Merge Festival

Well... We certainly did Merge!!

Thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday,18 November 2018 and joined in the festivities and explored all the Merge Festival village had to offer.

With the weather being perfect an estimated 16,000 attended throughout the day and the festival has been heralded as a resounding success.

People came to dance, to make, to listen, to eat, to shop, to mingle, to watch and to explore.

Our suspended Swarm of Swan River Jellyfish where adored by all. Famous Sharron took a selfie or three and the Silent Disco was a non-stop hit.

The Civic Square Library was such a buzz and scrubbed up quite nicely as a Parisian Jazz Bar.

Our pop up circus venues presented 34 amazing shows to full houses.

Thanks to all the food vendors, all the market stalls, the performers, the artists, the authors and the activity providers who made the day so much fun.

Thank you also to the event staff, the event volunteers, the security team, the first aid team, the traffic management team, the Melville SES and everyone else who worked hard behind the scenes to ensure everything ran seamlessly.

Thank you also to our event partners including Melville TImes, Hoyts Garden City, Garden City Perth and Murdoch University.

The event photos will be shared over the coming week on social media and at:

Art | Music | Food | Stories | Markets  

Saturday 18th November – 1.00pm – 9.00pm

Civic Square Precinct, Booragoon 

Beat a path to Booragoon as the new City of Melville Merge Festival rolls into town!

The Civic Square Precinct will be transformed into a bustling festival village with pop up venues, roving performers, art, writers, family fun, markets, street food, live music and more. 

Merge Festival is bringing to life our new cultural heart.

Come & see what is possible! 

Visit for program updates

Follow the Merge Festival on facebook and insta @mergefestivalperth

Festival Hashtags: #mergefestivalperth #creativemelville #melvillecity

Festival Map

Stallholder & Food Vendors

Please note all market stalls and food vendors have been finalised. If you are interested in registering your interest for other City of Melville events please email  


Are you energetic, enthusiastic and great with people? Are you interested in volunteering at Merge Festival? We have a number of roles available which provide a great opportunity for volunteers to gain on the ground event experience. If you are interested please email us on