Perth International Arts Festival Unveils 2016 Program

4 November 2015 | 10:01 pm | Staff Writer

Its most diverse line-up to date.

Going from strength to strength, Perth International Arts Festival have announced their 2016 program, boasting an eclectic mix of music, arts, film, theatre and more.

With news dropping yesterday that the Chevron Festival Gardens would relocate to Elizabeth Quay, the festival, which runs from February 11 to March 6, has once again delivered a world-class arts bill and expanded the diversity of the music schedule, hosting the likes of punk rockers Sleater-Kinney, Sweden’s José González, Marlon Williams, Afrobeat stars Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 and more.

Adapted from film The Daughter, production The Wild Duck leads the theatre side of things, with Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid making its way over from Sydney Festival joined by The Object Lesson are Every Brilliant Thing also heading west, while The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet combines music and theatre.

Here's the 2016 PIAF program in all of its glory:

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William Fitzsimmons, Jóhann Jóhannson, Sleater-Kinney, José González, Little Simz, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Natalie Prass, Kev Carmody, Marlon Williams, House Gospel Choir and classical music in the form of Swing Symphony, Chamber Music Weekend, Soft Soft Loud: Blood On The Floor, A Filetta and Concerto Italiano


The Wild Duck, The Wild Duck, I Know You’re There, Refuse The Hour, The Tiger Lillies Perform Hamlet, No Guts, No Heart, No Glory, The Object Lesson, Every Brilliant Thing

Writers Festival

Richard Dawkins, Roman Krznaric, Lisa Genova, Simon Winchester, Patrick deWitt, Masha Gessen, Lauren Groff, From Paddock To Print

Film Festival

Dheepan, The Wait, In Harmony and more.


Within, Apocrifu, Guide Gods, Give Me A Reason To Live, Plexus, Pindorama, Ballet At The Quarry


The Great Escape (A Borrowers Tale), The Snake Run Project, Bharti Kher’s In Her Own Language, Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg’s The Secret Garden, Dani Marti’s Black Sun and more

For more information and tickets, see the festival's website.