Saturday 31 August
Discover music and dance from around the world as local cultural performers share the stage with our headline professional acts from the Pilbara and Perth.
Newman World Stage Concert Program:
3:00pm - Welcome to Country
Followed by local performances including:
• Newman Dance Company
• Newman New Zealand Haka Kapa Group
• Newman Thai Dancers
• Newman Filipino Association
5:00pm - Chinese Lion Dance and Kung Fu demonstration
The Perth Chinese Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy bring their Lion Dance troupe to Newman for the very first time. The auspicious Chinese Lion Dance with traditional instruments is believed to bring good luck, prosperity and happiness. Take part in an interactive performance where Lucky Lettuce and Lucky Red Packets will be thrown out to the audience - feed the red packet to the Lion for good luck! A traditional Kung Fu demonstration with Chinese weaponry will thrill the audience with a demonstration of the Academy’s expertise.
5:30pm - Jemma Beech
Country singer, Jemma Beech, hails from Yanderra, NSW but now drives mine trucks in Paraburdoo and sings about life in the Australian Outback.
6:15pm - Tiriki Henare
A local favourite; Newman’s own Tiriki Henare sings rock classics with a Pilbara twist.
7:00pm - Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse
2018 Winner: Indigenous Act of the Year - featuring incandescent vocals, guitar brilliance and rare Noongar language. Their music is a celebration of the things we share, not the things which divide. We all understand love and loss; they mean the same in anyone’s language. Informed by the four principles of Koort (heart), Moort
(family and community), Boodja (land) and Koorlangka (children and legacy), Gina and Guy take audiences on a journey they are not likely to forget.
8:00pm - Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics
Local Perth soul/funk outfit; springing from the heavy soul sounds of the sixties, Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics are the real deal. Take Motown, Verve and Stax, shake ‘em up and add a little grit and then a little more grit. Odette is a unique soul sister who brings the heavyweights of soul together. This band will have you on your feet dancing!
9:00pm - Downsyde
West Australian hip-hop royalty return to Newman to play a variety of classics and new tunes. Downsyde -comprising Optamus, Dazastah and new member Beni Bjah - recently released a new album “ClassicILL” after an eight year hiatus.
10:00pm - Zap Circus Fire Show
Don’t miss the thrilling finale on the world stage with the Zap Circus Fire Spectacular. The night’s entertainment culminates in an unbelievable spectacular performance! A highenergy flame show with fire, acrobatics, duo adagio and plenty of laughs.