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FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK

Perth Festival Highway To Hell photo by Cam Campbell
Perth Festival Highway To Hell photo by Cam Campbell

If you haven’t heard about what’s going down on Canning Highway tomorrow afternoon, Sunday 1 March, you must have been living under a rock!

For those about to rock … we salute you!

This year’s Perth Festival closes with a massive tribute to AC/DC’s Bon Scott, which will see a whole host of local and international bands and artists rocking a 10km stretch of Canning Highway banging out Acca Dacca tunes all along the way.

There’s something for everyone in this free event including enough music to fill Perth’s Optus Stadium at least a hundred times over, food and beverages, arts, crafts, community events, kids activities, an attempt to break the world air guitar record at Tompkins Park and a bunch of after parties all up and down the highway.

Entry is free for the Canning Highway event, all you need to do is plan your day out, find your way there and have a rockin’ good time.

Performers along the Canning Highway route include Pigram Brothers / Dom Mariani with The Tommyhawks / Steve ‘N’ Seagulls / Carla Geneve with The Floors / Shonen Knife (Japan) / Odette Mercy with Mathas / Amyl and the Sniffers (Melb) / Abbe May with The Southern River Band.

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With this diversity of performers there’s sure to be some new takes on the AC/DC songbook as well as some old school rock and roll.

Don’t forget, Canning Highway will be closed from The Raffles to The Freo Container Rainbow for this event so getting there is going to require something a bit more inventive and ecologically friendly than just hopping in your car. 

Walking, cycling, driving or public transport are all options.  But moaning about the highway being closed and staying home is not!

Remember, it’s a long way to the top if you want a sausage roll and, sometimes, rock and roll takes a bit of commitment.  Trust us, this one will be worth it.

We salute you!

For detailed information on how to get there, click here.

Start to finish route for the day is here.

Here are the programs for each zone and, if you need to know more, visit the Perth Festival site here.

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