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A stylised duo-tone image of a concert with the words, 'High Voltage'.

High Voltage is a free event which will take over the streets of Fremantle on Sunday 7 May 2023, with a massive outdoor, family-focused musical procession across multiple music and fan zones throughout the heart of the port city.

It comes after the huge success of 2020's Highway to Hell, which was dubbed the world's longest stage after Canning Highway was transformed into a 10 kilometre music route. Highway to Hell attracted nearly 145,000 people with a $6.1 million direct impact on the economy, and brought more than 1000 out-of-state visitors to WA, who spent nearly $1.7 million in the State.

Rather than a single straight route, High Voltage will be a new street circuit-style event with businesses across Fremantle activated to give the event a giant festival feel.

The musical procession through the streets will pass by multiple celebration zones across the city which people can enjoy throughout the day.

Each site will offer a unique experience including:

  • Fremantle Oval for all music fans
  • South Beach for DJ and electronic music fans
  • Esplanade Park for families and kids.

This new home-grown event delivers on the State Government's commitment in the Tourism Action Plan announced before the pandemic.

It's expected thousands of visitors and locals will attend the free community event which will pay tribute to the Fremantle-raised former lead singer of AC/DC, Bon Scott.

High Voltage is a State-owned event delivered by Tourism WA and produced by Perth Festival's new out-of-season Special Projects arm. The celebration is intended to become an annual event.

Full program detail on the celebration of music, art and entertainment will be revealed in March 2023.

High Voltage


Page reviewed 27 February 2023