Race organizer Singapore GP Pte Ltd has unveiled a comprehensive fringe entertainment line-up to complement the festivities at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
In addition to previously announced acts Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande, Duran Duran, OneRepublic, Seal, The Chainsmokers, Lianne La Havas, and George the Poet, Singapore GP has added more support acts to the excitement at Singapore’s tenth Formula 1-night race this 15 to 17 September. Race-goers are in for a treat, with a host of artists performing across seven stages and throughout the 799,000 square meter Circuit Park.
International and Local Music Acts
International support music acts performing throughout the Marina Bay Street Circuit include Canadian singer-songwriter Alysha Brilla, whose contemporary music draws on the influences of her Indian-Tanzanian roots, UK-based beatboxing trio Bloxed Beats and folk-pop, indie rock US band Cale and the Gravity Well.
The night race will also see homegrown musicians making their debut at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Two of the island’s hottest hip-hop artists, THELIONCITYBOY and ShiGGa Shay. Racegoers can look forward to performances by one of Asia’s leading vocal band, MICappella as well as chart-topping R&B singers Sam Rui, Vandetta and Tabitha Nauser. Just for the night race, Tabitha and ShiGGA Shay will collaborate and perform a song over the race weekend.
Indie rock fans can catch the performances from Stopgap and Aarika Lee & The Next Movement. Fans too can party the night with resident deejays Ghetto, LeNerd and Andrew Tang from homegrown nightclub Zouk.
Fun for Everyone
Ticket holders can catch Australian performing arts company Strange Fruit as they enthrall audiences with a visual spectacle “Spheres” which fuses theatre, dance, and circus at the Circuit Park’s newest entertainment zone at the Empress Lawn. Set against the backdrop of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, look out as four beings emerge out of illuminated globes perched atop 4 meters high flexible poles in a tale of transformation.
Join in the German group Groove Onkels as they perform at the Marina Bay for the first time, with a showcase of Latin percussion and rock music using trash cans, sticks, and brushes. Groove to the beat with the award-winning DrumCat, an all-female drumming group from South Korea, or catch the sounds of jazz, funk, Latin and hip-hop by Singapore’s very first New Orleans-style New Stream Brass Band.
Ticket holders can also look forward to acts geared towards the young and the young-at-heart. Dressed in full detailed tree costumes, the wacky Tremendous Treants are game for fun picture opportunities that will make your friends green with envy.
Another act that is CJ Bubble. With bubbles measuring 2 to 3 meters wide, CJ will audiences with her Instagram-worthy soap bubble creations throughout the Circuit Park.
UK’s acrobatic trio Acro-Chaps are set to delight the audience with their brand of comedy and feats of strength while the agile Lisa Lottie’s hypnotic “Bend it like Barbie” performance will also have fans transfixed as she contorts her body while performing hula hoop maneuvers.
Over at the F1 Village in Zone 1, fans of the Singapore Grand Prix can have a nostalgic journey through a decade of Formula 1 night racing with a photo exhibition featuring the event’s iconic moments, and marvel at a stunning display of vintage cars which will be used for the Formula 1 Drivers’ Parade on race day.
Elsewhere, ticket holders can also look forward to interactive activities throughout the Circuit Park – change the tyres of the Formula 1 replica car in the Pit Stop Challenge, get yourself inked with a complimentary temporary tattoo at the Airbrush Tattoo booths or strike a pose at one of the many photo opportunities at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.