V8 Supercars revving up for a big party on the Gold Coast

The Castrol Gold Coast 600, held 21-23 October, is on track to be bigger than ever this year.

Some of Supercars biggest stars, including  Craig Lowndes, Chaz Mostert, Jamie Whincup and James Courtney, took to the skies above Surfers Paradise today to officially launch the 2016 event.

They were joined by Supercars Chief Executive James Warburton, Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones, Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and several other drivers to announce an unprecedented line-up of entertainment for this year’s event.


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James Warburton, Kate Jones and Mayor Tom Tate (front) with Supercars drivers (L to R) Fabian Coulthard, Scott Pye, Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen, James Courtney, Will Davison, Chaz Mostert, Craig Lowndes and Tim Slade at the launch today. PHOTO: Supplied by V8Supercars

James Warburton, Kate Jones and Mayor Tom Tate (front) with Supercars drivers (L to R) Fabian Coulthard, Scott Pye, Jamie Whincup, Shane van Gisbergen, James Courtney, Will Davison, Chaz Mostert, Craig Lowndes and Tim Slade at the launch today. PHOTO: Supplied by V8Supercars

Multiple award-winning Australian bands The Living End, The Rubens, Peking Duk and Birds of Tokyo were announced as the headline acts to hit the stage in the Broadwater Parklands over the weekend.

The 2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 will also see the return of the spectacular Stadium Super Trucks after they wowed the fans in 2015.

Supercars CEO James Warburton said: “Last year’s event was the biggest since Indy on the Gold Coast with over 197,000 fans. “We think this year’s event will be even bigger and better with an unrivalled smorgasbord of entertainment for fans of all ages including not one but two concerts included in the price of tickets for Friday and Saturday.

“For as little as $56 on Friday, and $96 on Saturday fans get access to the world’s best racing action, and a night time concert. These trackside tickets represent incredible value for money in what is the biggest festival on the Gold Coast.”

Check out a highlight reel from the event below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZN-VSd-BbA

Castrol Australia General Manager Sean Rahaley said the Castrol Gold Coast 600 has become an iconic fixture on the international motorsports scene – combining the excitement of Supercars racing amidst the spectacular backdrop of the Surfers Paradise street circuit. “The Castrol Gold Coast 600 is an event that continues to win on many levels – and we’re excited to be able to demonstrate our performance product to millions of motorsport fans through global exposure at this action-packed event,” he said.

Also making a return this year is the 10-day SuperFest which kicks off on October 14 and includes a spectacular evening parade through the streets of Surfers Paradise during event week. Las Vegas style Club 600 will also be back with DJ sensation Havana Brown headlining a line-up of electronic acts that will let race-fans party right at the track.

he Castrol Gold Coast 600 will run from 21-23 October. For more information visit www.supercars.com.