MORE than 4000 people are expected to attend Perth’s Pride Fairday this year as part of the city’s upcoming Fringe World Festival.

For more than 20 years, Pride Fairday has been one of the favourite days of the year for Western Australia’s LGBTI community and it has grown to become the Fringe Festival’s most attended event.

 The day will feature live performances, pop-up entertainment, culture and community stalls, set in Perth’s Hyde Park.

Pride WA president Andrew Barker said a feature this year would be a renewed focus on the quality of entertainment.

“Fairday will feature something for everybody and there will never be a dull moment,” he said.

“This year, we are focusing on putting a little more ‘camp’ into the entertainment, as well as having less talk and more music on stage.”

Fairday will also once again have the popular dog show.

Pride WA senior vice president Michelle Rogers said the event was for people of all ages and backgrounds.

“One of the things people love about Fairday is that it is an inclusive event, where everybody feels comfortable,” she said.

“A key part of this is being a family friendly event. This year, we will have a giant treasure chest with activities for kids inside, with a highlight being face painting with the fairies.

“We are also changing the layout this year, to better integrate stalls with the rest of the event, so that everyone can enjoy the entertainment and atmosphere.”

Pride Fairday takes place on Sunday, February 7 and Hyde Park in Perth. It begins 11am and ends at 6pm. Entry is $5 general admission or free for Pride WA members and children under 16. Patrons may join Pride WA at the gate on the day and receive free entry.

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