Australian highway to become “world’s longest stage” for an AC/DC tribute

A 10km section of the Canning Highway in Perth will close next year for a Highway To Hell concert in tribute to AC/DC frontman, Bon Scott.

Occurring as the closing event of the 2020 Perth Festival, the stretch of road will be apparently become the world’s longest stage and feature both national and international bands.

An Australian highway will close next year for a Highway To Hell tribute concert for AC/DC frontman, Bon Scott, featuring Amyl and The Sniffers and more.

The stretch of highway is anecdotally referred to as the ‘Highway To Hell’ because of the sheer amount of fatal road crashes that have occurred on it, and is said to have inspired Scott’s 1979 hit of the same name. It was a road that Scott traveled down regularly in his youth, with AC/DC performing legendary gigs at the Raffles Hotel nearby.

Taking place forty years since the singer’s death, the concert will feature artists performing AC/DC covers on the back of moving trucks, as well as in venues along the route. The bill includes the likes of Amyl and The Sniffers, Shonen Knife, and more.

The event is designed for families and fans, and people are encouraged to have picnics along the highway and watch the rolling performances.

For more info, head over to the Perth Festival website.