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FREO FOLK FESTIVAL ON TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, festival, Uncategorized by freoview on October 14, 2017

 

Perfect weather today to start the Freo festivals, events and outdoor concerts season with the FREMANTLE FOLK FESTIVAL at Princess May Park, organised by Clancy’s.

This is a family-friendly event with lost of things to do for children, so bring a rug and have fun in the sun!

This is the line-up and times the different bands are on stage.

Folk Fest line up and times

 

Tickets:

Adults $ 65.00

Youth (13-17) $ 40.00

Kids (5-12) $ 25.00

Wee Ones (0-4) Free

Family ticket (2 adults+ 2 youths) $ 170.00

 

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FALLS FESTIVAL BACK IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, concert, culture, festival, Uncategorized by freoview on August 22, 2017

 

falls

 

The popular FALLS FESTIVAL, that was held at Kings Square in January this year, will be back again on January 6 and 7, 2018, but this time in the Fremantle Oval Precinct.

It will take over the oval, historic sites, Parry Street and some car parks, and it will have a pass-out policy, so that people attending the festival can roam around Freo and support local traders.

The FALLS FESTIVAL line-up is great:

Flume/ Fleet Foxes / Run The Jewels / The Kooks / Glass Animals/ Peking Duk / Angus & Julia Stone / Foster The People / Liam Gallagher / Vince Staples / Jungle / Dune Rats / The Smith Street Band / D.R.A.M / Daryl Braithwaite / Everything Everything / Allday / The Jungle Giants / Thundamentals / Methyl Ethel / Slumberjack / D.D Dumbo / Anna Lunoe / DZ Deathrays / Confidence Man / Julia Jacklin / Bad//Dreems / Cosmo’s Midnight / Winston Surfshirt / Luca Brasi / Alex Lahey / Camp Cope / Flint Eastwood / Ecca Vandal / Dave / Total Giovanni

Friends of Falls pre-sales commence at 9am local time Thursday 24 August.
Optus Perks pre-sales commence at 9am local time Friday 25 August.
General Sales commence 9am local time Tuesday 29 August.

To receive updates, become a subscriber – http://Fallsfe.st/

I love the idea of using Parry Street, and acknowledge that it might affect traffic and parking in the area, but it will be great for the creative activation of the area, and a good sign of things to come when the planned Fremantle Oval Project is finished.

Freo is on the move in a very positive way!

 

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FREO’S MUSICAL TREASURE HUNT

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 20, 2017

 

Hidden Treasures

 

The Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL is on again this evening, so head to the historic West End for an evening of good music and fun at the National and Orient hotels, the Navy and Buffalo club, PS Art Space and the Fremantle Tram.

Enjoy the sound of Helen Shanahan, Big Orange, DJ Peter Bell, Thee Loose Hounds, The Shakeys, The Volcanics, Childsaint, Bats, FOAM, Day of The Dead, The Naptunes, Grievous Bodily Calm, Demon Days, Steve Parkin and more…

One $20 ticket grants a night’s entry to all six Hidden Treasures venues but get in early as some venues have limited capacity.

Door sales only.

For more information visit www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au

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NORTH FREO MUSIC WINTER FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, festival, music, Uncategorized by freoview on June 14, 2017

 

North Freo winter music festival

The Fremantle Winter Music Festival is on again this year in North Fremantle on Saturday June 17 from 7 pm in different venues.

It is the 11th year the festival is in the lovely North Freo hub and it will present 20 acts.

New Nausea, Black Stone, U-Nites, Demon Days, Catherine Traicos, Billie Rogers and the Country Gentlemen, etc. will be performing at Mojo’s, North Fremantle Bowls Club, Railway Hotel, Swan Lounge and Swan Basement.

Tickets and more info at http://www.rtrfm.com.au

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VINTAGE BIKES AND HOT RODS

Posted in bikes, festival, fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on May 27, 2017

 

 

Good-looking vintage bikes and hot rods are on display at the Maritime Museum as part of the Fremantle Heritage Festival.

Arthur Grady Day is always very popular and the weather is perfect so head out to Victoria Quay soon as it is only on for a few hours.

Arthur Grady was the first person to ride around Australia on a motorcycle, so hence the name of the event.

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ARTHUR GRADY MOTORBIKES TOMORROW!

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, heritage, Uncategorized by freoview on May 26, 2017

One of the most popular events of the Fremantle Heritage Festival is the ARTHUR GRADY DAY with a display of many vintage motorbikes, bicycles, machinery, etc.

It is on TOMORROW Saturday May 27 and not as printed in the festival program on June 27!! 

It is held outside the Maritime Museum on Victoria Quay and starts at 11 am and runs all day.

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SUPER FREO STREET ART

Posted in art, festival, fremantle, street arts festival, Uncategorized by freoview on April 11, 2017

Street Arts Fest poster

busker

 

Australia’s biggest street art festival is starting this Thursday! The Fremantle International Street Arts Festival will run from Thursday to Monday all long Easter weekend, and for the first time also on Good Friday.

Thirty-four performers from 11 countries will show their comedy, juggling, balancing and street theatre acts all over the CBD from midday each day.

On Thursday is the big opening at 6.30 at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

High Street in the West End will be closed for the Westender and there will be live music stages and an Easter market.

For more info go to: http://www.streetartsfestival.com.au

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GREAT FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

Posted in art, city of fremantle, culture, festival, street arts festival by freoview on March 16, 2017

 

My personal favourite Fremantle festival the STREET ARTS FESTIVAL is on again over the Easter long weekend from April 13-17 all over the inner city.

It is a very international festival with artists from Hungary, Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, Netherlands, USA, Canada, Lithuania, Sweden, New Zealand, and Japan.

The printed programs are available now from the Fremantle Library and also at the Roundhouse and you can check it out on the City of Fremantle website and festival Facebook page.

It’s all free and great family entertainment.

Let the fun begin!

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UGLY FREO ROYALE FRINGE PROMOTION

Posted in art, culture, festival, fremantle by freoview on January 21, 2017

fringe-1

 

Is this ugly fence promotion for Freo Royale really the appropriate way of advertising the great fringe festival?

Why put a well-designed promo at one end of the High Street mall but this ugly black eyesore at the other end?

fringe-2

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IMPRESSIVE FIGURES FROM FREMANTLE ANNUAL REPORT

Posted in city of fremantle, community, festival, fremantle arts centre by freoview on December 5, 2016

The annual Electors Meeting of the City of Fremantle will be held next Monday December 12 so it is an opportune time to quote some figures from the City’s annual report.

  • Customer Service received 66,000 phone calls and 31,000 face to face enquiries.
  • The Library had 210,000 visitors who borrowed 200,000 items.
  • Over 30,000 people used the free Wifi services.
  • The Fremantle Leisure Centre had 456,924 visitors.
  • Street Art Festival attracted over 100,000 visitors.
  • Hidden Treasures Music festival had over 1,000 visitors each Thursday.
  • Fremantle Arts Centre had 69,961 visitors looking at exhibitions.
  • Sunday Music session at FAC attracted 19,821 visitors.
  • 8 concerts on the South Lawn of FAC had 21,566 fans.
  • Christmas Bazaar had 23,000 visitors.

And the good news is that the CoF Annual Report states that there are plans for “New Major Festival Events in 2016-17.”

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