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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Singapore GP unveils more world-class acts at the 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    when you pair a Kiwi and French artiste together The Mamaku Project is a brilliant collaboration between bilingual vocalist Tui Mamaki and multi instrumentalist Monsieur E With a musical style influenced from Europe and the South Pacific the group s unique brew of world music is medicine to the soul Sassy singer songwriter Mama Kin is a delight to watch on stage as she belts out bittersweet tunes accompanied by stomping piano beats She is a favourite at international music festivals from Woodford Folk Festival to WOMADelaide and Byron Bay Bluesfest Cafe Rumi from Indonesia will have you mesmerised by their graceful Turkish dance form Part of a Sufi order founded by the followers of Persian poet Jalaluddin Rumi these Sufi dancers practice the ancient tradition of whirling as a form of meditation since the 13th century SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL ARTISTES Bringing the event closer to home Singapore GP has put together the biggest line up yet of local artistes comprising indie favourites and up and coming stars this year Look out for Rebecca Burch and Alfred Chen ShiLi Adi The Redtail Cats Dharni Vox Indigo and crowd favourites Urban Drum Crew and Bloco Singapura VISUAL IMPACT When it comes to accessorising a 686 609sqm Circuit Park planting 10 800m of fencing and installing 1 500 lighting projectors are but just the beginning For its fifth edition Singapore GP has called on some of the most celebrated artists to create visual feasts across the Circuit Park so that patrons are treated to a multi sensory experience from the moment they enter the gates Clockwise From Top Graffiti Wall 3 D Pop Surrealism Colour Cubed Angus Watt The Flags La Terra Al Centro Dell Universo Graffiti Wall Four specially commissioned graffiti artworks by local interdisciplinary artist TR853 1 and his partners Clogtwo Skope and Slacsatu will be displayed under the Bay Grandstand Zone 3 One of Asia s most sought after street artists today TR853 1 also known as Sufian Hamri is a recipient of the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award the highest honour ever bestowed on a street artist in Singapore 3 D Pop Surrealism A master of visual illusion pop surrealist artist Leon Keer has produced larger than life 2D and 3D street art throughout Netherlands Germany France America United Arab Emirates and Australia Once he was arrested for an unauthorised painting on a street in Europe but was quickly released back to his artwork at the public s demand The Dutch based artist will have an artwork ready for patrons to admire at the F1 Village in Zone 1 and will work on a second artwork live over the race weekend Interactive Light Globe The Colour Cubed which comes from Australia is a mesmerising visual art installation Patrons can rotate the six metre tall illuminated cube to move the striking array of geometric formations in a kaleidoscope of colours projected around a 360 degree radius Don t forget to bring a camera to capture this marvellous display

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=102 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -SINGAPORE GP COMMEMORATES 5 YEARS OF RACING WITH SINGAPORE’S BIGGEST ENTERTAINMENT EVENT
    for his 75 minute show that involves spectacular pyrotechnics and laser effects cranes plus a surprise element to thrill race fans Tickets to catch Jay Chou s concert starts from just S 58 Friday Zone 4 Walkabout SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER Get ready for an adrenaline charged night with three time Grammy Award winner Maroon 5 after the final track activity on Saturday Magnetic frontman Adam Levine will rock the night away with the group s radio chart toppers including Moves Like Jagger Payphone One More Night and She Will Be Loved The approximate running time is 65 minutes Prior to Formula One s qualifying session fans of the 80s will be treated to an hour of greatest hits by the female group with the most chart entries in the world Bananarama Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward will belt out crowd favourites such as Venus Cruel Summer I Heard a Rumour as well as Love in the First Degree Tickets to catch both Maroon 5 and Bananarama s performances start from S 128 Saturday Zone 4 Walkabout SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER Opening the show on Sunday night is British rock icon Noel Gallagher s High Flying Birds whose debut album topped the charts in the United Kingdom UK upon its release in 2009 and is the second biggest selling rock album of 2011 in the UK His one hour set the first in Singapore is jam packed with hits from his self titled album Noel Gallagher s High Flying Birds as well as some other Noel Gallagher penned classics from his time in Oasis Then party the night away with pop extraordinaire Katy Perry whose team has designed a spectacular motor racing themed set complete with a laser light show and yes fireworks for her first full fledged concert in Singapore Bring out your glow sticks or lollipops and sing along to Perry s anthems such as I Kissed a Girl Hot n Cold California Gurls Teenage Dream and Last Friday Night T G I F at her 80 minute performance Tickets to catch both Katy Perry and Noel Gallagher s High Flying Birds starts from S 168 Sunday Zone 4 Walkabout STAGE WORKS Last year a whopping 50 000 spectators thronged the Padang to catch concerts at the main stage in Zone 4 To top off last year s successful outing Singapore GP will be putting together the largest stage for a concert ever seen in Singapore to ensure fans have a memorable weekend Staging a blockbuster production for these music powerhouses is no easy feat the stage s roof structure is specially imported from Australia and is capable of hanging up to 100 tonnes of lights LED screens audio equipment and more Hoisted by a unique hydraulic system never before used in Singapore the same structure has been used by Korean pop star Rain for his first outdoor world tour Robbie Williams in Dubai as well as other outdoor concert productions in Australia and Asia To allow for more interaction

