Venue: Central ‘Nebula’ Park

The centre of all things Joondalup, Central ‘Nebula’ Park is the place to be! Here you will find the main stage with bands, choirs, international street performers and dance spectaculars! There is also a standalone circus rig with incredible acrobatics, two giant sculptures, and even some roaming performers to follow to your next adventure.

Date and TimeArtist/PerformerOverviewImage
Friday 5 April, 5.30pm – 6.00pm

Saturday 6 April,
4.00pm – 4.30pm,
7.15pm – 7.45pm

Sunday 7 April,
5.00pm – 5.30pm
Trash Test DummiesTrash Test Dummies is a family friendly circus show like no other. With sell-out seasons and rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe, this side-splitting slapstick routine takes household wheelie bins to new heights and delivers a dump truck of hilarity!
Friday 5 April, 6.00pm – 6.30pm,
9.45pm – 11.00pm
Steve Hensby BandSteve Hensby is a multi-faceted, genre-hopping musician who trained at Berklee College of Music and is currently setting Australia and the United Kingdom on fire with his genius guitar skills and soaring vocals.
Friday 5 April, 6.40pm – 7.00pmWelcome to CountryThis Welcome to Country will officially open the Joondalup Festival and is an acknowledgement and celebration of respect for Indigenous culture and the great contribution made to this city and region led by Dennis Simmons and Jay Mclean and the Baldja Moort dance troupe.
Friday 5 April, 7.00pm – 7.40pm

Sunday 7 April,
7.00pm – 7.40pm
Community Choral Project. Resonating Stories, Shining SongsSelected from over 50 songs, the community choir will take you on a stroll down memory lane with songs from favourites by The Beatles, Crowded House, Eric Clapton, The Monkees and more.
Friday 5 April, 7.45pm – 8.15pm

Saturday 6 April,
2.30pm – 3.30pm,
4.30pm – 5.00pm, 7.45pm – 8.15pm

Sunday 7 April,
4.30pm – 5.00pm,
6.30pm – 7.00pm
Nuptial RopesWeddings are prone to disaster and this Brazilian aerial act, circoPitanga, takes ceremonial buffoonery to a whole new level! This acrobatic duo will swing their way into your hearts and memories.
Friday 5 April, 8.15pm – 9.15pm
HornographyHornography is an eight-piece band with a sensual mix of old school soul and uptown funk. The group showcases the talent of Danny Martin on vocals alongside a powerhouse three-piece horn section. Guaranteed to get you dancing!
Friday 5 April, 9.15pm – 9.45pmREADY AIM FIRESara Twister’s READY AIM FIRE is an action-packed extravaganza with a finale you do not want to miss! A dynamic combination of acrobatic archery, together with some edgy contortion routines, verbal comedy and audience participation.
Saturday 6 April, 2.00pm – 2.30pm
Modern VaudevilleModern Vaudeville performed by Morgan James is a blend of physical comedy, audience participation, spinning plates and world class juggling skill which specialises in the unique circus prop, the Diabolo (Chinese yoyo).
Saturday 6 April, 3.00pm – 3.50pmThe Sculptor ClownPedros Tochas is known as the Sculptor Clown who is a visual treat for all the family that will entertain and amaze. Pedro is renowned as one of the world’s best and most original street clowns, and also makes incredible balloon sculptures.
Saturday 6 April, 5.10pm – 6.00pmTimothy NelsonOne of Perth and Australia’s premier singer songwriters, Timothy Nelson has toured across Australia, Japan and the USA.
Saturday 6 April, 8.20pm – 9.10pmSpacey JaneFremantle foursome Spacey Jane have quickly established themselves as one of WA’s favourite festival acts. Known for their charming and infectious garage pop. Fresh from their slot at Falls Festival and with a brand new single now receiving National Airplay on Triple J, catch Spacey Jane while you can.
Saturday 6 April, 9.15pm – 9.45pmWelcome to my HeadIn Welcome to my Head, Kerol juggles with microphones, dances on skates, throws vinyl records and re-enacts the story of William Tell armed with a very large Japanese sword (katana)! Featuring off the wall tricks, a touch of surrealism and a dash of American stand up, you are sure to be captivated by this cheeky character.
Saturday 6 April, 10.00pm – 11.00pmSinti JazzFrom Strasbourg (France) to Joondalup, this gypsy jazz trio are a true blend of old and new. Inspired by Django Reinhardt, the father of gypsy jazz, and the many masters who followed his footsteps, Sinti Jazz is all about the guitar and their mission is to bring the timeless romantic swing from 1930s France to a whole new audience.
Sunday 7 April, 2.30pm – 3.00pmHave a Go CircusRicochet Circus will bring a big box of circus props that kids and families can play with: learning a great new set of skills that they can show off to friends and family, from the best circus trainers in WA.
Sunday 7 April, 3.00pm – 4.00pmAndrew WintonAndrew is a Western Australian born and bred multi award-winning lap-slide specialist and songwriter of bluesified originals and surprising mix of popular gems from all genres.
Sunday 7 April, 4.00pm – 4.30pmCapocomicoMarco Carolei has made people laugh all over the world. Imagine Mr Bean, but with all the peculiarities that comes with Italian charm. Words are not important in this show, as Capocomico’s actions are much louder.
Sunday 7 April, 5.30pm – 6.30pmThe Bambuseae Sound SystemThe Bambuseae Rhythm Section (pronounced Bam-boo-see-ay) are a lively eight-piece who deliver a fresh mix of infectious blues riffs, funk, afrobeat, jazz and reggae. With vivacious rhythms, pulsating baselines and raucous horns, the Bambuseae goal and mission statement is simple “the people must dance”.
Sunday 7 April, 7.40pm – 8.00pmFinale. OdysseyJoondalup Festival 2019 will end with a visual spectacular like no other. Join in Joondalup’s biggest dance party and prepare for a colourful surprise!

Artistic Director. Bernie Bernard
Choreography. Jodie Hackworthy, Powerhouse Dance Company
Hip Hop Choreography. Denzel Mahusay
Singer. Jordan Rabbone
Professional Dancers. Scott Elstermann, Rikki Bremner, Bridget Flint, Lilly King, Alex Abbot