Gus’s Bar namesake, Gus Atkins, has been an integral part of Fairbridge Festival for 24 years. He is a foundation member of the festival and has been a huge contributor to what Fairbridge Festival is today.
Fairbridge Festival Patron, Gina William first discovered Fairbridge Festival in 2001 when she was invited to perform there after winning the Indigenous category of the WA Song Contest (now the WAM Song of the Year). Ever since then, Gina has been a regular attendee of the festival and loves to bring her children; Lauren, Bella and Tommy along with her to enjoy the magic that Fairbridge Festival offers.
The year 1992 seems like a lifetime ago, but 1992 was the year when Wendy Corrick first became involved with Fairbridge Festival. Wendy had an involvement with the festival, for an astonishing 16 years as, festival manager up until 2008. She placed massive importance in having a strong children’s program. A special moment for Wendy was experiencing the festival vibes with her husband and three children. The family-friendly element is special for Wendy, as she loves the idea that twenty-five years later these young children are now taking their young children to Fairbridge Festival.
Louise Vermeulen has been a member of the Fairbridge Festival family for fifteen years, and began her current job as the festival’s ticketing manager in 2009. Louise sees Fairbridge Festival as a ‘no-judgement’ environment and looks forward to spending time with the rest of the festival team and patrons, seeing everyone’s smiling faces. Louise absolutely loves being a part of the operations group and working with the great crew.
For Louise Jonasson – marketing coordinator of major sponsor, Getaway Outdoors –Fairbridge Festival has become an annual pilgrimage. She never imagined that she would be mixing her work with a music festival, but after four years, she is still attending and running Cosy Camping and the Getaway Outdoors festival shop.