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Singapore GP unveils its line-up for the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019
5 March 2019, Singapore – For its twelfth edition, Singapore GP and its affiliate Lushington Entertainments present a stellar entertainment lineup for the Formula 1 night race, including big names Swedish House Mafia, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cardi B and Hans Zimmer, plus the previously announced acts Muse, Fatboy Slim, Toots and the Maytals as well as Larkin Poe – all taking to the stage at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019.
International superstars Swedish House Mafia announced their return at the end of 2018 and will bring their incredible live show to the Padang Stage on 20 September in Zone 4. Swedish House Mafia consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso are the trio behind global hits such as "Don't You Worry Child", "Save The World" and "One (Your Name)".
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Californian rock legends, Red Hot Chili Peppers marked an era with their trademark confection of rock, funk and punk. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, the band, presently made up of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, is one of the most successful rock bands of all time. With three Grammys under their belt, Red Hot Chili Peppers also holds the record for the most #1 hits in Billboard's Alternative Songs chart. Since their last concert in Singapore in 2002, fans can look forward to their set on 22 September at the Padang Stage in Zone 4.
Unapologetic. Real. Hip-Hop - Rally the Bardi Gang to shake it up at the debut Singapore performance of Cardi B on 21 September at the Padang Stage in Zone 4. As the first solo female artist to receive the Best Rap Album for her debut album Invasion of Privacy, Cardi B has gone from strength to strength. She boasts a string of top hits which include her first hit single "Bodak Yellow" in 2017, successful collaborations with Bruno Mars and Maroon 5. The 26-year-old is one of Time's "100 most influential people in the world" in 2018 and has picked up numerous awards including nine BET Hip Hop awards, two Guinness World Records and three MTV Video Music Awards. Cardi B even beat Beyoncé’s record for most simultaneous Billboard US Hot 100 entries by a female.
Bringing the party vibes up a notch, fans can dance happy with big beat superstar DJ, Fatboy Slim who will be playing a second show. Known for iconic tracks like "The Rockafeller Skank", "Praise You", "Right Here, Right Now" and "Sunset (Bird of Prey)", Fatboy Slim will hit the stage on 21 September at The Wharf Stage in Zone 1 and 22 September at the Padang Stage in Zone 4.
Award-winning composer, Hans Zimmer, will wow with a rousing concert experience this 22 September at The Wharf Stage in Zone 1. Fans will journey through an orchestrated musical set through The World of Hans Zimmer. Hans Zimmer has scored more than 150 projects across all mediums which combined, have grossed more than 28 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. The multi award-winning German composer's works will be presented by a live symphony orchestra, featuring some of Zimmer's best known works from the soundtracks of blockbuster productions including The Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and Interstellar.
Muse, who will rock the Padang Stage in Zone 4 on 21 September, is one of the world's biggest rock bands, with the British high-energy trio renowned for thrilling stage shows. Formed in 1994 by Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Dominic Howard (drums), Muse has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide with 2018's Simulation Theory its sixth number one album in the United Kingdom.
Jamaican legends Toots and the Maytals, the group that coined the term "reggae", will bring their exciting performances to The Wharf Stage in Zone 1 on 20 September and Esplanade Outdoor Theatre in Zone 4 on 21 September. Popular American roots band Larkin Poe who is fronted by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, will also make their debut in Singapore.
Race. Party. Repeat. With over 100 hours of non-stop stellar entertainment across nine stages throughout the Circuit Park.
Defining the ultimate Singapore Grand Prix experience, patrons will be able to enjoy the specially curated entertainment programme featuring world-class artistes throughout the 799,000 square metre Circuit Park. Race-goers can expect a strong showing of roving acts covering multiple genres, including some of music's rising stars from all over the world who are performing in Singapore for the very first time.
Scottish pop rock band Texas is known for their pop and Motown-influenced sounds. Since the band's lauded debut single "I Don't Want a Lover" in 1989, the Glasgow-based band has followed up their success with two major sellers, White on Blonde and The Hush, featuring many hit singles including "Say What You Want", "Black Eyed Boy" and "In Our Lifetime", and with their latest album Jump on Board. Fans will be treated to a set full of energy as the band makes their debut Singapore GP performance as part of their "Jump on Board" tour.
J.S. Ondara is a singer-songwriter based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, his music is largely inspired by Bob Dylan and Neil Young. The largely self-taught musician with his distinct emotive singing and narrative lyrics will wow with songs like "Saying Goodbye" and "American Dream" from his album "Tales of America".
Hit singer-songwriter and hip-hop artiste, Raja Kumari is an artiste in her own right with music that bridges East and West. Raja Kumari has penned records like the multi-platinum “Centuries” for Fall Out Boy, “Change Your Life” for Iggy Azalea’s Grammy-nominated album The New Classic and six tracks for Gwen Stefani’s album This Is What The Truth Feels Like. In her debut EP The Come Up and her brand new album Bloodline, the “Queen of Hindustan” continues to proclaim her Indian roots with her American upbringing, fusing the rhythms she mastered as a trained classical Indian dancer with her love for hip-hop.
