05 Dec 2022
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Australian icon Vanessa Amorosi to headline free Santos Tour Down Under festival program

Pop icon Vanessa Amorosi will get ‘absolutely everybody’ ready to party at the Santos Tour Down Under opening night concert, headlining an exciting line-up of music acts at the festival’s City of Adelaide Tour Village.

Amorosi will perform after the presentation of the competing men’s and women’s teams on the Santos Main Stage in the City of Adelaide Tour Village in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga on Friday 13 January, ahead of ten days of world-class cycling across South Australia.

Throughout her enduring career, the popular performer has been nominated for 16 ARIA awards for her popular songs such as Absolutely Everybody, Shine and her latest album, City of Angels.

The singer joins an exciting mix of musical entertainment who will entertain fans, such as First Nations Triple J Unearthed duo MARLON X RULLA, who will perform alongside Amorosi.

Other acts include Stace Cadet, famous for his Hottest 100 featured dance song, ‘Energy’, DJ Mell Hall, MORGEN + TINK, Adelaide’s own DJ Ruby Chew and much more.

The largest-ever City of Adelaide Tour Village will also feature pop-up bars with daily happy hour, expert panel discussions, family zone and seating, ample shade, and fresh meals by some of Adelaide’s leading food vendors.

Minister for Tourism, Zoe Bettison, said she was excited to see a large mix of musical talent, from up-and-coming locals to well-known national acts.

“I am excited to see more people in our city, enjoying the buzzing festival atmosphere,” Minister Bettison said.

“The Tour Village is always the heart of the Santos Tour Down Under and with such a wide range of performers, coupled with great food, drink and cycling, we know that everyone will find something that appeals to them.

“We are excited to invite so many visitors back to our state and remind them what an incredible event the Santos Tour Down Under is.”

Amorosi said she was excited to be heading back to South Australia.

“I’m so happy to be performing, once again, in South Australia. It has been too long since I have been there,” Amorosi said.

“The crowds in Adelaide are amazing, and I can’t wait to be singing in front of them again.”

The Santos Tour Down Under’s Team Presentation will begin at 6.00pm on the opening night of the City of Adelaide Tour Village. Amorosi will take to the stage for a free concert from 8.30pm.

The Santos Tour Down Under was last held in 2020, when over 700,000 fans from across Australia and overseas flocked to the streets of Adelaide to watch the best cyclists in the world compete.

Visit www.TourDownUnder.com.au for a full list of performing artists and programming schedule for the City of Adelaide Tour Village.

The Santos Tour Down Under runs from Friday 13 January to Sunday 22 January.