Battle of the Bands competition to rock out Townsville

29 May 2021
A once in a lifetime prize pool for North Queensland bands
2 mins by James Pavey

For the first time in Supercars’ history, the streets of Townsville will host the winner of a brand-new Battle of the Bands competition in an action-packed Saturday Night Thrills concert.

The first-ever Supercars’ Battle of the Bands competition will offer a North Queensland band a once-in-a-lifetime prize pool and the opportunity to perform to thousands of fans before a performance by Aussie rock star and Grinspoon frontman Phil Jamieson.


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The winners will also win the opportunity to sing the national anthem on the grid with that performance broadcast around the world and nationally on Fox Sports and the Seven Network.

They will also claim a hot lap, unique tour of pit lane, and will perform live on Triple M in the days leading into the event. There is also a first-place cash prize of $5000 for the winning band.

The second-place prize winner will also perform on the Saturday evening and win a cash prize of $2000.

Phil Jamieson Pic: The Echo

To enter, bands from North Queensland simply need to upload a video of their best rendition of a well-known rock song to social media channels and use the hashtag #SupercarsThrills before June 25.

The best online performances will be named as finalists on June 26, and from there, fans will vote on Supercars.com for their favourite to claim the ultimate prize.


Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said the initiative will celebrate Townsville talent on and off the track.

“We’re thrilled to be able to give a group of Townsville performers the opportunity to be a part of our event with the first-ever Saturday Night Thrills concert,” Seamer said.


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“This year’s event is already shaping as one of the biggest on record for North Queensland, so we wanted to ensure there was something for everyone.

“From motorsport fans to music fans, Saturday Night Thrills will have something for all ages and will add something new to one of our flagship events.”

Fans with a paying ticket to the NTI Townsville 500 will be able to attend Saturday Night Thrills on Saturday, 10 July.

The entertainment will end with a firework display following Jamieson’s performance which will include covers of rock hits and original music.

Tickets are now available for the NTI Townsville 500 through Ticketek, for more information on Saturday Night Thrills head to Supercars.com.

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