Band aid solution
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, including Mosman Park guitarist Ian Campbell, will raise money for disadvantaged youth in the area assisted by the City of Fremantle and the Fremantle Foundation.
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”.
He said the Fremantle Foundation was a great organisation and they were proud to have the opportunity to raise funds for Fremantle’s underprivileged children.
“The line-up is awesome: we have SXNI delivering a memorable set inspired by Aussie legends INXS, we have Bono, also known as Steve Parkin, as MC and we have Oats Supply bringing the night to a climax, delivering an inspiring tribute to all things ’80s and the artists who gave their time for Live Aid,” he said.
“Punters can expect to come in costume to attend a night of high nostalgia, comedy and awesome live music, as well as being transported back to 1985.
“They’ll relive a pivotal moment in history and share it with a heaving pastel-clad gaggle of like-minded brethren.
“Freo Aid will be a fantastic opportunity to dress up and celebrate a historic event with a very festive crowd.”