Falls Downtown Fremantle Raises the Festival Bar
January 8, 2017 Leave a comment
Freo has been blessed with some great music festivals from Blues and Roots, to Laneways, to Hidden Treasures. FOften estivals in the Fremantle CBD have been contested as to how much benefit they are to the city and the Fremantle community.
The Falls Festival this weekend in Fremantle I thought was an innovative new model for a Fremantle festival that I really liked. From the pass outs to the 7000-8000 extra people who came to Freo each day, to the inclusion of nearby businesses in the Festival including MANY 6160, to the clever adaption of well known CBD spaces (that aren’t the Esplanade!), I thought it was a fun model that worked both for the punters and for Freo community and businesses too.
I only got to pop in for an hour or so over the weekend but what I liked from my quick snaps below is that Kings Sq and William Street look almost unrecognisable. Well done, I think Falls Downtown Fremantle has raised the festival bar.