HIGHWAY TO HELL (Perth Festival) [Perth]
Sunday March 1, 2020 - 5:00 PM
Perth, Western Australia 6100
Mike Webb & Mike Levett
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
A Perth Festival commission
Presented in association with City of Melville, Town of East Fremantle and City of Fremantle
We’re reclaiming the iconic Canning Highway and turning it into the world’s longest stage for a day!
Bring the family and join us as we celebrate our city and its connection to iconic Aussie band AC/DC. From the Raffles Hotel to the Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge we’re closing the road to create a musical event that will have everyone singing along. Taking inspiration from the AC/DC song of the same name and Bon Scott’s connection to the area we’re paying homage to Highway to Hell.
It all kicks off at 4pm, with the convoy of flatbed trucks setting off at 5pm down the highway as moving stages for our huge line up of local, interstate and international musicians. From Aussie rock to Finnish folk, big band to symphonic sounds, artists as diverse as Pigram Brothers, Amyl and the Sniffers and Perth Symphony Orchestra will belt out their versions of AC/DC classics and other top tunes. Celebrate this free family event with a picnic along the highway, enjoying the show as it drives on by, get more music at one of our free outdoor performance venues or join in the passing parade and highway smoking as you cheer on the trucks on their Highway to Hell journey.
****Accessible viewing platform, audio description and Auslan interpreting available at Tompkins Park.