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=101 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Not one, not two but three top-class support races at the 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    innovations since the combustion engine and as Singapore spectators are about to find out it has only gotten better And the best thing about it is that Singapore will stage this hugely competitive series final round Among the current crop of GP2 competitors series veteran Davide Valsecchi is enjoying a brilliant start to 2012 The Italian DAMS driver led the standings by 25 points after Barcelona where Arden International s Luiz Razia of Brazil stormed home in the sprint race to be just 25 points adrift of Valsecchi overall The man behind the series Bruno Michel can t wait to see his young charges take on the Marina Bay challenge We are very pleased to bring GP2 to Singapore he says Every year the Formula One Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit is one of the most exciting races of the season and I am convinced that our Series will bring the same level of excitement and action It is a beautiful and challenging track I am really looking forward to seeing our young drivers race in the streets of Singapore FERRARI CHALLENGE TROFEO PIRELLI ASIA PACIFIC 2012 Is there a more evocative name in motor sport than Ferrari While current Maranello star and two time Singapore winner Fernando Alonso goes for glory in the major race a whole field of Ferraris will also be gracing the Singapore streets for the first time They are the magnificent 4 5 litre V8 berlinettas in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli Asia Pacific 2012 and they too will bring their championship closing fifth round to the Marina Bay Street Circuit A field of 30 of these 570 horsepower machines will be a stunning sight under the Singapore lights as a mixed group of serious racers and gentleman drivers bring the unmistakeable sounds of Maranello to the Far East In the Ferrari 458 Challenge the cars may look amazing but the drivers are the key components whether in the Trofeo Pirelli for more professional drivers or in the Coppa Shell for gentleman drivers After three rounds of the 2012 series Italy s Philippe Prette with two race wins led the way by eight points from Japan s Hisamora Hayashi another double winner with Thai driver Pasin Lathouras third a further 10 points behind In the Coppa Shell it was Hong Kong driver Alex Au who had the upper hand leading Canadian Eric Cheung by eight with Singapore favourite Gregory Teo in third place Each car is set up in advance to optimise performance at the race track over the weekend leaving the men behind the wheel to make the difference and the same could be said of the third of these three outstanding support categories at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in 2012 PORSCHE CARRERA CUP ASIA Back for its fifth year on the Singapore Grand Prix card is the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia which brings a field of over two dozen 911 GT3 Cup cars contesting the 10th season of this immensely

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=100 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Additional 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX ticket categories sold out
    For the first time in Formula One history seven different drivers have won the first seven rounds of the championship making the countdown to the 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX all the more exciting Two more ticket categories are now sold out while limited availability remains in a hospitality category The Bay Combination and Zone 4 Walkabout Combination are now sold out along with the previously announced three day Zone 4 Walkabout tickets Turn 1 Grandstand and Turn 1 Combination The Green Room at Turn 3 currently only has very limited availability The entry level hospitality facility which is equipped with an air conditioned dining area that serves an all day international menu and an open bar is priced at S 4 066 per person for a three day pass End of Special Promotion for Friday Zone 4 Walkabout tickets The special promotion for the first 3 000 Friday Zone 4 Walkabout tickets has ended Tickets to catch the Formula One practice sessions as well as the Jay Chou concert at the Padang stage is now available at the regular price of S 58 The special promotion remains for Saturday S 108 and Sunday S 148 single day

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=99 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Catch Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    Pretenders and The Proclaimers Two years after his departure from English rock band Oasis in October 2009 he released Noel Gallagher s High Flying Birds which debuted at number 1 on the United Kingdom s album charts Noel Gallagher s High Flying Birds with its psychedelic tinges eternal themes of love loss and hope takes on an array of musical inspiration from the New Orleans ragtime stomp of The Death of You and Me to the Ennio Morricone inspired string laden Everybody s On The Run The catchy AKA What A Life one of Gallagher s favourite tracks on the album and Everybody s On The Run has been hailed as his best tunes in 15 years by the Guardian The debut album has topped the charts in the United Kingdom on release selling over 650 000 copies in UK and certified double platinum by the British Phonographic Industry making it the second biggest selling rock album of 2011 in the UK The album has sold over 1 million worldwide Gallagher played a key role in Oasis s success as the principal songwriter lead guitarist and occasional vocalist With chart toppers like Wonderwall as well as Oasis hits sung by Noel Gallagher Don t Look Back in Anger and The Importance of Being Idle many have praised the talented musician s songwriting skills with renowned record producer George Martin hailing Gallagher to be the finest songwriter of his generation Earlier this year Gallagher was declared a Godlike Genius at the NME Awards The music publication s editor Krissi Murison said Opinionated intelligent passionate and always hilarious Noel walks and talks it better than any other musician out there and it s just one of the reasons why the British public loves him so dearly The Daily Star sums up the

