Music Icons Unite Over JPP Fight

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


Caitlin Irving


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.

  1. I attended the event in Fremantle yesterday and just want to congratulate you guys for raising awareness and with such an impact for the cause. It was great to see the passion and dedication to the beautiful Australian coastline – good on you guys – NO GAS HUB IN THE KIMBERLEY!!! – Peace out 🙂

    Comment by Lauren Webb on February 25, 2013 at 7:40 am

  2. This was such an amazing event yesterday !!! The turn out, vibe, and energy was just outstanding. All the volunteers and everyone that put this together did such an awesome job. And to everyone who was on the side of the streets watching us march or came down because they heard live music, I hope that you are now aware of what is happening and will stand with us!!

    Comment by Elisha Barrington on February 25, 2013 at 10:24 am

  3. Where can I buy the t-shirts from the concert yesterday?

    Comment by Bianca on February 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

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