Festivals

Fenians Fremantle and Freedom Festival

The inaugural Fenians, Fremantle & Freedom Festival is a 10-day cultural festival celebrating Irish culture and influence in Australia as well as a commemorative event to honour the Fenians and others transported to Fremantle on the last convict ship sent to Australia, the Hougoumont. The Festival’s program includes concert performances by renowned Irish musicians including Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill and Declan O’Rourke; an art exhibition that is an invitation event for artists from Ireland, Australia and the USA; traditional Irish dance and literature, performances and readings based on extracts from ‘The Wild Goose’ and John Boyle O’Reilly’s poetry; comedy, photography and historical walks. For more information on the festival visit the website or facebook. 

Fremantle Underwater Film Festival Gala Opening Night

Dive In to the FREMANTLE UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL 2018!​ You are invited to attend a SPECIAL EVENING that SHOWCASES the DIVERSITY AND WONDER OF OUR GLOBAL OCEANS through a broad variety of SHORT UNDERWATER FILMS. The OFFICIAL SCREENING for the Fremantle Underwater Film Festival (FUFF) 2018 will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia.​ Each night of the festival we aim to: Share interesting, fun and thought-provoking underwater short films to share the wonder of the ocean with you Showcase the talented underwater film makers and animators from around the world, especially those that have a message surrounding marine science or conservation that can grow our awareness of our marine realm Raise awareness about Maui Dolphins' (N.Z.) and the southern bluefin tuna's critically endangered status (W.A.) Raise funds for direct action groups to enact effective means to prevent critically endangered marine species from going extinct & to implement proactive marine biodiversity conservation action Provide education about the importance of Marine Biodiversity Conservation and the precious nature of our Underwater World  Promote the coastal City of Fremantle as a unique ambassador for the Underwater Realm and Marine Conservation in Australia

Fish & Sips Seafood Festival 2018

Fish & Sips Festival celebrates this truly amazing part of Australia with its world class seafood, award winning wine and magical coastline. Join us on Port Beach in North Fremantle on February 2nd, 3rd & 4th for a flavour filled weekend in the West Australian sun. Sponsored by WA seafood giants KB Foods, we’re extremely excited to kick off the inaugural Fish & Sips Festival with only the freshest seafood in town. Enjoy local live music, wine tastings, seafood masterclasses, cooking demos and of course an enormous array of WA seafood with over 15 pop up restaurants and food trucks.

Bonfest Freo 2018

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, made possible by the generous donations of Bon Scott fans worldwide. 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 month long festival climaxing in a four-day weekend celebration of the musical legacy of Bon Scott. Taking place February 15 – 18, 2018 in beautiful Fremantle, Western Australia – the resting place of Bon Scott. AC/DC and…

Hells Bells Angus Young Air Guitar Competition

Get your Rock moves on and start practising the duck walk, spinning around of your back, the rock slide, scissor kick...etc for this fun filled show for Bonfest Freo next Feb.“When I shut my eyes, I can’t believe it’s not AC/DC.”Opening the festivities on Sat 3rd Feb is Hells Bells, who are Western Australia’s longest serving AC/DC salute band, playing all the favourite AC/DC classics from TNT through to Thunderstruck. This is a no bull, non-dress up band that come from the same school of rock as AC/DC.Hells Bells’ singer Wayne Curnow is an enigmatic cheeky front man, switching effortlessly…

Bon's Salute - ACDC Tribute to Bon Scott

Bon’s Salute; Experience Bon Scott era AC/DC on February 9, 2018 at Freo’s Newport Hotel.Featuring a power packed 3 hour tribute of early favourites and vaulted classics from a great AC/DC time.Songs have been ‘handpicked’ from Bon’s 7 recorded AC/DC albums including Jailbreak, Dirty Deeds, T.N.T, Let There Be Rock, Dog Eat Dog and Sin City.$20 @ the doorPre-Sale tickets available online $15+b/f. Doors Open 7.30.Let there be rock!

