Bon Scott Statue Set for Tentative Unveiling in Summer 2014
The Kirriemuir Herald reports the annual Bon Scott rock celebration, which is aptly named Bon Fest, is being moved from its May 2014 dates to Aug. 15-17 in hopes that the rescheduling will coincide with the town’s planned unveiling of the Bon Scott statue.
DD8 music organizer Graham Galloway expects attendance to boom at the celebration. “I think we will definitely be going ahead and offering camping at next year’s event,” he said. “Purely because of the accomodation situation in the town and the lack of beds for so many people coming into the area for the festival.”
Another fundraiser for the Bon Scott statue is slated for October, with the AC/DC tribute band Volts expected to perform at the Town Hall during the event. All proceeds will go to the statue fund. Scott, the late AC/DC frontman who died in 1980 from alcohol poisoning, was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland. He left Scotland in 1952 as his family moved to Claremont, Australia. A statue in Claremont was erected in 2008, and the monument is located at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
Although he passed at 33, Scott left an indelible mark in the annals of music history, as sang on AC/DC’s first six studio albums, which included the band’s classic efforts ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ and ‘Highway to Hell.’ Fans interested in donating to the statue fund can check out DD8 Music’s official site.