Clipsal 500's Friday night line-up

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 10/12/2015
  • By Clipsal 500

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  • Clipsal 500 announces exciting line-up for Friday after-race concert 
  • PEKING DUK headlines with Sneaky Sound System, Slumberjack, Benson and Keyes on the bill
  • They join Saturday and Sunday night headliners Icehouse and Rob Thomas, and other assorted acts across the weekend.

A host of Australian music talent will join the already impressive concert line up on stage at next year’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide, with race organisers announcing exciting additions to the entertainment program for the 2016 event.

Presented by Nova 91.9, Friday night’s concert will see some of Australia’s hottest DJ’s hit the stage with hot headline act PEKING DUK plus Sneaky Sound System, Slumberjack, Benson and Keyes.

PEKING DUK is currently the hottest electronic music act in Australia, captivating audiences across the nation and the world with their distinct flavor of indie electronica and electrifying sets.

The ARIA award winning duo of Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles has had a massive 2014 and 2015, with  hit songs “High” going three times platinum and “Take Me Over” achieving two times platinum sales. Peking Duk’s latest single “Say My Name” has just gone gold and the accompanying video stars Matt McGorry from Orange Is The New Black.

After international touring in the new year, PEKING DUK will return home to Australia and is set to entertain the Friday night Clipsal 500 crowd with its chart topping hits.

Sneaky Sound System has just finished a three month residency in Mykonos, Greece and is excited to get back in front of a home crowd at the Clipsal 500. Audiences will be treated to the group’s greatest hits including “UFO” and “Pictures.” 

Bass-heavy and bombastic, frenetic yet lush, the music of Slumberjack is born from its Perth-based creators’ passion for contrast. Made up of DJ/producers Morgan Then (a 23-year-old Borneo-bred concert pianist and former world-music artist) and Fletcher Ehlers (a 21-year-old Australia native who taught himself to make electronic music at age 11), the duo digs into  disparate backgrounds to push into thrillingly original sonic territory.

On their debut EP Slumberjack (Onelove), that dynamic reveals itself in lead single “Body Cry” (a melody-driven EDM-meets-R&B fusion included in the weekly “Skrillex Selects” SoundCloud playlist series last year) and its follow-up “Horus” (a heavy-hitting and hypnotic Eastern-flavored track that climbed to #1 on Hype Machine). 

With the EP hitting #2 on the iTunes electronic chart soon after its release, Slumberjack is emerging as one of the most exciting and daringly creative acts within Australia’s electronic music scene.

Currently touring Australia, Benson is known for his energetic sets and is currently signed to the Australian label Sweat It Out, home to some of Australia's finest talent. He has also worked with major labels such as Ministry of Sound & Sony.

Also joining the Friday night concert line up is another DJ - Australian female act Keyes. With a background in classical piano, singing and various forms of dance, Keyes understands entertainment and pours her energy into all areas of performance, composition and production.

These five acts are sure to get the crowd going with high-energy, catchy sets to deliver an entertaining Friday night.

Music SA will select the two local South Australian acts to open the show bringing a total of seven  great Australian acts to the Friday night stage.

Clipsal 500 Director Mark Warren was emphatic about once again delivering not only great motor racing action, but also for providing one of the best and diverse music events in the country. 

“Year after year, we seek to deliver an action packed, entertaining program both on and off the track, and 2016 is no exception.”

“The addition of Peking Duk to the already impressive line-up anchored by Rob Thomas ensures there is something for everyone on the stages over the race weekend,” Warren said.

The Friday night concert announcement follows the previously announced Saturday and Sunday night line ups.

Saturday night will also be an all Australian line up, with ICEHOUSE to headline the evening and The Church also hitting the stage. Opening the Saturday concert will be South Australian acts by Music SA.

The after race concert on the Sunday night, presented by Mix 102.3FM will be headlined by International, Grammy award winning artist ROB THOMAS. Sharing the stage will be The Black Sorrows featuring Vika and Linda Bull and the night will also be opened by South Australian acts.

The South Australian acts presented by Music SA will be on the Clipsal 500 stage for the fifth consecutive year and will showcase some of the State’s most exciting new and emerging artists. 

Music SA in collaboration with The Motor Sport Group proudly announces the return of Bands On Track, an initiative which gives emerging music talent from South Australia the chance to open for some of the worlds’ biggest acts each night after the race.

All original contemporary musicians from South Australia are eligible to enter. For details and application forms head to www.bandsontrack.com.au - winners will be announced Thursday 21 January.

2016 CONCERT LINEUP:

Friday Night – 4 March

  • PEKING DUK
  • SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM
  • Slumberjack
  • Benson
  • Keyes
  • Plus support acts from Music SA

Saturday Night – 5 March

  • ICEHOUSE
  • THE CHURCH
  • Plus support acts from Music SA

Sunday Night – 6 March

  • ROB THOMAS
  • The Black Sorrows featuring Vika and Linda Bull
  • Plus support acts from Music SA

Tickets are available now at ticketmaster.com.au.

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