Jupiter & Okwess
Jupiter & Okwess has an impressive list of collaborators for their album Kin Sonic: Damon Albarn of Blur, violinist Warren Ellis of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds as well as Robert del Naja aka '3D' of Massive Attack. Barack Obama is a fan – their song "Ekombe" was listed by the former US President as one of his favourite songs of 2018. Singer-songwriter Jupiter creates his own infectious style inspired by Congolese rumba rhythms and the funky rifts from American soul legends James Brown and The Temptations.
Singer-songwriter NJWA's debut Singapore performance will have the audience captivated by her sultry vocals and unique sound. From her award-winning debut R&B/neo-soul album Innocent Soul to the idiosyncratic blend of the traditional and the contemporary in the self-titled EP NJWA, the Anugerah Industri Muzik's Best New Artiste 2011 seeks to reaffirm her Malaysian roots while paying homage to the experiences she had while living alone in America.
Parekh & Singh
Indian dream pop duo Parekh & Singh has been making waves since the release of their debut album Ocean in 2013. The two dreamers make winsome pop music that springs from the depths of their imaginations and, in turn, makes listeners want to hop aboard their ride to other, more fantastical realms. Their sweet, acoustic guitar-driven pop has already seen them receive acclaim from the likes of The Times, The Guardian, Billboard and Rolling Stone India.
Let the ethereal R&B electro-pop sounds of Ffion set the tone for a chilled out weekend. The Singapore-based, British-born songstress has gotten the attention of the industry since her 2017 EP Bad Habits, racking up over 1.8 million plays on Spotify, earning a spot in the platform's 'Early Noise' playlist as well as Apple Music's 'New Artist Spotlight'.
Fresh from the successful release of singles "Send me an Angel" and "Walking on the Side", followed by his first full-length solo album release with Warner Music in January 2019, Singapore-born and Melbourne based Glen Wee will bring his smooth blend of acoustics, strong folk roots and a touch of old school soul and blues to the Marina Bay.
Gym and Swim
Bangkok-based tropical pop band Gym and Swim will keep fans on their feet with their energetic set, playful ditties and bright melodies. A mix of electronic, dynamic drum and guitar riffs provide a beat that overflow with a tropical vibe, all of which is completed by an easy-to-hum vocal tracks.
Debonair crooners Swoon will have the audience swooning with their fast paced, slick and interactive show. The ‘Legends of Swing’ surprises with their refreshing take on iconic hits from past and present, including Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”, AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long” and Michael Bublé’s “Can’t Buy Me Love".
Performing his unique brand of close-up magic and situational illusions is Troy, one of United Kingdom’s leading young broadcast magicians. Troy is behind several hugely successful television programmes in the UK, including two seasons of an eponymous series, Troy: Cyber Hijack – a one off special combining large scale stunts and pranks and Troy: The Highwire which saw him taking on the most daring stunt of his career to date.
WOLFGANG FLÜR (EX-KRAFTWERK)
Electronic music fans will recognise a familiar “robot pop”, krautrock style from the MusikSoldat (music soldier) set by Wolfgang Flür (ex-Kraftwerk). The German’s audio-visual show will feature videos and rare images from his time as the percussionist of electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, as well as Flür’s signature mix of tech house and electro tunes.
Back by popular demand, DJ Lizzy is the first female DJ to perform at 2017 Ultra China. Her outstanding appearance and production techniques of electronic music led to her increased popularity in China, where she built a reputation for her high-energy sets. “Kill the vampire” and “Kombat” have reached #11 and #23 respectively on the pyro billboard.
Mantravine is a world electronic band of sonic sorcerers from Singapore that combines electronic and acoustic music into organic frequencies. Inspired by nature, everyday sounds, & human connections they love unifying dance floors with rhythms from around the globe, interactive improvisations and live looping. The band has performed at festivals globally including the Luminate Festival & Twisted Frequency Festival in New Zealand, Audio Alchemy Festival in Hawaii, Gaggalacka Festival in Germany and is a regular feature at Chill Sessions in Singapore.
Patrons will be able to catch these performances at the Marina Bay Street Circuit with a valid ticket for the relevant zones. The artist line-up and performance times are subject to change. General tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019 start from S$98 for a single-day ticket and S$268 for a three-day ticket.
Early-bird ticket specials are available from now till 8 May 2019, offering savings of up to 28% off regular ticket prices. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.singaporegp.sg. Tickets are also available via the hotline +65 6738 6738 as well as all authorised ticketing agents.
ABOUT THE FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
Singapore has successfully hosted a decade of night racing and Asia’s only street race on the Formula 1® calendar in the Republic since 2008. The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix will continue to enthral crowds with its unique combination of night race action and world-class entertainment till 2021. See the world’s finest drivers go wheel-to-wheel under lights at speeds of up to 320km/h, threading the barriers around Singapore’s picturesque Marina Bay featuring a spectacular backdrop of iconic heritage buildings, modern architecture and a stunning skyline.
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Please refer to the attached:
- Annex A – Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019 entertainment line-up map overview (Zones and stages).
- Annex B – Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019 ticketing details
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