Record to be bagged

ORGANISERS of a festival celebrating legendary AC/DC frontman Bon Scott are planning a world record attempt on the biggest bagpipe troupe to tackle the band’s hit It’s a Long Way to the Top.

Bonfest hits Fremantle this month, with the main attraction the record attempt on Saturday February 17 at Fremantle Prison from 5.30-10pm.

It’s part of the Jailbreak Concert featuring Raise the Flag, a tribute band to Aussie rock that’s a had a rolling membership featuring members of Rose Tattoo, The Angels and The Screaming Jets.

Organiser Doug Thorncroft says they’ve put out the call to any interested pipers and any they’ve missed should call him to get a piece of the action.

• Piper George Alexander is hoping to break a world record tackling a Bon Scott classic. Photo by Steve Grant

Piper George Alexander was there for the last big Bon celebration and says it was a hoot, though a stiff Fremantle Doctor proved a challenge for the kilted players who were perched on the back of a truck.

Bonfest will also feature a luncheon on February 16 at the Esplanade Hotel where Dave Stevens, widely believed to be Scott’s son will talk about the singer’s life.

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