Celebrate the music of George Michael at South Perth Sounds

Media Release 8 February 2018
South Perth Sounds
South Perth Sounds (formally the Fiesta Concert) returns to Sir James Mitchell Park on South Perth foreshore, 4-8.30pm Saturday 24 February.
Featuring the Perth Symphony Orchestra and the WAAPA Gospel Choir, this FREE community celebration will see these musical groups come together to perform Faith & Freedom: the music of George Michael. The concert follows rave reviews and their sell out performance in 2017.
So pack a picnic, or visit the on-site food vans and bring your family and friends to sing and dance the night away to your favourite George Michael and WHAM songs with a fresh orchestral twist.
Perth Symphony Orchestra has been transforming the way audiences listen to and experience music since 2011. They believe music is an experience best shared, with the ability to move and inspire people of all ages, all cultures and all walks of life. Their performances have been in  iconic and sometimes surprising venues, playing all styles of music – from Mozart to Metallica, from Beethoven to Britney Spears.
Perth Symphony Orchestra will be supported by renowned Perth comedy hypnotist Matt Hale, who performs a hilarious interactive show where the audience are the stars! The event also features children's activities, roving entertainment, art, gourmet food vendors and a spectacular fireworks display to conclude the evening.
“South Perth Sounds is an annual community celebration that is one of the City’s most popular events,” City of South Perth Mayor, Sue Doherty said.
“This free family-friendly event promises to be a very special evening of entertainment and music under the stars. There really is no better place to be on a balmy summer evening than on the banks of the Swan River watching the sun set.”
South Perth Sounds concert goers are encouraged to arrive early to celebrate the arrival of the Commonwealth Games 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay. The baton will depart from the Old Mill at approximately 2.27pm on Saturday 24 February and travel in relay along South Perth Esplanade to the flagpole in Sir James Mitchell Park. After a presentation in the park, the baton will head off on a jetski for the next leg of its journey.


Traffic, parking and road closures

The City encourages visitors to the area to follow directional signage on the day, however please find important information below regarding logistical information that may impact your travels on the day:

Between 6AM and 3PM: Full closure of Car Park SPE11 (end of South Perth Esplanade). The car parks SPE3 and SPE4 (right and left of the Mends Street Jetty) remain open.

Between 12PM and 3PM: There will be minor disruptions to South Perth Esplanade  and surrounding streets while preparing for the arrival and passage of the Queen's Baton Relay convoy. 

Between 2PM and 3PM: There will be temporary full closures of streets and car parks surrounding the South Perth Esplanade whilst the convoy is on the move through the area. The convoy length is 800 meters and the speed is 5KM/hr; closures will be removed as soon as the convoy has moved on.

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