INDIANAPOLIS – Superstar DJ and producer Martin Garrix will headline a stellar lineup of global electronic music artists during the Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light on May 24 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Galantis, Rezz, Steve Aoki and Yellow Claw also will perform at the Race Day concert during the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Performances begin at 7 a.m. in the infield adjacent to turn three of the IMS oval, with specific set times to be announced.
“The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light is one of the most-anticipated concerts of the year on the global EDM calendar,” IMS President J. Douglas Boles said. “In less than a decade, the Snake Pit has become a tremendous success for IMS and the Indy 500. This incredible, star-studded lineup will introduce a new, young generation of fans to ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ with free-spirited fun and magical memories.”
General admission and VIP tickets for the Snake Pit are on sale for $30 and $125 at ims.com. VIP amenities will include access to a raised viewing platform located beside the stage, a private cash bar and private air-conditioned restrooms.
All Snake Pit ticketholders must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid Indy 500 general admission or reserved seat ticket. Ticket holders should be prepared to show proper identification to enter the concert.
Packages that include Race Day general admission tickets are available. A package featuring general admission to the Indianapolis 500 and Snake Pit is $65, while a race general admission and Snake Pit VIP package is $160.
Garrix has risen to global stardom in pop, as well as electronic circles, and he’s far from being done.
Dance music’s freshest talent has headlined festivals around the globe, founded a label and mentored other artists and won the No. 1 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 twice.
This will be Garrix’s second performance in the Snake Pit, as he also was in the lineup for the landmark 100th Indianapolis 500 in 2016.
Garrix, from The Netherlands, taught himself to produce and play his songs by his mid-teens. In 2013, he released music on Musical Freedom – his idol Tiesto’s label – and not long after, he released the track that would change everything for him.
“Animals,” released in June 2013, was a breakout success and a game-changer for the music industry. Reaching No. 1 in the United Kingdom and many other countries, it proved that a hard-hitting, dance floor-oriented track could reach pop status, ultimately reaching over a billion streams across several platforms.
It also proved that Garrix, at only 17, had the talent to become a world-class musician.
The six years since have been marked by a quick march through the ranks of dance music, conquering stages all around the world and releasing more breakout hits, including “In The Name Of Love” with Bebe Rexha.
In 2016, Garrix took pole position in the DJ Mag Top 100 for the first time and launched his label, STMPD RCRDS.
Named after his father’s profession, who runs a stamp auction house, the label serves as an outlet for Garrix’s music and as a platform for up-and-coming, creative talents.
Garrix’ musical achievements have not gone unnoticed. He was awarded with two MTV EMAs in 2016, holding the No. 1 spot in the 2017 DJ Mag Top 100, a “Man of Today” accolade from GQ, a spot among Forbes’ “30 Under 30” and another at Billboard’s “EDM Power Players.” He also performed twice on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC, the first Dutch guest in the show’s history.
A naturally outgoing person and a born entertainer, Garrix also has headlined at some of the world’s major music festivals, including Coachella, Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza and Ultra Music Festival.
He also locked down residencies at two of the world’s most prestigious clubs, Ushuaïa Ibiza and Omnia Las Vegas, and also performed at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.