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=98 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Singapore GP reports brisk ticket sales for the 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    general tickets to Singapore s fifth installment of the night race has been sold to date The three day Zone 4 Walkabout tickets Turn 1 Grandstand as well as the Turn 1 Combination which enables spectators to experience the Padang Bay and Turn 1 Grandstands over the race weekend are now sold out There is also limited availability in the Bay Combination ticket category Ticket sales have been brisk thanks largely to a fantastic Formula One season With six different winners from the six races to date it s anybody s game which will surely make for an exciting spectacle on our circuit come September said Michael Roche Executive Director of race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd Fans have also been quick to snap up the three day Zone 4 Walkabout tickets which is truly value for money as they get to enjoy the race action and world class performances from internationally renowned artistes such as Katy Perry Maroon 5 and Jay Chou with just the one ticket There has also been a strong take up of the 10 000 capacity hospitality suites with improvements to the layout of the hospitality facilities as well as the updated décor and menus

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=97 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -Singapore GP releases single-day Zone 4 Walkabout tickets for the 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX from 1 May
    sold at the regular price see Annex 1 Special promotion for the first 3 000 single day walkabout tickets sold per day From 1 May 2012 fans can enjoy a preferential rate of S 38 Friday S 108 Saturday and S 148 Sunday for the first 3 000 single day walkabout tickets sold for each day limited to six tickets per transaction After the first 3 000 promotional tickets have been sold the single day Zone 4 Walkabout tickets will be made available at the regular price of S 58 Friday S 128 Saturday and S 168 Sunday With a Zone 4 ticket fans can enjoy hours of thrilling Formula One and support race action as well as world class entertainment such as Jay Chou Friday Maroon 5 Saturday or Katy Perry Sunday as part of the overall ticket offerings Enjoy up to 25 savings for group bookings from 1 May 2012 By taking advantage of the Group Booking Special available for Pit Padang Bay and Esplanade Waterfront Grandstands patrons can enjoy up to 17 savings for four or more tickets in a single transaction To enjoy greater savings fans can pool together a group of eight or more and enjoy up to 25 off Limited Combination Packages Sunday only Pit Grandstand Special still available Fans who would like to experience a varied race experience from a different location each day can choose from the value for money Turn 1 Padang Bay and Zone 4 Combination Packages priced from S 498 regular phase For example those who would like to experience the best of the racing action as well as entertainment at the main Padang stage can opt for the Zone 4 Walkabout Combination that combines the Pit Grandstand Friday Saturday and Zone 4 Walkabout Sunday tickets at S 748

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=96 (2012-12-22)
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  • Singapore GP Press Release -‘80s revival hits the 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
    By You Brass In Pocket Don t Get Me Wrong I m Not In Love Stop Your Sobbing and more Their mix of punk new wave rock and pop hits have consistently placed them on the Billboard charts and in March 2005 the Pretenders were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Formed in 1978 their self titled debut album was named one of the best albums of all time by VH1 and Rolling Stone Catch the Pretenders at the Village stage in Zone 1 on Saturday and the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre in Zone 4 on Sunday Scottish twins Charlie and Craig Reid of THE PROCLAIMERS who have a new album Like Comedy out this May will be performing at Zone 1 s Village Stage on Friday and Zone 4 s Esplanade Outdoor Theatre on Saturday and Sunday With their unique blend of pop folk new wave and punk music fans can expect classics like I m On My Way Letter from America and Life With You Formed in 1983 the duo s songs have been featured on the hit movie Shrek as well as popular American television series Family Guy and How I Met Your Mother Their biggest hit I m Gonna Be 500 Miles has become an unofficial Scottish anthem and has even inspired an Internet viral sensation 2012 also sees the filming of the movie version of the successful award winning musical drama Sunshine on Leith which features their songs At our previous events 80s artistes were phenomenal crowd favourites Our in circuit concerts by Boy George Chaka Khan Shaggy and Rick Astley had everyone singing along to their hits adding to the already festive vibe at the Marina Bay Street Circuit The 80s is an era with some of the greatest hits that inspired

    Original URL path: http://web2.singaporegp.sg/media/news.php?id=95 (2012-12-22)
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