A 53-year-old man was found dead at an AC/DC related festival. The festival is called Bonfest and exists to celebrate the life and legacy of the late AC/DC singer Bon Scott.
This incident took place last Saturday (April 30th). As reported by The Daily Record, “[The man’s] death has been described as ‘sudden’ but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.”
Per a statement from the Bonfest organizers:
“The Bonfest Committee is greatly saddened to announce that a man in his fifties, a UK resident, sadly died on Saturday 30 April while attending Bonfest.
“The next of kin have been informed and there are no suspicious circumstances.
“Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this sad time.”
Our hearts go out to this man’s family and loved ones.
Bonfest began in the 1990s as a means to celebrate the life and legacy of the late AC/DC singer Bon Scott. Scott died on February 19th, 1980.
Up until his passing, Bon Scott had been the lead singer and lyricist for AC/DC since 1974. He was 33-years-old at the time of his passing. During his time with the band, Bon Scott helped to create six albums with AC/DC. Those records are:
High Voltage (1975 – Australia only, 1976 – international release), T.N.T. (1975), Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (1976), Let There Be Rock (1977), Powerage (1978), and the incredibly popular Highway to Hell (1979).
Bon Scott was a remarkable vocalist and helped to cement AC/DC as one of the greatest rock bands to ever be. After Bon Scott’s passing, and for the band’s 1980 album Back in Black, the band recruited Brian Johnson to become the new AC/DC singer.
What is your favorite AC/DC album that features the late singer Bon Scott? If you want to learn more about Bonfest, which takes place in Kirriemuir in Angus, Scotland, you can check out the festival’s official website for details.
Words by: Michael Pementel