Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd announced today the first phase of the entertainment lineup for the 2016 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX held from 16 to 18 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 to perform at the Padang Stage on 17 September
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
In an incredible career spanning four decades, Queen’s indelible influence is unrivalled, with a staggering list of awards, accolades and honours to their name including seven Ivor Novellos, an MTV Global Icon Award and two songs enshrined in the Grammy Hall of Fame. With record sales in the hundreds of millions of units – including their Greatest Hits collection which sold over 6 million copies in the UK alone, meaning one in three households owning a copy – and a string of No. 1 albums and chart topping singles, Queen are undoubtedly one of the UK’s most successful and best loved national treasures. With one of the most enduring song catalogues of all time, including ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ ‘Somebody to Love’, and of course ‘Bohemian Rhapsody, their musical repertoire is second to none and the legacy created by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon lives on through the ongoing work by May and Taylor, now joined by Adam Lambert.
Adam Lambert’s debut album For Your Entertainment earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, and a worldwide smash hit with ‘Whataya Want From Me’. His second album, Trespassing, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. In 2013, Adam appeared as a guest star on the hit TV series, GLEE and as as a featured vocalist on Avicii’s album ’True’. Adam released his highly anticipated third album, ‘The Original High’ last summer, which entered the worldwide chart at number 3, and took his overall worldwide sales to over 3 million units.
Queen + Adam Lambert will perform at the Padang Stage (Zone 4) on Saturday, 17 September after the last track activity.
Princess of pop Kylie Minogue to perform at Padang Stage on 16 September
Since she first 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 thirteen studio albums, six live albums, eight 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.
In 2008 Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II awarded Kylie an OBE for services to music and she recently performed for Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. Throughout her music career, Kylie has won a Grammy award, 16 ARIA music awards (Australia’s biggest music awards) and 3 BRIT awards. She holds the record for the most- played female artist on UK radio, appeared as a judge on The Voice in the UK and Australia, closed the Sydney Olympics and has sold out eight record-breaking world tours.
Fans can look forward to a headline concert at the Padang Stage (Zone 4) on Friday, 16 September after the last track activity.
English indie rock band Bastille to perform at Padang stage on 17 September
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 artist in America on the year of release in 2013.
Known for their clever combination of polished synth pop and arena- friendly choruses, their smash single ‘Pompeii’ spent a record 92 consecutive weeks in the UK Top 100, sold more than 11 million copies worldwide and was UK’s most streamed song for more than a year.
The massively popular quartet has won several music awards including British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards 2014 and landed numerous nominations for Billboard Music Awards, World Music Awards and Grammy Awards.
Fans of the London-based band can sing along to their catchy indie-pop hits including ‘Of The Night’, ‘Laura Palmer’, ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’ and ‘Oblivion’ plus tracks from the newly released album Wild World.
Bastille will perform at the Padang Stage (Zone 4) on Saturday, 17 September before the Formula 1® Qualifying session.
Grammy winning American a cappella group Pentatonix to perform on 17 and 18 September
Award-winning Texas a cappella group Pentatonix burst onto the scene in 2011 after winning the third season of The Sing-Off. The quintet has since released four studio albums, sold over 2.7 million albums in the U.S and three back-to-back sell-out concerts in Singapore.
Best known for their pop-rock covers such as Fun’s ‘We Are Young’, Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ and Imagine Dragons’ ‘Radioactive’, their most popular is a Daft Punk medley which has garnered over 180 million views on YouTube, 2 gold certifications and won a Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Cappella at the 57th Grammy Awards. The talented group won a consecutive Grammy in the same category at the 58th Grammy Awards for the track ‘Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy’ from their platinum selling holiday album That’s Christmas To Me.
Their fourth and latest self-titled studio album Pentatonix debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Current Albums Chart. The first single ‘Can’t Sleep Love’ has over 13 million views on YouTube and charted in Belgium, Japan, U.S Billboard Adult Contemporary, Adult Top 40 and Mainstream Top 40.
With most of their songs available on YouTube, the PTXOfficial page is the 13th most-subscribed-to- music channel with over 10 million subscribers and 1 billion cumulative video views.
Fans can look forward to a fun night by the five piece vocal band with their pop covers such as ‘Say Something’, ‘Team’ and ‘Telephone’.
Pentatonix will perform at the Village Stage (Zone 1) on Saturday, 17 September before the Formula 1® Qualifying session the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre (Zone 4) on Sunday, 18 September before the Formula 1® Race.
American disco kings KC and The Sunshine Band to perform on 16 and 17 September
Founded in Florida in 1973 by Harry Wayne Casey, 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 disco and funk rhythms with multilayered vocals, the multi-platinum selling band has won three 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.
Their infectious and feel-good music has been featured in more than 200 motion picture film soundtracks as well as at major sporting events worldwide, including the Super Bowl.
Fans can look forward to a great night with their impressive run of hits including ‘That’s the Way (I Like It)’, ‘(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty’, ‘I’m Your Boogie Man’, ‘Keep It Comin’ Love’, ‘Get Down Tonight’, ‘Boogie Shoes’, ‘Please Don’t Go’ and ‘Give It Up’.
KC and The Sunshine Band will perform at the Village Stage (Zone 1) on Friday, 16 September before Formula 1® Practice 2 session and the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre (Zone 4) on Saturday 17 September before Formula 1® Qualifying session.