Folk Festival returns to Fremantle

Class of 2018 Fremantle Folk Festival. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d488772 communitypix.com.au.
Class of 2018 Fremantle Folk Festival. Photo: Andrew Ritchie. d488772 communitypix.com.au.

GIVING children the chance to see real bands, not just film clips, is just one thing the Fremantle Folk Festival wants too achieve this year.

Festival director Tom Fisher said he wanted it to be a festival for everyone.

“The concept was to create a festival where all types were comfortable and would have a great time,” he said.

“We want to utilise the beautiful historic Princess May Park which is a fantastic space.

“We love the fact we have families on picnic rugs enjoying the main area acts whilst kids enjoy the activities and others go nuts to the bands on the pub stage.”

The festival, which features 90 per cent West Australian acts, will include Bob Evans, Things of Stone and Wood, Grace Barbe and Peter Bibby.

Mr Fisher said they were utilising the old boys school heritage hall with great interactive events.

“Sing along with Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie from Clancy’s pub choir,” he said.

“Being a limited 2,000 capacity it has homely boutique feel to it.”

The festival director said it was a tough environment event wise.

“I think it’s vital we preserve Freo’s rich cultural heritage through such things,” he said.

The festival is on December 1.