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Fremantle Free Festival – Western Australia

Every Easter, in the port town of the world's most isolated capital city, audiences in excess of 100,000 flood into the city to experience the supreme skill and outrageous behaviour of the world's best Buskers. In 2010 the Fremantle Street Arts Festival’s will be in its 12th year! In this time the Festival has grown from a celebration of Fremantle’s unique busking culture to Australia’s biggest street performance festival. For the artists, street performance is not a mere stepping stone onto greater things. Polished acts from all over the world, with established careers in stage, screen, music, circus, stand up comedy and cabaret will appear on the streets of Fremantle during the Festival. There are as many varieties of street artists as there are motivations for street performing. Some artists enjoy the travel, some enjoy playing to diverse audiences, many who would not normally see theatre in a venue, some enjoy the direct contact and spontaneous audience participation. The one thing they all have in common is that they CHOOSE to work in street theatre and they all rely on your contributions to stay there. So this Easter bring your family and friends and head down to experience an unforgettable weekend of world class entertainment as well as everything else Fremantle has to enjoy. Don't forget to bring a hat, some sunscreen and your sense of humour. Enjoy!
Brendan Coleman
Artistic Director