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Perth Festival 2018 program announced

The Perth Festival has announced its 2018 program, which schedule to run from February 9 to March 4, 2018. From the free opening event Siren Song, which serenades the sunrise and sunset along St Georges Terrace for the first 10 days of the 3½-week festival, it will welcome more than 700 local, national and international artists to Western Australia.

Nine national exclusives, two world premieres and five Australian season premieres are among the dizzying array of more than 230 music, theatre, dance, literature, film and visual art events – many of them free.

Celebrating 65 years as Australia’s oldest international arts festival, Perth Festival brings the community closer together and is a key attraction for tourists looking for special experiences. The many highlights of Artistic Director Wendy Martin’s third annual festival program include Michael Clark Dance Company, French circus Compagnie XY, Robert Lepage’s Ex Machina, Inua Ellams, Jordi Savall, Helen Garner, Tim Winton, Dizzee Rascal and Neil and Liam Finn.

Showcasing the world’s best artists alongside WA’s own world-class talent, Perth Festival is expected to attract more than 360,000 people. Lotterywest has been a supporter of the Perth Festival since 1992 and is providing a grant for $7.55 million to support the 2018 Festival.

Perth’s premier cultural event again promises to be an essential summer experience. Visit to find more information on events and how to book.