What a fabulous tribute to the late, great Bon Scott.
In an incredible end to Perth Fest, more than 150,000 people turned up in black denim to pay tribute to iconic Aussie rock band AC/DC on Sunday, as they lined the streets of Canning Highway from Freo to Applecross.
They were there to hear eight awesome bands and artists (whilst riding on trucks along the 10 km stretch) perform covers of AC/DCs biggest hits to commemorate forty years since Bon Scott’s ashes were laid to rest in Freo Cemetery.
Not only was it an impressive turnout BUT a Guinness World Record was broken as more than three and a half thousand fans smashed the record for the biggest air guitar gathering as revellers strummed their hearts out to Highway to Hell, led by Air guitar champion, Alex Roberts… aka Jinja Assassin!
Perth Festival posted the Guinness World Record victory on their Instagram page:
YOU ROCK! We've done it – we smashed the world record for biggest air guitar gathering at 3722 people 🙌 Thanks for sharing the stage with us!
YOU ROCK! We've done it – we smashed the world record for biggest air guitar gathering at 3722 people 🙌 Thanks for sharing the stage with us! . . . . . . . . . . . . photo by @placeorpoint #perthfest #highwaytohell #airguitar #worldrecord #perthvibes #justanotherdayinwa #soperth #perthhappenings #perthcity #perthisok
And our own MLA David Templeman was there rocking out with Premier Mark McGowan... who tweeted all about it.
I can now officially declare:— Mark McGowan (@MarkMcGowanMP) March 1, 2020
Let there be rock! 🤘 pic.twitter.com/j88pgoNst8
Source: Instagram/PerthFestival/MarkMcGowan/Twitter/PhotoCredit: DavidKarsten