Sepang International Circuit (SIC) today added to the Formula 1 K-Pop extravaganza when they announced that popular South Korean male pop group SHINee will be joining SNSD Girls’ Generation as joint headline acts at the post-race concert for the 2015 Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix on 29th March 2015.
Gates will open at 5pm after the F1 race, to allow all ticket holders to head to the Helipad at the Sepang Circuit, where the concert will be held.
In a specially customised performance, the K-Pop idol groups will perform in rotation for 2 hours, from 6pm to 8pm accompanied by Korean DJ Hitchhiker which will elevate the performance, after which the concert will end by 8:30pm. SHINee and SNSD Girls’ Generation will be joined by popular local artistes as the opening act.
Upon the announcement, Sepang International Circuit CEO Dato’ Razlan Razali said:
We are excited to offer this Kpop extravaganza this year, knowing that there is a significant fan base among Malaysians from all walks of life. This is also in line with our F1 theme “Experience F1 Like Never Before” and our family-oriented focus this year. Kpop appeals to young and old alike, and will also attract a new audience to come to the Sepang International Circuit to experience the adrenaline-laden atmosphere of Race Day. The rotating performance by the two groups is indeed something new we are offering, and we hope it will make this day even more memorable for all spectators.
SHINee, a 5-member group formed by SM Entertainment in 2008, is considered one of the best live performance acts in South Korea with good vocal performances and complex choreography. The members – Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin – have won several awards together, including emerging #1 in the Mnet M Countdown in 2013 and #1 in the KBS Music Bank Chart in 2013.
While they are known for their fashion sense trailblazing the “SHINee Trend”, the members have also made news for more serious activities, such as taking part in the Help African Children project co-organised by the Korean Red Cross Society and the Korean UNICEF committee, and becoming honorary ambassadors for Seoul’s Gangnam district to promote tourism.
This year, the Sepang International Circuit has gone all out to offer family and child-friendly activities for a weekend that will appeal to all ages. For members of the public staying on for the concert, they can cool down and relax after the heat of the race at the F&B zone at the concert.
“Since we announced our new headline act recently, there have been many enquiries on ticket purchase, and some members of the public have expressed surprise at the value offered, whereby just one tickets gets them a world-class race and an international concert. For even better value, members of the public in the Klang Valley should not miss catching our SIC Zoomers this weekend – as they will be visiting selected locations to promote the F1 race. Tickets are available for as low as 50% off from the SIC Zoomers team, so be sure to check their schedule on our Facebook page,” added Dato’ Razlan.
Tickets purchased for the Formula 1 PETRONAS Malaysia Grand Prix allow ticketholders entrance to the after-race concert plus the F1 Carnival and other selected activities at no extra cost, besides also rewarding them with One Ticket Unlimited benefits, including discounts and promotions from various retail outlets and brands in Kuala Lumpur.
Ticket prices begin from RM80 – with tickets ranging from RM340 to RM1,770 for seats in the Main Grandstand, RM440 for the Tower, RM280 to RM660 for Grandstands F and K1, and RM80 to RM160 for Hillstand tickets.
The F1 tickets can be purchased:
- online at SIC’s website
- at the Sepang International Circuit ticket booth on the Ground Floor of the NU Sentral mall in the KL Sentral area
- from a ticket agent – just check the location from SIC’s website
- by calling the SIC TICKET HOTLINE at 03-8778 2222
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