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Australia’s South West annually hosts anything from world-class events attracting internationally-renowned chefs, surfers and musicians to excellent farmers’ market and craft fairs celebrating local produce and talent. The following list of events will provide an excellent indication of the variety of events. For more information, connect with a local visitor centre during your stay. 

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26 Jan 2018

Western Australian Circus Festival

Karridale WA 6288

The 2018 Western Australia Circus Festival is set on a beautiful private property in Karridale in south-western WA, the purpose-built festival site will play host to host to more than 100 circus, cabaret, comedy and theatre stars, along with the liveliest gypsy funk and hillbilly bands. The Circus Festival sees more than 3000 colourful festival-goers camping onsite, all the better to enjoy the early morning yoga sessions and late-night adults-only cabarets. With five big tops, two bespoke bars and numerous once-off artworks, lighting displays and intriguing wonders to be found down every garden path, this is a festival experience that emulates elements of US’ Burning Man, Germany’s Dockville, and UK’s Glastonbury Circus Quarter. Come and enjoy a days entertainment or step up and join in a workshop – you can even have a go on the flying trapeze! Circus festivals are beautiful experiences. In a world where we are increasingly digitally connected, they offer the chance to disconnect from the screens, and reconnect to the real world. Come in close to witness people who can move their bodies in incredible mind-blowing ways, pushing the very limits of human ability, drawing you in for a closer look. In recent years, Australia has become renowned internationally for its high-quality productions, which are regularly taking home all the awards at all the major arts festivals across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Our first release line-up includes a number of premier Australian circus companies including the unique acrobatic troupe Casus, award-winning festival favourite and comedy duo, The Birdman and Egg, Melbourne’s post-apocalyptic party Retrofuturismus, the marvellous magic of Liam Power, multigenerational adagio A Good Catch with the indomitable Debra Batton, and local legends, The Pitts Family Circus. From all over the planet, we welcome sketch comedy and circus catastrophe Laser Kiwi (New Zealand), German speed-juggler Marc Dorffner, the visceral cabaret of David Eriksson (Sweden), and Fabian Galouÿe, French master of diabolo. These are just the tip of the iceberg, with more than 100 artists and companies joining us for the festival, this will be an epic event that will keep you coming back for more.

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