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Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series 2018 | Thursday 5 July

Get ready to join us every Thursday in July in Fremantle’s West End to celebrate the strength of the WA music scene. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. National Hotel (Upstairs) Doors already open. Music from 7.45pm 7.45pm- 8.30pm - Emlyn Johnson 9pm – 9.45pm - Le Mezz Club and Mike Slade 10.15pm -11pm - HEEBIEJEEBIES Buffalo Club, Fremantle Doors open 7.00pm 8.15pm – 9pm E-Z-AS 9.30pm – 10.15pm Debbie Downers 10.45pm – 11.30pm Paige McNaught Experience - PMX Fremantle Navy Club Doors open 7.00pm 7.30pm – 8.15pm Koondarm Choir 9pm – 9.45pm J.F.K 10.30pm – 11.30pm The Soul Movers Secret Venue Doors open 7pm 8pm – 8.45pm Cuss 9.05pm – 9.50pm Girlfriend Material 10.10pm – 10.55pm Last Quokka PS Art Space Doors open 8.30 pm 8.30: PSAS DJs 9pm – 9.45pm Hyclass 9.45: PSAS DJs 10.15pm – 11.15pm Downsyde 11.15: PSAS DJs The Tram Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club: 8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Sunbird Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/ Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a City of Fremantle festival

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series 2018 | Thursday 12 July

Get ready to join us every Thursday in July in Fremantle’s West End to celebrate the strength of the WA music scene. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. National Hotel (Upstairs) Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm 7.45pm- 8.30pm Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks 9pm – 9.45pm Leopard Lake 10.15pm -11pm Turtle Bay Television Buffalo Club, Fremantle Doors open 7.00 pm 8.15pm -9pm Terrible Signal 9.30pm – 10.15pm Ricky Dean and the Dream Machine 10.45pm – 11.30pm Nerve Quakes Fremantle Navy Club Doors open 7.00 pm Because The Night Belongs To Lovers* From 8pm see: Jill Birt and Alsy McDonald Rachel Dease and Joe Kapiteyn Jeff and Kiri Strong Jemma and Myles Durham Daniel Durack and Sarah Sands Lee Sappho and Wayne Green Secret Venue Doors open 7 pm 8 – 8.45pm Dylan McCoy and the Calendar Boys 9.05pm – 9.50pm Priscilla__ 10.10pm – 10.55pm Roses For Ghosts PS Art Space Doors open 8.30 pm 8.30: PSAS DJs 9pm – 9.45pm New Nausea 9.45: PSAS DJs 10.15pm – 11.15pm Reef Prince 11.15: PSAS DJs The Tram Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club: 8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Cal Kramer (The Southern River Band) Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/ Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a City of Fremantle festival

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series 2018 | Thursday 19 July

Get ready to join us every Thursday in July in Fremantle’s West End to celebrate the strength of the WA music scene. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. National Hotel (Upstairs) Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm 7.45pm- 8.30pm The Norfolk Pines 9pm – 9.45pm MATA 10.15pm -11pm Brassika Buffalo Club, Fremantle Doors open 7.00 pm 8.15pm -9pm Swayzee fka Gravityfreak 9.30pm – 10.15pm Delilah Rose and the Gunslingers 10.45pm – 11.30pm Tomás Ford Fremantle Navy Club Doors open 7.00 pm 7.30 – 8.15pm Boox Kid 9pm – 9.45pm Hugh Jennings 10.30pm – 11.30 Elk Bell Secret Venue Doors open 7pm 8pm – 8.45pm Bluenade 9.05pm – 9.50pm Your Girl Pho 10.10pm – 10.55pm FLOSSY PS Art Space Doors open 8.30 pm 8.30: PSAS DJs 9pm – 9.45pm Feels 9.45: PSAS DJs 10.15pm – 11.15pm Ninja Web Mitt 11.15: PSAS DJs The Tram Departs every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club, Fremantle: 8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Jay le kat Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/ Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a City of Fremantle festival

Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series 2018 | Thursday 26 July

