Singapore Grand Prix 2017, a festival for music and race fans

Singapore Grand Prix 2017, a festival for music and race fans

Every year over the three-day weekend, the Singapore Grand Prix features an astounding range of live acts you can't miss out on in addition to the adrenaline-pumping on-track race action. This year is no different, and the stakes have been raised in its tenth year with the presence of Calvin HarrisAriana Grande, The Chainsmokers, OneRepublic, Seal, Duran DuranLianne La Havas, George The Poet and much more.

With the number of ticketing options available, you might get confused on which to purchase to catch your favorite acts. Here's a guide to the incredible line-up at this years night race.  

You don't need to pay extra to watch the concerts if you have a ticket to the race!

The circuit park is divided into various zones with the main concert stages being the Village Stage in Zone 1 and the Padang Stage in Zone 4. As long as you're a ticket holder, you will have access to all the concerts at the Padang Stage for the date stipulated on your ticket. However, if you want to catch the concerts at the Village Stage where Seal, Duran Duran and Lianne La Havas are performing, you'll need a Zone 1-accessible ticket

If you're a diehard music fan who prefers to skip the grit and gravel of the F1 races – although you really should catch the heart-racing battle for track domination – you're able to purchase Walkabout tickets from SG$78 just to catch the live performances and join in the on-the-ground festivities within the circuit.

Here's a breakdown of the major acts performing at the festival and ticket prices:

Lianne La Havas

The incredibly talented singer-songwriter is finally making her live debut in Singapore. Initially making waves in 2012 with her soulful debut Is Your Love Big Enough?, her 2015 standout album Blood is unceasingly life-affirming and gorgeously performed, with Lianne expanding her musical palette to include shades of indie rock, jazz, gospel, and pop.

Her career trajectory has ascended to new heights in the past year, opening for Coldplay on their recent tour in Europe and selling out shows across the world. Lianne La Havas will play two shows at the Singapore GP, performing on September 15th and 16th.

Stream her songs here:

Here's Lianne La Havas' live performance of Say a Little Prayer

Access to Lianne La Havas' performance on 15 September, Friday at the Padang Stage is included with all 3-Day tickets (from S$298) and Friday Single-Day tickets starting from $78. 

Ariana Grande

There's a reason why the pop diva has maintained her presence on radio and pop culture. Her latest album Dangerous Woman showed an artist gamely focused on producing fun and infectious pop music, but also laced with darker and mature themes that fall in line with contemporary R&B. Grande is no slouch with her live shows either, and her Singapore debut is bound to be an engaging spectacle. Ariana Grande headlines Saturday, September 16th on the Padang Stage.

Stream Ariana Grande's songs here:

Ariana Grande's latest performance at One Love Manchester:

Access to Ariana Grande's performance on 16 September, Saturday at the Padang Stage (Zone 4) is included with all 3-Day tickets (from $298) and Saturday Single-Day tickets starting from $168.

Duran Duran

Well, this may not be their first time in Singapore, but their appearance at a huge event like Singapore F1 allows younger fans to experience their live show. The legendary synth-pop group have come into 2017 strong, with a new album, and set-lists spanning their entire discography which includes hits like 'Hungry Like The Wolf', 'Rio', 'Ordinary World' and 'Notorious' just to name a few. A must-see.

Stream their music here:

Check out their live performance here:

Access to Duran Duran's performance on Saturday, 16 September at the Village Stage (Zone 1) is included with all 3-Day All-Zones tickets (from $498) as well as Saturday Single-Day Premier Walkabout tickets at $248.

Access to Duran Duran's performance on Sunday, 17 September at the Padang Stage (Zone 4) is included with all 3-Day All-Zones tickets (from $498) or Sunday Single-Day tickets from $198.

George The Poet

It's not every day you get to see a spoken word artist at the races, but that's not just why the inclusion of George The Poet is so exciting. A socially-conscious artist and activist, George The Poet's music is strengthened by the invigorating passion of his words, addressing societal issues that run the gamut. The Singapore Grand Prix once again caters to an audience with diverse musical palates.

Stream his music here:

Feel his live groove here:

Access to George The Poet's performance is included with all 3-Day tickets (from $298) as well as Saturday or Sunday Single-Day tickets starting from $168. He will be performing at two different stages at Zone 4 - Downtown on September 16, Saturday and at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre on September 17, Sunday.  

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris may have become a superstar in the world of EDM, but as his latest record shows, the artist has transcended genres to become a bona fide pop sensation as well! His fifth studio album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 showcases Harris' new funk and disco direction, earning considerable critical acclaim alongside his usual commercial success. His all-star roster of LP guests includes fellow Singapore GP performer - Ariana Grande.

Stream his music here:

Watch Calvin Harris' live performance at Lollapalooza Brasil earlier this year:

Access to Calvin Harris' performance on Sunday, 17 September at the Padang Stage (Zone 4) is included with all 3-Day tickets (from $298) as well as Sunday Single-Day tickets starting from $198.

The Chainsmokers 

Perhaps no other electronic act in the world has been more influential or successful over the last couple of years than The Chainsmokers. With chart-topping singles such as 'Closer', 'Something Just Like This', 'Don't Let Me Down' and 'Roses' - the headline-grabbing pair have gone on to win Grammys and top the bill at major festivals all around the world. The EDM duo's fan-friendly style that blends pop, dance music and hip-hop is known to translate into an incredibly hyped live show, and their Singapore GP performance promises to be no different.

Stream their music here:

The Chainsmokers performed at Isle of MTV 2017 earlier this year. Watch their performance:


Access to The Chainsmokers' performance on Saturday, 16 September at the Padang Stage (Zone 4) is included with all 3-Day tickets (from $298) as well as Saturday Single-Day tickets (from $168).


Sure, 'Kiss From A Rose' is highly considered a ballad classic, and Seal has proven time and time again to be a world-class performer. His latest album, 7, marks the ninth studio effort from the R&B singer, and he continues to sell out venues worldwide. Expect singles like 'Killer', 'Crazy', 'Amazing', 'Love's Divine' and much more.

Stream his music here:

Here's Seal performing 'Kiss from a Rose' at BBC's radio concert back in 2015:

Access to Seal's performance on 17 September, Sunday at the Village Stage (Zone 1) is included with all 3-Day All-Zones tickets (from $498) and Sunday Single-Day Premier Walkabout tickets at $348.

It's unlikely all of these acts will be playing at the same festival in Singapore again, so best to secure your tickets ASAP here as some categories are already sold out

This feature is presented by Singapore GP.