All this is missing is a bow!! Thank you Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the amazing holiday gift… the 2020 Indy 500 Snake Pit lineup! While race fans from all around the globe watch and cheer for their favorite drivers, electronic music fans will be experiencing a race of their own… One between the roaring sounds of the engines competing against the thumping sounds of the Snake Pit stage… the winner? Who will uproar the loudest.
The Indianapolis 500 race will provide its’ distinctive roar from its 33 race teams, while the Snake Pits’ punch will come from 5 electronic music acts! Yellow Claw, Steve Aoki, Rezz, and Galantis will hit the decks starting at 7am leading to a closing set by Martin Garrix.
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.
Snake Pit concertgoers are encouraged to buy tickets now, as prices will increase in 2020.
And just like that, summer officially starts in the circle city. The Indianapolis 500 kicks off a series of events that define the summer season in Hoosier-ville. The heat, the sun, the constant wonder if it will actually rain, and of course, the unavoidable farmers tan lines – caused by the constant uncertainty of really not knowing it will rain or not!
The 2019 edition of the infamous Snake Pit couldn’t ask for better weather. The morning overcast cleared around the time the green flag was waved and the sky provided enough clouds to not overheat the hearts that thump throughout turn 3 of the Indianapolis Motor Speed Way. The Snake Pit class of 2019 was initiated by Ricky Retro, followed by electro-deep house DJ Chris Lake (personal favorite), next Illenium dropped his classic uplifting beats before the Pre-race traditions and green flag allowed the Indy 500 drivers take over the track.
The music resumed with Alesso taking over the decks. He’s hour and a half set fueled up the energy and brought back to life the rookies that were a little too drunk by the end of Chris Lakes’ set – we’ve all been there. Skillex took over as race day came close to it end. He’s music kept up with the roaring of the cars as they approached their finals turns and the energy throughout the track cheered the victory of Simon Pagenaud. Our Snake Pit will always deliver an incredible time, generate memories that will leave forever; specially the ones that some might forget. Wether the 2019 edition kicked started your summer festivities or provided you with major FOMO, rest assure that better planning (on your part) for the 2020 Indianapolis 500 Snake Pit is undeniable. Check out the 2019 Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light SQUAD:
How are you celebrating your Memorial Day Weekend?
The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light announces the return of Skrillex to its legendary decs. Along side him, Alesso, Illenium and Chris Lake will be making their debut to the snake pit stage in the infield of Turn 3.
The 2019 lineup mixes up legendary Skrillex beats with main stage veterans Alesso & Illenium and sprinkles some house-techno bass by Chris Lake & Ricky Retro. We can’t wait for the electronic music journey the 2019 Snake Pit has in store for us!!!
So get your Coors Lights ready, your jean shorts short and your red-white-and-blue gear ready for a Memorial Day weekend that will set your tan-lines up for a killer summer.
You must be at least 18 years old to gain access to the Snake Pit. You also need a valid general admission or reserved seat ticket for the race.
General admission and VIP tickets are already on sale here. General admission tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $135.
Tickets for the 103rd Indianapolis 500 are available online at ims.com. The race is Sunday, May 26.
The Indy 500 Snake Pit is not your average concert, show, music festival. It’s a one of kind monster. Every year the vibe roars through the IMS, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, grounds while race fans stroll in from their camping grounds. Many, straight to the snake pit, and some, actually watch the race. Whether you’re a Snake Pit pro or an excited virgin, here are the top 10 things we believe you should know:
Have a plan. It starts early, the IMS grounds are massive, the cell reception sucks, and if you’re over 21, there’s a lot of drinking. So have a plan. Know where to meet, where to go, what time you will get there and what time you guys will leave. Drop a pin in your map for where your car is, we’ve gotten lost before and it’s no fun.
**Pro tip: have a designated driver, someone responsible and someone that will not drink. NO DRINKING AND DRIVING PEOPLE!
**Super pro tip: Park between 30th and 34th on Georgetown Rd. It’s close enough to walk but far enough for traffic not to kill your brain.
Get some rest. The party starts early. Some are known to head in at 4am, others stroll in at 11-12. But one thing is for sure, like for sure for sure, get plenty of sleep/rest. The sun is usually major, and even in the not-so-warm years, the party marathon takes it out of you. There’s a lot of walking, dancing, and then walking back. You don’t want to be the guy that passes out during the funnest spring weekend in Indy!!
Charge your phone And/or bring a portable charger. The Snake Pit is an instagramer’s dream. Photo-ops are everywhere, with friends, stage, artists, people watching, all types! Don’t forget to tag @raannt317 @indy500snakepit & @reachpresents to show us what an amazing time you had! Also #Indy500SnakePit We’ll for sure like your pix.
Pack lite. You’ll want to bring some of your own food, snacks, water, drinks. Which is very smart. If you’re going solo, pack lite. if you’re going with friends. Split up the load. It’s a packed house and you don’t want to be stuck carrying a heavy bag or cooler.
SQUAD GOALS. Theme up the day with your squad. Coordinate, don’t really match tho – that would be too much, gear and colors. Press, like us, like to catch groups of people that stand out, show off the fun that is the Snake Pit and the amazingness that fans bring.
If you can VIP it. Sure, the $ may be higher, but it’s worth it. No restroom lines, or at least very minimal. Private bar, which hi! cuts on waiting to get drinks and getting back to enjoying the show. Elevated viewing decks. Two decks, both higher than GA, providing you with amazing views of the entire Snake Pit area and stage. And, very important, there’s way more room to dance.
Be kind. Don’t be an ass. Remember to use the word ‘Excuse me’ if you’re walking through the crowd, or even if someone bumps you, it’ll be a tight squeeze. Also, don’t push while walking through the crowd, nobody likes an entitled prick pushing through.
