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Summernats Festival Announces its Biggest Music Line-up


The annual Street Machine Summernats Festival is proud to announce its biggest music line-up in the event’s history, with two of Australia’s greatest hip-hop acts, Bliss n Eso and Illy set to headline the main stage, and Aussie rock legends The Radiators who will be opening Summernats 28.

The Street Machine Summernats 28, proudly supported by Rare Spares officially became ‘Australia’s Favourite Event’ as voted by the public at the Australian Event Awards last year, and event organisers continue to raise the bar with an impressive display of automotive culture, great Australian music and good times at Exhibition Park in Canberra from January 1st to 4th, 2015.

The Radiators have been one of Australia’s most iconic pub rock bands for more than three decades, playing all over Australia and the world with Gold and Double Platinum albums to their name. They open the Summernats music program with a rocking concert on Thursday 1 January.

They don’t come any bigger than multi platinum, ARIA award winning Bliss n Eso, who are currently writing and recording their new album, will be coming out of the studio for a special one-off show tailored just for the Summernats 28 crowd on Friday 2 January. Backing up 15 years of sell out tours and number one albums, Bliss N Eso recently wrapped their national Circus Under the Stars tour filling venues all over Australia. Canberra was one place they didn’t get to. “We are big fans of Summernats and have been following the event for years, we are really excited to be headlining the music stage in 2015 and will be putting together a very special show for this event.”

Set to take centre stage at the Summernats 28 on Saturday 3 January is Aussie hip-hop artist and 2013 ARIA Award winner, Illy. Illy rose to fame in 2009 after the release of his album ‘Long Story Short and has since released another 3 albums including the 2013 ARIA Best Urban Album “Bring It Back”. On the opportunity to play at the iconic Summernats event, Illy expresses, “I’m stoked to be playing at Summernats in Canberra. I can’t wait … it’s gonna be a lot of fun. I’ll see you there.”

“Hip-hop is the fastest growing genre in Australian music and to have Bliss N Eso and Illy, two of Australia’s biggest hip hop acts on our main stage is awesome for our younger audience. Best of all, the concerts are included in the ticket price” said Lopez.


Kicking off New Year’s Day with a bang will be an official Guinness World Record attempt for the world’s largest simultaneous burnout. Geared to smash the world record previously set by Summernats 26, where 69 cars made history on the specialised burnout pad – the Summernats is aiming to break their own record with more than 100 cars. An official adjudicator from the Guinness World Records will be on hand to officially prove that Summernats in Canberra is the worldwide home of burnouts.

Furthermore, organisers are offering super fans a chance to win the ‘Ultimate Summernats Experience’ with performing artists. See full details below:


2x Season Passes (entry to all four days of the Summernats, includes parking)
3x night’s accommodation
Meet and greet with The Radiators (Thu), Bliss n Eso (Fri) and Illy (Sat)
Summernats Merchandise pack (T-shirt and Cap)
Prize pool valued at approximately $2000

Register details at: www.Summernats.com.au/Ultimate
The Competition is open to Australian residents only and must be 18 years or over to enter.
Terms and Conditions on competition page

Competition commences at 10:00am AEST on Monday 17 November 2014
Competition closes at 9:00am AEST on Monday 15 December 2014
Winners will be drawn and announced at 12:00noon AEST on Tuesday 16 December 2014


If that is not enough, imagine close to 2,000 of Australia’s most spectacular cars joining over 100,000 fans in a celebration of everything automotive when the largest car festival in the Southern Hemisphere hits Canberra on January 1 – 4, 2015. Don’t miss out your chance to see The Radiators live in concert on Thursday 1 January, Bliss n Eso on Friday 2 January and Illy on Saturday 3 January!

Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 Summernats 28 Festival, with the best priced tickets available fromwww.summernats.com.au.