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Formula One Singapore 2012 Live Concerts

By: yuhang on 27 Aug 2012
Every year come September, tourists and locals alike flock in crowds to the annual Singapore Grand Prix. The opportunity to witness the world’s first night race is not to be missed, but it can be said that many also come for another major draw - the lineup of bands and artistes performing live at the F1 Concert!

In past years, the F1 Concert has attracted the likes of superstars Shakira, Adam Lambert, and Mariah Carey. This year is no different, with Jay Chou, Maroon 5, Noel Gallagher, Katy Perry, Bananarama, The Proclaimers, and the Pretenders gracing the concert stage. Each performer will bring the house down as the headline act on the three event days respectively.

Asia's reigning R&B king Jay Chou will be staging a race-themed concert on Friday, 21 September at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The Initial D star with a penchant for fast cars will be the first Chinese artiste to perform at the main stage. However, he is of course no stranger to performing here - Jay Chou's last Singapore solo show as part of his 2010 World Tour sold out three nights at the Singapore Stadium within hours of going on sale.

The following day, get ready to bring on those 'moves like Jagger' with multiple Grammy-award winner Maroon 5 as they headline the Padang stage on Saturday 22 September at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. With magnetic frontman Adam Levine chalking up points as a coach on the hit television series The Voice, Formula One fans can look forward to an adrenaline-charged Saturday show packed with Maroon 5's greatest hits.

Also rocking the Padang stage on Saturday will be Noel Gallagher, the former lead guitarist of English band Oasis​. Fans can expect a fantastic set comprising of some of the best songs from his latest album, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, as well as other classics from his time in Oasis. Gallagher will also be performing at the Village Stage at Gate 1 (Zone 1) before the Formula One race on 23 September 2012.

Musical icon Katy Perry will draw a close to the three days of racing and entertainment with a grand finale concert at the Padang stage in Zone 4 on Sunday, 23 September 2012. After the race champion is crowned at the podium, Katy Perry will bring the heat up a few more notches as she performs her chart-topping songs at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

For the ultimate concert experience, fans can watch Jay Chou, Maroon 5, and Katy Perry up-close at a specially demarcated Fan Zone right in front of the Padang stage. 2,000 Fan Zone wristbands, which provide guaranteed access to the Fan Zone, are up for grabs per day. Early-bird ticketholders just need to register their ticket transaction number (listed on the confirmation email or receipt) on the Fan Zone page on www.singaporegp.sg.

Fans can access the Padang concert as well as all entertainment offerings in Zone 4 with any ticket to the night race, priced from S$178 for a three-day Zone 4 Walkabout ticket.

For more information about the performers, click here.

Performing schedule

Performer Date  Time Location
Katy Perry Sun, 23 Sep 10.30pm - 11.45pm Zone 4 - Padang Stage
Maroon 5 Sat, 22 Sep 11.15pm - 12.20am Zone 4 - ​Padang Stage
Jay Chou Fri, 21 Sep 11.15pm - 12.30am Zone 4 - Padang Stage
Noel Gallagher Sat & Sun, 22-23 Sep Sat: 8.50pm - 9.50pm
Sun: 6.40pm - 7.40pm 
Sat: Zone 4 - Padang Stage 
Sun: Zone 1 - Gate 1 Stage
Bananarama Sat & Sun, 22-23 Sep Sat: 6pm - 7pm

Sun:10.15pm -11.15pm
Sat: Zone 4 - Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Sun: Zone 1 - Gate 1 Stage
The Proclaimers Fri, Sat, Sun, 21-23 Sep Fri: 8.30pm - 9.30pm

Sat: 8pm - 9pm

Sun: 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Fri: Zone 1 - Gate 1 Stage

Sat: Zone 4 - Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

Sun: Zone 4 - Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Pretenders Sat and Sun, 22-23 Sep Sat: 9pm - 10pm

Sun: 7.15pm - 8pm
Sat: Zone 1 - Gate 1 Stage

Sun: Zone 4 - Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

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