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Karnidale 2019 will be held on the 19th and 20th January in Karridale near Margaret River.

The International training project and Lunar Circus Summer School will be held:
7th – 11th January 2019
13th-17th January 2019

Unbelievably this is the twelfth year of this event and it has evolved and grown. This year is a two-day festival full of circus, comedy, theatre, cabaret, and more music than ever.
Each year has brought an ever-growing crowd as well as international and home grown performers. We have so many extra ordinary venues from Big Tops, an outdoor amphitheatre stage, a unique bus station and a cosy cabaret bar. There is even a converted water tank that is now called the rocketship used as a performance space.

The festival itself has a focus on theatrical marvels of skill and strength. Each performer and troupe brings a unique aesthetic, from ninja themed juggling to angelic aerials and everything in between. There’s family fun, workshops, market stalls and even the opportunity to have a go on the flying trapeze. to go The bar is open, with a selection of cocktails, spirits and locally brewed beers and locally supplied wines. Our sponsor, Bootleg Brewery, has created the Lunar Lager available on tap from the Reg Bolton Bar. Circus takes a risqué turn with the late night cabaret and sideshows not for the faint of heart.
There will be something for everyone, so come with your friends and families and celebrate Karnidale 2019.