Freezefest 2018 to raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease research

Ready to rock: Freezefest organiser Cael McLeish is calling on music lovers to head to the Burlington Hotel Indi Bar on July 22. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Ready to rock: Freezefest organiser Cael McLeish is calling on music lovers to head to the Burlington Hotel Indi Bar on July 22. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Organisers of the second annual Freezefest: Fundraising Event for Motor Neurone Disease are hoping for this year’s event to be even bigger than last year’s. 

Freezefest 2018 will wow audiences at the Burlington Hotel Indi Bar, on Eliot Street, from 2pm on Sunday, July 22. 

Local acts performing at this year’s festival will include Single DAD Society, Tori-Rae, NitroNet, and Volatus. 

Event organiser and Volatus band member Cael McLeish said he wanted to up the ante this time around. 

“I am hoping it has the same level of excitement as last year, but with more established artists this year than we had last year,” he said. 

“That should hopefully get more crowd members and get more people having a great time.” 

The 19-year-old said Motor Neurone Disease research was a cause close to his heart. 

“My grandfather was diagnosed with MND in February 2017. A lot of people hadn’t heard of it at the time so I decided to do something about it,” he said. 

“I am hoping to get across what Motor Neurone Disease is and what it can do to a person because, from November 2016 to February 2017, I watched my grandfather slowly lose all of his characteristics, he lost everything.

“I hope this event says to the youth of Bunbury that if you have enough will to do something there is always a way to do it, and hopefully people will get behind you.” 

Tickets for the event are $20, while raffle tickets at the door are $5. 

Visit the Freezefest Benefit Concert Facebook page for more details. 

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