Fairbridge Festival is back for 2024

Published on Thursday, 24 August 2023 at 10:06:41 AM

FolkWorld Inc is thrilled to announce that Fairbridge Festival will return in full swing in 2024, with an exceptional new location.

The three-day event, proudly supported by the Shire of Murray, will be held at the Edenvale Heritage Precinct, Pinjarra, from 5-7 April 2024, marking the first change in location since the festival began in 1993.

FolkWorld Inc. General Manager Lloyd Sabin said that after an extensive search for a pilot venue, the Shire of Murray’s proposal to use Edenvale Heritage Precinct perfectly captured the essence of the festival.

“We are so excited to be holding our much-loved music festival at a fresh new location on the fringe of the Pinjarra township. We’re looking forward to bringing our long-standing Fairbridge Festival community back together again and working with the Shire of Murray and the local community and businesses of Pinjarra to make this a memorable experience,” Mr Sabin said.

“While the site will look a little different next year, we are bringing back the best of the past with an eye clearly on the future.

“Our family-friendly essence, traditions and strong foundation of exceptional programming, inclusivity and community engagement creates a magical event for all ages,” he said.

Located just five kilometres from the original festival site, Pinjarra is less than an hour’s drive, and easily accessible from the metropolitan areas of Perth and Bunbury.

Shire of Murray President, Councillor David Bolt, said this accessibility and the local community’s adventurous spirit make it the perfect location.

“We are delighted to be hosting the 2024 Fairbridge Festival to make this a fantastic celebration of music, arts and community,” said Councillor Bolt.

“Events play a critical role in making the Murray Region a great place to live, work and visit and in achieving our community’s social, cultural and economic ambitions. The festival will provide our residents and visitors an exciting experience that showcases Pinjarra’s creative culture and wild at heart spirit.

“We are very pleased that FolkWorld has the confidence in us as a community to deliver such an iconic event on the Western Australian cultural calendar. At the Shire, we look forward to playing our part so the event goes from strength to strength,” Councillor Bolt said.

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