Seven Local Acts Chosen To Rev Up The Clipsal 500 Adelaide Concert Series

Music SA is pleased to announce that seven South Australian acts have been selected to open up for some of Australia and the world’s biggest bands at the Clipsal 500 Adelaide Concert Series this March.


Chosen through Music SA’s Bands on Track 2013 project – a partnership with the SA Motor Sport Board with support from Nova 91.9 and Mix 102.3 – the local acts to perform over three nights on the Clipsal 500 Concert Oval Stage are:

Fri March 1 – Vents & Purpose – supporting Hilltop Hoods, Drapht, Illy and Pez
Sat March 2 – Move to Strike & Heston Drop – supporting The Angels & Ian Moss
Sun March 3 – The Beards, Before the Aftermath & The Rules – supporting Kiss & Mötley Crüe

Vents is a unique voice among his peers. His music is an eclectic snapshot of his musings, ranging from a stinging critique of politics, religion and the current economic and social climate, to a heartfelt exploration of his personal struggles. These topics are broached with  aggression, intelligence and humour intending to leave the listener with more questions than answers. Most importantly he not only asks the listener to think, he asks them to think critically. His hard hitting  lyrical content, combined with some of Australia’s finest production, has earned him a place as one of Australia’s most respected MC’s. 

Dubbed as “The Future” by Perth powerhouse Drapht, Purpose; the restless yet calculated mind behind the now infamous ‘If the City Had A Voice’ mixtape series, is hardly a new face in the local Hip-Hop scene. With the roots of a freestyle/battle rapper, he represented his city successfully nationwide early on, leading to a coveted spot in the Scribble Jam MC tournament in Cincinnati at 17. In short, Purpose was a wordsmith before he was legal. Already responsible for 7 street releases, both solo & group efforts spanning the last 5 years, Purpose is recognised not only as a rapper, but a killer Producer with a diverse and fresh sound. His brand new LP, Where It Starts is out very soon. Don’t sleep.

More than 100 South Australian acts applied to be considered for this year’s Bands on Track showcase. More info on the project can be found at the Bands On Track website.

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