Updated: Jul 25
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12 July 2023, Singapore – Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd has unveiled the complete entertainment programme set to pump up the electrifying atmosphere at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023. Joining the previously announced 88rising line-up, Post Malone, and Robbie Williams, this year’s full programme also features Kings of Leon, Culture Club, Groove Armada, Madness, as well as an exciting mix of local and international acts from all over the world. More artistes have also been added to the 88rising line-up.
From 15 to 17 September, fans can look forward to over 80 hours of entertainment throughout the Circuit Park, including 139 artistes across 13 performance and DJ stages, as well as an array of activities to complement the race action. This year also features the most acts ever at the Zone 4 Padang Stage.
88rising’s previously announced acts Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian and Warren Hue will be boosted by the addition of four additional artistes, completing the Asian-American record label’s stellar line-up on Friday, 15 September at the Zone 4 Padang Stage. Based in South Korea, Japanese multilingual girl group XG first took TikTok by storm in 2022 with their incredible multilingual rap cypher, Galz Xypher. The septet has since become the first Japanese female group to earn a spot on the US Top 40 charts for their hit Shooting Star.
Singer-songwriter and rapper BIBI has been featured in numerous collaborations since her official debut in 2019. Her first single with 88rising, The Weekend, reached #29 on US radio charts, becoming the best performing single by a Korean female artiste.
Rapper-singer MILLI made waves in the Thai hip-hop scene with her debut single Phak Kon in 2020, amassing four million views on YouTube in just four days. In 2022, the 20-year-old was the first Thai solo artiste to perform at Coachella, setting sales of mango sticky rice skyrocketing when she performed a song named after the dessert.
Known for their outlandish, progressive, and genre-blending sounds, Japanese girl group Atarashii Gakko! will impress fans with their eccentric self-choreographed gymnastic dance moves to their hit songs OTONABLUE, WOO! GO!, and NAINAINAI.
Multi-platinum selling and three times GRAMMY award and BRIT award winning band Kings of Leon will perform their first ever Asian shows outside of Japan, as one of the headliners at the Zone 4 Padang Stage on Saturday, 16 September and the Zone 1 Wharf Stage on Sunday, 17 September. Recognised as one of the world's biggest alternative rock bands over the last 20 years, the band have headlined the world's biggest and most prestigious festivals and venues including Coachella, Glastonbury and Lollapalooza's in Berlin, Sao Paulo and Chicago.
British pop phenomenon Culture Club is set to belt out fan-favourites like Do You Really Want to Hurt Me and Karma Chameleon at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage on Saturday, 16 September. The band’s globally iconic and flamboyant lead singer Boy George is also scheduled to perform an exclusive DJ set at hospitality facility Twenty3 on Sunday, 17 September.
One of the biggest and most loved British bands, Madness will be uniting people for a right raucous live bash at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage on Sunday, 17 September. Known for their infectiously catchy songs, 15 of the pop giant’s hits have reached the UK top 10, including Our House, One Step Beyond, and House of Fun.
Legendary British electronic music duo Groove Armada will be revving up the crowd at the Zone 4 Padang Stage before the Formula 1 race on Sunday, 17 September. One of the biggest crossover house music acts of the 1990s, the three-time GRAMMY-nominated DJs’ most popular hits include At the River, I See You Baby, and Superstylin’.
Please refer to Annex A for the full entertainment line-up.
More entertainment on track and off
Adding to the fiesta in the Circuit Park are an exciting line-up of artistes from all over the world set to keep fans’ adrenaline pumping throughout the race weekend.
The international acts include indie band The Kooks (UK), synth-pop duo JOAN (USA), indie pop band San Cisco (Australia), neo-soul musician Meg Mac (Australia), electronica pop band Safia (Australia), new Calypso musician Kalpee (Trinidad & Tobago), indie-pop band Sunwich (Indonesia), singer-songwriter Jinan Laetitia (Indonesia), hip-hop and R&B artiste Airliftz (Malaysia), as well as post-rock band aswekeepsearching (India).
The local line-up features R&B and soul band Astronauts, pop singer-songwriter Matilde G, singer-songwriter Sam Dreebsby, dance troupe Royalusion and indie rock band Hijack Hayley. A host of roving acts will also keep fans entertained all over the Circuit Park.
Petrolheads will also be in for a treat with F1 Drivers’ Meet & Greet Sessions held on 15 and 16 September at the Zone 1 Wharf Stage. Two support races will also be returning to the Marina Bay Street Circuit – the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and TSS The Super Series.
For a better view of the Marina Bay Street Circuit, Zones 1 and 2 ticketholders can look forward to complimentary rides on the Singapore Flyer over the race weekend this year.
Additional tickets now available
Tickets for the night race continue to be in demand, with only limited tickets remaining in selected categories. Limited tickets priced from S$888 are now available for two new grandstands – Bayfront (Turn 17) and Raffles (Turn 5).
Singapore GP will continue to work together with stakeholders and the local authorities to identify new viewing sites to partly mitigate the overall reduction in capacity, due to the closure of the Bay Grandstand as part of the redevelopment of The Float at Marina Bay.
All tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 provide access to the concerts at the Padang Stage in Zone 4. Patrons will need to ensure that they have a valid ticket on the relevant day of an act’s performance. Priced from S$108 for a single-day ticket and S$398 for a three-day pass, official tickets can be purchased from www.singaporegp.sg and via authorised ticketing partners.
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ANNEX A- FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX 2023 ARTISTE BIOS