Start your engines: Launch of the VALO Adelaide 500

Famous American band The Killers will headline the Adelaide 500 post-race concerts, as the race returns to the streets of Adelaide in December.

The race will officially be known as the VALO Adelaide 500, after the Adelaide-based advanced technology and lighting company secured the naming rights.

Post-race concerts will kick off on Friday evening (December 2) with local rock band Teenage Joans joined by Australian artists Lime Cordiale, The Presets and indigenous superstar Baker Boy.

Saturday night (December 3) will feature Australian rock legends Jimmy Barnes, Icehouse and Noiseworks.

The Killers will be joined on Sunday night (December 4) by a special guest to be announced in the coming weeks.

All VALO Adelaide 500 ticket holders will have access to the post-race concerts.

Six local artists will also be announced in the coming weeks to join the huge roster of artists as part of the MusicSA Bands on Track series.

In addition to Supercars, the VALO Adelaide 500 will also offer the following racing categories:

  • Dunlop Super2 Series
  • Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS
  • Gulf Western Oil Touring Car Masters
  • Tasman S5000 Series

It has also been announced that this year’s VALO Adelaide 500 will be the most affordable for a decade, with ticket prices pushed back 10 years, in recognition of the cost of living pressures facing South Australians.

Premier Peter Malinauskas says the star-studded roster of local, national and global music acts marks the return of the VALO Adelaide 500.

“There really is something here for everyone, from the global powerhouse of The Killers to Australian rock legends such as Barnsey to local rising stars such as Teenage Joans,” he said.

“And the best part is that South Australians can experience all of this for the same price as ten years ago.

“I can’t wait for the VALO Adelaide 500 to return to the streets of our city, bringing with it hundreds of jobs, thousands of visitors and millions of dollars in economic activity.”

Event and ticket information: adelaide500.com.au

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