If you have seen the Festival of Perth programme, you will know that Highway to Hell is the Festival’s mammoth closing event. It is a sizzling celebration of the connection of the rock band AC/DC to the cities of Melville and Fremantle and a commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the death of its legendry lead singer Bon Scott who was a Fremantle local.
On Sunday March 1st, starting at 5pm and finishing at 8.30pm, local and international acts will perform AC/DC songs on the backs of semi-trailers as they progress along Canning Highway from Canning Bridge to the Fremantle Traffic Bridge. There will also be entertainment zones along the way, including a family friendly one at Tompkins Park, Alfred Cove, which opens at 3pm.
And where is Guild House located? 565 Canning Highway, smack bang in the middle of this once in a lifetime event. The opportunity for our Guild to join in the hell raising is too good to resist. The forecourt of Guild House will host a flaming good rock band of its own, ‘The Spartans’, a devilishly fun ball game, and a place for weary rockers to rest and recuperate.
If you are in the area, you are welcome to pop in but please remember that there will be no parking at Guild House on that day and Canning Highway will be closed from 1pm until about 9pm.
The Guild will also be running two sessions for the public on embroidering AC/DC themed rock patches. The sessions will take place at Wireless Hill Museum on Tuesday February 25th., 1pm to 3pm and 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Cost is $5 for the afternoon session and $10 for the evening session. All materials and equipment are supplied, and the afternoon session includes tea or coffee and the evening session includes a glass of wine or beer. Helen Jones and Pam Manika have done a wicked job designing the patches for the Guild.
If you have friends interested in embroidery let them know about the patches sessions. These should be loads of fun. Bookings are essential through the City of Melville website.
For more information or to book your place in the Stitch It Up Rock Patches workshops, go to the City of Melville website at Melville City Council and Melville City Council or the Perth Festival website at www.perthfestival.com.au/event/highwaytohell.