Darren Middleton set to rock the Castrol Gold Coast 600
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
By V8 Supercars
Darren Middleton, guitarist and songwriter from favourite Australian group Powderfinger was today announced as the support act for legendary rock band Cold Chisel when they headline Castrol Gold Coast 600.
The Gold Coast's biggest party just got bigger with the addition of Middleton to the entertainment line-up, performing in just nine days' time.
"I am excited to be returning to the Gold Coast - home to some fantastic gigs, where I have played many times over the years, to some of the best crowds,"Middleton said.
"The V8 Supercars event has a thrilling atmosphere and I can't wait to be a part of the festivities, celebrating 25 years of motorsport on the Gold Coast".
Darren will be performing songs from his forthcoming solo album "Splinters", which features many guests includingSahara Beck, Guy Pearce, Talei Wolfgramm, Mia WrayandMissy Higgins.
"It's an honour to be on the same stage as Cold Chisel and to support some true Aussie icons at a favourite Aussie sporting event,"Middleton said.
V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton said the addition of Darren Middleton to the concert line up would undeniably grow crowds in excess of the 185,000 fans that came last year.
"We are expecting to break-through the 200,000 barrier, with one of the biggest Saturday night shows the event has ever had," said Warburton.
"As Queensland's largest annual sporting event, delivering over $40m of economic stimulus and showcasing the Gold Coast to 206 million viewers worldwide, the Castrol Gold Coast 600 created more than 72,000 visitor nights on the Gold Coast last year, with more than 33,000 people visiting from outside of the city".
The entertainment will run all weekend at Club 600 - the Las Vegas-style day club on Macintosh Island with chill zones and DJs for party goers to let their hair down and party trackside.
Sydney-based Sax on Legs DJ Natalie Mastro will join Gold Coaster Brooke Evers and Melbourne's Courtney Mills as the headlining female DJs, supported by other acclaimed DJs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Also joining the party will be Matt Mingay and Paul Morris, driving the spectacular Stadium Super Trucks.
Darren Middleton and Cold Chisel will be playing in the Broadwater Parklands on Saturday October 24.