Birds of Tokyo and DJ Havana Brown headline Santos Tour Down Under Concerts

15 December 2016

Leon Bignell MP
Minister for Tourism

Birds of Tokyo and DJ Havana Brown will kick start celebrations at the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under with free live performances.

The biggest cycling event outside of the top European tours is much more than a bike race it's a festival for all ages and from all walks of life.

Following the official Team Presentation on Saturday night, 14 January 2017, ARIA Award winners, Birds of Tokyo will headline at the Adelaide City Council Tour Village at 8:30pm.

DJ Havana Brown will get the party started with a post-race performance at the circuit, following the People’s Choice Classic on Sunday 15 January 2017 at 8:45pm.

The popular Australian performers are just some of the drawcards to the biggest cycling party in the nation.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell
I am extremely excited to announce Birds of Tokyo and DJ Havana Brown will exclusively perform in Adelaide at the 2017 Santos Tour Down Under.

The Santos Tour Down Under is the pinnacle of cycling events in Australia, and is attracting international athletes like reigning UCI World Road Champion Peter Sagan and Columbian superstar Esteban Chaves.

The State Government is committed to ensuring we raise the bar both on and off the track. We want to ensure the TDU retains the prestigious title of Australia's Best Sporting Event - recently announced at the 2016 Australian Event Awards. South Australia was also crowned the Best Events State in Australia for the second consecutive year.

The State Government has invested $70 million in additional tourism funding to market South Australia nationally and internationally and attract major events and conferences. This is in addition to the $6 million specifically for the TDU.

Next month’s event is going to be huge and we want to break the records of the 2016 event which pumped $49 million into the State’s visitor economy, and attracted more than 790,000 spectators who lined the streets across SA to watch the race.

Quotes attributable to DJ Havana Brown
I can’t wait to get back to Adelaide and hit the decks after the opening circuit race at the Santos Tour Down Under. The last time I performed in Adelaide the crowd got so into the music and had such an awesome time so I can’t wait to party with everyone once the cycling has finished. I want to see you all there!

Quotes attributable to Adam Spark, Birds of Tokyo
This will be a first for us, playing such a unique gig like this. We are wheelie excited!

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The 2017 Santos Tour Down Under will be held from 14 - 22 January. www.tourdownunder.com.au

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