Australia’s favourite DJ duo, Peking Duk, will ignite the finale of the On Track Nights: ZÁTOPEK:10 track meet at Lakeside Stadium on December 2. The ARIA award-winning duo will bring their dynamic dance hits to the stage, ensuring the event ends on a high note after a day of record-setting runs.
On Track Nights: ZÁTOPEK:10 is redefining the athletics event experience. More than just a competition, the meets are a celebration of racing and the community. The event promises exciting events across all divisions, from amateurs to pros, and an immersive experience for spectators.
Crowds will be treated to DJ sets from Piero, Paris Lawrence and a specific performance from Peking Duk. In addition to new tunes, the pair will perform double and triple platinum hits from their catalogue
Peking Duk burst onto the scene in 2012 with the release of a Passion Pit bootleg remix. Multi-platinum singles followed, with five Top 40 AU Chart Singles, two ARIA Award wins and in excess of 530 million streams on all platforms.
Peking Duk have sold out consecutive headline tours at home in Australia, toured internationally and become staples on the festival circuit; earning themselves a reputation as Australia’s most beloved and bonkers electronic music act.
“We can’t wait to be playing On Track Nights: ZÁTOPEK:10. We’re turning a race track into a rave,” said Reuben Styles, one-half of Peking Duk. “There’ll be lots of lasers, techno and fun times.”
Fans can expect a fusion of world-class athletics with festival vibes – including beer tunnels, flash tattoos, an over-the-track bridge, food trucks and pyrotechnics. On Track Nights are bringing loud crowds, fast times, and breathing new life into racing.
Tearing up the rulebook, these events bring fans closer to the action than ever. It’s where local clubs toe the line next to international track stars. There’s less polite applause and more raucous noise. Where it’s far from a typical track night, the events are deep-rooted in the community, bringing excitement, local flavour and an unforgettable atmosphere for runners and spectators alike.
Spanning more than six decades, The ZÁTOPEK meet is synonymous with world-class 10,000m track racing. The event has showcased the best Australian distance racing talent for generations and given international athletes the ability to take part in a highly competitive and prestigious 25-lap race.
The race card at Lakeside Stadium next month for both men and women includes the 600m, 3000m, 3000m (U20), 10,000m, Pole Vault, Shot put and Mile (U16). This year’s meet will see some of Australia’s best and brightest track and field stars including Olympians Matthew Clarke, Bendere Oboya and Edward Trippas. The On Athletics Club (OAC) Oceania division coached by Craig Mottram will also put their competitors through their paces.
There is also a 5km community run, which starts at 4.00 pm and finishes at Lakeside Stadium before the main event. The competition starts at 5.30 pm and the night culminates with Peking Duk’s epic live performance.
Melbourne’s rich history of athletics and commitment to sports influenced the decision to bring On Track Nights to the city. Large events, like the 1956 Olympics and 2006 Commonwealth Games, attracted spectators and fans from around the world to Melbourne. Most recently, the city hosted six Women’s World Cup matches over the summer and annually welcomes the top tennis talent to the Australian Open.