VAILO Adelaide 500 | 14-17 Nov 2024

The VAILO Adelaide 500 will bring Adelaide’s city streets alive from 14-17 November 2024 with exciting Supercar racing, plenty of off track family fun and HUGE blockbuster concerts.

Celebrating 25 years in 2024, the family friendly Adelaide 500 is Australia’s largest domestic ticketed motorsport event and is the season finale event for the Repco Supercars Championship.​

Last year an estimated 260,700 people flocked to the VAILO Adelaide 500 over four days – about 2500 more than in 2022.  It was the biggest crowd at the event since 2018 and included fans who visited from overseas and interstate as well as South Australia.

Two major off-track additions will wow fans in 2024 with the NAPA Speedway, Sprintcars in the City, and Round 3 of the FOX Australian Supercross Championship taking place at the iconic Adelaide Street Circuit.  Adding to the four days of world class motorsport and entertainment lineup where Adelaide will once again become the mecca of motorsport, the explosive NAPA Speedway will attract the world’s best drivers on dirt to the city for the first time.

Over both Thursday and Friday nights, competitors from the US and Australia will battle it out in their 950 horsepower Sprintcars (with a power-to-weight ratio higher than Formula One) for qualifying, heats and a feature race that promises some of the world’s most jaw-dropping motorsport for fans.

In another VAILO Adelaide 500 first, the top level of Australian Supercross racing will converge within the street circuit for the Australian Supercross Championship featuring the Boost Mobile Supercross Sprint, with world-class riders entertaining fans and families alike on a signature track, featuring lightning fast-turns and heart-stopping jumps.

Taking place on a custom built full-sized Supercross dirt track, VAILO Adelaide 500 racegoers can take in the race action and atmosphere from the existing and beloved heritage grandstand, or temporary grandstands purpose built for the best view of the Australian Supercross Championship racing.

For the first time in Australian Supercross history, one championship point will be awarded for the fastest lap in each in SX1 and SX2 final, incentivising faster and more intense racing action, with riders throwing everything they have at each race.

AFTER RACE CONCERTS

The popular VAILO Adelaide 500 After Race Concert Series is set to open to a bumper post-race crowd, with Crowded House announced as the headline act for Saturday 16 November 2024.  In a first for the event, the Australasian band will take to the stage to perform their hits, igniting music and motorsport fans alike as the event celebrates 25 years.

Closing out the event, the VAILO Adelaide 500 After Race Concert Series is set to fire on all cylinders with rock royalty Cold Chisel to perform on Sunday 17 November.  Cold Chisel are celebrating their 50th anniversary and are bringing “The Big Five-0” concert tour to the VAILO Adelaide 500. Cold Chisel will take a lap around Australia before culminating in the city where the band formed.

Saturday 16 November 2024

Crowded House is the headline act for Saturday 16 November.  Selling more than 15 million albums, Crowded House has received numerous prestigious accolades across four decades which includes an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Award winning Australian artist Meg Mac will support Crowded House after recently releasing her third album ‘Matter of Time’.

Sunday 17 November 2024

COLD CHISEL are celebrating their 50th anniversary and are bringing “The Big Five-0” concert tour to the VAILO Adelaide 500 on Sunday 17 November.   Their anniversary provides scope for a show that features all the classic songs with which Cold Chisel carved their unique place in Oz Rock history – Khe Sanh, Bow River, Flame Trees, You Got Nothin’ I Want, When The War Is Over, My Baby, Cheap Wine, All For You, Choir Girl, Last Wave Of Summer, Saturday Night, Breakfast At Sweethearts, Forever Now and so many more.

Supporting Cold Chisel on the Sunday night will be ARIA Award winning chart toppers The Cruel Sea and hometown rock heroes The Superjesus plus opening acts provided by Music SA.

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STADIUM SUPER TRUCKS

The 2024 VAILO Adelaide 500 will see the return of the high-flying Boost Mobile Australia Stadium Super Trucks.  These adrenalin-charged trucks hit the track across all four days of the event. From the USA and exclusive to Adelaide in 2024.


2023 HIGHLIGHTS (2024 DETAILS COMING SOON..)

FAMILY FUN ZONE

The VAILO Adelaide 500 Family Zone located on the northern area of the Victoria Park Heritage Grandstand is the place to be for free rides and LOTS of activities for little and big kids. It’s a dedicated alcohol free area with plenty of shade and a carers lounge.

