Thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday the 18th November 2018 and joined in the festivities and explored all the Merge Festival village had to offer.
With the weather being perfect an estimated 16,000 attended throughout the day and the festival has been heralded as a resounding success.
People came to dance, to make, to listen, to eat, to shop, to mingle, to watch and to explore.
Our suspended Swarm of Swan River Jellyfish were adored by all. Famous Sharron took a selfie or three and the Silent Disco was a non-stop hit.
The Civic Square Library was such a buzz and scrubbed up quite nicely as a Parisian Jazz Bar.
Our pop up circus venues presented 34 amazing shows to full houses.
Thanks to all the food vendors, all the market stalls, the performers, the artists, the authors and the activity providers who made the day so much fun.
Thank you also to the event staff, the event volunteers, the security team, the first aid team, the traffic management team, the Melville SES and everyone else who worked hard behind the scenes to ensure everything ran seamlessly.
Thank you also to our event partners including Melville Times, Hoyts Garden City, Garden City Perth and Murdoch University.
The event photos will be shared over the coming week here and on social media.
Definitely don't eat before you come! We have 27 food and drink options on offer throughout the festival with tasty treats from all over the world.
There's wood fired pizza, Moroccan shak shuka, dumplings, bao buns, Hungarian street food, icey treats, cupcakes, satays, Dutch pancakes, a sausage sizzle, cheese-steaks, Spanish paella, Japanese pastries, fresh juices, Peruvian empanadas, falafel, Mexican nachos, scones, gozleme, roasted meats and more. We even have vegetarian options and gluten free options.
See the full list under "Festival Info' on the website.
From 4pm we even have a pop-up bar so you can enjoy a quiet sunset drink with your meal!
Wear your dancing shoes festival day and join in with our free dance lessons! The fabulous Swing Zing dancers from Applecross will be teaching the Lindy Hop and other popular swing dance moves! Wishing you a 'swinging zinging' weekend!
The Merge Festival Village is rolling in to the Civic Square Precinct, Booragoon on Saturday November 18th in what is shaping up to be the biggest event the City of Melville has undertaken for more than a decade! Complete with the pop up venues, non-stop entertainment, food trucks galore, boutique market stalls, amazing authors, fantastic activities for all ages, free dance lessons and so much more!
Art | Music | Food | Stories | Markets
Saturday 18th November – 1.00pm – 9.00pm
Civic Square Precinct, Booragoon
Beat a path to Booragoon as the new City of Melville Merge Festival rolls into town! The Civic Square Precinct will be transformed into a bustling festival village with pop up venues, roving performers, art, family fun, markets, street food, live music and more.