Saturday Night Concert - presented by Jim Beam
North Queensland’s largest annual sporting event returns to its world-renowned street circuit in July, with Australian rock legends ICEHOUSE and Killing Heidi named as this year’s off-track headline entertainment.
ICEHOUSE was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame in 2016, being described as one of the most successful Australian bands of the 80s and 90s following international success with hits such as Great Southern Land, Hey Little Girl and Electric Blue.
Killing Heidi shot to fame in 1999 with their breakout single, Weir and their debut album Reflector which claimed four ARIA awards in 2000 including the coveted Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, Breakthrough Artist - Album and Best Group.
When: Saturday 6 July 2019
Where: Under the Watpac SuperTop, Behind the Supercars Paddock
Tickets: The concert is included in your same day event ticket, being a 3-day, 2-day, Saturday Trackside, Grandstand or Corporate ticket.
Be upstanding to cheer on your favourite Supercars driver as they parade around the track before the racing kicks off for the weekend. In 2019, the drivers will be housed in a mix of Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) and Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMV) provided by the Australian Defence Force.
When: Saturday, 1.05pm
Where: On Track during entertainment session
The ShowTime Freestyle Moto X team has cemented its position as the most spectacular FMX team in Australia. See world renowned Freestyle Moto X stars thrill the crowds with their aerial antics.
When: Saturday - 10:25am, 11:35am, 2:20pm, 4:55pm
Sunday - 10:20am, 12:05pm, 2:15pm
Where: Inside the hairpin/turn 10
With a 1700 horsepower Chev V8 mounted in the tray, this beast of a ute has run the quarter mile at 142 miles an hour on its back wheels. Watch as the Aussie Bandit blows flames and wheel stands its way around the track during the on-track entertainment sessions over the weekend. In-between sessions, come and get a close up of this beast and meet the driver behind it as it sits on display near merchandise alley.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: On Track during the entertainment sessions and in Merchandise Alley
The most outrageous and exciting part of the Summernats are the burnouts, and there’ll be plenty of tyre shredding action when the Summernats hit the track during the on-track entertainment sessions over the weekend.
When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: On Track during the entertainment sessions
Project Digger is the Army’s latest recruitment tool. Based on a 1978 Ford LTD, Project Digger is powered by a blown 460 cubic inch Big Block Ford engine and develops nearly 700 hp at the back wheels. Armygeddon was the first burn out vehicle developed by Team Army. Based on a 6 x 6 Land Rover (the vehicle is a Veteran from the East Timor campaign), Armygeddon is fitted with a LS1 and develops over 600 hp.
These V8 show stoppers are loud and aggressive and are sure to put on an epic show when they hit the track over the weekend. Come and meet the Defence Force team behind these two weapons and find out more on defence recruitment at their display in merchandise alley.
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Merchandise Alley & On Track during entertainment sessions
Look to the sky to catch the Australian Defence Force aircraft conduct an official flyover before the first Virgin Australia Supercars race.
When: Saturday 3.10pm
Where: Look to the sky!
Be upstanding as Virgin Australia cabin crew member Charis Dewald performs the Australian National Anthem on the Supercars grid.
When: Sunday 3.00pm
Where: On track - main straight