Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd announced today the 1st phase of the entertainment lineup for the 2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix held from 16th to 18th September.
Adding to the festive atmosphere at the Marina Bay Street Circuit are Queen + Adam Lambert, Kylie Minogue, Bastille, Pentatonix, and KC and the Sunshine Band.
Queen + Adam Lambert
Since first sharing the stage for the final of American Idol in May 2009, Queen + Adam Lambert have been confirmed worldwide as a successful partnership with over 70 sold out shows in every part of the world and a concert audience to date of well over a million people. The band has confirmed their biggest show production to date with a headline show at the Formula 1 night race in Singapore. These past few weeks have seen the band headline Rock in Rio Lisbon playing to 74,000 people sell out Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi Olympic arena and headline numerous sold out festivals. Queen + Adam Lambert will perform at the Padang Stage (Zone 4) on Saturday, 17th September after the last track activity.
Topped the UK charts with “I Should Be So Lucky”, Kylie Minogue has achieved massive commercial success and critical acclaim in the entertainment industry. She has released 13 studio albums, 6 live albums, 8 concert DVDs, her Greatest Hits and The Ultimate Kylie double albums, and multiple video packages. This is in addition to 69 international singles. Her 2001 album, “Fever”, featuring “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” went multi-platinum. Fans can look forward to a headline concert at the Padang Stage (Zone 4) on Friday, 16th September after the last track activity.
Hailing from South London, Bastille made a mark with their debut studio album, “Bad Blood”, which sold over 4 million records worldwide. The album went straight to #1 in Britain and charted the highest entry by any new British artiste in America on the year of release in2013. Known for their clever combination of polished synth pop and arena-friendly choruses, their smash single “Pompeii” spent a record 92 consecutive weeks in theUK Top 100, sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and was UK’s most streamed song for more than a year. Bastille will perform at the Padang Stage (Zone 4) on Saturday, 17th September before the Formula 1 Qualifying session.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, multi-platinum selling recording artistes Pentatonix have sold more than 3.2 million albums in the US alone, won 2 Grammy Awards, sold out venues worldwide, have amassed over 1.5 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 10.5 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film, “Pitch Perfect 2”. Their latest release, Pentatonix debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Current Albums Chart and is certified gold by the RIAA. The first single, “Can’t Sleep Love” has over 18 million views on YouTube. Pentatonix will perform at the Village Stage (Zone 1) on Saturday, 17th September before the Formula 1 Qualifying session the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre (Zone 4) on Sunday, 18th September before the Formula 1 Race.
KC and The Sunshine Band
Founded in Florida in 1973 by Harry Wayne Casey, the group KC and The Sunshine Band has since sold 100 million records worldwide with four of their albums gone Platinum or higher and became the first group to have four #1 records in a single year (1975) since the Beatles. Best known for dance and funk rhythms with multilayered vocals, the multi-platinum selling band has won 3 Grammy Awards, an American Music Award and NARAS Governor’s Award. In 2002, the band received a coveted Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. KC and The Sunshine Band will perform at the Village Stage (Zone 1) on Friday, 16th September before Formula 1 Practice 2 session and the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre (Zone 4) on Saturday, 17th September before Formula 1 Qualifying session.
The Padang Stage, which will host Kylie, Bastille, Queen + Adam Lambert and a yet-to-be announced Sunday headliner, will be resited this year. Singapore’s largest outdoor stage will be situated between Padang Grandstand A and Padang Grandstand B, facing Connaught Drive and Esplande Park to deliver a more up-close concert experience for all ticketholders.
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Fans can catch the Padang Stage performances with any 2016 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix tickets priced from S$78 (Friday Zone 4 Walkabout Ticket) or S$268 (3-Day Zone 4 Walkabout Ticket).
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