West Coast Blues 'N' Roots Festival - CANCELLED
Organisers of the West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots festival have abandoned plans to revive the event in 2017 after a 12-month hiatus. The festival was not held this year, ending 12 consecutive years of bringing music legends to Fremantle. Promoters Sunset Events had planned to re-launch the popular event next year under the new name of Freo’s Blues, Roots and Beyond.It was planned to return to Fremantle Esplanade, where it was held from 2005-09 before shifting to Fremantle Oval in 2010. But an announcement on the West Coast Blues n Roots Facebook page tonight said approvals would not be obtained in time to present the event in 2017. "We are working with the City of Fremantle with the aim of obtaining approvals for the space for 2018," the statement said. "We are truly sorry to all the festival's loyal supporters that we aren't able to produce the event for 2017."