Join John Butler, Missy Higgins, Dr. Bob Brown and special guests from the Kimberley in the heart of Fremantle, Perth, 24th February to support the campaign against the proposed gas refinery at James Price Point.
Music icons unite for concert for the Kimberley
February 6, 2013
Australian music icons the John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins and Ball Park Music will join special guest, Sea Shepherd director Bob Brown, for a concert in Fremantle to raise awareness about the continued plight to protect the Kimberley.
The free, open-air concert will be held at 1.30pm at the Fremantle Esplanade on February 24 and will feature a protest march through the town.
“This concert and rally is a call to arms for all West Australians to stand up and protect one of our finest national treasures; The Kimberley,” said Butler.
The site under question, James Prices Point, is currently a point of political contention as oil and gas giants Woodside, Shell, BHP Billiton, BP, Mitsubishi and Mitsui move forward with their plans to build Australia’s biggest industrial development on the site.
James Price Point is part of the Kimberley coast classed in the top 4% of the least touched marine environments in the world alongside the Arctic and Antarctic oceans.
Its pristine waters are home to the world’s largest humpback whale nursery, and threatened dolphins, sea turtles and dugongs. The region is also a significant Indigenous heritage site, home to the longest chain of dinosaur footprints on the planet, and has known populations of endangered bilby.
“I’m happy to help in any way. This is such an important issue, about a place very dear to my heart. Australians deserve to know that one our great wilderness’ is in serious danger of being destroyed forever,” said Higgins.
The concert and march will take place at Fremantle Esplanade from 1.30 – 6.30pm on February 24.