9 - 11 June 2017


Set in the scenic bliss of Coral Bay and featuring an UV Flash Mob, Seaside Cinema showing t ‘Bubble’ - Gascoyne in May’s very own ‘Finding Nemo' a real parrot fish who actually lives in Coral Bay! Animated by Sadie James and voices of an all star cast of Gascoyne personalities.


Love, Light The Bay sees a magical twilight performance of Aerial grace as Kelido Company - Dance between land and sky, followed by an international award winning circus star Johan Wellton (Sweden), Grace Barbe, Mark Atkins, Dave Mann, Bec Schofield, Miss Max and more….all on the beach in the Bay!

Click here to see last years Love Light: The Bay 


Seaside Cinema


Location: Coral Bay Foreshore

Cost: FREE


Love, Light: The Bay


Location: Coral Bay Beach

Cost: FREE

A twilight performance featuring a String Quartet from the Perth Symphony Orchestra, Grace Barbe, International Festival Favourites Johan Wellton (Sweden), Eliose Green (Adelaide), Raymond Edney and much more!


Date: Friday 12 May 2017

Location: Denham forshore

Time: 5.30pm

Cost: FREE

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Date: Saturday 20th May 2017

Location: Burringurrah Remote Aboriginal Community – 40kms south of Mt Augustus Tourist Park.

Cost: FREE


The speculator vastness of the Upper Gascoyne is host to one on the most remote festivals in the world. Come and celebrate this ancient Country by fire light! Roads less travelled lead to the Burringurrah Festival of Fire. Fire Sculptures by the Burringurrah community are teamed up with international festival favourites Johan Wellton (Sweden), Grace Barbe, Mark Atkins, Kelido Company, Ray Edney, Perth Symphony Orchestra String Quartet!  Come and feast next to the fires and enjoy bush tucker while aerial enchantresses Jade Mills and Theaker von Ziarno perform under the vast and ancient night sky. This festival is only for self reliant travellers. Accommodation and fuel can be found 40kms away at the Mount Augustus Tourist Park http://www.mtaugustustouristpark.com/ and road and weather conditions must be checked before your start your drive! 


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Accommodation and Fuel: http://www.mtaugustustouristpark.com/

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Saturday 6pm 3 June to Monday 10am 5 June 2017

Gascoyne Junction Pavilion - Scott Street



Featuring international festival favourites and set in the ‘Guts of the Gascoyne’ the 2017 Gascoyne River Music Festival boasts a jam packed program guaranteed to enliven one’s spirit and get everyone dancing  - Upper Gascoyne Style! 


Set south of the Kennedy Range National Park  the Community of Gascoyne Junction is proud to present a vibrant weekend of Arts, Culture and of course Music: ALL FREE, ALL FUN and ALL Family Friendly! 


Early morning walking tours in the Gascoyne River Sculpture trail, late night shenanigan on the main stage, arts, craft and circus workshops, twilight yoga and a  Film Festival - We  have it ALL, and it happens to be set under the vast night sky in the Outback of the North West…. 

Pack your camping gear and check your maps, Gascoyne Junction now has a brand new Pub and Tourist Park offering the connivence of fuel, food and camping facilities right next to the Gascoyne River Festival site! www.junctiontouristpark.com Food Market and Licensed Bar will also be on the festival site. 


This Festival is made possible  with funding from Department of Culture and the Arts, Lotterywest, Healthway, Country Arts WA and is a partnership between the Shire of Upper Gascoyne and Gascoyne in May INC. 


Explore the ‘Gascoyne River Sculpture Trail’  supported  by Healthway and featuring  creations by lead artists  Lewis Horn, Rod Laws, the eclectic artists of Gascoyne Junction and many more. Accompanied by live music, explore the river walk as punctuated with art installations of all sorts and the odd surprise performance…  If you would like to exhibit a sculpture, this year or next please contact Creative Producer Alys: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +61438384603


International Circus Performers with The School of the Air Families and Youth of Gascoyne Junction will host ‘CircUS’ workshops in all things circus! Try your hand at juggling, hula hooping, tight rope walking and even trapeze at the many workshops over the weekend. Also look out for weaving, painting and other various workshops over the weekend. 


Then head to the main stage and be swept away by head-line acts Mark Atkins, Johan Wellton, Perth Symphony Orchestra, Grace Barbe, Dave Mann, Bec Schofield, James Abberley and local heroes, Sundown, The Dry Corner,  as well as international aerial enchantresses, Jade Mills, Theaker von Ziarno & Sarah Green.  Kelido  Circus Company will perfrom their visually stunning acrobatics stunts! 



Other highlights include the Saturday Night Film Festival which showcases films made with the help of drones; Large scale projection art, Fire Sculptures, Stilt walking Pirates and many more surprises.. See you there! 


About Our Acts (Many more to come, watch this space!) 



Dave Mann is both an accomplished performer and a versatile songwriter with bittersweet songs ranging from ballads, through folk and reggae to rock. He writes from the heart about subjects that touch us all and cuts straight to the truth. His voice is incredibly beautiful and his vocal range astounding. Put this together with open chord tunings, slide guitar and virtuosic playing and something very special is created. Dave Mann takes his audiences on a seamless musical journey from fairyland to iconic pub-rock. Always surprising – in the best possible way and has supported artists such as Jeff Martin (The Tea Party),The Whitlam’s, Pete Murray, The Cat Empire, Eric Bibb, Thirsty Merc, Jeff Lang, Diesel and Lior.  



