Eighties to the rescue

Performer Will Axten takes flight as Fremantle councillors Jon Strachan, Rachel Pemberton, Josh Wilson and a seated Mayor Brad Pettitt watch on. Picture: Jon Hewson d439612
Performer Will Axten takes flight as Fremantle councillors Jon Strachan, Rachel Pemberton, Josh Wilson and a seated Mayor Brad Pettitt watch on. Picture: Jon Hewson d439612

Live Aid had an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion as the biggest musicians of the day looked to bring the world together to raise funds and awareness for the hungry in Africa.

Almost 30 years later to the day, a collection of musicians will converge on Fremantle, bringing the sounds of Freddie Mercury, U2 and INXS back to the stage for Freo Aid.

The brainchild of �80s tribute band Oats Supply with the help of the City of Fremantle and the Fremantle Foundation, the event will raise money for disadvantaged youth in the area.

Oats Supply member Angelo Saxon said Live Aid was the ultimate event in the �80s and now the jewel in the crown of �80s nostalgia.

�The line-up is awesome; we have SXNI delivering a memorable set inspired by Aussie legends INXS, we have Bono, also known as Steve Parkin, as MC and we have Oats Supply bringing the night to a climax, delivering an inspiring tribute to all things �80s and the artists who gave their time for Live Aid,� he said.

�The Fremantle Foundation is a great organisation and Oats Supply is proud to have the opportunity to raise funds for Fremantle�s underprivileged children.�

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said Live Aid was a pivotal event in his teenage years and it was great to see the model being used to support those in need in Fremantle.

Fremantle Foundation�s Dylan Smith said they were �delighted� when the organisers decided to raise funds for the Fremantle Foundation Fund for Children and Young People.

WHEN: July 18

WHERE: Fremantle Town Hall

WHO: Oats Supply, SXNI, UTube, Thomas Crane and more

TICKETS: Start from $70