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‘Freo Live’ Live-streamed Gig Series Launched!

29 May


All-Ages, Events

Kicking off WA Day long weekend, Fremantle will come alive as local venues band together to deliver Freo Live – a live streaming series of events celebrating and supporting local talent and one of the live music capitals of Australia, Fremantle.

Freo Live will see local artists performing live on the stages of some of the port city’s favourite venues, with each performance streamed via Facebook Live for music-lovers to enjoy from the comfort of home.

A celebration of WA music, the lineup will feature local music legends and emerging artists – each performing to raise funds for the WA Music Fund by WAM to help the local music industry get back on its feet.

Dom Mariani, a member of the WAM Hall of Fame front man of said Datura4 said he was looking forward to dusting off the cobwebs since the virus shut everything down. “For the time being there are live no gigs to play, so we’re having to find new ways of getting our music out there. Freo Live gives us the chance to engage with music fans again and it’s all for a good cause too.” said Mariani.

Freo Live Organiser Rob Nathan said he was looking for a way to support the local music industry and bring colour, life and music back into Fremantle venues ahead of their eventual re-opening when the idea for Freo Live came to mind.

‘We love our port city and the music scene that is so ingrained in the Fremantle way of life – so doing something to support the artists and the venues felt like an obvious way to spend the extra hours in lockdown.

‘The Freo Live program will see musicians being paid to play in venues and will help the venues maintain a connection with their patrons and bounce back when the restrictions are eventually lifted, as well as support WAM and the wider live music community’, said Nathan.

The lineup of venues includes Ronnie Nights, Clancy’s, Metropolis Fremantle and The National Hotel with more expected to join over the coming weeks.

The first of the Freo Live series will begin WA Day Long Weekend, with music aficionados encouraged to visit ​​ to tune in, enjoy and support the local music industry.

Featuring Yo Yo Sun, Chloe Schofield, Clay Western
Saturday May 30 | 8pm – 10pm | RE-STREAM

Featuring Gypsy Minions, Ari Davis, Sean Scott
Sunday May 31 | 1pm – 3pm | RE-STREAM

Featuring Jon.E, Ningaloo Records, Earthmonkey, Bigcheeseat, Simmo.T
Friday June 5 | 5pm – 6pm | RE-STREAM

Featuring Noah Dillon, Smol Fish
Saturday June 6 | 9pm – 11pm | RE-STREAM

Featuring Datura4
Saturday June 27 | 8pm – 10pm | EVENT

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The ArtsGovernment of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.