Festival success rain or shine
Published Friday, 17th April 2015
Rain could not keep away reggae fans on Saturday night as more than 5000 people made their way to Liddell Park for the City of Wanneroo’s Global Beats and Eats festival, presented by LiveLighter
Headliner and reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff belted out much loved tunes such as By the Rivers of Babylon, I Can See Clearly Now, You Can Get it if You Really Want and ended his 90-minute set with encore song One More.
Chilean pan pipe band Huaria, five-piece brass and beats band The Brow and the Nueva Salsa Orchestra entertained from 4pm while Chinese lion dancers, African drummers and samba dancers roamed and brought the crowd to their feet.
To join an array of cultural acts, a mouth-watering selection of food from around the world were also on offer from Vietnamese French fusion baguettes, Dutch pancakes, French crepes, Latino nachos to Colombian empanadas.
Children of all ages took part in drumming, breakdancing and Maraca making workshops, a photo booth and face painting at the alcohol-free, family friendly event
The City of Wanneroo would like to thank major sponsors Healthway, The Wanneroo Times and 96FM.
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