Rare rock memorabilia is going on show to AC/DC fans worldwide in the countdown to a weekend global gig.
The virtual BonFest will take place on Saturday during the midst of what should have been Kirriemuir’s packed-out annual celebration of band frontman Bon Scott.
BonFest organisers have drawn together six hours of entertainment for fans, including performances from previous headline acts and messages from people around the globe who have travelled to the event over more than 15 years.
In the lead-up to the online festival, Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens museum is staging its own online exhibition though Angus Alive social media platforms showcasing rare music memorabilia relating to Ronald Belford Scott and the group he joined with Glasgow brothers Malcolm and Angus Young after emigrating to Australia as a boy.
Museums exhibitions lead Rachel Jackson said, “We hope to encourage virtual visitors to connect through our online feature showcasing previous displays and unique objects.”
The first item on the online showcase was the ‘Bon’s Heid’ preliminary study for the Bon Scott statue by sculptor John McKenna which stands in Kirrie’s Bellies Brae car park and is a mecca for worldwide visitors.
Rare uncut picture discs from the 1980s also feature and the programme will include an interview with leading AC/DC collector Neil McDonald, whose has regularly lent items from his extensive band treasure trove to the Kirrie museum.
Stage props and posters which were on display in the Angus town in 2018 will go on show online on Saturday.
“We hope fans will join in all week and on Sunday share images of their collections of patches and badges,” said Rachel.
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