The Fusion Food and Culture Festival at Mills Park in Beckenham is only a few days away, with a celebration of the sights, sounds and tastes of the City of Gosnells multicultural community.
On Friday 11 November and Saturday 12 November, the festival is expected to attract over 30,000 people from across the metropolitan area to enjoy a captivating combination of live performances across two stages, roving entertainment, carnival rides and sideshow attractions, youth and children’s activities, over 50 food trucks serving delicious food from around the globe and much more.
Entry to Fusion is free and each night culminates in a spectacular fireworks display.
City of Gosnells Mayor Terresa Lynes said Fusion was the most popular event in the City’s calendar for good reason.
“It’s amazing to see how the community has connected with the Fusion Food and Culture Festival each year, and this year’s vibrant event is not to be missed,” she said.
“The City of Gosnells community is one of the most diverse in Western Australia, and the success of Fusion shows how much we love to celebrate and embrace this diversity.”
Performers at Fusion this year include Indigenous, Cossack, Indonesian, Bollywood, Islamic and Kazakh dancers, Chilean percussionists, Japanese drummers, rockabilly and rock bands, plus Latin world music, sea shanties, Afro-Brazilian beats, acrobatics, belly dancing and more.
Local multicultural community groups will share music, art, cultural displays, traditional dance and costumes at the Global Village and the String Symphony interactive art installation, sponsored by Centuria, will allow festival goers to bring to life a giant puppet from Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.
Free shuttle buses will operate from Maddington Central shopping centre and Beckenham Train Station, as parking is limited. Shuttle bus passengers will receive a free entry into a raffle to win a $500 Vicinity gift card.
New to this year’s event is a Sensory Safe Space in the Mills Park Library, where adults and children can go if the noise and bustle of the festival becomes overwhelming.
Fusion is sponsored by Lotterywest, with Maddington Central shopping centre providing support for the shuttle bus service. The String Symphony art installation is sponsored by Centuria Capital Group.
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