Cockburn Gazette - - HEALTH WATCH -

MAG­PIES are usu­ally con­sid­ered the bad boys of Aus­tralian skies, but visi­tors to Fre­man­tle over the Easter long week­end will need to keep an eye out for a par­tic­u­larly re­bel­lious pair of cock­a­toos.

All the way from the United King­dom, Sur­real McCoy and their Hell’s Cockies will fly into town for the Fre­man­tle Street Arts Fes­ti­val and the act’s Mike Rowan said pa­trons should be­ware of the cheeky and some­times down­right rude pair.

“I am a Scots­man and it took me a while to re­alise that cockies are ac­tu­ally the real hooli­gans of the bush,” he said.

“I re­ally like all our char­ac­ters to be po­lit­i­cally in­cor­rect. I don't want pret­ti­ness, I want squeals of glee and ter­ror, so the nat­u­ral pro­gres­sion for the Cockies was to be­come ‘Hell's Cockies’, bikies from the bush.

“We have per­formed all around the world and though I can think of other great fes­ti­vals I can think of none bet­ter than Fre­man­tle Street Arts.

“We feel enor­mously flat­tered to have been asked back again.”

Hell’s Cockies will be at Lit­tle Crea­tures Brew­ery on April 15 and 17 and the Es­planade Ho­tel on April 15, 16 and 17.

The Fre­man­tle Street Arts Fes­ti­val is on April 13 to 17.

Visit www.fre­mantlestory. for show times.

Hell’s Cockies will be in the Fre­man­tle Street Arts Fes­ti­val.

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