Four of South Australia’s best emerging live music acts will join an incredible line-up of Australian music talent at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide After Race Concerts as Music SA’s Bands on Track Support Acts.

For the first time, adding to the Friday 3 March feast, will be an extra special Golden Era Records showcase of the label’s awesome Adelaide hip hop talent including Vents, K21 and Purpose – they will be supporting the mighty Hilltop Hoods and guests.

Over 100 local acts entered submissions to Music SA’s Bands on Track to have the opportunity to open the stage of the Friday and Saturday concerts.

South Sudanese refugee hip hop crew, led by the enigmatic DyaspOra, Playback 808 and local soul hip hop larrikins DC & DRAGZ will open Friday’s Hip Hop night, which is headlined by Hilltop Hoods and supported by Seth Sentry, The Funkoars and Aaradhna.

On Saturday 4 March, local Brit-pop inspired four piece The Byzantines and one of the most exciting garage rock trios to come out of Adelaide in recent years, Battlehounds, will support the reunited Hunters & Collectors and special guests Baby Animals.

A group of esteemed judges selected the top bands, including representatives from Warner Music, the AU Review, the Grace Emily Hotel and Northern Sound System.

Music SA General Manager Lisa Bishop said the acts selected are all incredibly talented and well deserving of this amazing live performance opportunity:

“Bands On Track and the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, now in its sixth year, is an incredibly beneficial initiative for our local musicians. The experience and exposure of playing a gig on such a large stage and to an enthusiastic crowd, is a once in a lifetime opportunity for an emerging band.”

Previous support acts, which have gone on to great success include Triple J favourites Bad//Dreems, The Grenadiers, The Beards and blues legends Lazy Eye.

Tickets to the Clipsal 500 concerts are on sale now through Ticketmaster and



Friday 3 March 2017
Hilltop Hoods Seth Sentry The Funkoars Aaradhna Purpose
Vents Playback 808 DC & DRAGZ

Saturday 4 March 2017
Hunters & Collectors Baby Animals Battlehounds
The Byzantines


Playback 808



The Byzantines