Big names headline festival

Pete Stone and Abbe May look forward to this year’s Fremantle Festival. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d441888
Pete Stone and Abbe May look forward to this year’s Fremantle Festival. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d441888

Stopping in town as part of a national tour, award-winning musician Katie Noonan will join a 10-show town hall program that also includes a performance from rising star Abbe May.

May said she was �tremendously excited and honoured� to be a part of the line-up.

�I love WA and I spend lot of my time in Fremantle, so to be part of such a cool festival is exciting,� she said.

�I will be interviewing and performing with some of WA�s most brilliant and fascinating artists.

�It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to not only hear this great music, but to gain insight into the stories behind some of WA�s best artists� successes, failures and incredible works.�

The program includes a number of comedy shows, including Sami Shah and the Biggest Comedy Show on Earth, as well as the Australasian Same Sex Dance Championships and Halloween Ball, and the Fremantle Festival closing party.

City of Fremantle arts and culture manager Pete Stone said it was a great event that would bolster an already extremely popular festival.

�This year we are refocusing the festival on Fremantle Town Hall and exploding out from there with events right across the city,� he said.

�I think the Biggest Comedy Show on Earth, featuring 10 international and national comics from the Comedy Store doing 10 minutes slots each, will be a ripping highlight.�

The Fremantle Festival runs from October 23 to November 1. Visit www.fremantlestory.com.au/fremantlefestival for more.