Superloop Adelaide 500
The Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic motorsport event and widely regarded as one of the best touring car races in the world.
Adelaide’s pedigree for hosting world-class motorsport is unrivaled in Australia. Once home of the FIA Formula One World Championship’s Australian Grand Prix, pro motorsport returned to Adelaide in 1999 with the Sensational Adelaide 500 pitting the nation’s favourite four-door sedans – the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon – against one another.
Taking place on a shortened version of the former Formula One grand prix circuit, it features some of Australia’s favourite corners, including the Senna Chicane, the deep-braking hairpin at Turn 9 and the now infamous Turn 8 sweeper.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 doesn’t just provide great on-track excitement – it’s a four-day festival with headline concerts, off-track excitement and right amid the party atmosphere of ‘Mad March’ in Adelaide. In 2019, the supercharged closing-night concert will be headlined by American superband the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Superloop is the Adelaide 500’s new naming rights sponsor, and its backing of the biggest-ticketed domestic motorsport event in Australia has already been described as a thrilling move for the company. Superloop provides telecommunications connectivity and services in Australia and the Asia Pacific, with over 400 staff worldwide and 45 staff in Adelaide which is the lead office for Superloop Home Broadband.
OFF-TRACK ACTION & ENTERTAINMENT
Entertainment is paramount at the Adelaide 500. Another major component of the event is the air displays with top-line military aircraft from the Australian Defence Force. As a benefit of Adelaide’s unique circuit with its combination of near downtown city streets and parkland areas, the atmosphere of the event flows over to adjacent entertainment precincts – when the Adelaide 500 is on, Adelaide becomes a party town with street events and other forms of entertainment, all of course with a motorsport flavour.
Built into the Adelaide 500 are some 90 individual events including a Ladies Day Luncheon, charity luncheons with Supercar drivers, driver autograph sessions, beach and fashion parades, exotic vehicle displays, sideshows, family entertainment and much, much more.
The Superloop Adelaide 500 concert stage will ignite this year with Vance Joy, Amy Shark, Jet, The Living End and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, along with support acts from Music SA.
With the enviable line-up comes an exciting move for the concert zone. The concert precinct, previously located at the Christian Brothers College Oval, will now be situated in front of the Victoria Park Heritage Grandstand, creating a central hub with access to a myriad of family-friendly activities and a premium food and beverage offering.
- Friday 1 March 2019 | Vance Joy / Amy Shark
- Saturday 2 March 2019 | Jet / The Living End
- Sunday 3 March 2019 | Red Hot Chili Peppers
SATURDAY 2 MARCH 2019 IS KIDS DAY!
Saturday is the day to bring the kids down to the Superloop Adelaide 500 for a day of adrenaline-fueled fun. Kids Day will feature some exciting sporting activities, so the kids can test their skills in football, soccer, tennis and more. Get up and close with your favourite drivers, get their autograph and snap a selfie at the Driver Signings. These will be located in the Tracks of the World precinct, with times and details announced closer to the event.
The City of Adelaide Family Zone is returning to the Superloop Adelaide 500 in 2019, so the whole family can enjoy a day of family fun and racing. It’s the place to be for families, and is free to access for all ticket holders.
The Nerf Nation Zone is returning for all of your nerf action. The kids will go crazy for this action-packed zone, which they’re taking to the next level this year. There’ll be an accuracy challenge, agility gauntlet, battle zone and balance tester, plus kids can grab the latest in water blasting technology and prepare for battle in the Super Soaker Play Zone. Get ready for target practice then move to the battle zone to put your skills into action (spare change of clothes may be required!).
Kids can get their face painted with their favourite driver number, flag or team colours and a highlight this year will be taking the role of their favourite driver and team when they try the Rev It Up racing simulators or Pit Stop Challenge. There are lots of racing simulators out there but not all are sized for kids. See the kids’ faces light up as they experience the excitement and adrenaline rush of car racing scaled to their level.
Don’t forget a driver needs a crew and the Pit Stop Challenge activity is especially designed for smaller kids. Take on the Formula 1 Pit Stop Challenge and race to complete a pit stop with speed and accuracy.
Returning again is the famous Matt Mingay, who will perform his incredible stunts that are bound to amaze, plus the fun continues with free face painting, and the giant Titanic slide.
The City of Adelaide Family Zone is complete with family friendly seating areas, with food and beverage outlets nice and close by so you can take some time out to enjoy your afternoon while the kids enjoy all of the Family Zone fun. There are some more exciting features still to come, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, get your tickets for the family to head along to the Superloop Adelaide 500. Kids aged 14 and under receive FREE general admission when entering with a paying adult. There is also junior pricing available for selected Grandstand seating areas.
General Admission Single Day tickets start at $35 for students (15+ years) and $45 for adults.
Official 2019 Charity Partnership
As South Australia’s only children’s specialists in both vision and hearing Can:Do 4Kids offers services to children and young adults including: Speech Pathology, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Family Support, Assistive Technology, Youth Programs, Recreation, Auditory Processing Disorder intervention, Auditory Verbal Therapy, Mentor Programs and Psychology.
Can:Do 4Kids, Townsend House was formed in 1874 by William Townsend as school and accommodation for deaf and blind children. Ever since, they’ve provided support and assistance to children and young adults who are blind, deaf, have low vision, are hard of hearing or have sensory needs – and their families.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Superloop Adelaide 500 website.
What: Superloop Adelaide 500
When: 28 February – 3 March 2019
Where: Victoria Park, Adelaide
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
Image Source: Superloop Adelaide 500
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