BonFest seeks volunteers

A statue of Bon Scott will be unveiled at this year's BonFest.

A statue of Bon Scott will be unveiled at this year's BonFest.

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The organisers of BonFest in Kirriemuir are expecting this year’s event to be the best attended yet and are seeking extra volunteers to help out.

Celebrating its 10th year, the festival has grown in size and reputation, attracting AC/DC and music fans from around the world.

The event runs over three days, from Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1 and this year it is expected to attract more than usual interest with the unveiling of a statue of Bon Scott in the town.

It is the result of years of fund-raising by local group DD8 Music, who reached their £45,000 target with a successful crowdfunding appeal.

Bon Scott, who was born in 1946 and whose full name was Ronald Belford Scott, was lead singer with the Australian rock band AC/DC from 1974 until he died in 1980, aged just 33.

As as a result of the increased numbers this is expected bring, the main evening event has been moved to a field at Maryton, just outside Kirriemuir.

The weekend will feature three days of free music in pubs across the town from top class bands from the UK and Europe as well as a record fair and custom Harley motorcycle show, and with many other activities going on at several sites, DD8 Music requires volunteers willing to help in a number of ways, from stewards working alongside badged professionals to helping to carry equipment and provide general support.

Anyone who has time to spare or can assist in a specific way during the week prior to BonFest, or over the weekend itself, should contact organisers at e-mail at bonfestvolunteers@hotmail.com with details of availability.

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