BON SCOTT's Birthplace To Pay Tribute To Late AC/DC Singer

According to The Scotsman, this year's Bonfest — the annual event to pay homage to, and to raise awareness of, Kirriemuir, Scotland-born Bon Scott of AC/DC fame — will be held on October 30 in Kirriemuir and will feature a number of local bands playing gigs in the town's bars and the day will culminate in a concert at the town hall headlined by an AC/DC tribute band from Fife called BON'S BALLS.

Since 2006, Kirriemuir has hosted a music festival as a tribute to the singer, who died in 1980 at the age of 33.

According to Press & Journal, the event was started in 2006 by local community group DD8 Music to coincide with the unveiling of a commemorative stone to Scott in the town center.

The festival has been held every May Day weekend since and has attracted hundreds of rock fans from across the country.

Read more from The Scotsman.


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