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Singapore GP Introduces Iconic Italian Acts at the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Singapore, 10 June 2010 - Upping the S$5 million entertainment ante for the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, Singapore GP is introducing two iconic Italian acts to the night race for the first time. Italian production maestros Studio Festi and Andrea Bocelli's protégés, the DIV4S, will be transforming sections of the circuit park into a visual and musical treat, complete with dramatic sets, lavish scores and acrobatic numbers.



A Studio Festiproduction is best characterised by gravity-defying acts such as life-sized pianos and ships hoisted into the air while dancers and acrobats in aggrandised costumes and suspended midair, twirl to the rhythm of symphony music. The troupe's use of lighting, pyrotechnic displays, and oversized video projections create visually stimulating imagery that engages live audiences at large outdoor settings. Studio Festi have performed at major festivals and sporting events globally including the Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games.


In conjunction with the Italian Institute of Culture Singapore, theatre producer Valerio Festi and acclaimed director Monica Maimone will collaborate to present an after dark audiovisual show themed Italian Harmony at Zone 4 of the Marina Bay Street Circuit on qualifying and race day (25th to 26th September 2010).

"We are thrilled to be showcasing Italy's leading outdoor spectacle in Singapore," said Professor Ostelio Remi, Director, Italian Institute of Culture. "Studio Festi boasts an unprecedented creative vision and the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX serves as the perfect platform for us to share Italy's excellence in arts and culture with a sophisticated
race audience."

Hitting the stage on an equally high note are the DIV4S, an ensemble of four Italian sopranos, the protégés of legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli. This glamorous quartet will be enthralling race-goers with a repertoire including evergreens, Italian classics, cinematic hits and soothing arias. Their multi-octave falsettos accompanied by strings and orchestra suggestions make for an enchanting performance in an electrifying night race atmosphere. The DIV4S will be performing at the F1 Village Stage in Zone 1 from 25th to 26th September 2010.

"Alongside other headliners in a multinational entertainment lineup, these highly celebrated Italian acts are the epitome of artistic excellence which befits the world's only FORMULA night race," said Ms Sarah Martin, Director of Operations, Singapore GP. "For the price of one ticket, fans get to enjoy three full days of race action plus a diverse line-up of world-class off-track entertainment which is what makes the 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX a truly premier sporting destination."

Singapore GP will be announcing the release of single-day walkabout tickets as subsequent groups of artistes are revealed.