The Point Walter Concert took a break in 2020, so the City could focus and partner with Perth Festival to present Highway to Hell, a once-in-a generation celebration of AC/DC and its late, great front man Bon Scott.
With over 144,000 people estimated to have attended Highway to Hell which stretched for 10km along Canning Highway, local businesses saw their trade double for the day, with the overall event assessed to have had a direct economic impact of $6.1 million and an flow-on economic benefit of $17.2 million to the WA economy.
As the City works towards its 2021 arts and events calendar, its partners will include WA International Sculpture Symposium, Fremantle Biennale, Murdoch University and continued conversations with Perth Festival for events that will contribute towards connecting local communities, adding to the amenity of our City, giving our local economy and businesses a much needed boost, and building our arts and creative community.
We are hoping that government restrictions on social gatherings and large scale events will be relaxed by labour day long weekend 2021 as we cannot wait to bring back the city’s iconic Point Walter Concert. We will be sure to update you as soon as new information is made available to us.