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Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5 and Spandau Ballet to perform at the 2015 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

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04 February 2015, Singapore – Race promoter Singapore GP Pte Ltd unveils three award winning, multi-platinum headliners for the 2015 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX entertainment line-up. American Grammy award winning acts Pharrell Williams and Maroon 5 will headline the Padang Stage, Singapore’s largest outdoor entertainment stage. Over at the Village Stage, one of Britain’s most iconic and influential bands Spandau Ballet will be making their Singapore debut at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. 

 

Global superstar Pharrell Williams to headline Padang Stage (18 Sep)


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Singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, philanthropist and fashion designer Pharrell Williams makes his debut concert as a solo artist in Singapore at the Padang Stage.  Throughout his career, Williams has a string of accolades to his name including seven Grammys, two BBC Music awards and two BET awards.  

His smash single ‘Happy’ sold over 12 million copies, stayed in the UK Top 75 chart for 61 consecutive weeks and was Billboard’s #1 single for 2014. The feel-good anthem – the fourth track in 20 years to go triple platinum – also led to his first Academy Award nomination and two Grammy nominations.

Williams, who is also the lead vocalist of hip-hop and funk-rock band N.E.R.D, released his first solo studio album In My Mind in 2006, which debuted at #3 on the US Billboard. His latest studio album G I R L, which boasts appearances by Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys and Kelly Osbourne, scored two nominations for the upcoming Grammys and peaked at #1 in 12 countries.  

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A creative force behind numerous hits and album successes, he has produced for artistes such as Beyonce (Beyoncé), Daft Punk (‘Get Lucky’), Ed Sheeran (‘Sing’), Gwen Stefani (‘Hollaback Girl’), Justin Timberlake (‘Like I Love You’), Mariah Carey (The Emancipation of Mimi)and Robin Thicke (‘Blurred Lines’). 

One of Time Magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World” in 2014, Williams is a supporter of numerous causes involving children, women, health, at-risk youth, education and climate change. The man of many hats also recently partnered with US politician and philanthropist activist Al Gore as the creative director for the “Live Earth” concert, which will be held across seven continents in June. 

Catch Pharrell Williams at the Padang Stage on 18 September after the last track activity with any three-day 2015 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX ticket (from S$228).

 

American pop rock heavyweights Maroon 5 returns to Marina Bay Street Circuit (19 Sep)


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Returning to headline at the Padang Stage on 19 September, American three-time Grammy award winner Maroon 5 is no stranger to the Formula One™ night race, having performed to a 50,000 strong crowd at the Padang in 2012. With more than 17 million albums sold worldwide, the band set a record for the most #1 hits by a group in the US Top 40 chart’s 20-year history. 

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Back by popular demand, fans can look forward to frontman Adam Levine and the band’s signature sounds and infectious brand of pop with an all-new world tour in support of their latest album V.

The fifth studio album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and showcases the essence of their musical styles from their early hits to their recent successes. The debut single ‘Maps’ set a record for the highest entrant by a group on the US Top 40 radio charts in 18 years and has earned a top 100 spot in 18 countries. The second single ‘Animals’ made its million sales mark in the US two months after the album’s release. Most recently, the viral music video for their latest single ‘Sugar’ made a spectacular debut, attracting over 48 million views on YouTube within a week. 

Access to the Maroon 5 performance at the Padang stage is included with any three-day 2015 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX ticket priced (from S$228). 

 

Legendary new romantic band Spandau Ballet to headline the Village Stage (19 Sep)


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Iconic British band Spandau Ballet will make their Singapore debut at the Village Stage in Zone 1, the second largest stage at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Emerging from London’s famous Blitz Club off Covent Garden in the late 1970s, the band is one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1980s with 20 hit singles, over 20 million albums sold worldwide and an incredible 500 weeks on the UK charts. In 2014, Spandau Ballet was honoured with the PRS for Music Heritage Award at the Blitz Club, which played a pivotal role in launching their legendary musical career amongst others including Boy George and Pete Burns.  

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Following a 20-year hiatus after their split in 1990, the band reunited in 2009 and released their seventh studio album Once More that entered the UK Top 10. Their much-anticipated reunion has seen them sell out 13 Arena shows in the UK including three nights at the O2 Arena in London. In the same year, Spandau Ballet was honoured as the Best Comeback of 2009 in the Virgin Media Awards. Last year, the quintet released a critically lauded ‘Soul Boys of the Western World’ documentary, charting their journey through the 1980s and beyond. The film premiered at SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas and was featured at the Rome Film Festival, Film Fest Gent and DOC NYC.  The UK premiere hit at a sold out Royal Albert Hall in London were the band came together on stage for the first time since 2010 to celebrate.

They also released Spandau Ballet The Story…. an Ultimate Hits hits collection featuring 3 brand new songs produced by the legendary Trevor Horn.

The 2015 Soul Boys of the Western World Tour began in the USA in January where the band played their first tour dates for 30 years, uniting critics and fans alike in praise.

Fans of the new romantic combo will be serenaded with some of their greatest hits including ‘True’, ‘Gold’, ‘To Cut A Long Story Short’, ‘Through The Barricades’, ‘Communication’, ‘Only When You Leave’ and many more.

Access to the Spandau Ballet performance at the Village Stage is included with any three-day 2015 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX Zone 1 ticket (from S$498). Group Booking Special for eight or more tickets is available (from S$398).

Singapore GP will be announcing additional artistes in the coming months. For updates on the latest entertainment line-up, visit www.singaporegp.sg.

Early-bird tickets on sale until 30 April 2015

Race fans can enjoy significant savings of up to 25% off regular ticket prices during the early bird phase for the eighth instalment of the world’s first Formula One™ night race to be held on 18, 19 and 20 September.

Tickets for the 2015 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX are available for sale at www.singaporegp.sg, via the ticketing hotline +65 6738 6738 as well as all authorised ticketing agents.

Annex 1: Ticket prices for the 2015 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX