A Statue To Remember AC/DC frontman Bon Scott
A life-size statue of late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott is set to be unveiled at the annual BonFest in Kirriemuir, his Scottish hometown.
The annual BonFest is taking place in Kirriemuir, Scotland, over this bank holiday (April 30-May 2). It's the tenth year that the event is taking place, with AC/DC tribute acts from around the world performing live.
BBC News reports that a bronze statue honouring Scott will be presented at the festival site after a two year-long crowdfunding campaign raised £50,000.
The statue, by John McKenna, will be erected in a car park on Bellies Brae, a road leading out of Kirriemuir, north of Dundee. The crowdfounding appeal by DD8Music raised almost £50,000, and the extra money will go towards a memorial garden – designed by students from Dundee and Angus College – for the singer.
Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans will lead the official unveiling. "It's very emotional," Evans said of the occasion. "I always speak of Bon in the present tense. I feel he's still around. To have something like this that's been funded by the fans, the people that he held in his heart is just great. It's just fantastic, it's a really warming experience."
Bon Scott joined AC/DC in 1974, serving as the frontman until his death at 33 in 1980.