Celebrate 70 Years of Art, Music & Theatre at the Perth Festival!

This week, the City of Perth will be illuminated with an exciting line-up of national and international artists, as the Perth Festival kicks off its 70th-anniversary celebrations.

With more than 130 shows and events across more than 20 venues, the festival will showcase talent from across the globe, as well as home-grown talent.

City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the Perth Festival shows will add to an already packed Summer events calendar in the City of Light.

“The City is so proud to support Perth Festival for another year. There’s no better time for the people of Perth to come together to celebrate music, art and theatre,” Mr Zempilas said.

“This year, the City is honoured to welcome Björk, one of the most celebrated artists on the planet, for an exclusive concert at Langley Park. It’s a major coup for the City, Perth is her only Australian stop and tickets will be in high demand,” he said.

The Rechabite in Northbridge will be transformed into the City’s musical hotspot every night of the festival, showcasing some of the most exciting acts from around the world.

On the final weekend, show goers can get involved in a free and interactive artistic projection from the Art Gallery of WA rooftop. According to Mr Zempilas, audience members will be able to help artist Michaela Greave’s compose a collaborative morse-code poem and then watch as it is transmitted into the night sky.

“It will be the epitome of the City of Light,” he said.

Perth Festival Executive Director Nathan Bennett said he was thrilled to be marking the 70th anniversary with such a glittering celebration.

“We are proud and thankful to have the City of Perth as our long-time supporter and are very happy to be working together again to showcase and activate our wonderful city for locals and visitors alike at this special time of the year,” Bennett said.

In August 2022, City of Perth council approved $400,000 in sponsorship to support Perth Festival.

Tickets to Perth Festival are now available for purchase via the festival’s website:

From international stars to home-grown talent, this year’s festival will have something for everyone to enjoy. So don’t miss out, get your tickets now and join us in celebrating this amazing event!

Photo Credit: Santiago Felipe