NORTHBRIDGE Fringe Festival event The Surrealist Salon has cancelled its planned season after facing “impossible” noise restrictions.
Located atop Metro City on Roe Street, the Salon offered nightly entertainment at the rooftop bar from 10pm until late from January 18, and was scheduled to run until February 17.
Operators Mysteria Maxima Media wrote on Facebook that the cancellation was “due to circumstances far beyond our control”.
“Our program focused heavily around live original music, and despite doing our best to meet volume regulations and limits, we have been faced with restrictions that are absolutely impossible to comply with,” they wrote.
“We couldn’t be more heartbroken about the cancellation of the remaining program.”
Tickets to The Surrealist Salon’s upcoming evenings are set to be refunded in full, and ongoing Dali Land, Dali After Dark and Club Briefs shows will continue.
“We hope in the future the laws are updated to protect Perth’s entertainment precincts from issues related to noise,” Mysteria Maxima Media wrote.
This was echoed by soul and funk performers Randa and the Soul Kingdom, who were due to perform at the venue tomorrow night.
“We are so sorry to have to let friends and everyone else know about this,” they wrote on social media.
“We are of course feeling so bad and hope you understand it’s out of our hands.”
A Fringe World spokeswoman said the festival directly managed several pop-up venues and environments across the city, which were all managed within sound regulations.
“The Fringe World venues that are managed independent of the Festival are all responsible for their own sound regulation management and compliance with the City of Perth,” she said.
“Fringe World has a positive relationship with the City of Perth and it is the Festival’s experience that the City is effectively managing a balance of stimulating vibrant entertainment and business precincts alongside the needs of its residents.”
The City of Perth has been contacted for comment.