Merge Festival is village style festival with 10 venues or locations, 3 with pop up bars, plus installations and roving performers. The Rastelli and The Parlour have been brought in from Adelaide. The other venues within the Civic Square Precinct include: the Library, the Courtyard, the Carpark, the front lawn, the reception foyer, the amphitheatre, and paved spaces. Wireless Hill is a nearby location.
Libby Hammer: live Jazz ‘French Toast’ in the UpLate Library bar.
Sam Price, Steve Berrick & Chris Nixon: The Collective Canvas – a communal digital canvas - World Premier.
Eliza Jane Gilchrist (VIC): A Strange Garden – collaborative recycled cardboard garden art workshop.
James Foley, Cristy Buren, Liz Byrski and Brendan Ritchie – storytelling, activities, book clubs and ‘Conversations on the Couch’.
Read Dating with Magnus Danger Magnus – share your favourite read.
The Rastelli & The Parlour (SA) pop up circus tents – with non-stop circus performance
Poetry Grand Slam – poetry competition hosted by the WA Poets Inc.