Sprung by Legs on the Wall – a prolific physical theatre company based in Sydney, Spheres and Swoon by Strange Fruit – an act direct from Eurovision to Joondalup, and many more international street performers that are on offer – some coming as far away as Patagonia in Argentina.

The multi-platinum and multi-ARIA Award-winning band Regurgitator (pictured above) have developed the children’s music project (with a WA connection), Regurgitator’s Pogogo Show. The show and the music are about as silly and cheeky as you can get, while still offering a G-rating suitable for the tiny folk. Featuring instant-ear wriggles such as The Box and Games On My Computer, it’s sure to bring a smile to long-terms fans as well as the young ones in their life on April 3 and 4 in Central Park.

The 2020 Community Choral Project, under the musical direction of Matt Ward, will feature the music of Elton John performed by 150 local singers alongside the inaugural Ukulele Project enabling festival goers to pick up a musical instrument and play.

This year will see the Twilight Lantern Parade return for another year, a magical event involving more than 1,600 local community members parading their magnificent illuminated lanterns through the streets of Joondalup.

Joondalup Festival hits Joondalup City Centre on Friday, April 3 running from 5:30pm to 10pm, continuing on Saturday, April 4 from 12pm to 10pm and closing up on Sunday, April 5 from 12pm-8pm.  

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