Rock nos­tal­gia aids Freo youth

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

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.

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