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FREMANTLE BON SCOTT MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, music, Uncategorized by freoview on February 12, 2018

 

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For lover of the late BON SCOTT and AC/DC music, the Fremantle BONFEST is in full swing. See the poster above for details of events.

 

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BON SCOTT FREO FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, concerts, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 30, 2018

 

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February 2018 marks the 38th Anniversary of the passing of rock legend, AC/DC lead vocalist and Fremantle local hero, Bon Scott. It is also the 10th anniversary of the Bon Scott Statue installation.

To mark the occasion, Bonfest Freo – A Giant Dose Of Rock ‘n’ Roll, will bring together musicians and music fans across the globe in a four-day weekend celebration (February 15 – 18, 2018). Taking place in beautiful Fremantle, Western Australia – the resting place of Bon Scott.

The festival features 13 events across 19 days in February 2018, giving rock music fans a giant dose of rock ‘n’ roll.

The Bonfest Freo festival culminates in the main event – the Jailbreak Concert – Whole Lotta Pipers – at Fremantle Prison.

AC/DC and Bon Scott fans – tick some big items off your bucket list (visit the Bon Scott statue, Bon Scott’s resting place in Fremantle Cemetery and go on a Highway to Hell tour of other iconic Fremantle landmarks) and get along to Bonfest Freo – A Giant Dose Of Rock.

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BUSY SUNSET AT FISHING BOAT HARBOUR

Posted in fremantle by freoview on January 6, 2014

As most Fremantle people I believed up till today that the first days of the week make Freo look like a ghost town, so I was very surprised to see the Fishing Boat Harbour full of people on a Monday evening. The Joe’s Fish Shack restaurant was buzzing, the Mussel Bar was doing well, and the Loft at Little Creatures attracted the sunset romantics. Cicerello’s and Kailis were just doing fine selling fish&chips, so what is it about the urban myth that Fremantle is ‘dead’ during the week and only blossoms on weekends?

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DOCKERS BUZZ IN FREMANTLE

Posted in australia, fremantle by freoview on September 27, 2013

Fremantle is in a buzz as if the AFL Grand Final between the Fremantle Dockers and Hawthorn was going to be held in our city. There is purple everywhere and smiling faces. A Moke at Kings Square all dressed up, as are the Bodkins Bootery  and Love in Tokyo in High Street. Bon Scott in the Fishing Boat Harbour is all in Dockers gear, and Bevan Bessen in East Street decided to paint his wall. It’s all fun and it promises to be an outstanding day in Freo tomorrow.

GO FREO! GO DOCKERS! Bring back the flag!

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ISAF 2011 GETS FREMANTLE OUT OF LETHARGY

Posted in fremantle by freoview on July 27, 2011

At, what we can now call, the Perth ISAF 2011 end of town, there is a hive of activity. Now that the Bon Scott statue has been moved to the much better location outside Cicerello’s, work has begun on the new railway crossings and road that will connect Mews Road with Marine Parade near Cliff Street.

A bit further North at the development of Bathers Beach things are hotting up with the find of hundreds of historic artefacts, estimated to be from 1850-1900. Ceramics, pipes and perfume bottles are amongst the items found. Also dug up was asbestos which will be removed by experts.

More positive news is to finally see development at the former Dome cafe site. The For Lease signs have been removed and it looks like it has been painted and electrical and plumbing work has started. Does anyone know who will occupy the space? FREO’S VIEW is always happy to promote new businesses, so let me know.

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GREG JAMES EXHIBITION

Posted in australia, fremantle, western australia by freoview on September 9, 2010

Well known Fremantle sculptor Greg James will have an exhibition at Gallows Gallery in Glyde Street, Mosman Park from this Sunday, September 12. The opening is at 3 pm. The idea for the exhibition came out of Greg’s desire to work with doves.

James is known for his Bon Scott sculpture in the Fishing Boat Harbour, the Unknown Photographer at the Perth Barracks, The Strike at the Perth Mint, and another 27 public art pieces around town. He has been part of 50 solo and group shows so far.

Greg is one of the most gentle and delightful artists around town and deserves to be supported and recognised for his contribution to art in Western Australia.

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