Wondering who’s playing at the Austin F1 concert or what time your favourite artist will be hitting the stage at the US Grand Prix?
Unsure whether you need to buy additional tickets or if your Formula 1 tickets include access to the concerts?
This article has all the details on the live music playing during the F1 weekend at COTA this year.
Who's performing at the Austin F1 concert?
COTA have announced two headline artists performing over the Formula 1 weekend from October 20-22nd 2023:
- Friday 20th October: The Killers
- Saturday 21st October: Queen + Adam Lambert
COTA are yet to reveal the name of the artist performing on Sunday evening after the United States Grand Prix has finished, but this will be released closer to the time.
What time do the Austin F1 concerts start?
The Austin F1 concert headliner’s sets are scheduled to start at 7:30pm on the Friday and Saturday evenings. They will last roughly 90 minutes.
On the Friday the last on-track action is due to finish at 5:30pm once the F1 qualifying is over.
On Saturday the final track action is due to be complete by 6:00pm after the Sprint Race is over.
See the full COTA F1 schedule for more information on race timings.
Where is the Austin F1 concert held?
The Friday and Saturday headline artists at the US GP will be performing on the Germania Super Stage. This is located on the inside of the circuit near turns 8, 9 and 10.
The stage will actually be on the outside of the circuit on the other side of the back straight.
After the on-track action is finished the barriers will be moved from in front of the stage and the whole area inside the circuit will be a grassy lawn standing area.
In 2022 the artists playing on the Sunday actually performed in a different location, the Germania Amphitheatre.
This is on the outside of the circuit between turns 16, 17, 18 and 19 at the foot of the COTA tower.
Do F1 tickets include the concerts?
If you have any type of Formula 1 tickets to the Austin Grand Prix then you have access to the concerts as well. You only have concert access for the days your ticket is valid.
If for example you only have COTA F1 General Admission tickets for the Friday, that means you can only get in to the circuit to see the Friday concert. If you have 3-day grandstand tickets then you can go to concerts all three days of the weekend.
If you already have an F1 ticket you can pay for a ‘concert floor upgrade’ to get you closer to the front of the stage. You can buy these upgrade tickets at the bottom of the official COTA F1 ticket page.
What if you only want to see the concerts?
You can still attend the concerts even if you’re not interested in the Formula 1 and have no desire to see the US GP trophy being lifted.
If that’s the case you need to purchase single-day general admission (grounds pass) tickets to the F1. You need to purchase these for the day of the concert you want to see.
Information on purchasing single day tickets can be found on the official site here.
You will also need to sort out parking at the circuit. See our COTA parking guide for more details on the different options.
What time to get to the Austin F1 concert?
If you’re going to be watching the Formula 1 anyway then you’ll already be at the circuit so you can meander over to the stage once the track action is over.
If you’re not interested in the racing and only coming for the music, the circuit gates open at around 9:00am each day of the race weekend. You can turn up any time after that before the concerts start.
My suggestion would be to aim to arrive before final F1 session of the day finishes to make sure you avoid the post-F1 traffic gridlock around the circuit.
As well as the artists headling the Austin F1 concerts there’ll be dozens of smaller musicians playing at different stages dotted around the circuit across the Grand Prix weekend. A lot of these will be local Texas bands.
The stages they’ll be performing on are likely to be located in the following areas, found on the map below:
- La Cantina
- F1 Fan Zone
The final lineup will be revealed closer to the US GP weekend by COTA. For reference here are some of the music artists that played on the above stages across the 2022 Austin F1 weekend:
- Silver Fox
- Mayeux and Broussard
- JD Clark and the Stuck in the Mud Band
- Mariachi voz de Pasion
- Sweet Spirit
- San Gabriel
- Sasha and the Valentines
- Dean Parker
- The Broken Spokes
- Reyna Roberts
- San Saba County
- The Contrabandits
- Cinco Doce
- Gina Chaves
- Son de Ray
- Der Klein Steins
- Super Creeps
- Andrew Cashen
- Kathryn Legendre
- Rosie Flores
- The Deer
- Santiago Jiminez Jr