John Butler tells Gas Industry to
Announces a huge Margaret River Concert
As reported last Wednesday, Musician John Butler announced a massive Frack Off! Concert on Saturday 26th November in Margaret River to raise awareness about the onshore gas industry in WA’s Southwest and fracking throughout the state.
Tickets for that concert event sold out within 2 days!
A second concert event is announced today to take place the following day, Sunday November 27th at the same location, 3 Oceans Winery, www.3oceans.com.au , located between Busselton and Margaret River on the Bussell Highway. Tickets are on sale this Friday September 30th from www.3oceans.oztix.com.au
With tickets set at just $20 for adults we urge interested folk to get in quick so as not to miss out.
The John Butler Trio will be joined by the beloved Pigram Brothers from Broome, representing the Kimberley region, Mama Kin and Ten Cent Shooters both from Margaret River. Perth based actor and comedian Peter Rowsthorn will MC the event. The low cost concert event will take place on Saturday November 26th (SOLD OUT) and Sunday November 27th (ON SALE) at 3 Oceans Winery, between Busselton and Margaret River on the Bussell Highway www.3oceans.com.au .
Frack Off! presented by Jarrah Records, Gasfield Free Southwest and Lock the Gate will highlight the onshore gas industry’s current push to explore and drill in exploration leases covering nearly 50 million hectares of the state from the Southwest to the Mid West and the Kimberley.
Mr Butler who lives in the Southwest said the gas industry was moving into the region at a rapid pace and was targeting the biodiversity rich Whicher Range just 30km from Margaret River.
John Butler said today,
The ticket price is really cheap because we want as many people as possible to come along and get informed about what the gas industry has planned for our region and our state. We want the community to be empowered by knowing that we have a voice in this, and that there is something we can do about it. We can tell the gas industry to Frack Off! We can run these pirates out of town.
Several speakers will address the crowd at the FRACK OFF! Concert including Dayne Pratzky, star of the documentary ‘Frackman’, who will explain the impact of living on the frontline of the Queensland gas fields.
Lisa Chatwin Spokesperson for Gasfield Free Southwest, said the Whicher Range was a Priority One water resource area that supplied drinking water for the town of Margaret River.
Spokesperson for Lock the Gate in WA Jane Hammond said a growing number of communities across the state were declaring their districts off limits to fracking and other forms of unconventional gas extraction through Gasfield Free community declarations.
Frack Free Future campaign coordinator Jules Kirby said the election in March is a critical opportunity for Western Australians to turn back the unconventional gas industry’s invasion of their State.
Monies raised from ticket sales and from donations will go towards concert costs and the continued fight against invasive Onshore Gas Mining in WA. Artists are providing their services free and other services are being provided at reduced rates.
Frack Off! is supported by Gasfield Free Southwest WA , Lock The Gate, Environs Kimberley, Frack Free Future and The Wilderness Society.
FRACK OFF! Concert – Margaret River WA
Featuring John Butler Trio, The Pigram Brothers, Mama Kin, Ten Cent Shooters with MC Peter Rowsthorn
When: Saturday 26th November 2016 (SOLD OUT) & Sunday 27th November 2016 (ON SALE)
Where: 3 Oceans Winery, Cowaramup, WA www.3oceans.com.au
Time: 1.30pm until 7.30pm
Tickets go on sale from www.3oceans.oztix.com.au and are strictly limited.
How Much: Adults $20 plus Bf; Children Under 12 years $10 plus Bf: Babes in arms are free.
This is a licensed event – under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.