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AC/DC Tribute Concert Becomes 'Highway To Hell' As Fans Queue For 10Km

More than 100,000 'thunderstruck' AC/DC fans crowded a Perth highway on the 40th anniversary of frontman Bon Scott's funeral on Sunday.

"Let there be rock!" WA Premier Mark McGowan yelled out as he rang a 'hell's bell', opening up the event.

Eight bands rode around in trucks on a 10km stretch of Canning Highway, performing covers of timeless AC/DC hits for thousands of die-hard AC/DC fans.

The WA Police Pipe Band got a warm reception from the monstrous crowd, inspiring the thousands of punters to clap along.

The 'Highway To Hell' show marked 40 years since AC/DC front man Bon Scott's ashes were laid to rest at Fremantle Cemetery.

Before the concert kicked off, Perth also set a new world record for the 'biggest air guitar gathering' in history.

Air guitar world number two Alex Roberts ('Jinja Assassin') fronted the effort, with more than 3,500 people strumming to 'Highway to Hell'.

Former air guitar legend Wes Roe ('Tommy AirManuel') and state air guitar champion Billy Damage also jammed out in the world record attempt.

McGowan, who was donning an AC/DC shirt, said the event would be remembered for years to come.

"Their songs get in your head, and they go round and round — and they sound good," McGowan told reporters on Sunday.

"It will be one of those, very, very unique West Australian events that will go down in history," he said.

Contact Eden at egillespie@networkten.com.au