Announcing the 2023 Indy 500 Snake Pit All-Star Lineup Presented by Coors Light
Indianapolis (Wednesday, January 18, 2023)
Grammy-nominated musician Cascade will headline a star-studded line-up of international electronic music artists at the Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light on Sunday, May 28 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Subtronics, John Summit, DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’Neal) and Jauz will also perform at the Race Day concert during the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Performances begin early in the morning on the stage located in the infield adjacent to Turn 3 of the IMS Oval, with exact times to be announced.
“One of the biggest parties of Race Weekend is the Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light,” said IMS President J. Douglas Bowles. “Always an epic and memorable concert at the Snake Pit is a special May event for many of our fans and an experience like no other. Music fans won’t want to miss out on this amazing lineup.”
General admission and VIP tickets to the Snake Pit are on sale for $50 and $155 in IMS.com. VIP amenities will include access to an elevated viewing platform located beside the stage, a private cash bar, and air-conditioned private restrooms.
All Snake Pit ticket holders must be at least 18 years old and in possession of a valid Indy 500 general admission ticket or reserved seat ticket. Ticket holders must be willing to show proper identification to enter the concert.
Packages that include general admission tickets are available for race day. A package that includes general admission to the Indianapolis 500 and the Snake Pit is $90, while general admission to the race and the Snake Pit VIP package is $195.
Snake Pit concert-goers are encouraged to purchase tickets now, as prices will increase as May approaches and limited supplies of wristbands are available.
Known as Kaskade, Ryan Raddon is a household name in electronic music with many impressive debuts being credited to his name. He was the first solo electronic dance artist to sell out both Chicago’s Navy Pier (his hometown) and Los Angeles’ Staples Center (now his home). Kaskade was also the first DJ to secure residency in Las Vegas, creating the landscape for the city’s future entertainment structure. He was the first electronic artist to headline Coachella. In July 2021, Kaskade emerged from the swing of quarantine as the first female solo musician ever to sell out and perform for a public event at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.
This will be Kaskade’s second performance at the Snake Pit, as he also provided the soundtrack for the Snake Pit during the 99th Indianapolis 500 in 2015.
Kaskade has recorded 12 studio albums and received seven Grammy nominations. With his collaborations with heavy hitters Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, and Meghan Trainor, he has a unique knack for creating his own signature sound in any genre. Most recently, Kaskade teamed up with fellow producer and Snake Pit artist deadmau5 to form Kx5. Their debut single “Escape” cracked the Top 40 and climbed to #1 Dance Song on the Mediabase charts.
Jesse Cardone, better known as Subtronics, fuses a unique blend of high-end sound design with powerful bass to push the envelope with sound engineering.
In January 2022, Subtronics dropped their debut album, “FRACTALS”, which charted at No. 4 on the charts. painting Dance album chart and custom billboard in New York’s Times Square. The album coincided with his 50-plus mega-date, and a nationwide sell-out headlining bus tour, the FRACTAL TOUR, which featured state-of-the-art production and visuals. The tour featured a specially designed stage, including a floating DJ table inside a reflective black hole dubbed The Wormhole.
Subtronics dropped his album “ANTIFRACTAL” in December 2022, featuring exclusive characters and remixes from himself and heavyweights including Virtual Riot, Wooli, Peekaboo, A Hundred Drums, and more. He’s gearing up for his 2023 ANTIFRACTUAL headlining tour, a first-of-its-kind touring deal across Live Nation, Insomniac Events, and C3, along with their international properties.
From a city steeped in house culture, Chicago’s John Summit has quickly become one of the most recognizable names in dance music worldwide. His soulful fills take the powerful grooves of his hometown classic house music, add a healthy dose of melody and top it off with 2020 studio polish.
Summitt’s prolific output has resulted in him accumulating 5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, the best-selling artist across all genres on Beatport in 2021 and the #1 track on US dance radio with his record “The Human.” In 2022, he’s touring the world with major festival plays at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, Bonnaroo, Parklife, and more. With the announcement of its new Off The Grid event/event brand, Summit shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
O’Neal is one of the most dominant basketball players in NBA history and he is also one of the greatest entertainers on earth like DJ Diesel. At 7-foot-1, 325 pounds, Shaq’s larger-than-life personality and rugged athleticism have led to worldwide admiration and one of the most enthusiastic fan bases in sports and entertainment. The Hall of Famer first discovered electronic dance music after crashing the TomorrowWorld festival in 2014, a milestone that changed his life forever after exposure to DJs like Steve Aoki and Skrillex. It debuted at the same festival a year later.
DJ Diesel has been passionate about music since he was young. At just 14 years old after seeing Public Enemy live for the first time, while confined to a crowd of 5,000, O’Neil became DJ-focused. He mowed his neighbors’ lawns, walked dogs, and scraped whatever cash he had until he saved $200 to buy his first set of turntables at the local pawn shop. Fast forward to 1993, O’Neal’s rap album, “Shaq Diesel”, was unimaginable selling over a million copies and peaking at No. 25 on the charts. painting 100, cementing him as the only player ever to have a platinum-selling album.
Jauz, the project of Sam Vogel, a 26-year-old Los Angeles alumnus, combines slick productions, energetic sets, and an underground vibe that has captured the hearts of the dance community. Jauz’s version of the addictive mid-tempo original “Feel the Volume” earned him international recognition following its release. Gaining support early on from industry heavyweights like Zedd, Skrillex, Diplo, and more, Jauz quickly became included in every major festival line-up. His delightful originals and virally remastered tapestries weave seamlessly in and out of many musical categories.
Jauz boasted two sold-out tours – “The Friendzy Tour” in 2016 and “The Bite America! Tour” in 2018 launching his “Bite This!” art label in 55 different cities across the US and Canada. All while releasing his debut album “The Wise & The Wicked” which reached #1 on the dance charts in less than two hours and racked up over 20 million streams in less than three weeks of its release.
Tickets for the 107th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge on Sunday, May 28 and for the GMR Grand Prix on Saturday, May 13 are available at IMS.com.