Get ready to join us every Thursday in July in Fremantle’s West End to celebrate the strength of the WA music scene. Tickets gain you entry to all venues: Navy Club, Buffalo Club, PS Art Space, National Hotel and our new secret venue. National Hotel (Upstairs) Doors already open. Music from 7.45 pm 7.45pm- 8.30pm Kopano 9pm – 9.45pm Jere Sosa Music 10.15pm -11pm Alex Arpino Buffalo Club, Fremantle Doors open 7.00 pm 8.15pm – 9pm The Runarounds 9.30pm – 10.15pm Axe Girl 10.45pm – 11.30pm The Bible Bashers Fremantle Navy Club From 6pm: Freo Groove Book Launch Performances from Lois Olny and Dave Johnson Jim Fisher, John Wilson, Lucky Oceans 10.30pm – 11.30pm Abbe May – Howl and Moan Secret Venue Doors open at 7pm 8pm – 8.45pm Jamilla 9.05pm – 9.50pm Post Depression Makeout Session 10.10pm – 10.55pm Prawns with Horns PS Art Space Doors open 8.30pm 8.45pm : PSAS DJs 9.15pm – 10pm Randa And The Soul Kingdom 10.00pm: PSAS DJs 10.30pm – ClubbMedd The Tram Departing every hour from in front of the Buffalo Club: 8.00, 9.00, 10.00: Oosterbanger Check out the full program here >> http://www.hiddentreasuresfreo.com.au/ Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series is a City of Fremantle festival

Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival

 As you wander through Fremantle in early January, make sure you listen carefully. You’ll hear the sweet sounds of one of Ireland’s greatest fiddlers, Martin Hayes and the echo back from his musical confidante, American guitarist Dennis Cahill as they capture the essence of traditional Irish music in a contemporary rhythm to uplift your spirits. Focus again and you’ll pick up the enchanting, rich melodious voice of gifted, Irish singer and songwriter Declan O’Rourke. If you know something about the hidden treasure spots of the West End, you might uncover the textured language of one of Ireland’s best loved poets, Tony Curtis.  There’s clearly something significant happening in Fremantle, to draw such fabulous Irish talent here. Indeed, there is! It’s a ten-day Irish cultural immersion, the first of its kind, called Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival, commemorating a journey made 150 years ago by 62 Irish political prisoners – the Fenians. The Fenians were young men, between 19 and 30, who grew up in Ireland in a time of starvation, death and forced evictions - the years of the great famine. Having exhausted all attempts to gain self-government through political means, they decided to fight for independence and they staged a rising. Their plot was uncovered, they were arrested, sentenced for treason, exiled from their homeland and transported to Western Australia.  After spending months in solitary confinement, it was a bitter-sweet relief when they boarded the very last convict ship to Australia, the Hougoumont, where they shared stories, organised concerts, wrote a newspaper called the Wild Goose, and looked out for each other. You might recognise the name Hougoumont, it’s that funky hotel in Bannister Street. There’s clearly something significant happening in Fremantle, to draw such fabulous Irish talent here. Indeed, there is! It’s a ten-day Irish cultural immersion, the first of its kind, called Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival... They also dreamed of escape. The most famous of the Fenians, John Boyle O’Reilly did escape a year later, on an American whaler. He became the editor of a Boston newspaper and together with supporters in the US and Ireland, organised a crowd funding venture to purchase a whaler, the Catalpa, and rescue his mates from the bottom of the world, out of Fremantle Prison. It’s a big story and there’s a big festival to commemorate and celebrate it. As well as the concerts, there’ll be a family day at the Maritime Museum, art exhibitions, Irish film, literature workshops, remarkable stories and of course, the Guinness …plenty of it on tap at the Festival Gardens and Kelp Bar at Kidogo Arthouse. But you won’t be sitting still, there’s music to get your feet tapping and a traditional Irish ceili dance with an Indian Ocean sunset as the backdrop. After 10 days of celebration and commemoration, you’ll have to get in quick to book a table at the primal food extravaganza and street party, the Feast of the Wild Goose, sponsored by Fremantle BID and supported by the Hougoumont Hotel and the Bannister St traders. This 150 year old story of valuing your culture and looking after your friends is the one we still strive for here in Fremantle. Fenians, Fremantle and Freedom Festival | 5-14 January 2018


Festivals

Fremantle has a legendary festival and events scene that stretches across the whole spectrum of music, arts, heritage, food and entertainment from the Fremantle International Street Arts Festival to the Fremantle Heritage Festival. Plan your next visit to Fremantle by checking out what’s on in Freo today. And don’t forget to check out our eat and drink listings to find a great spot for dinner or a drink when you’re here.