Mayor’s Message


Welcome to the 2020 Joondalup Festival, an opportunity for the community to access world-class cultural and artistic events ­— all for free.

The Joondalup Festival was named as a state finalist for the Best Cultural Arts Event at the Australian Event Awards in 2019.

This year the City is inviting the community to come and play at the Joondalup Festival and experience outstanding spectacles including Highly Sprung by Legs on the Wall, a prolific physical theatre company based in Sydney, Spheres and Swoon by Strange Fruit, direct from Eurovision to the Joondalup Festival as well as a host of international street performers from as far as Patagonia in Argentina.

Unique to this Festival are the large-scale community projects that showcase the talent of this vibrant community.

The highlight of Saturday night is always the Twilight Lantern Parade, a magical event involving more than 1,600 local community members who take to the streets of Joondalup with their magnificent illuminated lanterns.

There is also the Community Choral Project, under the musical direction of Matt Ward, featuring more than 150 local singers who will perform in a special performance at the Festival. And, for the first time, the inaugural Ukulele Project, which is an invitation for the community to pick up a musical instrument and play en masse at the Festival.

We thank our valued sponsors for their support and look forward to seeing you at the Joondalup Festival, transforming the City Centre into a cultural hub of entertainment for all to enjoy.

Hon Albert Jacob JP, Joondalup Mayor