There is a dedicated, diverse music scene in Fremantle. Appreciate the dazzling arts of the many talented buskers on the streets of Fremantle. Enjoy live music every day of the week, in the numerous fantastic bars and hotels, each one friendly and interested in helping you to enjoy your time in Fremantle!
FREO is alive and vibrant throughout the week, but at the weekends it really is pulsating with crowds of happy humans who come out to enjoy life and socialise. Join in at a dance, music event, festival, market, show, performance or top class concert.
Learn to perform or learn to play a musical instrument right here in Fremantle...you can participate at any level.
A celebratory atmosphere is all around as you stroll through Fremantle.
Watch the buskers perform outside the Fremantle Markets, take a stroll in Esplanade Park, wander around the vibrant Fishing Boat Harbour, stop for lunch on the bustling Cappuccino Strip, meander through the Markets, shop in the unique boutique stores, have a cold beer in the pub, have a swim at one of the beautiful beaches... and listen to the music of Fremantle all around you.
There is much to do in Fremantle in the evenings:
Fremantle boasts a vibrant live music scene with many local performers and venues. Popular live music venues include the Fremantle Arts Centre, Mojo's, Clancy's Fish Pub and The Fly By Night Club, all of which host local and touring performers.
Bon Scott, lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, lived in Fremantle as a boy. In 2009, a statue of Bon Scott, was erected at the Fishing Boat Harbour. Bon Scott was actually born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, but his family moved to Australia and he lived in Fremantle when he was ten.
Singer-songwriter John Butler (frontman of the John Butler Trio) lived in Fremantle during his teenage years, and he started his music career busking in the city's streets.
John Butler Trio
Former John Butler Trio member Gavin Shoesmith is also based in Fremantle with his band The Groovesmiths. The band is recognised for its unique style and awe inspiring live performances, blending strong elements of Reggae, Jazz, and Hip-Hop into traditional Blues and Roots music.
The City of Fremantle Symphony Orchestra, which started in 1961, is a non-profit community orchestra with approximately 60 amateur musicians. The Orchestra performs around 5 concerts every year both locally and further south. In 2011 the orchestra celebrated its 50th birthday with gala concerts.
Fremantle Symphony Orchestra
"The Fly By Night Musicians Club is a an iconic venue which has a rich history of musicians, actors, comedians, and even circus performers who have showcased their talent on the Fly's stage over the last 20 years with local, national and international artists performing at the club.
The Fly by Night Musicians Club is a not for profit community musicians club and music venue located in the heart of Fremantle. This building now run by the Na
tional Trust of Australia was originally constructed in 1895–96."
The Fly has provided a launch pad for many local bands since 1986 including some of WA’s biggest exports… John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Eskimo Joe, San Sisco, The Panics, Tame Impala, End Of Fashion… and many more who have started off their careers with the assistance of the clubs facilities. VICTORIA HALL BUILDING 179 High Street, Fremantle, 6160
Tel: (08) 9430 5208
Fly By Night Musicians Club
Music Events @ Fremantle Arts Centre
From October to March, every Sunday afternoon, this free outdoor community event is well frequented. There is a great live music line up of local acts and touring artists. This is a wonderful family friendly venue. Relax in the shaded grounds with a picnic lunch or pick up lunch from the cafe as you enjoy the music and company.
Address: Fremantle Arts Centre, Finnerty St , Fremantle
Telephone: 9432 9555
Website: Fremantle Arts Centre
Hidden Treasures - Fremantle's Winter Music Series
Hidden Treasures will light a spark in your winter night with music, yarns, and shenanigans.
Every Thursday night in July!
Visit Hidden Treasures on Facebook
Freo Royale brings the Fringe to Freo: Feb 100 shows, 10 venues promoting Cabaret, Theatre, Comedy, Music and Art. Kings Square Common transforms into the hub of the festival with a pop-up bar, delicious food and markets.
Freo Royale on Facebook
St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Feb
St. Jerome's Laneway Festival is about leading new and revered seminal music. The festival has always been interested in finding what's fresh and bringing it to unique settings and surrounds to be appreciated by music lovers.
Laneway Festival on Facebook
Fremantle's Pubs, Breweries and Licensed hotels are among the best in Western Australia. The port city has the best draughts from around the globe as well as the tastiest brew from right here in Fremantle.
Gypsy Tapas HouseAddress: 3/124 High St, Fremantle
Telephone: 9336 7135
Website: Gypsy Tapas House
Little Creatures Loft
The Little Creatures Loft hosts Fremantle’s only Saturday night comedy show. Featuring local, national, and international comedians.
Address: 40 Mews Road,
Fremantle, WA 6160
ph: 1300 LIVE COMEDY
Fremantle Comedy - Fremantle Stand Up ComedyFremantle Comedy Factory
Open Mic Comedy Night every Thursday at the Sail and Anchor.
$5 entry, 12 comedians, guaranteed laughs....
Address: 64 South Terrace, Fremantle
Telephone: (08) 9431 1666
Check out WA’s up and coming comedy talent!
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Street performance or busking is the practice of performing in public places, for gratuities, which are generally in the form of money and edibles. People engaging in this practice are called street performers, buskers, street musicians, minstrels, or troubadours. Street performance dates back to antiquity, and occurs all over the world.
Performances can be just about anything that people find entertaining. Performers may do acrobatics, animal tricks, balloon twisting, card tricks, caricatures, clowning, comedy, contortions and escapes, dance, singing, fire eating, fire breathing, fortune-telling, juggling, magic, mime and a mime variation where the artist performs as a living statue, musical performance, puppeteering... [wikipedia: street performance]
Information on Busking in Fremantle can be found at the City of Fremantle's Website:
Filming & Busking in Fremantle
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