Peking Duk Announced As Headliners For Epic Clipsal 500 After Race Concert

Clipsal 500 announces an epic Friday after race concert line up!

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A host of Australian music talent will join the already impressive concert line up on stage at next year’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide, with race organisers announcing exciting additions to the entertainment program for the 2016 event.

The Friday night concert, presented by Nova 91.9 will see some of Australia’s hottest DJ’s hit the stage – headline act PEKING DUK plus Sneaky Sound System, Slumberjack, Benson and Keyes.

Peking Duk are currently the hottest electronic music act in Australia, captivating audiences across the nation and the world with their distinct flavour of indie electronica and electrifying sets.
The ARIA award winning duo of Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles have had a massive 2014 and 2015, with their hit songs “High” going 3 x platinum and “Take Me Over” achieving 2 x platinum sales. Peking Duk’s latest single “Say My Name” has just gone gold and the accompanying video stars Matt McGorry from Orange Is the New Black.

After international touring in the new year, Peking Duk will return home to Australia and are set to entertain the Friday night Clipsal 500 crowd with their chart topping hits.

Joining them will be Sneaky Sound System who have just finished a three month residency in Mykonos, Greece and are excited to get back in front of a home crowd at the Clipsal 500. Audiences will be treated to the group’s greatest hits including “UFO” and “Pictures.”

Bass-heavy and bombastic, frenetic yet lush, the music of Slumberjack is born from its Perth-based creators’ passion for contrast. Made up of DJ/producers Morgan Then (a 23-year-old Borneo-bred concert pianist and former world-music artist) and Fletcher Ehlers (a 21-year-old Australia native who taught himself to make electronic music at age 11), the duo dig into their disparate backgrounds to push into thrillingly original sonic territory.

Also joining the Friday night concert line up is another DJ – Australian female act Keyes. With a background in classical piano, singing and various forms of dance, Keyes understands entertainment and pours her energy into all areas of performance, composition and production.

Get set for a high-energy, catchy music extravaganza set to deliver an entertaining Friday night.

Music SA will also select the two local South Australian acts to open the show bringing a total of seven great Australian acts to the Friday night stage. All original contemporary musicians from South Australia are eligible to enter. For details and application forms head to www.bandsontrack.com.au – winners will be announced Thursday 21 January.

Clipsal 500 Director, Mark Warren was emphatic about once again delivering not only great motor racing action, but also for providing one of the best and diverse music events in the country.

“Year after year, we seek to deliver an action packed, entertaining program both on and off the track, and 2016 is no exception.”

“The addition of Peking Duk to the already impressive line-up anchored by Rob Thomas ensures there is something for everyone on the stages over the race weekend,” Warren said.

2016 CONCERT LINEUP:

Friday Night – 4 March
• PEKING DUK
• SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM
• Slumberjack
• Benson
• Keyes
• Plus support acts from Music SA

Saturday Night – 5 March
• ICEHOUSE
• THE CHURCH
• Plus support acts from Music SA

Sunday Night – 6 March
• ROB THOMAS
• The Black Sorrows featuring Vika and Linda Bull
• Plus support acts from Music SA

Tickets are available now at ticketmaster.com.au.

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