Gig Guide: Fine Folks

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Fremantle Folk Festival returns Saturday 1st December 2018

Music, arts, food and culture collide in the heart of the port city at the Fremantle Folk Festival on Saturday 1 December. Held in the historic Princess May gardens, this family-friendly all-day extravaganza revolves around a large outdoor stage, plus the iconic Clancy’s stage, decked out with impressive lighting, visuals, decorations, and roaming entertainers. Limited ticket capacity means you can expect minimal act clashes, shorter lines and a classic house party feel.

Continuing Clancy’s long history of championing local live music, this predominantly WA line-up is a celebration of the incredible music our state has to offer, featuring both local legends and rising stars. Highlights include ARIA award winner Bob Evans, Melbourne festival fixtures Things of Stone and Wood, multi WAM award winner Grace Barbé, cheeky troubadour Peter Bibby, folk prodigy Jack Davies & The Bush Chooks and the beloved rock n blues sounds of Blue Shaddy.

It wouldn’t be the Fremantle Folk Festival without a few surprises too, such as the Chung Wah Chinese Orchestra and a giant pub choir led by Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie. Plus, don’t miss the Ring of Fire jam session, with a circle of musicians taking turns performing their favourite sing-a-longs.

There’s plenty of incredible live talent, delicious food and tasty craft beer for the grownups, plus there’ll also be a fully dedicated kids activity area. With kid-friendly workshops and shows in the Circus WA big top and Nature Play zone, the festival promises to be a sensory delight for all ages.

For the full line-up, head to

Tickets available via Clancy’s website and Oztix. Price includes booking fees.

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