The Red Earth Arts Festival is the City of Karratha’s favourite annual arts festival! Join the celebrations across 4 different locations. Check out the eight major events coming to town:

- REAF Launch
- Comedy Under The Stars
- Sunset Sessions
- The Paris Underground Cabaret
- After Dark
- Dance Fusion
- The Urban Roller Club
- Recovery
- The Cloud

REAF Launch:

Red Earth Arts Festival (REAF) is part of the City of Karratha’s commitment to ensuring every person living in the City of Karratha has the opportunity to participate in events and festivals which are relevant, exciting and high quality.

2017 marks the eighth annual REAF with eight major events being held throughout the City of Karratha from the 15-24 September.

As always REAF kicks off with the dynamic REAF LAUNCH street party featuring roving performers, delicious food, market stalls, amusement rides and live performances featuring Justice Crew with our local youth!

WHEN: Friday 15 Sept, 6pm-10pm
WHERE: The Quarter, Karratha
WHO: All ages

Comedy Under The Stars:

Featuring lyrical triumphs, story-telling and straight up stand-up with Tahir, Fiona O’Loughlin, Chris Franklin and Grant Busé. Catch this all-star comedy line up at Hampton Oval, Dampier, for one night of non-stop laughs! 

Food and drinks are available for purchase on the night, including a full bar service. BYO seating.

WHEN: Saturday 16 Sept, 7pm-10pm
WHERE: Hampton Oval, Dampier
WHO: Ages 18+ 
COST: $59pp

Listen to Chris Franklin's interview with Pablo from Spirit 1260 Karratha here!

Sunset Sessions:

Pack a picnic, blanket and refreshments and join us for Sunset Sessions by the beautiful bay. Fusing jazz, hip-hop and symphonic sounds all backed by a 16-piece orchestra, Perth Symphony Orchestra will perform with the renowned beat-boxer, Tom Thum for a unique performance not to be missed! Food will also be available to purchase at this event. BYO seating.

WHEN: Sunday 17 Sept, 5pm-9pm
WHERE: Hampton Oval, Dampier
WHO: All ages
COST: Adults: $59, Kids: $12 & Kids 3 & under: FREE

Listen to Perth Symphony Orchestra's interview with Pablo from Spirit 1260 Karratha here!

The Paris Underground Cabaret

MADOTTI & VEGAS PRESENT Cabaret: Magic, Circus and Burlesque

Enter the Underground and witness astounding acts of magic, spectacular tap dancing, brilliant burlesque, breath taking aerials, quirky circus and incendiary song in a classic European cabaret and variety show. Three course dinner by Empire 6714 included in ticket price and a bar available to purchase drinks on the night.

WHEN: Thursday 21 & Friday 22 Sept, 7–10pm (please arrive by 6.45pm)
WHERE: Cossack
WHO: Ages 15+
COST: $99pp, Buses available from Karratha $13pp (return)

Listen to The Paris Underground Cabaret's interview with Pablo from Spirit 1260 Karratha here!

After Dark

A late night, adults only event complete with the weird, wonderful and ultra-sexy! A stage that will seduce and surprise with a feast of epic performances from The Showhouse Perth, Frankly Winehouse and the wildly hilarious Bev Killick. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on the night, including a full bar service.

WHEN: Saturday 23 Sept, 7pm–10pm
WHERE: 2014 Anderson Road, Karratha Light Industrial Area
WHO: Ages 18+
COST: $49pp, Buses available from Karratha $10pp (return)

Dance Fusion

Dance Fusion is back! Get ready for a night full of sensational dance performances as our local dance schools come together to present the biggest dance concert of the year! Pack a picnic, bring the family and enjoy some of the best local talent under the stars.

WHEN: Saturday 23 Sept, 7pm-10pm
WHERE: The Quarter, Karratha
WHO: All ages

The Urban Roller Club

Enter into the exciting pop up roller world as The Urban Roller Club hits REAF! We’ll be transforming Dampier and Wickham for seven days into roller paradise. Get ready to feed your inner child (or your real child) with a skating experience unlike any other. Choose your tracks, bring your best moves, pull up your knee high socks and get ready to roll!

WHO: 18 months & above, children must be supervised at all times
COST: $15pp

Dampier Community Hall Times:
Sat 16 Sept: 8am-8:45am | Fit Club Workout
Sat 16 Sept: 9am-2pm | Free Skate
Sat 16 Sept: 5pm-8pm | Family 80's Night
Sun 17 Sept: 9am-2pm | Free Skate
Mon 18 Sept: 3pm-7pm | Free Skate
Tues 19 Sept: 8am-8:45am | Fit Club Workout
Tues 19 Sept: 2pm-5pm | Free Skate

Wickham Community Hall Times:
Thurs 21 Sept: 11am-2pm | Free Skate
Fri 22 Sept: 11am-2pm | Free Skate
Sat 23 Sept: 3pm-7pm | Free Skate
Sat 23 Sept: 6:30pm-8:30pm | Family 80's Night 

All children 5 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a valid ticket.



Join us for the final event in the 8th annual Red Earth Arts Festival program, REAF Recovery! There will be live entertainment, interactive games along with delicious food stalls and a pop-up bar. Come along and celebrate the closing event of the Festival for 2017.

WHEN: Sunday 24 Sept, 4pm-8pm
WHERE: The Quarter, Karratha
WHO: All ages
COST: Free

The Cloud

The Cloud is a large-scale installation made up of thousands of incandescent light bulbs. This spectacular interactive sculpture from Canada is made up of 6000 light bulbs and requires participants to illuminate the cloud by pulling on chains to light up different parts. The Cloud aims to encourage togetherness and collaboration of the community to create an experience like no other.

WHERE: The Quarter, Karratha
WHEN: 6pm-10pm daily from 15-24 Sept 2017
WHO: All ages, children must be supervised by an adult at all times