ARIA award-winning duo Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles, aka Peking Duk, will be headlining the finale of the On Track Nights: ZÁTOPEK:10 track meet at Lakeside Stadium this December.
After a day of record-setting runs, these Australian party favs will bring their dynamic dance hits to the stage. In addition to new tunes, the pair will perform double and triple platinum hits “Take Me Over” and “High” in their hits catalogue.
The evening will see fast racing across all divisions, from amateurs to pros, and an immersive experience for spectators. The event will be a fusion of world-class athletics with festival vibes, including beer tunnels, flash tattoos, an over-the-track bridge, food trucks and pyrotechnics.
“We can’t wait to be playing On Track Nights: ZÁTOPEK:10. We’re turning a race track into a rave,” said Styles. “There’ll be lots of lasers, techno and fun times.”
“It will be so good to see everyone in the in-field up and dancing after a massive day”.
On Track Nights are bringing loud crowds, fast times, and new life into racing. Other DJ sets will include Piero and Paris Lawrence.
The ZÁTOPEK meet has been synonymous with world-class 10,000m track racing for over six decades, allowing international athletes to participate in a highly competitive and prestigious 25-lap race.
This year’s race card at Lakeside Stadium for both men and women includes the 600m, 3000m, 3000m (U20), 10,000m, Pole Vault, Shot Put and Mile (U16).
“We know that race atmosphere is pivotal to performance, so we want to bring the fans and running community closer to the track and have them be part of the athlete’s journey to major championships,” Olivier Berhard, co-founder of On, said.
“We want to make running even more of a spectator sport and bring the entire running community together.”
Olympians Matthew Clarke, Bendere Oboya and Edward Trippas and competitors from the On Athletics Club (OAC) Oceania division coached by Craig Mottram will also be involved.
There will also be the Chemist Warehouse Australian 10000m Championship, some of the fastest high schoolers in the country with men’s and women’s mile races, the 3,000m junior Australian title, and a 5km community before the main event.
“Athletics Victoria’s partnership with On is a great match, as we desire to honour our traditions while innovating and elevating the experience for our people. To that end, Athletics Victoria is delighted to partner with On in the delivery of ZÁTOPEK:102023, one of the most historically significant events on the annual athletics calendar,” said Athletics Victoria CEO Matthew Duck.
“On Track Nights: ZÁTOPEK:10 will see innovations to the race program and spectator experience, taking the event to new heights. Combining the organisational expertise of AV with the innovative approach that On is bringing to global athletics events, we look forward to furthering our partnership with On and showcasing our sport to both new and existing audiences.”
Melbourne’s rich history of athletics and commitment to sports influenced the decision to bring On Track Nights to the city. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children aged 11-17. Children 10 and under are admitted free.