The VALO Adelaide 500 is rolling into the streets of Adelaide’s East End once again after a two year hiatus. More commonly known as the Clipsal 500, the annual motor racing event for supercars is Australia’s largest domestic event of its kind, but it’s so much more than just cars.
The festival entices musos and live music fans from all over the place, having previously hosted huge international acts with the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and invites equally talented local artists to the stage with their annual Bands On Track.
Music SA’s platform gives six local emerging artists the chance to perform in front of bigger crowds with a whole range of characters, widening their audience and expanding people’s musical horizons. This year’s Bands On Track artists are all set to take to the stage from Friday 2 through to Sunday 4 December, and the line-up has just been announced.
Kicking off the concert series on the Friday will be dynamic duo MARLON X RULLA and alt-emo pop outfit Madura Green who will be opening for Lime Cordiale, The Presets, Baker Boy and Teenage Joans.
Saturday will see up-and-coming psych-rockers The Empty Threats and twangy indie-rock band Workhorse supporting Australian music heavyweights Jimmy Barnes, ICEHOUSE and Noiseworks.
And wrapping up a huge weekend on the Sunday, bubble grunge quartet Oscar the Wild and indie-pop outfit Bermuda Bay will fire up the crowd ahead of US rock behemoths The Killers, Amy Shark and Something For Kate.
The Bands On Track line-up of local talent were chosen from more than 200 diverse applications from South Australian artists, and the selection process was difficult and lengthy to say the least; but the six chosen bands are guaranteed to bring a varied range of music, style and sound to the stage.
Music SA’s CEO Christine Schloithe says, “To have local South Australian bands play on the main stage at VALO Adelaide 500 and support such an incredible artist line-up can be career-defining and it showcases the immense depth and breadth of talent in our state.”
While VALO Adelaide 500’s Event and Concert Manager Brian Gleeson OAM says, “The South Australian Motorsport Board and the VALO Adelaide 500 will continue to support and encourage the development of South Australian music talent and we‘re really excited to showcase local bands again as part of the 2022 entertainment program.”
The VALO Adelaide 500 is zooming across the streets of Radelaide from Thursday 1 until Sunday 4 December at the Victoria Park Adelaide Street Circuit, with Bands On Track performers doing their thing from Friday through to Sunday nights.
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