Festivals: Kaleidoscope Festival

27 September 2018

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1 – 4 November @ Joondalup City Centre ·
Presented by Mellen Events ·

WA’s largest light and illumination festival, Kaleidoscope, is back for its biggest and brightest year yet, transforming the City of Joondalup into an extraordinary wonderland of light and art over four evenings from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th November 2018.

Now in its third year, Kaleidoscope combines world-class illumination, artistic installations, projections, live performance and food – creating a mind-blowing multi-sensory experience. Last year’s festival attracted 80,000+ attendees and shone a light on some of Australia’s most dynamic creatives. Kaleidoscope is fun, free, family friendly and accessible for everyone to enjoy.

Highly acclaimed and internationally renowned Creative Director, Drew Anthony brings an audacious creative vision to this year’s festival program. He has secured a wide-ranged line up of local, interstate and international artists, set to entertain and inspire all ages with their innovative and awe-inspiring installations, projections and performances.

Mr Anthony says, “This year’s program has been curated based on the following powerful statement: There is beauty all around us. Everywhere. Notice it. Reflect on the past with gratitude. Squeeze every drop from the present. Hope and dream for wondrous future. Everything is extraordinary when you are seeing with loving eyes. From 1st to 4th November our illuminated urban space in Joondalup springs to life, becoming a must-see destination for creativity, inspiration and shared experience, thanks to works that are surprising, impressive and entertaining all at once! I encourage everyone to lock these dates in their diaries, it will be a festival experience to be enjoyed by the whole family,” concluded Mr Anthony.

Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said Kaleidoscope has been a resounding success for the City of Joondalup over the past two years.  “More than 140,000 people have visited the Joondalup City Centre from around the metropolitan area and beyond to enjoy a unique event that delivers spectacular and interactive art installations, illuminations, projections and live performances. Kaleidoscope is an important part of the City’s annual arts calendar and plays a role in driving positive economic outcomes for the local business economy, creating vibrancy in the City Centre and providing outstanding entertainment for residents and visitors alike.  I look forward to seeing the variety of fun attractions Kaleidoscope 2018 will deliver for the wider community as one of the biggest free, family-friendly events in WA.”

This year’s festival footprint extends over Joondalup City Centre and Lakeside Joondalup. Pre-show entertainment and food commences at 5pm, and as the sun goes down, the lights come on at 7.30pm and the illuminated magic begins. There will be over 60 food trucks serving endless options of street style food all evening, along with a bar presented by Lion.

More info
W:  kaleidoscopefestival.com.au
E:   holly@3amthoughts.com.au

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