Bec Schofield’s voice is caramel for the soul; her songs’ strength is in their simplicity – a pure, intimate, new voice that whispers passion and magic in a deeply feminine way. Bec’s first full length release, “Love Country”, a collaboration with husband Dave Mann, is incredibly beautiful. Exquisite vocal harmonies float over classical and slide guitars, Irish bouzouki and mandolin. Bec’s love for people and place shines through with a refreshingly stripped back and honest sound.


Pundarra is the Yinggarda word for ‘star’ and is Carnarvon’s very own Indigenous contemporary dance troupe. Principle performers include Malgana dancer Janine Oxenham and Yinggarda dancers Candy Dia and Bianca Whitby. Salvaging song lines and reinventing ancient stories, they perform contemporary indigenous dance set on and in wild land and seascapes across the Gascoyne. They will be performing four new dance pieces for Gascoyne in May 2016 and collaborating with the wonderful Matriarchs of the Gascoyne and their ‘Grannies’ which in aboriginal culture means one’s Grandchildren. Powerful, beautiful and fun! 


Gascoyne Circus have emerged into profiled industry professionals and now produce many community, corporate and festival events throughout the region and beyond. This year the youth of Exmouth headline the troupe ‘Narrators’ featuring audacious and historical deeds rendered on Stilts! Master puppeteer Karen Hethey heads the helm to reck havoc on your heart and set our sights from the past and into the future…


Jade Mills is Gascoyne gold, born, bred and trained in the Gascoyne, Jade has returned from her first international tour as aerialist and heads the GiM production crew between stage  performing stunning stunts high in the air at the Burringurrah Festival of Fire and the Gascoyne River Music Festival.  


Enchantress of the Trapeze, Theaker von Ziarno is a storyteller who uses aerial arts to captivate your imagination and inspire your soul. A seasoned aerialist, and a pioneer of aerial street performance, she is an international festival favourite often performing at Glastonbury Festival (UK), Edinburgh Fringe (Scotland) and many more. Highly spirited and dedicated to detonate great energy whenever she performs, Von Ziarno animates the static trapeze, aerial silks and hoop to take you on a journey into the landscapes of the heart and beyond…… www.artyms.com


Media Contacts: 


Deb Betham

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Theaker von Ziarno

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For more information about Gascoyne Junction, or to book accommodation




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Friday 5th -  Sunday 7th May 2017 

Carnarvon is a vibrant multicultural hub, the ‘food bowl’ of WA and the place most enjoyed for its natural attractions and unique experiences.


Called the 'TropiCOOL’ Festival because it boast some of the best winter weather in the world – the four day event consists of the ‘Pop – Up Dining Experience with Fervor in ‘Mystery Location’ – where you will immerse yourself in fine food, Multicultural Eventide on the Fascine – where good food, culture and community come together. We can’t forget the TropiCOOL Twilight Concert and massive TropICOOL Family Fun Day. All featuring a rich program of the best music acts, markets, great food and awesome entertainment. Locals and Visitors alike – this 4 day event extravaganza allures people of all ages, background and abilities, come and feast with us and celebrate everything Carnarvon has to offer.





Full program coming soon! 




Stall Holder Application Forms 2017 


For more information on the TropiCOOL Festival:

Ph. (08) 9941 1146 - Carnarvon Visitor Centre
M. 0438 128 242 - Event Director 
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Friday May 26 - Sunday  May 28


Exmouth WA


The annual Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival, in and around Exmouth WA, will be held from Friday May 26 to Sunday May 28. The festival highlights the community’s relationship with the annual return of the whale shark. The festival activities begin with a Gala Festival Opening at Mantarays Ningaloo Beach Resort. Dress up in your finest and enjoy exquisite food and drink as well as top entertainment (ticketed event). One of Australia’s best didgeridoo players, Mark Atkins will perform by the pool followed by the Perth Symphony Orchestra String Quartet. Grace Barbé will return to Exmouth bringing colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, reggae, pop, rock and Latin flavours. The three day celebration is for all ages and will include live entertainment, magic, circus acts, aerial displays, a fancy dress fun run, market and food stalls, beach games and activities. Saturday is Festival Day at Talanjee Oval. Monsterball slides and the ninja challenge will be huge hits with families. Youth Action Exmouth will introduce slacklining, walking or balancing between two anchor points – like tight rope walking. Kaleido, a new circus act to Exmouth, will include aerial displays and harpist Catherine Ashley. Swedish performer, Johan Wellton, will show a mixture of high voltage circus skills and witty comedy. The Saturday entertainment continues once the sun goes down with live music at Cadillacs Bar & Grill where the festival’s headline musical act, Southern River Band will be lighting up the stage with their unique style of garage rock. Datura 4 will excite with their psychedelic blues (ticketed 18+ event). The festival continues on Sunday with a Big Day Out at Ningaloo Reef to meet the stars of the show, the whale sharks. It will wind up with a fun-filled family afternoon of activities and live entertainment at the Exmouth Yacht Club on Town Beach (tickets available at the event).



The Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival is a community event. Ningaloo Reef is a name recognised nationally and internationally as a ‘premier marine environment’, home to the most predictable, seasonal aggregations of whale sharks in the world. The Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival highlights the community’s relationship with the annual visit of the whale shark. The objective is to bring together government departments, business, industry and community members to strengthen their relationships, while enhancing the education and celebration of the whale shark. The aim of the festival is to share and learn from each other’s experiences, present new advances in technology, ideas and research, and most importantly, to communicate these urgent issues through networking with one another. 


For further information on the Exmouth Whaleshark Festival:

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Ph. 0439 931 877

Community Groups, Artists, Musicians & Buskers: Branka King, 0417 950 236 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media information: Christine Glenister 0419 859 354