Rock nostalgia aids Freo youth
Angelo Saxon leaps up in anticipation of Freo Aid as Fremantle councillors Jon Strachan, Rachel Pemberton and Josh Wilson, and Mayor Brad Pettitt (front), look on. d439612 IN 1985, one musical event tried to change the world.
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 to the day, a collection of musicians will converge on Fremantle, bringing the likes 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”. “Punters can expect ... a night of high nostalgia, comedy and awesome live music,” he said.