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Fairbridge Village available to WA festival market

12 Mar



A historic village in Pinjarra that is owned and operated by Western Australia’s major youth charity Fairbridge Western Australia Incorporated, Fairbridge Village is opening the village to the Western Australian Festival market. Fairbridge has been the home of the Fairbridge Festival for 22 years and hosted the Origin NYE festival in 2012/13.

The latter festival received rave reviews with the following comments appearing on the In the Mix website after the event: “The organisers behind Origin NYE have created what can only be described as 2 days of complete awesomeness; the move to change venues and make the festival a camping event has dramatically changed what I define as being the traditional festival experience. My only wish is that other event organisers take the success of Origin NYE as an indicator of what festivalgoers really want. That being a totally immersive event where the enjoyment not only comes from the music but also from the amazing group of individuals that you get to meet along the way.”   – Andre Di Biase, InTheMix

The organisers of the Fairbridge Festival had this to say. “Fairbridge Festival, Western Australia’s premier festival of folk and world music, celebrates its 23rd year in 2015. Set to the backdrop of Fairbridge Village with charming buildings and beautiful tall trees, this long-standing and much-loved family festival goes beyond presenting great music: it encourages interaction in music, dance and visual arts; nurtures new talent; promotes community and environmental awareness; and celebrates life! But above all that – it is a fantastic experience for the whole family who come to play in this magical rural setting for one weekend each year. What more could one ask for all in one place?” – Woody Shurman, General Manager, Fairbridge Festival

With cottage accommodation for over 300 people, ample camping space for 6000 happy campers, venues, parking space and plenty of existing infrastructure the venue has plenty to offer organisers who are frustrated with the many restrictions placed on those planning to hold large events in the urban environment. Having no immediate neighbors noise restrictions and late closing are not an issue for festivals held at the village. Fairbridge also has a positive history when it comes to securing occasional liquor licenses. Every event held at Fairbridge Village provides valuable income for the charity and greatly assists in supporting the many programs that Fairbridge runs that make sustainable changes in the lives of young people.

For further information or to arrange a site visit contact: Brendan Widdowson – Social Enterprise Manager Fairbridge village
Ph.:      9531 1177  Mob:   0419917179  email:  [email protected]

More info here.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.