SINGAPORE — American rock band Kings of Leon as well as British acts Culture Club, Groove Armada and Madness will be among the full line-up of entertainment acts at this year's F1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix weekend from 15 to 17 September.
The lineup for was announced in a media release on Wednesday (12 July), adding to previously-announced headline acts Jackson Wang, Post Malone, Robbie Williams and 88Rising.
Kings of Leon, Culture Club on 16 September
One of the biggest alternative rock bands in the past two decades, Kings of Leon are best known for hits such as "Use Somebody" and "Sex On Fire", and have headlined some of the biggest music festivals like Coachella, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza.
The band will rock the stage for their first Asian show outside of Japan on 16 September (Saturday) at the Zone 4 Padang Stage. This will be followed by a second set on the following night at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage.
British pop band Culture Club will also perform a full set - set to include hits like "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" and "Karma Chameleon", at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage on 16 September.
Madness, Groove Armada, Boy George on 17 September
English ska and pop band Madness will take the stage on 17 September at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage, while British electronic duo Groove Armada will be hyping up the crowd at the Zone 4 Padang Stage.
Culture Club's lead singer Boy George will also be playing an exclusive DJ set at the Singapore Grand Prix's hospitality facility Twenty3.
Four additional 88Rising acts and other international and local acts
Adding to the previous roster of 88Rising acts (Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian and Warren Hue) performing at this year's Singapore Grand Prix is Japanese multilingual girl group XG, South Korean singer-songwriter-rapper BIBI and Thai rapper-singer MILLI.
A slew of international acts will also join the headliners, including British indie band The Kooks, American synth-pop duo JOAN, Trinidad and Tobago new calypso musician Kalpee, as well as Australian acts such as indie-pop band San Cisco, neo-soul musician Meg Mac and electronica pop band Safia.
The Asian music line-up includes indie-pop band Sunwich and singer-songwriter Jinan Laetitia from Indonesia, hip-hop and R&B artiste Airliftz from Malaysia, and post-rock band aswekeepsearching from India.
Concluding the entertainment lineup are local acts: R&B and soul band Astronauts, pop singer-songwriter Matilde G, singer-songwriter Sam Dreebsby, dance troupe Royalusion and indie rock band Hijack Hayley. Roving acts will also be performing all over the Circuit Park.
Meet and greet F1 drivers
Aside from the entertainment lineup, F1 fans will get to meet their favourite race drivers at the "F1 Drivers’ Meet & Greet Sessions" on 15 and 16 September at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage.
Two support races will also be returning this year at the Marina Bay Street Circuit – the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and TSS The Super Series.
Complimentary rides on the Singapore Flyer will be granted to Zones 1 and 2 ticket holders over the race weekend this year.
Tickets available for two new grandstands and selected categories
A limited amount of tickets priced from S$888 are now available for two new grandstands – Bayfront (Turn 17) and Raffles (Turn 5). Organiser Singapore GP has also said that limited race tickets remain in selected categories.
A single-day ticket priced from S$108 and a three-day pass priced from S$398 can be purchased from Singapore GP's website and via authorised ticketing partners.
All tickets to the Singapore Grand Prix 2023 provide access to the concerts at the Padang Stage in Zone 4. Patrons will need to ensure that they have a valid ticket on the relevant day of an act’s performance.