Denmark Arts Markets

First established in 1981 the Denmark Arts Markets have become a showcase for Denmark's craftspeople, entertainers and arts community. Held only five times a year it now attracts a great array of stalls and provides free entertainment to over 12,000 visitors each year. The over 100 stalls are an essential part of the Market Day, with handcrafted and innovative designs encouraged. There are also fresh produce, hot food, coffee, teas, ice cream and information stalls. 
The Denmark Arts Markets are held on the banks of the Denmark River in Berridge Park from 10am - 4pm. 

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Easter Sat 19 April 2014

poster arts marketsProgram of Entertainment
10am - 4pm
Berridge Park - entry $2 

MC Gertrude Well-Ease
10.00am Endearing Y
10.30am Xave Brown
11.00am Rastratix
12.00pm Keely & Saskia
12.30pm Diva Dingo & a Boy named Zeus
01.00pm Formidable Vegetable Sound System
02.00pm Ensemble Formidable
03.00pm The Brow

Kids Fun Tent 10am - 2pm
 

MC Gertrude Wellease is back with a new attitude and some more blessings and bubbles

Special guest - Polly Petal will be roving

10.00am Endearing Y
The Endearing Y's are a jazzy snazzy duo offering quirky interpretations of classic songs. The sultry vocals of Ruth Dennison combine with the crafty guitar work of Mark Tupman for a dynamic and spontaneous ride. Playful. Theatrical. Engaging. Sassy. Fun for all the family.

10.30am Xave Brown
WAMi Award winner Xave Brown is a contemporary singer/songwriter of subtle yet powerful music. Xave’s acoustic tunes are finely crafted lyrical journeys on which he invites the audience to join. An established performer in the south-west of WA, Xave has returned to the music scene after a two year absence.

11.00am Rastatrix Band

Rastatrix’ funky reggae band will get you dancing with their original and classic songs at the Easter Denmark
r ArtsMarkets. Rastatrix play humorous and serious songs of the ‘reggaelution’, love and freedom - fusing funk, jazz, soul, world and even hard rock into their sound along with classic reggae styles such as ska, dub and roots.
South west based Rastatrix will feature David Rastrick - Trumpets & Vocals, Xander Rowden - Guitar & Vocals, Katie J White - Bass & Vocals, Mark Gretton - Drum-kit and special guest guitar maestro Kevin McDonald. Check the band out at 11am this Easter Saturday.

12.00pm Keely & Saskia
keely n saskia

Local Denmark sisters - Keely Brittain 16yr (2013 X factor contestant) and Saskia her 14yr acoustic guitar playing sister,will delight you with the beautiful harmony's that only sisters can deliver, singing songs that will appeal to all ages. The duo came about earlier than expected, when Keely needed sister Saskia to play guitar accompaniment for an online singing competition called the "SEARCH" for WA's Top Voice, ran by a Perth based radio station Wafm / SpiritFm . Public votes were counted and Keely was the clear winner - thus securing a performance for both girls in the 2013 Telethon which started their career as a duo.
2014 has seen the girls recognized for their individual talents by some of the major players in the music industry. Keely and Sas were invited to Sydney during Jan and Feb, where they gained valuable experience on stage and behind the scenes in two up and coming TV programmes yet to be aired. These girls have huge potential so come and support young local home grown talent.

dingo n zeus12.30pm Diva Dingo and a boy named Zeus
It's a mother and child act that is guaranteed to thrill and entertain. Zeus aged 5 is a hooping extraordinaire. He has an effortless style and charisma beyond his years. He has WOWed the crowds in Karnidale at the Circus Festival!! Where he won Junior Champion and Male champion in the knockout hoola Circus Olympics. His Mother a whip cracking Diva! Has performed with Circus and Freak Shows most her adult life. A clown at heart she will sing, play ukelele and whip up a wild time. They are delighted to share their World Premier performance  of "Diva Dingo and a boy named Zeus." 

01.00pm Formidable Vegetable Sound System
"So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still" - Sydney Morning Herald
From an unexpected debut on the main stage at the 2012 world solar eclipse festival in Australia, Formidable Vegetable Sound System (from Fremantle) has since chalked up an impressive backlog of shows including performances at Glastonbury Festival (UK), Shambhala (Canada), Symbiosis (USA), Rainbow Serpent (Australia) and Woodford Folk Festival (Australia).
By delivering live shows based around the principles of Permaculture (regenerative ecological design), Formidable Vegetable Sound System is paving the way for a new kind of musical activism basedcharlie mgeearound simple, fun solutions to some of the largest problems on the planet.
Realising that music is one of the best tools for bringing about cultural change, globetrotting permaculture troubadour and the mind behind Formidable Vegetable Sound System, Charlie Mgee dedicated the last couple of years to composing a repertoire of swingin' tunes on a ukulele addressing the principles of permaculture in various musical styles ranging from 'energy-descent electroswing' and 'climate-change dubstep' to 'peak-oil polka' and 'post-apocalypso', which make for an eccentrically entertaining and unforgettable dancefloor experience when pumped through the Formidable Beet-Box
In a world gone mad, there's one thing you can do to improve the party: Lettuce Turnip the Rad-ish Beets and Rocket!
We just had an epic summer tour! Had one of our gigs at Woodford professionally filmed if you feel like checking it out: http://youtu.be/H29hwOF6C3g
Lettuce know what you reckon.

02.00pm Ensemble Formidable
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“Ensemble Formidable don’t walk onto the stage, they invade it!” - Kulcha, WA
Their single, Industrial Chook, typifies their style: mellifluous and vigorously sung vocals, a social message delivered with oomph, violins and guitars swooping amid a damnably catchy horn hook.” - Trad & Now
Part Django Reinhardt, part jazz cabaret, part speakeasy rave, add some booty shaking and you are getting close to describing a Formidable event.
Ensemble Formidable are Australia’s premier live electro swing combo. The fully live 8-piece attack an arrayof instruments, including horns, strings, guitars, accordion, synth and samples, to play an infectiously fun blend of swing, manouche, dub step, klezmer and funk.

the brow03.00pm The Brow
(formerly Brow Horn Orchestra) are a high-energy brass ní beats five-piece party band that play genre-defying, dance-demanding electronic/hip hop/pop music laced with an irrefutable energy and a heavy platter of global sounds.

Having shared stages with some of the world's best acts and played some of the country's best festivals (Peats Ridge, Pyramid Rock, Southbound, Fairbridge, Big Day Out, Queenscliff, Groovin' the Moo and Future Music to name but a few), why wouldnít you want to join the infectious rhythms of these multi-award-winning party proliferators?
In the Brow swag to date: A bunch of WAMI's and Perth Dance Music Awards (Best Live Act three years running / Best Hip Hop Act), three releases and a whole lot of national radio love.
we've recently done a 3 week tour down the East coast, playing Woodford and a bunch of gigs in QLD, NSW and VIC.

Markets Supervisor: Anna Steyl, email: admin@denmarkarts.com.au

Entertainment Co-ordinator: Andre Steyl, email: artists@denmarkwa.net.au

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If you would like to hold a stall and be a part of this fantastically fun event please download an application form from the Stallholders Info section on our Markets page. Alternatively you can email Miranda at admin@denmarkarts.com.au or give us a ring on 9848 3623.

2013- 14 applications out now - Click here for stallholder information

Please note: Stallholder Applications close two weeks prior to next market day. All payments for this Market must be finalised one week in advance. Any stallholders wishing to apply for food permits from the Shire must do so two weeks prior, or a late fee, charged by the Shire of Denmark, will apply.