Perth will shut down a stretch of one of its highways next year to create a Highway To Hell in honour of AC/DC’s Bon Scott.
The event has been announced as the finale of Perth Festival, with 10km of highway between the Canning and Fremantle traffic bridges closed on March 1 for live performances and more.
Perth’s Highway To Hell, aka “the world’s longest stage”, will feature Shonen Knife, Amyl & The Sniffers, Steve N Seagulls, WA Police Pipe Band, Perth Symphony Orchestra and Pigram Brothers performing AC/DC tracks on the back of moving semi-trailers, with the event running from 5:30pm – 8pm.
“For years, Bon walked this iconic southern stretch of Canning Highway from the Leopold Hotel in Palmyra to Fremantle, and AC/DC lit up the Raffles Hotel with legendary gigs,” Perth Festival artistic director Iain Grandage said.
“Now we’re closing the highway, all 10km of it, for one special day designed for families and fans alike.
“The idea of closing down the highway to celebrate a favourite son is an exciting way to celebrate our city and bring the curtain down on the 2020 Festival. Everyone is invited. As Bon Scott sings in the song that inspired this event, ‘And all my friends are gonna be there too.’”
Head to the Perth Festival website for more details.