Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; Science

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    High Voltage set to supercharge streets of Fremantle on Sunday

    30/04/2023 8:00 AM
    • Countdown is on to homegrown WA music event High Voltage on Sunday 7 May
    • More than 50 performances along 5km roving festival street circuit across three hubs
    • Australian musical acts, including Diesel, Body Type, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks and Eddie Perfect to perform songs made famous by AC/DC frontman Bon Scott throughout streets of Fremantle
    • Bon Scott-inspired tribute event delivered by the McGowan Government

    The countdown to High Voltage is on, with just one week to go until the Hells Bells toll and a stellar line-up of Australian musicians celebrate Bon Scott and electrify the streets of Fremantle.


    High Voltage is a free one-day rock and roll event, with Australian musicians and artists performing their own unique cover versions of hits made famous by legendary AC/DC singer and Fremantle local Bon Scott, plus their own powerhouse originals.


    Performances will tour the heart of Fremantle as part of a roving festival circuit, from the back of trucks that have been converted into mobile stages, with the procession to pass through three stationary music zones across the port city and in South Fremantle.


    The star-studded line-up includes Diesel, Katy Steele, Body Type, Eddie Perfect, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, Dan Sultan, Natalie Gillespie and the Southern River Band.


    Fremantle Oval will be the venue for all music fans, where great musical acts will 'power up' on the ground to a fanfare of pipers, flames and Bon Scott-inspired energy to entertain the crowd both before and after the trucks depart on their street circuit.


    From Fremantle Oval, the trucks will head down the popular South Terrace strip towards Wilson Park at South Beach, the second music zone which will feature indie music artists and allow fans to enjoy the ultimate beachside Sunday afternoon while soaking up the ambience of the 70's era of Bon Scott.


    The trucks then go up Marine Parade before looping around Esplanade Reserve, past the Bon Scott statue, on their way back to Fremantle Oval. The Esplanade Reserve is the festivals' third music zone for the youngest fans and their families, hosting a range of supercharged family-friendly activities and music to energise audiences of all ages.


    Thousands are expected to flock to this free celebration of music, community and the spirit of Bon Scott, which is intended to become a major annual tourism event.


    High Voltage is a homegrown, State-owned event delivered by Tourism WA and produced by Perth Festival's new out-of-season Special Projects arm.


    For more information, including the line-up, transport information, and the best locations to watch the entertainment, visit highvoltage.com.au.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "This massive, free, outdoor family festival of rock and roll in tribute to the late, great Bon Scott is an unmissable event that celebrates this iconic Western Australian in a truly Western Australian way.


    "I encourage all music fans to head to Freo this time next week to see High Voltage electrify the streets of the beautiful port city.


    "My Government is pleased to deliver this unique homegrown event, and I am looking forward to ringing the Hells Bells to officially mark the moment the High Voltage mobile stages start rock n' rolling through the streets of Fremantle next Sunday."


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:


    "High Voltage is a proudly Western Australian event that promises to pay an incredible tribute to the legendary music of former AC/DC frontman and Fremantle resident Bon Scott.


    "High Voltage presents a fantastic opportunity for not only the people of Perth, but also those who are travelling here from across WA and out of State, to share in a unique homage to one of the world's greatest rock n' roll performers.


    "Delivering uniquely Western Australian, homegrown events is all part of our strategy to drive more visitors to our state to support local tourism and hospitality businesses and inject millions into the WA economy."


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "West Aussies love their rock and roll and this event in the heart of Fremantle is another exciting boost to the port city's vibrant arts and music scene.


    "Following on from the huge success of Highway to Hell in 2020, it's great we can put on another electrifying celebration of the music of Bon Scott and AC/DC for everyone to enjoy.


    "I am looking forward to hearing some fantastic music together with my family and enjoying the vibrancy of this wonderful, and free community event."


    Comments attributed to Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk:


    "A week to go until the streets of Fremantle are transformed to celebrate the life and music of Bon Scott, who locals liked to claim as one of their own.


    "High Voltage promises to be a fun, free day out, with plenty of entertainment for even the littlest of AC/DC fans.  Don't miss it."

    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Tourism Minister's Office - 6552 6500

    Culture and the Arts Minister's office - 6552 5400