Big- name rockers join V8s
AUSSIE rock band Wolfmother will be named as part of the entertainment lineup for the Townsville 400 V8 Supercar event.
Queensland Minister for Sport Phil Reeves and V8 Supercars chief operating officer Shane Howard will meet in Townsville today and are set to name the Sydney band.
The rockers last played in Townsville in November, with frontman and guitarist Andrew Stockdale saying at the time the band wanted to play North Queensland gigs.
Last year, INXS played its first show in nearly three years at the Townsville 400.
Wolfmother formed more than a decade ago with Stockdale, Chris Ross on bass and keyboard and Myles Heskett on drums.
In 2008, Ross and Heskett left the band due to ‘‘ personal and musical differences’’ and after a brief hiatus, Stockdale returned to the music scene in 2009 with Ian Peres on bass and keyboard, Aidan Nemeth on rhythm guitara nd drummer Dave Atkinson.
Woman, released in 2005, remains one of the band’s biggest hits as well as Joker And The Thief, Dimension and White Unicorn.
Townsville MP Mandy Johnstone said the Townsville 400 would be a massive boost for the region.
‘‘ It will be good for fans, good for tourism and will be great for the local economy and will send out the message nothing beats a visit to North Queensland,’’ she said.
The Townsville 400 is at Reid Park from July 8-10.
Pre-sale weekend general admission adult passes start at $ 110 and three-day GA adult passes start at $ 115. To book, phone Ticketek on 132 849 or visit www. ticketek. com. au.
LIVE AND LOUD: Wolfmother and big-haired frontman Andrew Stockdale are hitting the North for the Townsville 400