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FINALLY FREO DRILLHALL PROGRESS

Posted in city of fremantle, fly by night club, music, sunset events, Uncategorized by freoview on September 22, 2017

 

After three years of procrastination since the eviction of the Fly by Night musicians club from the Fremantle Drillhall, Sunset Events has announced that they secured a liquor license for the 800 patron  Freo Social Hall venue.

I noticed last Friday when I had a meeting at Fremantle Prison, that there were a lot of tradesmen around the hall, so hopefully it will open sometime next year.

Roel Loopers

VOTE ROEL FOR CITY WARD!

 

FREO COMMUNITY GETS BACK ITS OVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle dockers, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on August 7, 2017

 

 

The City of Fremantle will get back the keys to Fremantle Oval this week after a deal was struck with the Dockers AFL football club to relinquish their 37-year-lease over the oval.

It has been a disappointing process as the Dockers insisted on getting paid for their clubhouse and Fremantle City after lengthy negotiations reluctantly agreed to pay the footy club $ 1,5 million over three years.

The City will now use the precinct for temporary staff accommodation during the construction of the new Civic Centre at Kings Square. It will also create 140 new public car bays on the Stan Reilly site next to the oval.

The very good news for the Fremantle community is that the city has a concept Fremantle Oval Project plan that will see the oval used again for concerts and events. This will help spread the load of all the festivals, events and concerts in Fremantle and will reduce the use of the suffering Esplanade reserve.

The Fremantle Oval Project, together with the Kings Square Project and the imminent development of the police and justice complex in Henderson Street by Silverleaf will positively change the southern heart of the CBD and connect Wray Avenue with the Cappuccino Strip.

I am delighted to see so much progress in the inner city, as long as we stop some of the the loony development proposals for the heritage West End.

 

Roel Loopers

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HIDDEN TREASURES QUEUES

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 28, 2017

Tom Fisher and the Layabouts at the Buffalo Club.
Photo by Deb Albrecht

 

There have been complains about the unacceptable long queues at the final night of the Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES Music Festival, and calls for more venues to be added next year to avoid people having to wait for a long time.

The queues are clearly the result of the success of the festival and I wonder if growing it bigger will work.

After all this is an event where patrons only pay $ 20.00 to get entry into all five venues-National Hotel, Bar Orient, Buffalo Club, Navy Club, PS Art Space, plus the Fremantle Tram. That is an absolute bargain to listen to great local musical talent!

If the organisers added more venues the ticket price no doubt would have to be increased, and the initial concept behind Hidden Treasure was to create awareness for the struggling West End clubs. But since the start of the festival the Workers Club and Wyola Club have closed and other venues been brought in.

What do you think?

 

Roel Loopers

HIDDEN TREASURES LAST NIGHT TODAY!

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, festivals, Uncategorized by freoview on July 27, 2017

 

Hidden Treasures

 

It is the last day of this year’s Fremantle HIDDEN TREASURES Winter Music Festival, so move your lazy bones to Freo’s beautiful West End.

Only $ 20.00 to enter all the venues, so an absolute bargain.

It’s on at the Buffalo and Navy clubs, the National and Orient hotels, Ps Art Space, and you can also hop on the Fremantle Tram and do a sightseeing tour while enjoying local musos.

Week 4 – 27 July:

Grace Sanders, Matt Cal, DJ Lucky Oceans, Tom Fisher and The Layabouts, Rag N’ Bone, Scalphunter, COLAB, Kid Dingo, The Tommyhawks, The Automasters, De Cuba Son, Crucial Rockers and Timothy Nelson.

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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FREO’S POW NEGRO VERY HOT MUSIC

Posted in culture, food, fremantle, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 27, 2017

 

Pow Negro

 

Fremantle’s hot POW NEGRO band will become even hotter with the launch of their new EP “Jasmine and Licorice”

They now have their own Freo made  BonPussy chilli sauce, that music lovers can get at Pow Negro gigs.

The EP is out today!

Also good article about Pow Negro in today’s West Australian.

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FREMANTLE BARGAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Posted in city of fremantle, culture, music, Uncategorized by freoview on July 4, 2017

 

Hidden Treasures

 

The very Freo HIDDEN TREASURE WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL is on again in the historic and beautiful West End every Thursday evening in July.

It starts this Thursday so check out the performing bands on the Facebook page and http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au.

It is an absolute bargain that for only $ 20,00 one gets access to all six venues, and of course evening parking for Fremantle residents with a permit is free.

It starts at 7.30 pm and is High Street at the Buffalo Club and Navy Club, the National Hotel and Orient Hotel, and just around the corner at the gorgeous PS Art Space in Pakenham Street.

A very special event has been added with music on the Fremantle Tram and a drive out onto the South Mole. Hop on the Tram in High Street!

Suppor our local musicians and hospitality outlets!

Roel Loopers

 

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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

Roel Loopers

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QUIRKY NORTH FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, food, hospitality, Uncategorized by freoview on May 30, 2017

 

 

North Fremantle people will tell you that they are even more unique than the rest of Freo and looking at the lovely little hub there one has to agree with them.

Even parking is special in North Freo with the City creating parking bays that are partly on the road and partly on the footpath.

There are some quirky mural artworks and brilliant restaurants such as Habitue and Propeller, and the famous Mojo’s music venue, plus cafes, Mrs Brown and Flipside burgers.

Change your routine now and then and instead of going to the Freo CBD or South Freo, go and support the North Freo traders!

Roel Loopers

CAN SUNSET EVENTS AFFORD J SHED TAVERN VENTURE?

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, j shed, Uncategorized by freoview on May 7, 2017

Today’s report in the Sunday Times that suppliers to the Southbound concert have been asked to sign a deed of arrangement and waive outstanding fees owed to them by Fremantle based Sunset Events should send worrying signals to the City of Fremantle council and administration. SE director David Chitty told the Sunday Times that settlement had been reached with the suppliers.

Sunset Events has a 20-year lease for the J Shed Number One unit at Bathers Beach where it wants to build a tavern and micro brewery, but if their finances are so precarious will they be able to commit themselves to the long lease and substantial investment?

Sunset Events is already spending millions of dollars on refurbishing the former Drillhall, that was home to the Fly by Night club, so where will all the money for two big new ventures come from when they are unable to pay their concert suppliers one has to wonder.

Roel Loopers

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FREE FREMANTLE SUNDAY CONCERTS

Posted in community, concerts, fremantle, music by freoview on February 18, 2017

It was just yummy crisp when I got up early this morning and we are in for another a great weekend in Freo.

Just a reminder that Davey Craddock and The Pinnacles will be performing at the  Fremantle Arts Centre free Sunday Music session from 2-4 pm.

Hear stories of sleepy coastlines, chaotic boom towns and the people caught in-between as Davey Craddock & The Spectacles (WA) bring their folk rock, alt-country sounds to FAC.

Cafe, bar and pizza bar are open!

There is also a free 6-9 pm free concert up on the deck of the Maritime Museum, but I have no details on who is playing.

Come enjoy Freo. It’s the best place to be on weekends!

Roel Loopers

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