PIJF invites you to join us in the urban jungle of Forrest Place for a weekend of exciting live music from WAAPA and WAYJO ensembles, plus a special performance from festival director Mace Francis and his Orchestra.

Located within the Perth CBD, Forrest Place is a pedestrian-friendly, open square connecting Perth Railway Station on Wellington Street with the Murray Street Mall. It sits just outside Forrest Chase (with 33 food, fashion, beauty, entertainment retailers!), and is a stone’s throw away from some of Perth’s major shopping destinations.

Sponsored by Lotterywest, City of Perth and ECU/WAAPA, our open-air stage will showcase what the emerging musicians of Perth have to offer to the vibrant culture of our city.

From 12pm to 5pm on Saturday November 5th, Forrest Place will be alive with music, plus engaging panel discussions from some of our PIJF artists.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly, totally FREE event, come on down!


Saturday 5th November

12:00pm: WAYJO plays the music of Emiliano Sampaio (BRAZIL)
Guest Artist Emiliano Sampaio from Brazil appears thanks to WAYJO’s 2022 Major Programs Partner, Minderoo Foundation

1:15pm: Mace Francis Orchestra

2:30pm: Will Vinson with the WAAPA Big Band

3:45pm: WAAPA Mingus Ensemble

5:00pm: WAAPA Graduating Collective