Fusion Festival biggest ever

Fusion Festival biggest ever

Families enjoyed nibbles for more than 40 food trucks.

Gosnells’ biggest Fusion Food and Culture Festival went off with a bang last Friday and Saturday.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said more than 40,000 people attended across the two nights, which each culminated in a spectacular fireworks display.

“With crowds that exceeded our expectations, this year’s Fusion Food and Culture Festival was the biggest ever celebration of our community’s diversity,” she said.

“It is wonderful to see our community come together for such an amazing event.

“Thanks must go to everyone who came along, especially the community groups and volunteers who help to make this event so special each year.”

Highlights included the WA debut of The Guardian, a 10-metre long, four-metre high glowing crystalline lion puppet that roved through the crowds.

Music and dance from across the world kept the crowds entertained throughout the festival, including headline performances from Coterie and Adrian Dzvuke, while roving performers added to the atmosphere.

More than 40 food trucks kept the crowd fed, while other attendees enjoyed carnival rides and free children’s and youth entertainment.

Gosnells community groups shared activities and information in the expanded Global Village.

Plenty more events are planned for the warmer months ahead.

Visit gosnells.wa.gov.au for a full events listing.

Photographs – Jess Wharehinga.