Festival crowd on cloud nine

Louise AllinghamPilbara News
Justice Crew get the crowd moving.
Camera IconJustice Crew get the crowd moving. Credit: Pilbara News

Hundreds of Karratha locals gathered in the city centre last Friday night to officially kick off the 2017 Red Earth Arts Festival at the REAF launch street party.

Crowds enjoyed an array of entertainment from local musician NAME, Pirateman Michael with his flaming swords and fire juggling, and multi-talented dance and singing group Justice Crew.

Hundreds of Karratha locals flocked to the city centre for the REAF street party.
Camera IconHundreds of Karratha locals flocked to the city centre for the REAF street party. Credit: Pilbara News
Nate, 7, and Pippa Meadows, 5.
Camera IconNate, 7, and Pippa Meadows, 5. Credit: Pilbara News

The Justice Crew boys performed their big hits including Best Life, Que Sera and Boom Boom and a dance routine with some lucky local children.

The Cloud art installation travelled all the way from Canada to be a part of REAF this year. It is made up of 6000 incandescent light bulbs and hundreds of pull chains that illuminate different parts of the cloud.

Minister for Environment and Disability Services Stephen Dawson and Member for Pilbara Kevin Michel.
Camera IconMinister for Environment and Disability Services Stephen Dawson and Member for Pilbara Kevin Michel. Credit: Pilbara News
A big crowd gathers to watch Pirateman Michael perform.
Camera IconA big crowd gathers to watch Pirateman Michael perform. Credit: Pilbara News

The Cloud will be open at Karratha Quarter every night until September 24, from 6-10pm.

There were also food vans, markets stalls and rides.

Visit reaf.com.au.

Interactive art installation The Cloud enchants onlookers.
Camera IconInteractive art installation The Cloud enchants onlookers. Credit: Pilbara News, Louise Allingham

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