The Need for Speed…. and Tunes

Adam Brand is one of the artists to feature at Rockin' the Raceway. Photo: supplied

Organisers of an outdoor concert at Winton Motor Raceway hope it will grow to emulate iconic annual events such as the Deni Ute Muster.

The inaugural Rockin’ The Raceway on Saturday 25 March will feature some of Australia’s favourite musicians, as the venue transforms into an open-air rock concert.

Performers will include Thirsty Merc, Choirboys, Adam Brand, Dean Ray and Geelong cover band Riversnake.

Winton Operations Manager, Wayne Williams says the concert is something unique that could become a tourism attraction in its own right.

“It’s building up to be one of the biggest events around the area,” Mr Williams said.

“It’s almost as big as one of our popular race meetings. For us, it’s new, it’s exciting and something that hasn’t been done before, but we’ve got the best facilities for an outdoor concert.

Concert patrons are encouraged to camp overnight, with the campground able to hold up to five thousand guests.

Thirsty Merc, on the program at Rockin’ the Raceway. Photo: supplied

“With the campground available, people won’t need to worry about getting home afterwards, they can enjoy the concert and then stay the night.”

Organisers hope this will become an annual event that might one day grow to rival other iconic events.

Choirboys, set to perform at Rockin’ the Raceway. Photo: supplied

“We hope we can grow it into an event like Deni Ute Muster, a weekend event with plenty of rock bands – something different to motorsport that brings in new visitors to the area,” Mr Williams said.

Rockin’ the Raceway is on Saturday from 5pm – 11.30pm. For more information and to purchase tickets visit