An Easter feast of entertainment is returning to the streets of Fremantle.

The Fremantle International Street Arts Festival is celebrating its 21st birthday this year with 28 international performers from 10 different countries.

“We’ve got seven Australian premieres and five WA premieres, so I’m pretty excited about sharing those acts,” festival curator Brendan Coleman says.

“We have this lovely diverse set in Fremantle from its beaches and parks and the bombastic street closures. It’s a really simple concept, we’re just really trying to curate and find the best, engaging artists we can and we place them in different locations and just invite people to come down.”

Cho will perform at Fremantle International Arts Festival.

Coleman travelled to street festivals in France and Japan to scout for this year’s talent.

There is an Asian flavour to the line-up and highlights include China’s Cho Kairin who Coleman first saw in Japan.

“He’s like a one-man Chinese acrobatics group, he’s a fourth generation,” Coleman says. “He is bringing literally decades of lineage of this super-high skill which is quite intense when you see it on the street. But that’s not what interested me, it was the way he engaged with the audience, it was quite intimate yet spectacular and quite unique.”

From South Korea comes Drawing Circus, “a really quirky original take on street painting”, which combines dance, circus and portraiture.

Lizardman is also on the program.

Coleman also saw Spanish artist Kerol in Japan and he is bringing his act Welcome To My Head to the port city.

“He combines some virtuoso beatboxing along with a great sense of clown and storytelling and creation comedy, as well as some object manipulation,” he explains.

US performers and married couple Jonathan Taylor and Anne Goldmann, aka Daredevil Chicken, are known for their La Soiree banana act.

They’re both performing solo shows at the four-day festival — Goldmann will perform “a one- woman cabaret show in a suitcase”, La Dolce Flamingo, and Taylor is The Collector.

“(The Collector) is probably the most out there, loosest show that I have ever seen on the street and I mean that in a very good way,” he says. “It is very original, very surprising and it’s got the most beautiful poetic moment of lunacy at the end.”

Coleman says to watch out for the simple but moving Anatole the Heart Mender from France who roams the festival site looking for broken hearts to mend. He’s also excited for Space Cowboy and the Lizardman’s high-voltage show.

Million Dollar Volt Man will electrify at the festival.

“This is a very special collaboration — it has happened before, otherwise I would be genuinely a little frightened as in what could go wrong,” he jokes. “He’s going to be doing this Stranger Than Fiction show, a series of stunts increasing in their dangerousness, culminating with him bringing along a Tesla coil ... which is going to spout a 3000-watt electrical bolt at him connecting with a sword swallow.”

The festival’s footprint is on many areas of Fremantle and this year Carriage Cafe in Esplanade Park will host French act Bug n’ Buzz.

“They’re an interesting combination of music which utilises things you might see in a cafe, whether it be coffee cups and spoons or plates, and then combines that with quite an interesting contemporary dance,” he says.

Another site-specific show is local act Natural Wings who will perform aerial piece Tandem at Bathers Beach. “If audiences are looking for a bit of a Fremantle experience with some fish and chips and a beautiful sunset and a spectacular and beautiful show then that would be something I highly recommend,” he says.

Seraphim Bar at Little Creatures is another popular venue and this year it’s bigger than ever. “We’re taking over all of the front carpark to create a larger space,” he says.

It’s the third year of programming on Good Friday and the Sail and Anchor are opening on the street on the day. For a second year music has been programmed at the Newport Hotel including the Warning Birds frontman Sam Carmody, Indie Rocker Noah Dillon and young folk singer- songwriter Jack Davies.