The City of Joondalup is working to reduce the environmental impact of the Joondalup Festival. This year the City has implemented a Sustainability Action Plan for the Festival that addresses waste, water, transport and engagement. The full Plan will be available soon. In the meantime, here are some actions the City is taking:

  • Providing mobile water re-fill stations and encouraging attendees to bring their own reusable water bottles
  • Providing recycling bins throughout the event
  • Encouraging attendees to travel via public transport, biking or walking
  • Providing free bike checks and bike parking
  • Increase booking of local acts rather than international
  • Digitally lead media campaign to reduce promotional print materials
  • Not releasing any balloons at the Festival

When attending the Festival you can reduce your environmental impact by:

  • Bringing a glass or aluminium water bottle and refilling it at the water stations
  • Riding your bike to the Festival (and get a free bike check!)
  • If you can’t ride, then consider catching public transport or carpooling
  • Placing your rubbish in the correct bins on-site
  • Enjoying the Beethoven Pastoral Project performance and reflecting on its messages

Free Bike Checks – by the Bike Dr

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April 2020, 12 noon – 4.00pm

Ride your bike to the 2020 Joondalup Festival and get a free bike check by the Bike Dr including a condition assessment, minor servicing and bike advice.

The Bike Dr will be located at the Southern end of the Joondalup Library under the City of Joondalup marquee. Bicycle access is from Lakeside Drive via the Civic Centre driveway and bike racks will be provided so you can lock up your bike and enjoy the Festival after your free service. Registrations are not required.

The Beethoven Pastoral Project

Central Park
Sunday 5 April 2020, 1.30pm – 2.00pm

The Beethoven Pastoral Project is an international project that aims to draw attention to the theme of ‘mankind and nature’, as represented in Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (the Pastoral), and today’s urgent questions of environmental protection, global sustainability and climate change.

The City of Joondalup will be participating in the Beethoven Pastoral Project with a performance at the Joondalup Festival. Local pianist prodigy Shuan Hern Lee will play highlights of Beethoven’s 6th Symphony (the Pastoral) accompanied by powerful artwork about sustainability and climate change by local students.