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A Massive AC/DC-Inspired Festival Is Taking Over The Streets Of Freo Next Year

byTroy Mutton
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It would seem Western Australia’s Premier Mark McGowan might just be AC/DC’s biggest fan after announcing yesterday a massive new outdoor event inspired by the iconic rock’n’rollers will take in place in May next year.

High Voltage is a new celebration of music, community and the spirit of Bon Scott, scheduled to rock all around the streets of Fremantle on Sunday 7 May.

“High Voltage is a one-day, all-new rock and roll event featuring musicians, artists and performers on decked out roving stages touring the heart of Fremantle on a circle route, as well as headlining across numerous music zones in Fremantle and South Fremantle,” said Mr McGowan at a joint press conference with Tourism WA.

High Voltage Fremantle

The family-focused musical processions will traverse multiple stages, genres and fan zones through the port city, including Fremantle Oval, South Beach and Esplanade Park.

It follows on 2020’s epic Highway To Hell, dubbed the world’s longest stage after Canning Highway was transformed into a 10km music route, attracting almost 145,000 people.

“We know that we have a vast array of talent here in WA and this event is a wonderful celebration of local hero, AC/DC’s Bon Scott,” said Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman. “I am delighted to hear that the McGowan Government is supporting a new cultural event that will bring people together and help us connect.”

The festival will be a State-owned event delivered by Tourism WA, produced by Perth Festival‘s new out-of-season Special Projects arm, with an eye towards becoming an annual event.

The full program will be revealed in March 2023, and you can visit highvoltage.com.au for more info.

Image Credit: Mark McGowan / Tourism WA