The West Australian

John Butler live. Credit: John Koh/The West Australian, John Koh. Picture: John Koh

Margaret River-based musician John Butler will return to his activist roots with a gig in town later this month to help raise funds for the fight against a proposed five-star resort on the coast.

The Preserve Gnarabup fundraiser will see the region’s leading musicians take the stage at The River on August 27, with all money raised going into a kitty planned to help compensate developers if the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River council backs a contentious rezoning amendment.

Among those joining Butler will be Dan White, reformed local legends Beeva Feeva, Salt Water Duo, Moody Cows, and the Margaret River Ukulele Group.

“Come and join us for a night of awesome music and fun,” Preserve Gnarabup spokeswoman Beth Carlessi said.

“Show your support for preserving this pristine part of the coastline that we all love,” Preserve Gnarabup spokeswoman Beth Carlessi said. The group is raising contributions for an expected $5.5 million compensation bill if land parcels owned by the developer are rezoned to nature reserve.

Tickets are $20 per adult and $50 for families of four for the show which starts at 5.30pm.

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