Jimmy Barnes promised sparks would fly and that’s exactly what happened when Cold Chisel rocked a packed house at ANZ Stadium last night.
Chisel reformed especially for the one-off show, which punctuated a fantastic day of V8 racing at the Sydney Telstra 500.
More than 45,000 fans poured into the Stadium, making it the largest Cold Chisel crowd in the band’s history.
The playlist featured all the iconic Australian band’s classic hits such as Choir Girl, Cheap Wine, You Got Nothing I Want, Flame Trees and of course Khe Sanh.
“Saturday was a perfect day,” said Barnes.
“Fast cars, fast women and rock and roll – Cold Chisel were in their element.
“I had a ball singing with one of the best bands on the planet in front of 45,000 - the biggest crowd of our career. It doesn't get better than that.”
Grinspoon and The Living End helped warm up the crowd who flocked to the Stadium fresh from the day’s track action.
The concert wrapped up the musical portion of a three-day race and rock extravaganza which will conclude with tomorrow’s final day of the 2009 V8 Championship Series.
On Friday night, 10,000 fans partied to the sounds of The Presets, Sneaky Sound System and The Potbelleez.
“The Sydney Telstra 500 has been a fantastic success so far and it’s been great to be part of it,” ANZ Stadium Managing Director and CEO Daryl Kerry said.
“The atmosphere in and around ANZ Stadium has been incredible and the concerts were a hit with fans.
“Congratulations to the V8 Supercars for producing such a first-class event.”