Flying by seat of its pants
FLY by Night is calling on the community to make a contribution to keep live music alive in Fremantle.
Fly By Night board of directors chairman Steve Wells said the venue was currently between a rock and a hard place.
“Fremantle Council making the decision to sell Victoria Hall and the grant to extend the lease until October has meant we’ve had uncertainty in booking acts,” she said.
“Often you need three months in advance notice to book an act and do promotion.
“Since the whole thing happened there has been a downturn in bookings.
“As a result we have had less revenue than expected. We decided regardless of what happens we need more funds so we can operate in the future, which is why we started crowdfunding.”
Currently the GoFundMe page has raised more than $5400.
Mr Wells said any contribution will make a difference.
“Without significant funding the Fly could fold or operations be severely compromised,” he said.
“Many great acts have come through the Fly.
“We have supported Toby Beard, who now tours the world as an indie performer; Rob Walker and Stella Donnelly have all gone through the Fly.
“Come and see the shows; we’ve got so many exciting things happening in October, including the Pretty Things performing.”