Due to the coronavirus pandemic Bonfest 2020 has now been cancelled for the live stage show. That’s how we used to do things in the before time, live shows with people standing around each other, less than 1.5m metres away. The event has now been pushed to a live streaming event.
Bonfest is the annual celebration of the AC/DC frontman, Bon Scott. Held in Bon Scott’s Scottish hometown, Kirriemuir. Scott was AC/DC’s vocalist and lyricist from 1974 until his death in 1980 at the young age of 33. The festival has previously seen AC/DC fans from all over the world coming together for three days of rock and roll. The festival has been going since 2006.
At the 10th anniversary of Bonfest a bronze statue of Scott was unveiled in the centre of Kirrie. Fans can still pay tribute to the legend by watching the event online. It will feature videos, interviews, bands and fans playing tribute.
Bonfest chairman John Crawford has said “Things have been very challenging following the cancellation of this year’s event” He continued “However, we are planning a six-hour virtual Bonfest on May 2. The format for this will be a best of Bonfest through the years and that will be around two hours of past pub and support bands, followed by four hours of special guest and AC/DC main tribute bands. In addition, I have asked fans for video clips of themselves sending a message that we will cut into the virtual Bonfest stream.”
Crawford mentioned that the AC/DC fan base from over the world has given their salute with lots of video messages showing support from all around the world.
Viewers will also get to see messages from AC/DC drummer Chris Slade and Bon Scott’s former girlfriend, Mary Renshaw. The couple met when she was just 18 when Scott was performing as frontman for the band The Valentines, at the start of his Rock n Roll journey.
The event will take place on 2nd May from 8pm (Kirriemuir time) For more details about the event visit https://www.bonfest.com/