Race. Party. Repeat. Defining the ultimate Singapore Grand Prix experience is the specially curated entertainment programme touting top-notch world-class artistes and more than 100 hours of non-stop stellar entertainment. 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, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gwen Stefani, Fatboy Slim and Hans Zimmer – 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)”.
Muse, one of the world’s leading rock bands, formed in 1994 by Matt Bellamy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Chris Wolstenholme (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Dominic Howard (drums), has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide with Simulation Theory its sixth number one album in the United Kingdom. The band has won two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, five MTV Europe Music Awards and eight NME Awards, with smash hits like Hysteria, Stockholm Syndrome, Plug In Baby, New Born and Knights of Cydonia. Muse will rock the Padang Stage in Zone 4 on 21 September.
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.
A three-time Grammy Award winner, Gwen Stefani has achieved worldwide success as a performer, songwriter, and recording artist who has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide with No Doubt and as a multi-platinum solo artist. In 2016, Stefani released her critically praised third album This Is What The Truth Feels Like which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and featured the No. 1 single “Used To Love You.” This Is What The Truth Feels Like followed her other solo albums – Love.Angel.Music.Baby and The Sweet Escape – which featured the hit singles “Rich Girl”, “Sweet Escape”, “What Are You Waiting For?” and the Pharrell Williams-produced No. 1 hit “Hollaback Girl”. Fans can expect a spectacular show as Gwen Stefani performs fan-favourite hits at the Padang Stage in Zone 4 on Saturday, 21 September.
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.
Jamaican legends Toots and the Maytals, the group that coined the term “reggae”, have been grooving audiences across the world since the 1960s. They are also credited as a key player in popularising the reggae genre. The band, led by Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, has been a proven mainstream success over and again – with Vogue magazine including 54-46 Was My Number in its list of 15 Roots Reggae Songs You Should Know, and the band featuring at iconic festivals like Coachella in the USA and Glastonbury in the UK. Toots and the Maytals have also made appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Toots and the Maytals 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.
Set to make their debut in Singapore, popular American roots band Larkin Poe is fronted by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell. The four-piece band’s music is Southern American-inspired with big toe-tapping guitar riffs and catchy harmonies, and was named the best discovery at the Glastonbury festival in 2014. Their critically acclaimed new album, Venom & Faith, has been regarded as a beguiling mix of Gothic soul and outlaw country. From Rebecca’s powerful vocals on “Ain’t Gonna Cry” to Megan’s sultry lap steel on “Good And Gone”, the sisters weave their talents into the fabric of their experience and a picture of the American South. “Blue Ridge Mountains” harkens to the sisters’ hometown, “drinking sweet tea every day” with stomping percussion and churning riffs. Larkin Poe infuse pop sensibilities into their sound, blending old-school elements of rock and soul with drum samples, hip-hop production values, that will have fans in Singapore dancing in Zone 1 (21 Sept) and Zone 4 (22 Sept) of the Circuit Park.
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 Kumariis 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 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.
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.
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.
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$278 for a three-day ticket.