Perform at Highway to Hell

A chance to share your unique spin on AC/DC

Perth Festival is throwing open its doors and welcoming pitches from artists, performing arts groups, schools, community groups and beyond to participate in Highway to Hell. This is your festival, and we want to celebrate the breadth of talent around Western Australia alongside the genius that is AC/DC.

About the opportunity

Artists, performing arts groups, schools, community choirs and  groups selected through the pitching process will be invited to perform at the event – at one of the four performance zones or somewhere along the Highway. 

Each group will be given at least one timeslot in which to perform during the day. Performance slots will be approximately 10 minutes in duration.

Each performance should be directly related to AC/DC. This doesn’t mean you need to perform AC/DC songs, so get creative. All ideas are welcome, we want to showcase the breadth of how people engage with AC/DC. Maybe it’s an Irish dancing group performing to Thunderstruck, a school choir singing High Voltage or a poet with an ode to Bon Scott. No idea is too crazy. As long as it is directly related to AC/DC, we want to hear about it.

In planning your pitch, remember that performances will be outdoors, and the event is being held in early March so the temperature will be warm.

Perth Festival will consider honorarium payments to participating groups in consideration of their involvement and expenses incurred

About the event

Highway to Hell is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for residents to ‘reclaim’ the Canning Highway for a day of live performances and other exciting and family-friendly activities.  Taking inspiration from the AC/DC song of the same name, Highway to Hell will involve closing a 10km stretch of the Canning Highway from Canning Bridge in Applecross to Queen Victoria St in Fremantle to create the world’s longest stage and Perth’s playground for a day. There will be live music performances on the back of slow-moving trucks and at key zones along the Highway, including Tompkins Park in Melville, opposite The Leopold Hotel in Bicton and under the Rainbow in Fremantle.

How to get involved

To pitch your performance for inclusion in Highway to Hell you need to:

  • Complete the form below
  • Upload a video of your work (max duration 4 minutes). This can be a video of a past performance, a rehearsal or anything of your group that gives us an idea of who you are and what you do.
  • Agree to the Project Terms & Conditions

Please note that performances will be curated, and submission of a Pitch does not guarantee that your group will be selected to participate.

Key dates

Friday 1 November 2019 Pitches Open

Monday 16 December 2019 Pitches Close

Monday 20 January 2020 Confirmation of participation in Highway to Hell

1 March 2020 Highway to Hell