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the wilds


Nice that summer has finally arrived in Fremantle with another 40 degree day on Sunday.

Slip, slap, slop and go enjoy all the events that are on.

Starting of course with the weekly Gowers Green Farmers Markets at Fremantle College from 8am till midday.

After that head to Bathers Beach from noon on for beach football, and then from 2-4pm go listen to the alt-country troubadours The Wilds at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

vq markets

When you leave the FAC the seabreeze will have started to cool down the day a bit so make your way to Victoria Quay for the foodtrucks market from 4-9pm.

Freo is fun, so take advantage of it!

vq summer


Roel Loopers


Posted in bar, city of fremantle, concerts, employment, entertainment, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 17, 2019


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One Day



The line-up for Fremantle’s ONE DAY event on January 27 has been finalised.Talented young Indigenous singer Emily Wurramara, local band The Hunting Birds and indie-pop rockers The Spring Peaks will be joining headliner Montaigne and Adrian Eagle on the Esplanade stage.

20-year-old Wurramara, originally from Groote Eylandt off the coast of the Northern Territory, sings in both English and her first language Anindilyakwa.

She was nominated for the 2018 ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album for her album Milyakburra.

Fremantle folk/rock five-piece The Hunting Birds have appeared at major festivals including Falls Festival Downtown and Bluesfest Byron Bay, plus support slots with folk heavyweights The Lumineers and English singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner. Last year they released their debut EP In Its Nature.

Perth band The Spring Peaks have previously shared a stage with artists including End of Fashion and Birds of Tokyo. Their next single is set to be released in early 2019 which will be the title track of their forthcoming EP.

Headline act Montaigne said she was very proud to be part of One Day.

“I like that there’s an event in the country where we can celebrate Australia without alienating the descendants of its first people,” the Sydney-based singer songwriter said.

WA Music Industry Award winning Noongar singer Gina Williams will return to MC and perform at One Day for the third time, with Dr Richard Walley OAM and Marie Taylor delivering the Welcome to Country for the event.

One Day in Fremantle on 27 January will begin with a smoking ceremony at Bathers Beach at 8am, followed by a host of Aboriginal cultural workshops and activities at Kidogo Arthouse for everyone to enjoy.

At 2pm the focus will shift to the Esplanade Reserve for the One Day concert. In addition to the performers on the main stage there will also be activities, entertainment and food trucks.

For more information visit the One Day in Fremantle page on the City of Fremantle website and Facebook.

Roel Loopers




Genrefonix is back in Fremante with another amazing show in February, after four sold-out Frankestone shows in the Roundhouse late last year.

Ghosts is back at Fremantle Prison on February 9 after sellout Fringe shows in 2018.

Join the outstanding actors and musicians in the atmospheric Fremantle Prison Theatre for a fictional multimedia show featuring original horror music and soundscapes. All performed live alongside compelling imagery of Fremantle’s architecture and its ghosts.

See some of WA’s most haunted buildings brought to life through emotive tunes, eerie sound effects and imaginative ghost portraits.

The original theatre screen used for prisoners will fire up once again, bringing history and imagination to life. Each ghost has a story, each building a unique ambiance. Share in the power and passion of the supernatural landscape of Fremantle. Spooky fun! Rockin’ tunes!

There are three shows on February 9, at 7pm, 8.15pm and 9.30pm so don’t miss out!

Tickets can be booked on the Fringeworld website.

Roel Loopers


Posted in art, city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 13, 2019


The FREE Fremantle Arts Centre courtyard Sunday music  is on today from 2-4pm with Indie folk songwriter Jack Davies and his seven-piece band The Bush Cooks.

The afternoon will start with the Family Shoveller Band Trio who are came all the way from Bidyadanga in the Kimberley.

It is going to be a lovely mild afternoon, so take advantage of it and enjoy the lovely ambience of the FAC courtyard!

Cafe, bar and pizza bar will all be open to cater for your needs.

Roel Loopers


Posted in aboriginal, city of fremantle, concert, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2019


feb 16 broome to bicton


One of Freo’s View’s readers asked last week if I knew about any upcoming Pigram Brothers concerts near Fremantle, so here an early warning about the annual free Broome to Bicton event in the park above the Bicton Bath on February 16.

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Posted in choirs, city of fremantle, entertainment, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 9, 2019


Fremantle’s streets will be alive with the sound of music this April when the Australian National Choral Association brings around 2,500 singers in 40 choirs together for Choralfest 2019.

Choralfest will bring together some of the world’s finest choirs and choral specialists, with over 70 performances in locations around Fremantle during the four-day event. It will have something for everyone, from pub choirs to more formal concerts.

Featured choirs include Kapiti College Chorus from New Zealand, Beulah Mass Choir from Botswana and SAS World Voices from Singapore, with many more choirs from around Australia.

Keynote presenters include Robert Hollingworth of iFagiolini, Mark O’Leary from Young Voices of Melbourne and Jennifer Tham from the SYC Ensemble Singers.

Members of the public can also take part by registering for one of three special choirs – Children, Youth or Community – being formed for the occasion.

Venues hosting concerts during the festival range from the Fremantle Town Hall to the WA Maritime Museum and Clancy’s Fish Pub, with varying styles including pop-up concerts, barbershop, an indigenous choir and contemporary performances.

Choralfest will be held in Fremantle from 13-16 April.

For more information visit the Choralfest website.


Posted in bar, city of fremantle, east fremantle, entertainment, heritage, hospitality, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 8, 2019



The grand opening of the new Duke of George bar in the epic former Brush Factory development and Lauder&Howard antiques building in George Street in East Fremantle will be on January 18 with a three-day feast of blues and jazz as part of the Fringeworld festival season.

The renovation of the heritage-listed building and new residential additions, opposite the old Royal George hotel, took just about forever but is finally nearing completion.

The future of the Royal George is still not known as developers Saracen are considering the viability of a seven-storey residential building behind it, when they wanted three times that height.

Roel Loopers


Posted in city of fremantle, music, state government, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on January 7, 2019



Applications for the W.A. Contemporary Music Fund Grants will open this month, helping musicians from across the State to make and promote their music and do what they love.

Music is an integral part of our Fremantle community and the grants will hopefully help create more opportunities for artists in WA.

Visit if you’re interested in applying or need more information.


Posted in city of fremantle, concert, fremantle arts centre, music, Uncategorized by freoview on January 6, 2019



Hot is good and dry heat is even better, so the 38 degrees predicted for today won’t keep the lovers of the free courtyard music sessions at the Fremantle Arts Centre away.

On from 2-4pm this afternoon are The Tommyhawks with their melodic folk pop, mixed with raucous punk music. Expect catchy songs with blistering saxophone solos in the lovely setting under the trees at the FAC.

The cafe, the bar and the pizza bar are all open for the family-friendly event.

Roel Loopers


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