April 24-27, 2017
Down in tree-lined Pinjarra the scene was set for yet another wonderful weekend at the Fairbridge Festival. This year being the 25th anniversary saw an extra day added to the already action-packed festival and from all accounts this was joyously received by the festival-goers.
With a massive amount of amazing music, stalls, children's entertainment, workshops, food and fantastic people this had to be one of the best Fairbridge Festivals of all time.
Photography: Cole Maguire
Hell can freeze over and pigs (although, ironically, not in the case – yet – of Pink Floyd) do fly. And so it is after years of consternation, feuding and nit-picking that we see an as-close-as-we’ll-get-to-classic line-up of US rock behemoth Guns N’ Roses.
That’s not to say it ain’t fun, though. The sight of vocalist Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist, Duff McKagan, rubbing shoulders on a Perth stage wasn’t something a good majority of the 35,000 assembled would have expected to witness.
Pic: Nikolitsa Boutieros
For a week prior to Nick Cave’s arrival at Perth Arena, it seemed that God was in the house. Bruce Springsteen had played capacity shows for three nights, but as the lights dimmed and The Bad Seeds took the stage with Cave walking on last and taking a seat at the front of the stage, the New Boss was not the same as the Old Boss.
A fundraiser for Lifeline WA, this evening was called Bramfest Vol.2, a gig-gathering for Brameld’s family, friends and musicians to remember him in music. By Bob Gordon