Iconic AC/DC music video to be reenacted with bassist for BonFest

One of the most famous rock videos ever will be re-enacted on the streets of Angus this summer — complete with one of its original stars.

AC/DC, complete with bagpipers, played It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock and Roll) on the back of a flatbed truck down Swanston Street in Melbourne in February 1976.

Lead singer Bon Scott displayed his prowess on the pipes in a nod to his Scottish heritage in the historic video, alongside bandmates Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Mark Evans and Phil Rudd.

Now former bass player Evans has agreed to take part in the re-enactment for the first time in 42 years in Scott’s home town of Kirriemuir at this year’s BonFest.

Former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans beside the Bon Scott statue in Kirriemuir, alongside Mary Renshaw

Evans will be stepping back in time on a truck with German band Bon: The AC/DC Show at the annual rock festival which celebrates the late singer.

“It’s hard to believe it will be 42 years between lorry trips,” said Evans.

“I can’t wait to get back to Kirriemuir.

“My last visit was to help to unveil Bon’s statue at BonFest 2016 so I’m looking forward to returning for BonFest 2018 to celebrate in true Scots’ fashion.”

This year’s 13th annual BonFest takes place for three days and nights over the weekend of May 4-6.

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