Band on track for big night

The Advertiser - - CONFIDENTIAL -

AUSSIE chart­top­pers Shep­pard will help rev up the crowd at this year’s Ade­laide 500, join­ing in­ter­na­tional su­per­star Rob­bie Wil­liams for the fi­nal­night af­ter-race con­cert.

Best known for their smash hit Geron­imo, Shep­pard com­plete the star-stud­ded line-up for the March 1-4 mo­tor­sport event, which also fea­tures Cold Chisel, Live, Birds of Tokyo, Kasey Cham­bers and Bad//Dreems.

Formed in 2009, the in­die pop six-piece (right) in­cludes sib­lings Ge­orge, Emma and Amy Shep­pard, and Michael But­ler, Jay Bovino and Dean Gor­don, who’ll hit the stage on the Sun­day night, March 4.

“We are re­ally look­ing for­ward to be­ing a part of the Ade­laide 500 con­cert line-up. It will be a huge show for us, hit­ting the stage be­fore Rob­bie Wil­liams (far right), but we can’t wait to light up the stage for fans cel­e­brat­ing 20 years of the event,” says lead singer Ge­orge.

“2017 was a mas­sive year for us lo­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally, and it will be great to get back to Ade­laide to play for all the fans there.”

In a big 12 months for Shep­pard, their lat­est track, Com­ing Home, hit No.4 on the Aussie ra­dio charts, and they also toured the US, play­ing a spe­cial gig for en­ter­tain­ment guru Perez Hil­ton in LA.

Other new ad­di­tions to the post-race en­ter­tain­ment in­clude six lo­cal acts – Hana & Jessi-Lee, Don­narumma, Kitchen Witch, Young Of­fend­ers, Neon Te­tra and Ol­lie Eng­lish – as part of the Bands on Track ini­tia­tive.

Three nights of the race event will fea­ture Bands on Track artists open­ing for the head­lin­ers, thanks to a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Mu­sic SA and Ade­laide 500 which show­cases up-and-com­ing lo­cal mu­si­cians. FOR MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION: WWW.ADELAIDE500.COM.AU

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