Call Out for Highway to Hell – Perth Festival

By November 11, 2019 Events, Theme Camp

Highway to Hell run by Perth Festival wants to hear from those with mutant vehicles, theme camp crews and entertainers of all kinds! Artists and arts practitioners from any discipline, including but not limited to, music, dance, visual art, film, new media and performance are also encouraged to apply.

About Highway to Hell

Highway to Hell is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for residents to ‘reclaim’ the Canning Highway for a day of live performances and other exciting and family-friendly activities. Taking inspiration from the AC/DC song of the same name, Highway to Hell will involve closing a 10km stretch of the Canning Highway from Canning Bridge in Applecross to Queen Victoria St in Fremantle to create the world’s longest stage and Perth’s playground for a day.

There will be entertainment happening all along the highway, which includes live music performances on the back of slow-moving trucks and at specific sites along the highway, with the program split into four key zones:

• The Canning Bridge zone – Canning Bridge to Riseley St, Applecross
• The Tompkins Park zone – Tompkins Park, Alfred Cove
• The Valley zone – Stock Rd to Petra Street, Palmyra
• The Rainbow zone – May St, East Fremantle to the Rainbow between the bridges in Fremantle.


How to get involved

To pitch your performance for inclusion in Highway to Hell you need to:

Answer the following questions:

  • Brief bio of the artist/group
  • Discipline
  • An outline of offering, including details of how many people will be involved, if it is stationery or can move amongst an audience
  • Upload up to five images of your work/theme camp/mutant vehicle
  • Upload a video and/or audio of your work to Vimeo or YouTube (max duration 4 minutes) and send us the link. This can be from a past performance, a rehearsal or anything that gives us an idea of who you are and what you do.
  • Agree to the Project Terms & Conditions


Fees/honorariums will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.



Please send submissions to

Please note that performances will be curated, and submission of a pitch does not guarantee that you will be selected to participate.


Key Dates

  • Monday 11 November 2019 Pitches Open
  • Monday 2 December 2019 Pitches Close
  • Tuesday 31 December 2019 Confirmation of participation in Highway to Hell
  • Sunday 1 March 2020 Highway to Hell


Find Out More



  1. These terms and conditions apply to the event Highway To Hell (“the Event”) run by PERTH 

INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL LIMITED trading as Perth Festival (“The Festival”) (ABN 85 631 934 677) at The University of Western Australia, M418, 3 Crawley Avenue, Crawley, WA 6009. By submitting an Expression of Interest for the project, entrants are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. 2. To enter, entrants must submit a completed Expression of Interest form outlining the performance pitch 

and include a short video submission (pitch and video submission details are outlined on the event page). Both should be submitted to 3. Only one entry per person will be accepted. 4. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered. The Festival takes no responsibility for lost, 

misdirected, incomplete, corrupted or illegible entries. 5. Perth Festival will at its sole discretion determine successful entrants to participate. No discussion or 

negotiation will be entered into, nor justifications provided by Perth Festival as to the reasons for the selection. Perth Festival will notify successful entrants by email or phone on or before 31 December 2019. 6. Successful entrants will comply with the timeframes set by Perth Festival 7. Perth Festival will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential 

loss or loss of profits), expense, damage, personal injury or death which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with the Event, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law). 8. Successful entrants who participate in the Event will be entitled to an artist fee. The fee will be 

agreed to between successful entrants and Perth Festival separately in writing on a case by case basis depending on the scope of work. 9. Entrants will be responsible for the costs of participating in the Event, including (but not limited to) any 

cost of submission of entry such as; 

  1. time spent conceptualizing the performance pitch b. any and all rehearsal costs c. internet provider costs d. all costs associated with the physical materials required to devise the performance pitch, or the 

performance 10. Each entry must be the entrant’s original work. By submitting an expression of interest as per the 

specifications outlined in Clause 2., entrants undertake to the Festival that their entry: 

  1. is their own original work; and b. is not, and its use by the Festival will not be, in breach of any third party intellectual property 

rights. 11. Entrants retain copyright to their original work, and grant Perth Festival the following rights; a. the rights set out in Clauses 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 of these terms and conditions. 12. Questions in relation to these terms or the project can be directed via email to 


  1. Photographs and/or video recordings and/or audio recordings and/or interviews may be made of 

successful entrants and their original work. Transcripts may be made from video recordings and/or audio recordings and/or interviews. Participants and original works in photographs and/or video recordings and/or audio recordings and/or interviews will not be identified by name unless agreed to between them and Perth Festival. 14. The photography and/or video and/or audio and/or interview will be used for a range of purposes, but 

principally for use in materials produced by the Perth Festival. This may include, but is not limited to, magazines, brochures, leaflets, podcasts, websites and other electronic media. 15. From the date that they are taken, photographs and/or videos may be used in Festival materials. 

Photographs and/or video recordings and/or audio recordings may be stored in The University of Western Australia’s digital library on behalf of Perth Festival. 16. The photographs and/or video recordings and/or audio recordings may also be used by other third parties 

external to the Festival for promotion of the Festival or our relationship with these parties. The Festival accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the use of the photographs and/or video recordings and/or audio recordings by any of those third parties. The Festival is unable to offer any compensation or fee for its, or a third party’s, use of your photographs and/or video recordings and/or audio recording, but will make reasonable endeavours to ensure that they are used for the promotion of the Festival. 17. By reading and accepting the terms and conditions of the project, you are acknowledging the intended uses (above) and giving your permission for the photographs and/or video recordings and/or audio recordings and/or interview to be reproduced without limitation. You also agree not to seek payment from the Festival or The University of Western Australia and release the Festival from any and all liability associated with the use the photographs and/or video recordings and/or audio recordings and/or interview as set out in this agreement. 18. I agree to all Terms and Conditions as set out above, and I agree that the entrant can be photographed 

and/or videoed and/or audio recorded and/or interviewed on behalf of Perth Festival. I understand that photographs, video, audio recordings and interviews may be used by the Festival, The University of Western Australia and by other third parties in accordance with the above. 


  1. Entrants aged under 18 years must ensure they have the permission of their parent/guardian before 

submitting an Expression of Interest. The parents / guardians of successful entrants aged under 18 will be required to sign a separate hard-copy version of the terms and conditions. 


  1. Entrants applying on behalf of an organisation or group including, but not limited to, the following types; 
  2. Schools or school groups; b. Community groups; c. Not for profit organisations; d. Artist collectives or Artist Run Initiatives; will be required to comply with Perth Festival contracting processes, as required, beyond these terms and conditions. Such measures will be notified to successful applicants and carried out prior to the Event.