The organisers of the Fremantle Blues and Roots Festival announced on Facebook that there won’t be a B&R next year. Here is what they published on FB:
We’ve loved bringing you this event as much as we hope you’ve enjoyed it. After 12 years of delivering WA’s premier ‘Bluesfest’ event – WCBR is moving on and forging the way into new territory, announcing it’s biggest change since its inception way back when in 2003.
Our much beloved WCBR has undergone some what of a makeover; new concepts, a new space, with a brand new name to match.
Freo’s Blues, Roots & Beyond encompasses all that was great about WCBR while growing the event and introducing some exciting new changes that we think you will love! Passouts will be introduced, allowing the festival to filter out into the surrounding streets, music venues and hospitality spaces which will be programmed with festival talent, allowing you to come and go as you please exploring Freo’s vibrant centre.
The downside to all these changes is that we need time to plan, engage with the inner city and arts communities and pull everything together. So while it’s a year off for the Festival in 2016 rest assured we will be busy behind the scenes plotting and scheming to bring you a truly exciting and innovative festival experience with Freo’s Blues, Roots & Beyond.