What Is It?

The Clipsal 500 Adelaide is held on the streets of the east end in Adelaide. It’s a shortened version of the Adelaide Street Circuit, formerly the Adelaide Grand Prix track. The race consists of two 125-kilometre races and one 250-kilometre race, held over the last two days of the event. The early days are filled with qualifying events, practice runs, and support races for other racing series. The winner of the third race is declared the winner of the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, although all race results count toward the V8 supercars championship.


2016’s festival has not had dates or prices released as yet - stay tuned to this page for updates as they happen! Ticket options include family packages, trackside seats, paddock passes, and pit paddock. Kids ages 12 and under are granted free admission.

Where Is It?

Adelaide is the fifth-largest city in the country and the capital city of South Australia. Nearly a quarter million motorsport fans congregate here for the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, but there’s also plenty to see away from the track. This city is a foodie destination full of sophisticated restaurants, laneway bars and home to the Adelaide Oval, lauded as the world’s prettiest cricket ground.

Motorsport fans looking to extend their holiday should put on their must-visit list the Adelaide Zoo, home to 1,800 exotic and native creatures; the Art Gallery of South Australia, which claims most of the big names in the country’s art world, or a visit to the Barossa, Adelaide Hills or McLaren Vale wine regions - all within an hour's drive from the CBD.

Who’s Performing?

Ford, Nissan, Volvo, and Benz: Which will win the prestigious race in 2016? 

Music caps every evening of this weekend festival. In 2015, all-male pop group Justice Crew got things started on Thursday, along with Nathaniel Willemse (often known simply as Nathaniel), who famously finished sixth on The X Factor Australia. Friday’s headliners were the Stafford Brothers, DJs who blend house and electro music. Zep Boys, performing the music of Led Zeppelin live, took the stage Saturday night. And Sunday, rock band Cold Chisel closed the festival.

Another off-track highlight includes Breakfast With the Stars. For a fee, in 2015 racing fanatics could chow down with NASCAR legend Robby Gordon, BMX superstars Kyle Baldock and TJ Ellis, V8 Supercar drivers and team owners, and the famous Clipsal 500 grid girls. 2016 details will be released soon enough, and we'll have all the details for you!