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

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

�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.�

Not just for the musicians, 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, which 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.

�This year we are delivering a focused program that will attract people in to the centre of town and then encourage them to explore the city by engaging with several artforms across many venues.�

The Fremantle Festival runs from October 23 to November 1.