Gold Coast 600 racegoers will get to enjoy a mini music festival at the event this year.
At the official Gold Coast 600 launch evening at Nineteen at The Star on Wednesday, organisers revealed two concerts will be held simultaneously inside the race track on dual Macintosh Island stages during the evening on Saturday 26 October.
The Club 600 stage at the rear of the pit complex will host a DJ mix with some of the world’s biggest names while the second will feature traditional Australian rock and alternate rock artists.
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British DJ Carl Cox will headline the new-look Club 600 on a brand-new stage with special guest, DJ Eric Powell. They will be joined by Australian festival sensation Hot Dub Time Machine and Brisbane-based British hitmaker Example.
The second stage near the final corner hill area will feature three Australian rock and alternative acts with Mental as Anything, The Vanns and Kingswood.
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said they decided to overhaul the event precinct to excite new audiences.
“This is part of a long-term vision for the event to make the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 a multifaceted entertainment precinct with new and exciting offerings to create wider appeal,” he said.
Tourism Industry Development Assistant Minister Meaghan Scanlon said the announcement of the entertainment line-up would further expand the appeal of the event.
“The innovations that Supercars have undertaken to broaden the appeal of the Gold Coast 600 are set to attract even more fans to the event, growing this already popular event even larger and boosting our region’s economy and creating jobs,” she said.