Be helpful. If you see someone having a hard time, or needing help finding their friends, or if their phones died (cuz they didn’t read this amazing list), give them a hand. Good Karma is always welcomed, so put positivity out in the universe. Plus it’s sexy.
Be smart. Stay hydrated. Have some food. Make good decisions. Follow your plan (Hi! Number 1 on this list) and have a backup plan. We’re all adults here.
Enjoy the Music. React Presents does an incredible job at bringing us bomb, huge, artists for us to rage to. So enjoy them. Remember that music is an incredible thing. The only way you can see it’s energy is by creating memories that will last you a lifetime. Or if you drink a little too much, they’ll be in your phone (as long as you charge it).
If we missed anything, or if you would like to add to our list of Indy Snake Pit musts, leave a comment below! Or better yet, write on any of our socials. Tickets are still available, but not many, so if you haven’t planned your Indy 500 2018 Snake Pit experience yet… HURRY UP!!!
Buy your tickets here: http://www.indy500snakepit.com/tickets/
More Music News HERE!
When it comes to putting on a good show, Steve Aoki does it well. He rocks the stage, interacts with the crowd, tries to connect with every person in the room and throws cakes! For those that complain abut the fact that he “just pushes a button and walks around stage” here what I say to you… He’s more than just a DJ, he’s an entertainer, he puts on a show that goes beyond the smooth transitions between tracks and live music playing.
The Kolony tour features classics ‘No Beef’, ‘Turbulance’, ‘Boneless’, ‘Mayhem’, and more, while also featuring he’s newest tracks like ‘AZUKITA’ and remixes of ‘Mi Gente’, ‘My Heart Will Go On’ (The Titanic Song) and more. Click through the pix below for the Steve Aoki KOLONY tour raannt experience.
It’s incredibly amazing seeing a generation of rave goers take over a crowed that partly was made up of kids that weren’t even born when Above & Beyond first got together. This 90’s rave vibe was everything! Reminded me of the days when ‘göt 2b glued’ and tight tank-tops were part of the raver started kit. Over the years, Above & Beyond has continued to put together incredible performances, emotionally charged songs, and captivating world tours. I’m glad I was able to witness their magic, their power of being a group and sticking together for so long, for penetrating my soul with their music, for every goosebump and for all the FEELS had with every light flicker, laser flashed, bass dropped, and lyric sang. The ‘Common Ground’ tour starts with the warmest of hello’s and it ends with an incredible, not really but you’ll get the point, ‘see you later’.
There’s still dates on their tour, so if you haven’t seen them, get your tickets! If you’ve seen them and need to hop back in time to your good’ol days of raving, get your tickets! If you’re just looking for a good time, get your tickets! Above & Beyond does not disappoint!!! Check out or pictures below.
2/21 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant 2/27 – Phoenix, AZ – Rawhide 3/2 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 3/7 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre 3/9 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House and Event Center 3/13 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 3/15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works 3/16 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater 3/17 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy 3/18 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
For ticket information click here: http://www.aboveandbeyond.nu/commonground/tour/
YOU GUYS!!!! What a sick sick sick lineup this is!!!! Over the last 8 years, the Indy 500 Snake Pit has made it’s mission to provide race fans an alternative way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend. Each year stepping up its game, they’ve brought in some of the biggest names in the Electronic Dance Music industry. This year, will for sure top years past!
The 2018 edition will have musical master minds Axwell /\ Ingrosso, deadmau5, Griz and Diplo for his second Indy 500 Snake Pit experience!
Snake Pit Presented by Coors Light tickets are only available for purchase by Indianapolis 500 Race Day ticket holders age 18 and older. Ticket packages for both the Indianapolis 500 race and the Snake Pit can be purchased here: http://bit.ly/SnakePit18Tix
General admission tickets to the Snake Pit are available beginning at $45, with VIP tickets starting at $125. VIP amenities will include access to a raised viewing platform located beside the stage, a private cash bar and private air-conditioned restrooms. Snake Pit tickets do not include Indianapolis 500 gate admission, which also must be purchased.
ODESZA is coming to INDY!!!!! OMG we literally can’t wait. Knowing they’ll be gracing our ears and souls with their music late April makes our hearts bare the awful winter weather. The 24 city tour will kick off in Laneway, Adelaide on Feb. 2nd 2018 and keep them busy till Dour Festival mid July. Ticket (Pre-Sale, VIP packages, and more) info here: https://odesza.com/shows/
26 cities, 26 shows, 26 chances to let Galantis change your life! The Aviary Tour kicked off on Oct. 6th with huge success. Working its way through its designated cities, Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw bring to the decks their magic musical touch mixed with unbelievable live percussion skills.
Titled after their newest album, The Aviary, will give fans a personal insight to the minds behind our favorite electronic wild animal. The Swedish duo expanded their musical talents and created an album filled with amazing vocals, energy, melodies, and up-beat joyful tunes. The tour, just like the album, will not let fans down!
October 6 /// All Things Go Fall Classic /// Washington, DC*
October 7 /// Electric Factory /// Philadelphia, PA*
October 8 /// House of Blues /// Boston, MA*
October 13 /// Memorial Auditorium /// Sacramento, CA*
October 14 /// Greek Theatre /// Los Angeles, CA*
October 27 /// Voodoo Festival /// New Orleans, LA*
October 28 /// Marquee Nightclub /// Las Vegas, NV*
November 12 /// The Pavilion /// Indianapolis, IN*
November 16 /// Rebel Complex /// Toronto, ON*
November 17 /// Aragon Ballroom /// Chicago, IL*
November 18 /// Eagles Ballroom /// Milwaukee, WI*
November 24 /// Stubb’s /// Austin, TX*
November 25 /// Bomb Factory /// Dallas, TX*
More Dates and Cities HERE.