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Snake Pit Sunday at IMS


It's a party. It's a party. It's a party. - TJ FOREMAN
  • TJ Foreman
  • It's a party. It's a party. It's a party.

The revival of the Snake Pit is due in large part to the ever-increasing interest in electronic dance music. The Snake Pit is now known for bringing some of the largest names in the electronic world to the track on race day and this year is no different.

“Every year we try to bring some of the best electronic music artists to Indiana. With Kaskade and Steve Aoki headlining some of the biggest festivals in the world like Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival and Spring Awakening, we’ll be able to bring that kind of excitement to the young race fans in Indiana” Snake Pit Event Director Kyle Krisiloff says.

Read our full interview with Steve Aoki here

But the lineup has a lot more to it than that. Grab a coffee, energy drink or beer because this party starts at the break of dawn — 7 a.m to be exact. Local DJ Sinclair Wheeler kicks it off with late additions CAKED UP and A-Trak following. And it’s The 500, so Milk N Cookies will play until the winning driver is taking a a big swig of milk in Victory Lane. But like all parties the music isn’t everything.

“What fans will really notice [this year] is the increase in production value. The quality of the stage, the video and special effects will be the best they’ve ever been and we know our guests will love the investment we’ve made in making this a great show,” Krisiloff says.

Having Steve Aoki on the bill is a form of entertainment in its own right. Aoki is known for the “cake face” where he throws full cakes into the crowd at crowd surfing fans. He describes it as the “hail mary touchdown pass” of cake throwing. While Aoki has cut down on the amount of concerts he does his famous caking at, The Greatest Spectacle in Racing made the cut. “I’m really excited about the show. It’s a completely new environment, which I like, and I’m bringing the cakes for sure.”

Cake, dance music and loud cars. Oh yeah, the Snake Pit is back.

Head to the Snake Pit site for the full schedule of events.


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