The Indy 500 Snake Pit, presented by Coors Light, is proud to announce the official lineup for 2017!
For many years now the Indy 500 Snake Pit has been the center of every racing lover and EDM maniacs dream, taking place in the very epicenter of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Parties in the Snake Pit celebrate the race, the beginning of summer in Indianapolis and life itself. Last year the Snake Pit played host to some of the biggest names in the dance music industry including Skrillex, Martin Garrix, and Zeds Dead. This year, the event is turning it up a notch proudly announcing that Zedd and Marshmello will headline, along with support by RL Grime, Action Bronson, Adventure Club and The Trap House, in addition to wrestling legend Ric Flair as the special emcee!
“Indianapolis rocks like no other city in the world the weekend of Indy 500. Can’t wait to rock it out with all of you from the Snake Pit! WOOOOO!”
– Ric Flair
The Snake Pit will take place over Memorial Day Weekend, on Sunday, May 28, during the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is located at 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222. Kicking off at 7am, ticket holders of the Indy 500, who have purchased a separate ticket for The Snake Pit celebration will dance until their heart’s content as they are eventually joined at noon by the roar of 33 race cars in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” creating an unforgettable scene.
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Indy 500 Snake Pit Lineup:
- RL Grime
- Adventure Club
- Action Bronson
- The Trap House
- Ric Flair (as MC)
Map of the Indy 500 Snake Pit:
History of the Indy 500 Snake Pit:
The Snake Pit has a long, colorful history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s part urban legend, but some of the craziness described by your parents, grandparents or aunts and uncles definitely happened! Fans started to gather in the infield at IMS as early as the 1920s. But the hearty partying didn’t start until the 1970s in the infield inside Turn 1, which became known as the infamous Snake Pit. What exactly happened in those days in the original Snake Pit? It’s probably easier to describe what didn’t happen. Let’s just say almost anything went in the quest for a good time among the young and the young at heart of the Midwest. Streaking. Stripping. Booze. Brawls. Football. Frisbees. Music. Bikers. Students. The Snake Pit was a combination of Woodstock and Spring Break for thousands of Midwestern kids.
But times and attitudes changed, as did the look of the Speedway. Grandstands were built inside Turn 1, which crimped the style of many in the Snake Pit.The Snake Pit eventually faded away by the mid-1990s. But it’s back, baby – now in Turn 3 and with the blessing of the brass at IMS. No, this isn’t your mom and dad’s Snake Pit. That was a one-of-a-kind place, for better or worse. But the new Snake Pit still has the attitude, spirit, and mojo of the original. It’s the ultimate place to party during the Indianapolis 500.
Check out the 2016 Indy 500 Snake Pit official aftermovie on YouTube:
A word from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway President:
“The Indy 500 Snake Pit presented by Coors Light is the biggest and best Race Weekend party and this year’s event is going to take things to a whole new level. On Race Day turn 3 will be filled with thousands of fans ready to cheer on some of the world’s best EDM acts and the presence of a superstar and character like Ric Flair will hype up the atmosphere even more. You’ll want to get your tickets now before prices go up.” — Indianapolis Motor Speedway President J. Douglas Boles
So where will you be come Sunday, May 28th? If you love the fast-paced excitement that the Indy 500 brings full force or if you are an EDM maniac that craves the intense beats that only this extra special lineup can provide or if you are a WWE super fan who wants to have a live experience with one of the most celebrated WWE superstars in all of history, then I suggest you grab a ticket for the Indy 500 Snake Pit experience. This is going to be one hell of a party!