Get ready for a stellar line-up of entertainment acts for this year’s Formula One weekend at the Marina Bay street circuit, as organisers Singapore GP and Lushington Entertainments announced on Tuesday (5 March) the additions of Swedish House Mafia, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cardi B and Hans Zimmer to its previously-announced acts Muse, Fatboy Slim, Toots and the Maytals and Larkin Poe.
These acts will be performing on various stages around the race circuit from 20 to 22 September. Fans can catch them with a valid ticket for the relevant zones in the circuit. General tickets for the F1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix start from $98 for a single-day ticket and S$268 for a three-day ticket.
Swedish House Mafia, a house music supergroup consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, scored global hit such as “Don’t You Worry Child”, “Save The World” and “One (Your Name)”. Former in 2008, they disbanded in 2012 for solo projects, but reunited at the 20th anniversary of Ultra Music Festival in Miami last year. They will be performing at the Padang Stage on 20 September.
Also performing on 20 September will be reggae pioneers Toots and the Maytals. Formed in the 1960s, the group behind the iconic reggae song “Pressure Drop” will be performing at the Wharf Stage on 20 September, as well as at the Esplanade Stage on 21 September.
Grammy Award-winning rap artiste Cardi B will join British rock trio Muse as the co-headlining acts on the Padang Stage on 21 September. The hugely popular rapper, whose real name is Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar, has already scored three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 charts – “Bodak Yellow”, “I Like It” and “Girls Like You”, her collaboration with Maroon 5.
Also on 21 September, famous big-beat artiste Fatboy Slim will be spinning his hits such as “The Rockafeller Skank”, “Praise You” and “Right Here Right Now” on the Wharf Stage.
He will be joining California rock greats Red Hot Chili Peppers on the Padang Stage on 22 September after the F1 race. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band – consisting vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarists Josh Klinghoffer – last held a concert in Singapore in 2002, and fans will be eagerly looking forward to their trademark mix of rock, funk and punk.
For something completely different, a live symphony orchestra will be performing works by award-winning German composer Hans Zimmer on the Wharf Stage on 22 September. Zimmer is well known for composing famous themes from blockbusters such as The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Dark Knight trilogy.
Besides these headlining stars, the F1 race weekend will also feature entertainment acts such as Larkin Poe, Texas, DJ Lizzy, and Singapore’s Mantravine.
Early-bird ticket specials are available from now until 8 May, offering savings of up to 28 per cent off regular ticket prices. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.singaporegp.sg. Tickets are also available via the hotline 67386738 as well as all authorised ticketing agents.
A limited number of Friday Zone 4 Walkabout tickets will be sold to Singapore residents at an exclusive promotional price of $48 nett – 51 per cent off the regular price of $98. Limited to four tickets per transaction, these tickets can only be purchased over-the-counter at Sistic outlets (subject to availability).