As the city gears up for an electrifying weekend of motorsport as the 2023 Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 approaches. Organisers of the GC500 have today announced a partnership between Mushroom Group and Supercars, and with that they have released a massive lineup of entertainment for this years event.
From October 27th to 29th, the streets of Surfers Paradise will come alive with the roar of engines and the sounds of some of Australia’s best live acts. Let’s take a closer look at the incredible lineup that awaits racegoers.
Friday Night: The Presets and John Course
Kicking off the weekend, The Presets will headline Friday night’s performance. This dynamic electronic duo has been a force to be reckoned with in the music industry for two decades. Hits like “My People,” “Are You the One?” and “Talk Like That” have garnered them seven ARIA Awards, an APRA Award, and a UK Music Video Award. Joined by the renowned DJ John Course, Friday night promises to be a high-energy start to the festivities.
DJ John Course – 4:45pm to 6:15pm
The Presets – 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Saturday Night: Client Liaison, Mashd N Kutcher, and DJ Total Eclipse
Saturday night at the GC500 takes a different turn with the Aussie Indie Pop duo Client Liaison. With three ARIA Music Award nominations and nearly 200,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, their performance is sure to be a highlight of the event. They will be joined by Brisbane’s Mashd N Kutcher, known for their exhilarating live performances that blend DJs and live instrumentalists. Opening the night is DJ Total Eclipse, a world-champion turntablist who has toured with some of the biggest names in music.
DJ Total Eclipse – 6pm to 7pm
Mashd N Kutcher – 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Client Liaison – 8:35pm to 9:35pm
Sunday Night: Illy and Havana Brown
As the on track action wraps up on Sunday, the stage will come alive once more. ARIA winner Illy will take center stage. With two ARIAs and three APRA Awards to his name, including Best Urban Album and Best Australian Live Act, Illy’s performance is not to be missed. He has reached #1 on the ARIA charts, and hits like “Papercuts” have climbed to #2 on the national singles charts. Continuing the night of entertainment is Aussie DJ Havana Brown, a global sensation known for her remix of “We Run the Night” featuring Pit Bull, which reached #1 on the US Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
DJ Havana Brown – 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Illy – 5:45pm to 6:45pm
All acts performing at the 2023 Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 are booked by Mushroom Group, famously founded in 1972 by the late great Michael Gudinski. Michael’s son and current Mushroom Group CEO Matt Gudinski said:
We’re thrilled with our new strategic partnership with Supercars and their commitment to delivering exceptional live music experiences at their events.
“We can’t wait for Supercars fans from around the world to come together to celebrate music and motorsport on the Gold Coast.”
Supercars CEO Shane Howard said: “We saw over 200 thousand fans walk through the gates at last year’s event and we want to break that record in 2023.
“The Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 is an opportunity to showcase the best of Supercars to a global audience and we are thrilled to have once again some of Australia’s best live acts on stage as part of this year’s event.
“As the biggest annual sporting event in Queensland, we are committed to making it the ultimate celebration, ensuring it remains the highlight of the year for fans who travel from all corners to experience the magic of Surfers Paradise.”