Red Earth festival bringing it to the street
The intersection of Karratha’s Sharpe Avenue and Warambie Road will transform into a hub of activity for this year’s Red Earth Arts Festival launch street party.
The official REAF opening event will begin at 6pm on Friday and feature live entertainment, market stalls, festival food and roving performers. Lunar Circus and motocross riders Pat Bowden and Jake Smith of Aussie Adrenaline will provide demonstrations ahead of their performances later on in the festival and local band What Now? and the Boonderu Music Academy will play live.
Young local artists have created bird-themed puppets for the Corella Parade, which will head down Sharpe Avenue from 6pm.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the REAF launch street party was one of the City’s biggest annual events and he expected to see a record turnout with a bigger, more diverse entertainment line-up.
“REAF is about bringing high-end arts entertainment to the City of Karratha for all ages and all interests,” he said.
“We’re delivering exactly that once again this year and I am very much looking forward to seeing the community embrace this year’s REAF program.”
REAF brings eight major events to Karratha, Dampier and Wickham over 10 days.
See reaf.com.au for details.