Bonfest creators are now talking of a Bon Scott hologram to perform in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland.
The AC/DC Hard Rock Legend Bon Scott May One Day Perform From Beyond The Grave As A Hologram.
The closest Ronald Bon Scott had ever come to playing live in his home town of Kirriemuir was with AC/DC at Dundee’s Caird Hall in 1978.
AC/DC – Let There Be Rock (Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, April 1978)
All this could change with the possibility of Bon Scott performing as a hologram now being investigated.
Hologram technology began in April 2012 when a virtual Tupac Shakur performed at the Coachella Festival with Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre. Among the late legends who have “returned” to perform are Roy Orbison, Amy Winehouse and of course Ronnie James Dio.
Former AC/DC drummer Simon Wright is currently playing on the Dio Hologram tour and has talked about the possibility of a Bon Scott hologram performance. Wright said getting to that stage would take “a lot of working out” but also admitted “it would be cool” to see the iconic former AC/DC frontman back on stage.
AC/DC – Walk All Over You (Official Video)
Not to be outdone, Bonfest chairman John Crawford said the idea of the “resurrection” was something he had already looked at bringing to the annual event.
“I’ve had a look into this myself and I think it would be cool to have something on stage,” – John Crawford
“As usual the issue is cost. To make these things look real it would take an enormous amount of cash unfortunately. Personally I think this would be a great addition to our Bonfest stage show if we could afford to do it properly. I also think if done properly the fans would love it. I’m excited at even the possibility of having a digital interaction with my hero on stage. “certainly, I think that when this notion is viable I’ll certainly consider it as part of the main show.”
This year’s 14th annual Bonfest takes place for three days and nights, May, 3rd, 4th & 5th.
The fans are always first priority for the organisation team at Bonfest. They are always looking for new ways to improve the festival. With free live music in the pubs and the stage shows at night Bonfest has become a mecca for AC/DC fans.
Bon Scott and his family grew up in Kirriemuir, where father Charles worked in the family bakery on Bank Street. In 1952, when Bon was six, the family emigrated to Australia. Once there he became part of one of music’s biggest successes after joining brothers Angus and Malcolm Young.