JOHN LEGEND, PET SHOP BOYS and ZIGGY MARLEY to perform at Formula 1

The details are out. John Legend, Pet Shop Boys and Ziggy Marley will be here in September for the 2014 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix. This is the first year Singapore Airlines is the main sponsor of this race.

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I am sure there are a lot of fans from these three performances. Actually, I enjoyed the performances more than the races. I believe many people have the same thoughts as me 🙂 .

Pet Shop Boys will perform on Saturday, 20th September (Zone 1). Ziggy Marley will perform on Saturday, 20th September (Zone 1)  and Sunday, 21st September (Zone 4). John Legend will perform on Sunday, 21st September (Zone 1).

BTW, Mayday (Taiwan) will perform on Friday (19th September) at Zone 4. More information in the Press Release.

Press Release

Three award-winning acts to perform in Zone 1 of the 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

JOHN LEGEND, PET SHOP BOYS and ZIGGY MARLEY to join MAYDAY in a stellar entertainment line-up at the Marina Bay Street Circuit

19 May 2014, Singapore – Three award-winning performers have been announced by race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd as the line-up for the Village Stage in Zone 1 of the Marina Bay Street Circuit. John Legend, Pet Shop Boys and Ziggy Marley are set to take to take the stage at the 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX this September.

PET SHOP BOYS (SAT, 20 SEPT – ZONE 1)

Kicking off the weekend is UK’s most successful music duo and three-time Brit Award winner Pet Shop Boys, who are slated to enthral audiences before the start of the Formula One™ qualifying session on Saturday, 20 September.

Having sold more than 50 million records worldwide, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s energetic electropop sound, avantgarde costumes and fervent fan base will transform the Circuit Park into an electrifying pre-race party.

With 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 10 hits in the UK charts since 1985, the English pop duo were awarded a Brit Award in 2009 for Outstanding Contribution to Music and more recently picked up a Q Outstanding Contribution To Music award by Q Magazine. The pair behind 80s’ classics “West End Girls”, “Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)”, “Always On My Mind” and their cover of the 70’s anthem “Go West” released their twelfth studio album, Electric, in 2013 which debuted at number three on the UK Albums chart.

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33 years after Pet Shop Boys were formed, the synth-pop pioneers still continue to push the envelope and with their Electric Tour, fans can expect an energetic set complete with mesmerising video projections, elaborate costumes and a slew of electronic dance hits at their performance at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Entry to Pet Shop Boy’s performance at the Village Stage is included with any three-day 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX Zone 1 ticket.

ZIGGY MARLEY (SAT, 20 SEPT – ZONE 1 & SUN, 21 SEPT – ZONE 4)

Six-time Grammy winner and Emmy winner Ziggy Marley will perform in Zones 1 and 4 at the Marina Bay Street Circuit this September.

Fresh from winning Best Reggae Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards, Ziggy Marley will mark his debut performance in Singapore at the seventh edition of the night race.

Born David Nesta Marley, the eldest son of the legendary Bob Marley will perform after the on-track action at the Village Stage on Saturday, 20 September and before the Formula One™ race on Sunday, 21 September at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Stage.

“I am looking forward to my first trip to Singapore, getting to know the people, the culture and sharing our music,” said Ziggy Marley, who is currently on tour in support of his fifth solo studio album, Fly Rasta.

Marley’s infectious reggae beats has amassed a total of six Grammy Awards, three of which as a solo artist and three with The Melody Makers, a group formed with his brother Stephen and sisters Sharon and Cedella. Fans of the Jamaican can expect to hear his hit single “Tomorrow People”, as well as “True to Myself”, “Love Is My Religion”, “Fly Rasta”, “I Don’t Wanna Live on Mars” and “Wild and Free”. (See Annex 3 for more on Ziggy Marley)

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Entry to Ziggy Marley’s Saturday performance is included with any three-day 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX Zone 1 ticket. Sunday’s performance at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Stage is accessible to all three-day ticketholders and Sunday single-day Pit Grandstand special ticket.

JOHN LEGEND (SUN, 21 SEPT – ZONE 1)

Nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend will bring his blend of R&B and soul to the Formula One™ night race on Sunday, 21 September. The velvety voice behind the 2014 instant classic “All Of Me” – dedicated to his wife, supermodel Chrissy Teigen – will serenade fans over at the Village Stage in Zone 1.

Since he signed on to hip-hop recording artist and record producer Kanye West’s label G.O.O.D Music a decade ago, Legend won his first set of Grammy Awards in 2006 with Best R&B Album for the critically acclaimed Get Lifted, Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his single “Ordinary People” and Best New Artist. The American has also been nominated one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2009.

The singer-songwriter’s brand of sexy, soulful music has produced hits such as “Tonight (Best You Ever Had)” featuring Ludacris, “Save Room” and 2008 club staple “Green Light”, a collaboration with André 3000 of Outkast. Legend’s latest album, Love in the Future, debuted at number four in the Billboard 200 chart and was nominated for Best R&B album at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

Fans can catch John Legend’s intimate and accoustic pre-race performance with any three-day 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX Zone 1 ticket or Sunday singleday Pit Grandstand special ticket.

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Singapore GP will be adding more artistes to the entertainment grid in the coming weeks. Artiste line-up, performance dates and stage venues are subject to change. To purchase tickets to the 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX or for updates on the latest entertainment schedule, visit www.singaporegp.sg or call the ticketing hotline at +65 6738 6738.

About the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Singapore has successfully hosted the only night race in Grand Prix history and Asia’s only street race on the Formula One™ calendar at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in downtown Singapore since the inaugural race in 2008. On 22 September 2012, Singapore GP Pte Ltd announced that it has exercised its option to extend the city’s contract to host a round of the FIA Formula One World Championship™ for a further five-year period until 2017. For more information, visit www.singaporegp.sg.

ANNEX 1 – 2014 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE*

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* Singapore GP will be adding more artistes to the entertainment grid in the coming weeks. Artiste line-up, performance dates and stage venues are subject to change. The latest entertainment schedule will be updated periodically on www.singaporegp.sg.

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