Over The Top Tribute to The Angels

Performing at the National Hotel Fremantle as part of Bonfest Freo 2018.In 1975 after supporting AC/DC during a tour of South Australia, Bon Scott with Angus & Malcom Young went back to Albert Productions and told George Young about a new rock'n band they had just played with... That introduction gave the Angels their break to become one of Oz rocks best bands!!Over the Top are stoked to be part of BONFEST 2018 so they can, not only pay tribute to one of the best frontman the world has ever seen, but also pay tribute to the man who helped…

Be Bons Valentine

Mojo's Bar North Fremantle.            In the beginning, back in 1965, man didn't know about a rock n roll show and all that jive. It was way back then that Bon played in the Valentines at Harvest Rd, later to be named The Stoned Crow and now known as one of Perth's best live jive joints - Mojos.The trickle down effect of Bon Scott and AC/DC is evident across the world. When it comes to his home town, the influence is huge and has morphed into some fascinating sounds. Proponents of the post-Bon era directions in…

Friends of Bon Scott Book Signing

Book signing opportunity by the authors of books written about Bon Scott.  One of the unique events at Bonfest Freo 2018 will be an afternoon of Remembering Bon Scott at a formal sit down luncheon, part of that afternoon, we have scheduled a Book signing with 5 of the most well-known authors who have written about the great man - Bon Scott.

Dave Evans, Tony Currenti & Dave Stevens Bonfest Freo

Thursday 15th February, we kick off the weekend at the historical Fly By Night Musicians Club - The Fly is situated in the majestic Victoria Hall Building at 179 High Street in the heart of Fremantle, Western Australia.That night you will be treated to a unique show by the original voice and founding member of AC/DC Dave Evans, Dave has just arrived back in Australia from a sell-out tour of Europe and the UK, he will be performing a few of his original tracks along with songs from his time in AC/DC in 1974. Dave Evans backing band is a…

Remembering Bon Scott Luncheon

Semi formal dinning at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle. You are cordially invited to attend an afternoon of reminiscing the Life and Times of Ronald Belford Scott. As part of Bonfest Freo 2018 to celebrate the occasion we would like to invite you to be part of an afternoon walking down memory lane reminiscing about the life and times of Rock 'n' Roll Legend and Fremantle' most famous son Bon Scott. Join us at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle relaxing in the Indian Ocean Suite Function Room for a Seated Three Course Buffet Luncheon with Special Guest Speaker Dave Stevens - son…

Rose Tattoo

Let There Be Rock Promotions and 96fm radio are proud to present - Australian Hard Rockers and AC/DC stablemates Rose Tattoo. The Tatts return to Fremantle for Bonfest Freo 2018. 10 years after their explosive appearance at the Bon Scott Statue concerts in 2007-08. Recently joining Rose Tattoo are the gentlemen of rock - Mark Evans ex-AC/DC Bass player, Bob Spencer the legendary guitarist from Skyhooks and The Angels and John Watson the reputable drummer from Australia Crawl, along with Dai Pritchard on slide guitar and of course the iconic rock voice of Angry Anderson founder of Rose Tattoo since 1976. This line…

Rose Tattoo Legs Electric Ragdoll Bonfest Freo

The Tatts return to Fremantle for Bonfest Freo 2018, 10 years after their explosive appearance at the Bon Scott Statue concerts in 2007-08. Recently joining Rose Tattoo are the Gentlemen of Rock: Mark Evans (ex-AC/DC bass player), Bob Spencer (legendary guitarist from Skyhooks and The Angels) and John Watson (reputable drummer from Australia Crawl), along with Dai Pritchard on slide guitar and of course the iconic rock voice of Angry Anderson founder of Rose Tattoo since 1976. This line up will go down in folklore as one of the most historic Hard Rock Aussie bands to hit the stage in…

Highway To Hell Bus Tour

Retrace some of Bon Scott steps on a Highway To Hell Tour of Fremantle' historic sites.  You will take in the Bon Scott Statue, Bon's memorial at the Fremantle cemetery and his boyhood home, along with other special places as you travel down the highway, going to a 2 hour guided tour, complete with commentary and entertainment.  AC/DC and Bon Scott fans tick some big items of your bucket list and book your ticket now for the Highway To Hell Tour Fremantle.  It's 'cooler than a body on ice' 

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Jailbreak Concert

Jailbreak Concert @ the Fremantle Prison Ticket on-sales  Now! through the website. 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, made possible by the generous donations of Bon Scott fans worldwide. 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 month long festival climaxing in a four-day weekend celebration of the musical legacy of Bon Scott. Taking place February…

School of Rock Salute to Aussie Rock

School of Rock is the worldwide leader in music education for kids aged 3 to 18. Students learn from professional musicians in an interactive environment combining weekly private lessons and structured group rehearsals with the ultimate goal of performing live in front of real crowds. Areas of instruction include guitar, drums, keyboards, bass guitar and vocals.

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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.