Kraken Logo by Wick


Brought to you by Blazing Swan and the City of Fremantle, Kraken is a mid-winter’s blaze on the beach in Fremantle.  The Bather’s Beach precinct comes alive for a Freo winter sunset, centred around a kraken effigy which will be set ablaze and burnt to the ground.  Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of experiences at Kraken!

Saturday 22nd July 2017


12pm – 5pm Food & Market Stalls
5:30pm The Kraken Burns at Sunset
3pm – 9pm Music & Theme Camps

Behold The Kraken!

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Kraken Markets

12:00pm – 5:00pm
See Map Above

Bring the family down to the Kraken Markets from lunch time for fresh food, and locally made fashion and crafts. Apply for a stall.

Effigy Burn

5:30pm – 9:00pm
See Map Above

As the sun sets over Bather’s Beach, we set the Kraken effigy ablaze on the sand! Come early for a good spot, and stay for the beach bonfire.

Theme Camps & Music

3:00pm – 9:00pm
See Map Above

Theme Camps from Blazing Swan will be set up around Bather’s Beach and open for everyone to enjoy.  You’ll find tents with music, dancing, drinks and hugs!

Leave no TraceLeave No Trace

Kraken is a Leave No Trace event. Please help us keep Bathers Beach beautiful
by putting all rubbish in bins provided, and taking everything else with you.

About Blazing Swan

Blazing Swan is the regional Burning Man event for Western Australia, held annually in Kulin.  Unlike your average festival, Blazing Swan is run and gifted by the participants themselves.  A gifting economy that requires no money or trade at Blazing Swan is just one of the 11 Principles that the community follows.  The 11 Principles of Blazing Swan are Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self-Reliance, Radical Self-Expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, Participation, Immediacy and Consent.

The Kraken event will be a small taste of Blazing Swan, offering free public entry to experience some of the Blaze spirit.  The Kraken effigy constructed on Bathers Beach will be something to behold, incorporating a pirate ship and sea monster emerging from the sands!  A selection of Blazing Swan theme camps will also have open tents at Kraken displaying art, playing music and offering a special experience in themselves.

The Fremantle based non-profit sold over 2,500 tickets to it’s 2017 event. Funds from ticket sales are put directly into the event to fund art grants, subsidise theme camps and build massive infrastructure required for the week-long temporary village in the wheat belt. Blazing Swan also runs the year round collaborative warehouse Swan’s Nest in Fremantle, where art projects are designed and built.

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