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Future Entertainment, The Sound Campaign & the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix present
A music festival trackside at the 2011 Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix
Saturday March 26 & Sunday March 27
More artists announced!
Future Entertainment and The Sound Campaign have teamed up with the Formula 1™ Qantas Australian Grand Prix once again in 2011 to deliver another two days of high-octane trackside tunes and fast-lane festival action at Australia’s biggest turnpike party, Sidetracked.
Now in its huge fourth year, Sidetracked combines the heart-pumping action and adrenalin-fuelled RPMs of Formula 1™ racing with all the colour, fun and excitement of a classic summer music festival. Renowned for boasting a star-studded grid of sensational bands and DJs, this truly unique event has fast become a favourite pit stop for race goers and music lovers alike.
For just a few dollars more than a standard general admission ticket, Sidetracked gives fans the ultimate entertainment trackside experience: a hot spot to watch the world’s finest Formula 1™ drivers tear up the track, and a premium position to enjoy a world-class soundtrack provided by some of the very best musicians and artists on offer. It’s a revved-up, all-day party in the fast lane you’ll never forget …
Heading up this year’s trackside festival are some of Australia’s biggest bands and DJ's with Ruby Rose joining the epic music line up!
Ruby Rose (AUS)
International model, famed TV host and VJ, in-demand DJ, established fashion designer and reining Queen of Moomba … there’s no doubt about it, Melbourne’s favourite tattooed princess, Ruby Rose, is 2011’s “it” girl! Bursting into the limelight after appearing in the coveted Girlfriend model search in 2002, this vivacious and multi-talented 24 year old has been in the fast lane with her foot firmly planted on the accelerator ever since. In TV land she’s hosted red carpets for the MTV Music Awards in New York, The ARIA’s and the Logies. She’s been an MTV VJ, has hosted Ultimate School Musical, has been a regular on the 7PM Project and a guest on the likes of Talkin ‘Bout’ My Generation, 60 Minutes and Australia’s Next Top Model. Behind the lens she’s been the face of a campaign for Maybelline New York and appeared on the cover of Vogue Australia, New York’s INKED Magazine, and every major fashion and social read in between. As a DJ she’s played the main rooms of the nation’s biggest clubs, mixed a disc for Grant Smillie’s ‘Neon Essential’ compilation and headlined festivals like Good Life and Fat As Butter. Meanwhile, away from the stage, camera and flashbulbs, her generous contributions of time, energy and passion have been lent to a number of causes including the Wear It With Pride Campaign. She is an active campaigner against bullying and is an ambassador of the youth services organisation, Headspace. Brash, fun and 100% unique, there’s no one else on Earth quite like our own Ruby Rose and she’s well on her way to even greater stardom in 2011 and beyond.
Ruby Rose joins ARIA award winners, Birds of Tokyo, Little Red, Yacht Club DJs, Children Collide, Andy Murphy, Heath Renata - with more to be announced!
Little Red – Yacht Club DJs – Children Collide
Andy Murphy – Heath Renata – Ruby Rose
Sidetracked tickets give you full general admission access at the Grand Prix.
Weekend & Single Day Passes on sale now!!
Saturday March 26, 2011 $95 + booking fee and service charges.
Sunday March 27, 2011 $109+ booking fee and service charges.
Weekend Pass $199 + booking fee and service charges
Pre-purchase your ticket to secure the best prices.
Foxtix 1800 100 030 or www.grandprix.com.au
Sidetracked is moving to a bigger and better site location inside Turn 15, close to the main entrance at Gate 10, with a sensational view of the track and all the action!
Saturday March 26
Birds of Tokyo
2010 ARIA Award winners Birds of Tokyo (Best Rock Album) will headline the newly amped up Sidetracked music festival on Saturday night, playing tracks from their coveted self-titled platinum No. 1 album, including massive crowd favourites Plans and Wild At Heart. After six ARIA Award nominations, plus a newly crowned title of ‘Band of the Year’ from the GQ Awards in 2010, Birds of Tokyo’s live show, which received rave reviews on the 2011 Big Day Out tour, is set to shake up the GP crowd in March. “We’re thrilled to be playing at Sidetracked this year, it’s the first time we’ve played during the GP festivities so we’re really excited to have fun with the fans & check out all the awesome F1 action,” says lead vocalist Ian Kenny.
Bursting out of Melbourne’s thriving live music scene back in 2005, Children Collide is a prodigious alternative rock band that are well on their way to becoming one our nation’s greatest. Featuring the well-honed skills of drummer Ryan Caesar, bass guitarist Heath Crawley, and vocalist/guitarist John Mackay, this talented trio commenced their rise to prominence with a stunning debut album (‘The Long Now’) that hit the nation’s Top 100 back in 2008 and spawned hits like “Social Currency” and “Farewell Rocketship” – the latter of which slid comfortably into that year’s coveted Triple J Hot 100 countdown. With their 2010 follow-up album ‘Theory Of Everything’ recently peaking at #5 on local charts and paving the way for chart-happy national radio and TV hits like “My Eagle” and “Jellylegs”, Children Collide are set to make an even bigger impact in 2011 and well beyond.
Sunday March 27
Featuring the melodic talents of Melbourne lads Adrian Beltrame (guitar/vocals), Dominic Byrne (guitar/vocals), Quang Dinh (bass/vocals), Tom Hartney (vocals/keyboards/ harmonica) and Taka Honda (drums), Little Red have been wowing audiences with their sublime harmonies and sweet summertime vibes since proudly announcing their arrival on the local music scene back in 2005. Taking out the coveted ‘V Garage’ band comp in 2008 set tongues wagging and gave rise to major festival sets at the likes of the Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Laneway Festival and Meredith Music Festival shortly thereafter. Responsible for a string of chart-friendly tunes that have wafted over national Aussie airwaves (including the likes of ‘Waiting’, ‘Witch Doctor’, ‘Rock It’, ‘Slow Motion’ and ‘Coca cola’) and into the hearts and minds of fans far and wide, this gifted quintet of vocal maestros have released two albums (2008’s “Listen To The Red” and 2010’s “Midnight Remember”) and are gearing up to paint 2011 red all over again. Little Red’s ‘Rock It’ landed at No 2 on the converted Triple J Hottest 100 count down 2011. Catch Little Red at Sidetracked before they get even bigger.
Yacht Club DJs
With their penchant for partying and their perennial punk attitude, the Yacht Club DJs have been sailing around Australia’s late night Indie vibe scene for several party-packed, mash-up-happy years now. Comprising the exquisitely mixed-up musical talents of good mates Gareth Harrison and Guy Chappell-Lawrence, this pair of seafaring, wayfarer-wearing disc jockeys have dropped anchor at some of the nation’s biggest festivals (including Meredith, Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festival) as well as completing two sell out tours last year. Renowned for their high-energy show, well left of centre on-stage antics and outlandish get up, the Yacht Club DJs are navigating their way to serious success with one hand on the mixer, one on the decks and tongues firmly planted in their cheeks.
Sidetracked….come party in the fast lane!