Festival promises all-ages fun
The Red Earth Arts Festival is coming back to the Pilbara for another year and brings a line-up of events for all ages.
The City of Karratha recently announced this year’s REAF program would run over more than 10 days, from September 16, and include eight diverse events.
Renowned comedians, an ABBA tribute band, street party, orchestra and circus are just some of the acts that have been added to the bill.
Kicking off the arts extravaganza is the festival launch, an annual arty street party in Karratha’s town centre.
The intersection of Sharpe Avenue and Warambie Road will be closed to make way for the free event featuring roving performers, live music, food and markets stalls and a demonstration from LIVE Moto X, Lunar Circus and the Flying Corella Procession.
A second junior event has been added to the bill after the first show sold out in just days.
This year’s REAF Junior will feature Hoot and Hootabelle from the popular ABC kid’s show Giggle and Hoot, who will be appearing at the Lunar Sensation tent on Hampton Oval in Dampier on September 17.
Akmal Saleh, Dave Callan Mickey Robbins and Bev Killick will have audiences in stitches over two nights in Wickham and Dampier from September 18-19
ABBA fans are in for a treat on September 17 as tribute band BABBA transports the crowd back to the 1970s with their faithful impression of the hit group.
Perth Symphony Orchestra will perform a classical twist on some favourite tunes at their free September 24 show.
Other events include hypnotist Matt Hale’s show at the Tambrey Tavern and Rambla bar, circus acts from the Lunar Circus Troupe and the REAF recovery session with Perth band Galloping Foxleys.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said REAF is one of the City’s key events.
“REAF is now in its seventh year and we are proud to bring our community another fantastic line-up of artistic entertainment,” he said.
“Being able to provide such a high calibre of events in the city means more of our community can enjoy arts and culture right at their doorstep and provides further incentive for visitors to the region to stay with us longer and enjoy more of what we have to offer.”
Rio Tinto general manager rail operations Zara Fisher said it was great to see REAF continuing each year.
“The whole community looks forward to REAF and what engaging and interesting acts and performances it will bring to the community every year,” she said.
For tickets and more information head to reaf.com.au.
The popular Red Earth Arts Festival returns to Karratha next month with extra events.