Perth Festival‘s Highway to Hell has announced that End of Fashion will replace Dan Sultan on Sunday, after the latter withdrew from all upcoming shows following an indecent assault charge. Closing 10km of Canning Highway for the world’s longest stage to create Perth’s playground for the day, Highway to Hell is set to kick off from 4pm this Sunday, March 1.
Celebrating Perth’s connection to Bon Scott, the original, Freo-raised frontman of legendary Aussie rock band AC/DC, the moving concert will make its way from Canning Bridge to Fremantle.
Presented in partnership with the City of Melville, City of Fremantle and Town of East Fremantle this music spectacular is free and family friendly.
Local, interstate and international acts will belt out their versions of AC/DC classics from stages on eight semi-trailer trucks. From Aussie rock to Finnish folk, saltwater sounds to soulful strains, artists are as diverse as Broome’s Pigram Brothers, Melbourne’s Amyl and the Sniffers, Japan’s Shonen Knife and WA’s Abbe May fronting The Southern River Band. Dom Mariani with The Tommyhawks, Steve ‘N’ Seagulls, Carla Geneve with The Floors, and Odette Mercy with Mathas are more names among the trucks line-up for the day. All bands will be performing AC/DC songs only, in their unique styles, to give Scott the epic tribute he deserves.
The latest addition to the line up, End of Fashion, have played shows and festivals all around the world with some of music’s greats and are set to take to the Tompkins Park Zone at 7.15pm. After testing out new music in 2019 to two packed out shows at Fremantle’s Aardvark venue, they’re diving straight back into the studio to record a brand new album. They’re a hell of a live act.
Among the unique collaborations of the day, we’ll also see performances from Mojo Juju and the WAAPA Gospel Choir and Perth’s mass Air Guitar World Record Attempt. There will also be roving street performers, live bands, high voltage performance poets, community choirs, dance troupes, kids’ activities, special meal offerings and exhibitions.
Apart from the Canning Bridge and Tompkins Park zones, there will also be entertainment in The Valley zone which runs from Stock Road to Petra Street in Palmyra, and The Rainbow zone from May Street in East Fremantle to the sea container ‘rainbow’ between Stirling Highway bridge and the Queen Victoria Street bridge in Fremantle. Transperth will provide shuttle buses from Bull Creek, Murdoch University (operating as a Park & Ride) and Fremantle Train Station.
Keep scrolling down for maps and playing times at all zones.
Highway to Hell will make its way along Canning Highway, passing through four zones, starting at 4pm on Sunday, March 1. More details of Perth Festival and Highway to Hell, including maps, schedules and transport tips HERE.