Red Earth fes­ti­val bring­ing it to the street

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

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.

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