The Wiggles to headline Bathurst SuperFest
Free concert to be held in Bathurst CBD on Thursday February 22
Tickets for Thrifty Bathurst 500 on sale now
In a matchup like no other, global children’s music sensation The Wiggles will take to the stage in Bathurst’s CBD on Thursday February 22 as part of Supercars’ Bathurst SuperFest.
On the evening before on-track action begins at the season-opening Thrifty Bathurst 500, The Wiggles will play at Supercars’ dedicated live site in Bathurst CBD as part of festivities for the two-week event at Australia’s spiritual home of motor racing.
Thursday’s concert from The Wiggles, which is free to the public, is scheduled for 5:00 to 6:00pm AEDT, and will be immediately followed by a free autograph session for fans featuring the entire 2024 Repco Supercars Championship grid.
“We’re so excited to be bringing the Big Red Car to the Thrifty Bathurst 500 where we’ll be performing all our favourite Wiggly songs,” The Wiggles said.
“The energy and atmosphere at Supercars events are always exhilarating for families and we can’t wait to be a part of it and to see you all there!”
To conclude the evening and the four nights of entertainment at the SuperFest live site, Will Ferrell’s classic comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby will feature on-screen at the outdoor cinema.
Thrifty ambassador Will Brown will welcome The Wiggles to Bathurst just hours out from his official debut as a driver for Red Bull Ampol Racing.
“It’s awesome to have The Wiggles coming to town ahead of the Thrifty Bathurst 500, I’m still waiting for the official call-up but at the moment I’m hoping I’ll be the first Red, Blue and Yellow Wiggle all in one! The Bathurst SuperFest is going to be a great event for fans of all ages, and off-track it won’t get much bigger than the Thursday night between race weekends," Brown said.
“With the concert, a signing session with all of us drivers, and the outdoor cinema, and some more cool stuff in the works, it’s going to be a huge couple of weeks leading into the Thrifty Bathurst 500, and to top it off we get to go racing at the Mountain. I can’t wait, let’s get that fruit salad!”
The SuperFest live site on Russell Street will be active from Monday, February 19 through Thursday, February 22, entertaining fans with live music, food trucks, movies, and more on the week between the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour and Thrifty Bathurst 500.
Mayor of Bathurst Cr Ben Fry said: “I am so proud that Bathurst is hosting the season opener of the Australian motorsport season.
“SuperFest promises a spectacular lineup of activities, encompassing thrilling car races, lively concerts, captivating shows, and much more. While the familiar traditions like the track-to-town and transporter parade will continue, we are excited to introduce a variety of new events that cater to diverse interests, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy.
“Thrifty is thrilled to set the stage for the Thrifty Bathurst 500 by bringing The Wiggles to Bathurst,” shared Eoin Macneill, Vice President of Thrifty APAC.
“We are looking forward to again supporting Supercars’ season-opening race, and the pre-race festivities in Bathurst CBD promise an unforgettable night for fans of all ages.
“The Bathurst SuperFest is gearing up to be an outstanding event, and we're eagerly counting down to the Thrifty Bathurst 500 next month."
The Wiggles concert will follow a week of entertainment in Bathurst that has already been announced as part of SuperFest, including the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour Track to Town festivities where motorsport legends such as Valentino Rossi, Paul Tracy, Craig Lowndes and the entire 12 Hour field of drivers will meet with fans on Thursday Feb 15.
Supercars teams will announce their arrival to Bathurst on Wednesday February 21 from 4:00pm with the full fleet of transporters – with tens of millions of dollars’ worth of Supercars hardware on-board – driving through Bathurst CBD en route to Mount Panorama Circuit.
Additional exciting entertainment announcements for the Bathurst SuperFest will be made in the coming days.
The Bathurst SuperFest takes place from February 15-25 at Mount Panorama, featuring the best Australian motorsport has to offer in the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour GT endurance race and Supercars’ Thrifty Bathurst 500.
The Repco Bathurst 12 Hour opens the Intercontinental GT Challenge Season on the February 16-18 weekend, with the Thrifty Bathurst 500 taking place February 23-25.
Tickets and campsites information for the Bathurst SuperFest can be found at Bathurst12hour.com.au and Supercars.com.
Live coverage of the Repco Bathurst 12 Hour and Thrifty Bathurst 500 will be found on the Seven and Foxtel family of networks.
Bathurst Superfest is supported proudly by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.