Fremantle Music Scene

Live music in Fremantle?

The Fremantle Music Scene is a happening place with plenty of history behind the venues. 

It's a fantastic hub to catch local, live acts and we know you're keen to hit the streets so let us quickly tell you.

Fremantle live music venues

The Railway Hotel leads the live music scene when it comes to exploring all live music. Certainly the venue to keep an eye on when it comes to chasing some Fremantle live music near you.

So good in fact. Here's a deeper insight to of what to expect from The Railway Hotel Fremantle.

The Railway Hotel Fremantle

Run by the same owner/operator and just around the corner from The Railway Hotel Fremantle is the more well known Swan Hotel.

To quote directly from their website: “The Basement is open to run live bands every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. It hosts a variety of genres of music including indie, punk, metal, hardcore, alternative and more.”

The Swan

Other Fremantle live music venues

If that’s not industrious enough for live music north of the tracks, there’s also Mojos Bar. On their website they declare: “Mojos Bar loves live original music seventeen days a week. It loves it local and foreign, hard and soft, new and old, obvious and obscure, friendly and furious... you get the idea.”

We popped our head in after our psychedelic Railway experience, and the place was still jam packed and thumping, and certainly a venue I’d be sure to visit when I’m in the area again.

Mojo's Bar

In the heart of Fremantle itself is the Flyby Night Musician’s Club. Back in the day I remembered catching Jeff Martin from The Tea Party performing solo at the Artillery Drill Hall, but just early 2015 the Flyby moved to the Victoria Hall Building, at 189 High Street.

Flyby have a long running history for local, live music as a not for profit community musicians club.

Fly By Night

The Fremantle Winter Music Festival


freo winter music festival poster

Last year’s winter festival poster

When talking to staff about the venue and local music it was hard to miss the excitement and anticipation around the up and coming RTRFM Winter Music Festival, to be held on the second Saturday of June.

This year will mark the 10th annual event. When tickets are available they will grant punters access to a host of venues, including Mojos Bar, The Railway and Swan Hotels, where some of Perth’s best bands and DJ’s will serenade the masses across multiple stages. If you’re in the area certainly keep your antennae tuned to this seaside festival.

Sleeping It Off

 If you’re going to be doing the Fremantle music scene with the band, or if you’re just chancing upon the area to catch some local, live music, there’s a handful of hostels around Freo so that you shouldn’t have to venture far to sleep it off.

Here we’ve listed what the Fremantle hostels we could find in the area with a price range on dorm style accommodation. Check the websites themselves (linked to their respective names) for more and most current info.

The Fremantle Hostel Backpackers have only just opened their doors in February 2015. A dorm bed here will set you back anywhere between $29 and $34. On High Street, Sundance Backpackers offer dorm beds between $28 to $31. The Pirates Backpackers is a small hostel/shared house on Essex Street, where dorm beds are between $29 and $31. Fremantle Prison YHA is a popular low key hostel which occupies the old 1850’s prison on Fairbairn Street. $26 to $34.

Fremantle Hostel

Catch a train to Fremantle.


Fremantle is a lucrative alternative from the inner Perth suburbs to catch live and local music. A train there is as simple as catching the outbound Fremantle Line and will cost you next to nothing. A plethora of bars and restaurants inhabit much of the beautiful inner Fremantle, and accomodation is certainly plentiful and varied.


If you have any experiences worth mentioning or we have forgot to mention someone or something from the Fremantle Live Music scene. Be sure to give us a comment below or in our forum.


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