Early morning Monday 23 February 1976. The rapidly rising Rock Band AC/DC prepare to film a music video on the back of a flatbed truck. The images of the band rolling down Swanston Street, Melbourne, with bagpipers in tow will go on to become the most iconic music video ever recorded in Australia.
The anthem It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) was born and permanently etched into the history books of Australian rock music.
Your chance to recreate history
Fast forward 43 years to 17 February 2018 in Bon Scott’s home town and final resting place Fremantle WA, and your chance to be part of recreating history.
The Jailbreak Concert – A Whole Lotta Pipers at the Fremantle Prison, part of Bonfest Freo 2018, will commemorate the filming of this iconic music video, with the World’s Biggest Bagpipe Band to play It’s A Long Way To The Top.
And we want bagpipers of all ages and all sizes to perform at this historic event.
The deal is simple – if you can play the bagpipes, and can play the Pipe Breaks for It’s a Long Way to the Top, we want you in the band!
Getting involved is easy
1. Register now! It’s free to register and as a performing bagpiper you’ll get free entry to the Jailbreak Concert at Fremantle Prison from 8pm
2. Receive our email notification with all the instructions for the event
The Bagpipe contribution to the Jailbreak Concert is open to all ages – on condition you can play the required tune and follow the guidelines.