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Past Event

Lotterywest Festival Opening


Our place. Our songs. Our stories.

Sat 13 Feb, 7.45pm

Langley Park

Tickets Free Event

  • Family
  • Music


Featuring more than 500 performers live on stage, Home is a theatrical spectacular set against a 60-metre-long cinematic backdrop, displaying five three-storey houses. Presented across Langley Park, Home is like nothing you’ve seen before.

As the Swan River carves a winding path from the Indian Ocean through Fremantle to Mount Eliza and from Perth to the Hills, Home celebrates 40,000 years of culture, shines a light on the fragile beauty of Western Australia’s landscape and charts an epic journey of arrival, foundation, boom time and resilience.

A stellar line-up, including The Drones, The Triffids, The Panics, Pigram Brothers and The Waifs, join Ernie Dingo, John Butler Trio, Tim Minchin, Shaun Tan and Tim Winton, as well as hundreds of musicians and artists, to guide you on this musical and visual journey from the suburbs to the sea and from our backyards to the bush.

Director Nigel Jamieson – a master builder of grand public performance and storytelling – has assembled a roll call of Western Australia’s most renowned artists to dramatise our relationship with the place we call home. Our place. For Home, Jamieson has collaborated with Noongar elder and artist, Dr Richard Walley, and the 14 clans of the Noongar nation to create a spectacular Welcome to Country. Through dance, music and song, the Welcome to Country celebrates the powerful connection we all share with this precious land and sets the stage for Perth International Arts Festival’s most ambitious home-grown event ever.

This is Western Australia, live on stage for one night only.

For more information on the lantern project, click here.

John Butler Trio • Tim Minchin • Shaun Tan

Pigram Brothers • The Drones  • The Panics • The Triffids  The Waifs 

Josie Boyle • Grace Barbe • Ernie Dingo • Robert Drewe • Wayne Freer • Iain Grandage • Megan Lewis • Candice Lorrae • Kavisha Mazzella • Della Rae Morrison • Lucky Oceans • Kim Scott  

Swing It • Tara Tiba

Voyces • Vicky Ramakrishnan • Richard Walley • Dave Warner • West Australian Symphony Orchestra • West Australian Youth Orchestra • Gina Williams • Tim Winton



We recommend you plan your journey to Home carefully and arrive early so that you secure the best spot and don’t miss a moment.


We strongly recommend that you take the train and alight at Elizabeth Quay Station (formerly Esplanade Station) and walk past the Chevron Festival Gardens, through Elizabeth Quay and along the Esplanade to Langley Park. You can also alight at Claisebrook Station and walk through East Perth (approximately 20 minutes).

Additional train services will be provided by Transperth on the day to make sure you and your family get there without too much fuss. For more information on train services visit


We recommend you catch public transport but if you need to drive, please consider parking your car at the train station and riding into town. Most stations have parking available on Saturday afternoons, making your journey into the city easy.

Limited paid parking will be available at the east end of Langley Park.

For more information on car parks in the City and available bays, visit or


There will be an area reserved on Langley Park for wheelchairs. It will be marked with tear-drop banners on the night. There is a drop-off area on Terrace Road between Victoria Street and Hill Street. Accessible parking is available on the eastern end of Langley Park. 


Following a state-wide in-schools program, thousands of students become the stars of Home’s magical finale, in a procession of lanterns moving through the audience at Langley Park to join a magnificent installation, designed by Zoe Atkinson, at Elizabeth Quay. 

To celebrate the opening of the new landmark that is Elizabeth Quay, Perth International Arts Festival and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority invite families to join the lantern procession. On arriving at Elizabeth Quay, children will add their lanterns to the installation, which will remain in place for the duration of the Festival, for children and families to enjoy both day and night.


Cast & Crew / Artists

Nigel Jamieson


Richard Walley

Associate Director

Zoe Atkinson

Artistic Associate: Design

Sohan Ariel Hayes

Media Artist

Iain Grandage, Lucky Oceans and Wayne Freer

Musical Direction and Original Composition




Langley Park

Between Victoria Avenue & Plain Street Riverside Drive, East Perth Show in Google Maps ›
08 9461 3333
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