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A crowd cheering a band on stage with the Raffles Hotel in the background

Photo: Highway hullabaloo: three Canning Highway local governments — City of Fremantle, Town of East Fremantle and the City of Melville — are helping stage Highway to Hell

The City of Fremantle, Town of East Fremantle and the City of Melville are cooperating to close Canning Highway to traffic on Sunday 1 March to help stage Highway to Hell, a moving musical tribute to the music of AC/DC.

The free event will be the closing performance of the 2020 Perth Festival and celebrate the late AC/DC singer Bon Scott and his links with WA.

Scott was born in Scotland but grew up in Fremantle and was laid to rest at Fremantle Cemetery following his death in 1980.

Highway to Hell will be a travelling musical tribute along Canning Highway — from the Raffles Hotel to the Old Fremantle Traffic Bridge — inspired by the AC/DC song of the same name.

It will showcase local, national and international acts who will perform AC/DC songs as they move along the 10km route on flatbed trucks.

The highway will be closed to traffic to allow visitors and families to set up picnics from 3pm along the northern side of Canning Highway before the main performance program begins at 5 pm.

To add to the festive atmosphere, hospitality businesses along the route will be open with extended trading permits.


Page reviewed 07 September 2021