Get ready to rock for Bon

DD8 Music members Katie Reid, Andrew Christie and Leah Robertson display the signed AC/DC poster which is star prize in the prize draw at the Bon Scott Weekend on July 8 to 10 (picture by photosonlocation.co.uk).

DD8 Music members Katie Reid, Andrew Christie and Leah Robertson display the signed AC/DC poster which is star prize in the prize draw at the Bon Scott Weekend on July 8 to 10 (picture by photosonlocation.co.uk).

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ALL roads lead to Kirriemuir this weekend for the annual pilgrimage to AC/DC - the Bon Scott Fest.

This Saturday would have been Bon’s 65th birthday, and fans from all over the world (including a bus-load of 50 from Berlin) will descend on Kirrie to honour the memory of the Kirrie-born wildman of rock. The town’s hotel rooms have been booked solid for months in anticipation of what promises to be a weekend to remember.

Two days of great music are planned, with local favourites Buck Rogers, Emerald Sunday and The Trade playing on Friday in the Town Hall (tickets £10 available on the door on the night). Each band will be playing a special AC/DC cover as part of their set. On Saturday afternoon, many of the pubs in town will have live music playing as a warm-up to the main event in the Town Hall, where the incredible AC/DC cover band, Bon’s Balls will prepare to rock Kirrie all night long.

With support from The Ghosts of Progress and Roadrunner, doors open at 7.30pm and advance tickets are available from the Kirriemuir Art Gallery on Reform Street. In addition to the live events the Townhouse Museum in the Square has a special Bon Scott Exhibition - one that shouldn’t be missed, and organisers DD8 Music will also be holding a special raffle of AC/DC merchandise, including a tour poster signed by the current band.

DD8 Music are a community music organisation with all profits from the event going back into the community,including the free Live in the Den Festival on Saturday, August 20 and their recently opened community recording studio on Bellies Brae (which was also jointly funded by Angus Council Community Grant Scheme and the Rural Tayside Leader).