Heineken® Saturday has confirmed a stellar line up of home-grown Australian talent will perform in the Heineken® Village on March 16 at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019.
Described as a 'much loved phenomenon' Hot Dub Time Machine will headline an exclusive live set in collaboration with artists Samsaruh and Dan Mac.
Hot Dub Time Machine aka Tom Loud is the world's first-time travelling DJ, a global festival smash-hit that brings the best party ever to any stage. Hot Dub has broken dance floors at sold-out shows all over the globe, along with festival slots at international events such as Coachella, Reading and Leeds Festival, T in the Park, Splendour in the Grass and more!
Melbourne based singer-songwriter Samsaruh has stormed into the Australian music scene with her stand out debut releases that scored her a #1 most played track on triple j and crowned their 2017 unearthed winner. She has recently graced the stage alongside Dean Lewis, Peking Duk, Slumberjack and more.
"I'm excited to be bringing some very special guests to the F1 for an enormous show. It's going to be one hell of a party, in fact, I'm pretty sure it's gonna be the best Heineken® Saturday Party Ever!" Says, Tom Loud.
Hot Dub Time Machine will be supported on the day by the bona fide party starters, Furnace and the Fundamentals - their extensive repertoire spans countless hits, performed with their incredible musicianship and a stunning stage presence. The electronic band, Nite Theory who will be bringing their energy-infused live show to the stage along with DJ Eve Speciall who has become a leading force in the fashion and music scenes around the globe.
Heineken® Saturday will take place in the heart of the Heineken® Village at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 – the most significant event space for Heineken® in Australia – offering fans a unique and interactive setting where they can enjoy incredible music performances, ice cold Heineken®, delicious food and great vibes as well as watching all the on-track action on the supersize screens.
Heineken® Saturday has established itself as one of Melbourne's must-attend social events, with amazing DJ performances from international headline guests The Black Eyed Peas and Rudimental in previous years. Given what is sure to be in high demand, people are urged to book their tickets now and arrive early to secure their place.
For further information on Heineken® Saturday, visit the event Facebook page.
To buy tickets to Heineken® Saturday at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019, 16 March 2019, visit www.grandprix.com.au or call 1800 100 030.
For further information on Heineken®, visit http://www.heineken.com/au.
Question: What are you looking forward to most about being home, in Australia?
Eve Speciall: I'm most excited about reconnecting with my friends and family here… also visiting the beach on a regular basis and smashed avo on vegemite toast!
Question: Whilst travelling, what do you miss most about Australia?
Eve Speciall: The easy laid-back nature of Australian people, there's a really goodhearted spirit in Aussies, and I love coming home to that.
Question: How does it feel to be performing at the 2019 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix?
Eve Speciall: I'm thrilled! I grew up a motorhead and bonded with my Dad over cars from a young age so this is particularly special for me. I performed at the F1 in Singapore so it's even more meaningful to be doing it on home soil.
Question: What can we expect from your set at the 2019 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix?
Eve Speciall: Heaps of energy, a mix of pop, hip hop, rock and dancefloor bangers... just plenty upbeat fun tunes. A genre-free party!
Question: Where do you find your music inspiration?
Eve Speciall: Everywhere honestly, I'm constantly sourcing music from the environment I'm in, the people around me… I always have the radio playing, or Spotify or Soundcloud when I'm at home or driving. I also have some friends who are music nerds like me so we swap tracks and pass on our new favourite artists. I must have 10 Dropbox shared folders that I regularly update with other DJ's and producers, I love connecting with other people over music.
Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
Eve Speciall: I was modeling in Tokyo and was out at a club one night, in my opinion the DJ that night was missing an opportunity to really get the party going, I just kept thinking "I wish we could hear a certain song or get a better vibe in here". Which got me thinking, "could I do better?" So I bought decks when I got back to Sydney and taught myself how to play and the rest is history! At the time I really looked up to performers who were delivering really creative shows like M.I.A and Busy P and Gorrillaz. Diplo was gaining popular traction around then and I loved that his sets weren't constrained by genres, he just played what was GOOD, hip hop, dancehall, breakbeats, pop throwbacks, trap and it all made it in!
Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Eve Speciall: Takeshi Murakami for visual art... musically I'm a big fan of James Blake, JID, Mura Masa and a Spanish vocalist called Rosalia.
Question: Do you have daily rituals? Can you share them, with us?
Eve Speciall: I meditate most days and as I'm also a spin instructor, I sweat most days too! I think that's important for resetting the body and getting the endorphins flowing.
Question: What's next, for you?
Eve Speciall: Settling back in to Sydney, I'm basically doing life admin! I'm strangely enthusiastic about tasks like finding an apartment, buying a car and building a fresh website… I've been doing a lot of exciting gigs lately and my modeling has been busy so I'm stoked to keep the positive momentum going for 2019.
Interview by Brooke Hunter