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Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, festivals, fremantle festival, western australia by freoview on August 9, 2016



The 2016 FREMANTLE FESTIVAL, the oldest festival in Australia, will have a new look and concept, according to the City of Fremantle. I post the media release in full below:

Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning, The Drones and the charismatic Dan Sultan lead the charge as a dynamic collection of Australia’s top musical talent come together for this year’s pocket rocket Fremantle Festival from Friday 28 October 2016.

Waleed Aly, Stan Grant and Clementine Ford provide the brain candy in the ten day program, which is packed with visual art, music and theatre.

With its own pop-up artisan-built bar-cum-festival-hub PegLeg2 and the activation of stunning venues like the Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle Arts Centre and St John’s Anglican Church, the revamped Fremantle Festival program is set to firmly stake its place in Perth’s festival calendar.

City of Fremantle Arts and Culture Manager Pete Stone said the new-look event is designed to provide a fascinating, high-quality program of 40+ events and experiences in ten days.
“We are so excited about the evolution of this festival which is full of quality events and brand new concepts such as The State Collection which unites art and community in a truly exceptional exhibition – art of the people, by the people, for the people,” he said.

Wardarnji Aboriginal cultural celebration, the Children’s Fiesta and Freo’s famous Street Parade will draw the crowds alongside musical highlights Timothy Nelson, Clare Bowditch, Tijuana Cartel, The Stems, Tonight Live! – a celebration hosted by pop siren Abbe May and contemporary classical performances from ARIA winning pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska, soprano Louise Page and virtuoso violinist Alexandre da Costa.

Tickets for are now available and the hard copy program will launch in September.

View the events program on Fremantle story.


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