Starting at 11am and running until 8pm each weekday, Mr Weavers said he had been blown away by the support from the local arts community.
“We wanted an event that would keep the Carnivale atmosphere alive during the week and we have certainly achieved this with the help of event coordinator Nicole Carnaby from the Tropical North Theatre Company who has done a fantastic job rallying everyone together.
“We are really excited to introduce this new event and thrilled that the Port Village Shopping Centre has come on board to support the festival in this way.”
All performers will have the chance to compete for the title of Carnivale 2014 Street Performer of the Year, with the title-holder winning a trophy and $1000 cash and the runner-ups receiving a medal, as well as a possible cash prize.
“People may be surprised to discover the depth of talent hidden around Far North Queensland, and this is such a great platform for them to get out and show us what they have.”
Some of the performers include Te Iria Ketu, James Martin and his mini bike stunts, Timber & Wood, Omid Master, magic clown Flip Ripley, Rochelle & Sisters of the Kashmir Oasis, and Benny & The Clones.
The Street Art and Music Festival adds to already busy event-filled week, which includes AFL Under Lights, Modele 14, the Big Laugh as well as a theatrical performance at The Clink Theatre.
For more information on the Port Douglas Carnivale visit www.carnivale.com.au or to find out more on how to become involved in the music festival contact Roy Weavers on 0437 549 110.
Roy Weavers, General Manager Port Douglas Carnivale 2014
Mob: 0437 549 110
Publicity: Tanya Snelling, Strategic PR, 0417 202 663