In 2023 amusements included the much-loved Teacup Ride, Train Ride, Fun Factory and Bungies.   Kids can test their skill on the Go Kart Track – at 10x17m, the inflatable Pedal Go Kart Track is an oval track with a twist and the perfect activity for all ages and abilities.

Practice like the ninja pro’s but make sure you don’t touch the ground with this epic mini warrior course! But this time there’s a twist….can you beat a tyre change? The pro’s can change a tyre in 11.5 seconds, can you make it to the end quicker? The Mini Warrior Course is endless fun for kids up to the age of 12 years old.

Be transported back in time with classic games such as The Simpsons (4 player – join your mates), Mortal Kombat, Buck Hunter and PAC Man or feel like you’re out on the track and hop into a driving booth and race a car against your friends.

ACTIVATION ZONE

Airtime FMX, BMX Stunt Team & Hotwheels

Boasting some of the most experienced, world renown, professional riders with over 45+ years of combined experience Airtime FMX is set to redefine freestyle motocross entertainment. There will be plenty of fast-paced action with the Airtime FMX freestyle motorcross team and Matt Mingay’s stunt team which also brings with it the interactive Hotwheels activation zone.

ADF

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will feature a Defence Force display of the current in- service equipment including weapons, Mercedes G-Wagons, M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank and the new Hawkei. See these military vehicles up close and speak to military personnel.

RAAF Flyovers

For the first time, the VAILO Adelaide 500 featured flyovers from the RAAF’s F-35A lightning II.  A new generation Australian Defence Force Jet took to the skies above the streets of Adelaide for the official pre-race flyovers for the first time at the 2023 event.

The RAAF’s F-35A Lightning II – the Australian Defence Force’s fifth-generation supersonic, stealth fighter – will roar above the circuit half an hour before both championship-deciding Supercars races on Saturday and Sunday.

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SACARE

SACARE, a leading disability support provider, has teamed up with VAILO Adelaide 500 to set a new benchmark for inclusivity at major events.  The Carers Lounge will be a dedicated space that caters to the medical and bathroom needs of attendees living with disability, right amid the all the festivities.

The SACARE Carers Lounge is a game-changer. The spacious ‘pod’ – is a state-of-the-art change room facility, equipped with a height-adjustable change table and hoist, providing a dignified and hygienic space for personal care. This isn’t just about meeting basic needs–it’s about offering a space that respects the dignity of every individual.

The SACARE Carers Lounge will make its debut from 8am to 6pm every day of the race. Get ready to be part of a revolution that’s about more than just racing–it’s about making events like these accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

For more information and to experience the Carers Lounge firsthand, visit SACARE’s website.


FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT

All VAILO Adelaide 500 event ticket holders will once again have access to free public transport to and from the circuit across the four-day event.  Thanks to HomeStart, race goers can also take advantage of a free VAILO Adelaide 500 shuttle servicing a CBD route of over 17 stops to key gates around the circuit, then looping to the Adelaide Railway Station.

TICKETS

Single day, 2-day weekend or 4-day General Admission tickets will allow you to experience the best of the Adelaide 500 and view all the on track action from a variety of locations around the track.  Kids 12 and under receive free General Admission entry with a paying adult.

You’ll be able to explore the many zones packed with entertainment, food and beverage outlets and interactive displays. Wander through the feature race category paddocks to get an up-close look at what happens in between races and don’t forget the Australian Defence Force Oval and the Family Fun Zone.

If you are a Full Time Student with a valid Student ID you can receive a discount on General Admission and Grandstand tickets.

2024 General Admission Prices:

  • Thursday: Adults $39  | Concession $36
  • Friday:  Adults $79 | Concession $69
  • Saturday: Adults $99 | Concession $89
  • Sunday: Adults $99 | Concession $89
  • Weekend (Sat & Sun): Adults: $169 | Concession $155
  • 4-Day: Adults $189 | Concession $175

(Plus there is a small once off Ticketek booking fee per transaction)

Kids 12 and under receive free General Admission entry with a paying adult.

CLICK HERE for information about General Admission Tickets, Grandstand Seating and the Adelaide 500 Club.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the VAILO Adelaide 500 website.

What:   VAILO Adelaide 500

When:    Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 November 2024

Where:  Victoria Park Street Circuit, Adelaide (Fullarton Rd to East Terrace)

Who:   Everyone

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.

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