Six emerging South Australian acts have been selected to take the stage with some of Australia and the world’s biggest bands at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide Concert Series in February/March.
Selected through Music SA’s Bands on Track 2014 project – a partnership with the Clipsal 500 Adelaide with support from Nova 91.9 and Mix 102.3 – the local artists will perform over three nights at the Clipsal 500 Concert Oval Stage.
Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell said the Bands on Track initiative is a fantastic way to showcase the State’s most exciting up-and-coming bands.
“Bands on Track has been extremely successful in previous years and is a great way to support and encourage the development of South Australian music talent,” Mr Bignell said.
“At last year’s Clipsal 500, there were 15,053 visitors from interstate so it gives these young artists a chance to have their music heard by a national audience.”
Bands to perform in the Clipsal 500 Adelaide Concert Series include:
Friday 28 February 2014
Jimblah, and Full Tote Odds
Selected to open for Bliss N Eso, Horrorshow and Allday
Saturday 1 March 2014
Bad//Dreems, and Echo and The Empress
Selected to open for Empire of the Sun and Kimbra
Sunday 2 March 2014
Max Savage and The False Idols, and Kaurna Cronin
Selected to open for Keith Urban, Guy Sebastian and Boom Crash Opera
Mr Bignell said this year’s event, which runs from 27 February until 2 March, is again expected to be a major tourism drawcard for the state following on from a stellar 2013, in which there were 286,500 attendances – one of the most successful year in the event’s history.
“Total spending associated with the 2013 event was $54.8 million, with an economic benefit to the state of $36.63 million – a 7.7 percent increase on 2012. That is a phenomenal result,” Mr Bignell said.
“We would encourage our visitors to take a trip to other regions across the State while they are here for the race, to experience all we have to offer in food and wine, adventure and spectacular scenery.”
Music SA General Manager David Grice said Bands on Track was a unique opportunity for SA talent to support award winning international artists.
“The acts we’ve selected will perform their music to massive crowds on a huge stage with first-class production. It’s going to be an unforgettable weekend of live and local music,” Mr Grice said.
More information on the project can be found at www.bandsontrack.com.au
For more information on the Clipsal 500 Adelaide and the after-race concerts visit www.clipsal500.com.au