Friday 1 -  Sunday 3 June 2018


Click here to see last years Love Light: The Bay 


Seaside Cinema presents 'The Ocean Film Festival'

Date: Friday 1 June 6pm

Location: Baz's Park

Cost: FREE


Love, Light: The Bay

Date: Saturday 2 June 500pm

Location: Coral Bay Beach

Cost: FREE


Treasures, Treats & Beats - Baz's Park Sunday 3 June 10am

Twilight Concert - Ningaloo Reef Resort from 4pm 

In 2018 The Barefoot Black Tie festival will be a four days of enriching experiences, live entertainment & high arts in situ…

Sense of Human (Playback Theatre)

Date: Thursday 3 May 2018
Location: Denham Town Hall
Time: 5.30pm
Cost: FREE


Spindrift (Aerial Dance & Projection Art)

Date: Friday 4 May 2018
Location: Denham Foreshore/Outside Shark Bay Discovery Centre
Time: 6.00pm
Cost: FREE


Barefoot Black Tie (arts in situ)

Date: Saturday 5 May 2018
Location: Little Lagoon
Time: 5.30pm
Cost: FREE


Heartland Cartography (Music, Fire, Circus, Fun!)

Date: Sunday 6 May 2018
Location: Denham Speedway
Time: 5.00pm
Cost: FREE


More information coming soon! 

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Date: Friday 18 May 

Location: Mt Augustus Tourist Park 

What: Twilight Concert with a view of Mt Augustus itself! 

Cost: FREE

Saturday 19th May 2018

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 - now a two day festival set in two locations. Friday night plays host to a twilight concert with Mt Augustus, the largeset monocline in the world as a backdrop! While Saturday is set for adventure at the Burringurrah Remote Aboriginal Community and features Fire Sculptures by the Burringurrah community who team up national sculptors Bernie Doherty, Oscar McCozer & Anton Blume. Other entertainment includes international festival favourites Eloise Green the Hula Hoop Queen, Family Shoveller Band, Formidable Vegetable Sound System, James Abberely, Miss Max, Layla & Dazastah!

Come and feast your eyes, ears and souls next to the fires and enjoy bushtucker 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 and road and weather conditions must be checked before your start your drive! 


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Please check the road conditions before traveling to Burringurrah and plan your trip well.

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Accommodation and Fuel:

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Friday 6pm 11 - Sunday 13 May 2018

Gascoyne Junction Pavilion - Scott Street



Featuring international festival favourites and set in the ‘Guts of the Gascoyne’ the 2018 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! 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 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……


Media Contacts: 


Theaker von Ziarno

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For more information about Gascoyne Junction, or to book accommodation 

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Gascoyne in May presents Eventide, three days of enriching experiences, live entertainment & high arts in situ.

Friday 8th June 

Sense of Human (Playback Theatre) Camel Lane Theatre, Carnarvon  6:00pm Cost: FREE

SENSE OF HUMAN - PLAYBACK THEATRE  Stories are the lifeblood of any culture. Personal stories, no matter how big or how small, reveal and connect us to ourselves, to each other and what it means to be human. The ‘Sense of Human’ Playback Theatre Troupe is an exciting new troupe created in this spirit and as part of the Gascoyne in May Festival Tour of 2018.The ‘Sense of Human’ troupe is a dynamic and culturally diverse team. It is comprised of celebrated local and international artists who bring with them a dizzying array of talents and experience. In each show, in each community, a cosy space is created where stories from audiences are shared, heard and mirrored back in the form of music and theatre improvised on the spot. It is a unique and special experience every time.The aim is of this community project is to orchestrate a safe space for individuals & groups to share stories; be they moving, edgy, light, painful and/or hilarious yet all enabling connection, reflection and hopefully enjoyment and insight into our sense of what it is to be human.

CREALITY Aerial Dance & Projection Art Outside Camel Lane Theatre, Carnarvon 8.00pm Cost: FREE


Saturday 9th June

Eventide - Music Concert, Circus, Fire & Fun!

Location: Carnarvon Fascine

Time: 4 to 8pm

Cost: FREE


Sunday 10th June

Spindrift Sundowner

Location: Sunsets Cafe, One Mile Jetty, Carnarvon

Time: 2 to 8pm

Cost: FREE


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Friday May 25 - Sunday  May 27


Exmouth WA


The annual Ningaloo Whaleshark Festival, in and around Exmouth WA, will be held from Friday May 25 to Sunday May 27. The festival highlights the community’s relationship with the annual return of the whale shark. 



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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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