Aussie music star revs up for Darwin concert

Motorsport and music to draw fans from across Australia to the Top End.

A legend of Australian music will perform during a busy weekend of motorsport in the Top End.

Former Powderfinger lead singer Bernard Fanning (pictured above) will headline the concert at the 2021 Merlin Darwin Triple Crown, a three-day event which also includes V8 Supercars championship, Australian Superbikes and Stadium Super Trucks from 19-20 June. 

Fanning will be joined in concert on 19 June by another product of Brisbane’s music scene Ball Park Music (below) and electronic musician and producer Alice Ivy (bottom). 

Brisbane band Ball Park Music.

Fanning, who has not performed in Darwin since 2016, said he was looking forward to getting back to the NT capital.

“The beautiful Northern Territory is one of my favourite places to visit, and it has been years since we have had the pleasure of seeing you guys (fans in the Northern Territory) in the flesh,” he said.

“I’ll be bringing my band The Black Fins and we can’t wait to play some tunes new and old, especially after what has been an incredibly tough year for so many people."

The Merlin Darwin Triple Crown is delivered by the Northern Territory Government through the Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC). 

Alice Ivy.

NTMEC Chief Executive Officer Tim Watsford said the high calibre of Australian music artists would draw fans from all over the country.

“This year’s Merlin Darwin Triple Crown features a jam-packed program of entertainment for people of all ages, and we are excited to have secured the likes of Bernard Fanning, Ball Park Music and Alice Ivy for the popular post-race concert,” Mr Watsford said.

“We are thrilled to see the Saturday night concert return to the 2021 event after a reduced Darwin Triple Crown last year thanks to COVID-19.

“This year’s program is our best yet, featuring not only the Supercars and concert, but also Australian Superbikes, Stadium Super Trucks, Nitro Up North with the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars and Australian Top Doorslammers, and more.”

The Darwin Triple Crown will be held at the Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex.

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Visit RACQ Travel to plan your trip to Darwin for the Triple Crown or call 1300 888 449