Whether you’re flying the Ferrari flag high or simply see the Singapore Grand Prix as an excuse to party down for a weekend-long bender, there’s no shortage of entertainment over the Formula 1 weekend. Start your engines and get into gear for revelry as we list the hottest events taking place this weekend.
Sky High Pit Stop @ 1-Altitude, Sep 18-20
Not only toting the highest 360-degree view to marvel at the Formula 1 cars screaming around the Marina, but 1-Altitude’s Pit Stop Cocktail Tour on Saturday, September 19 also promises to recharge and rev up your evening. With four different pit stops on the rooftop whipping up concoctions with Grey Goose, Martini, Hibiki, Moet Ice Imperial, and Red Bull, revelers who get through all four stand a chance to win a grand prize for the night.
Sho Stomper @ Altimate, Sep 19
Only a night after the Altimate Circuit Party basks the space in gold dancers and international DJs, the sky-high club launches its inaugural Sho Stomper night, an immersive nightlife experience centred on the concept of the last of a dying breed of dance transformers from a faraway planet. Transforming Altimate every two months with an elevated VIP experience, the night brings a newly-customised party experience with high-energy dance performances and top-billed DJs.
Afterburner @ Kyo, Sep 18-19
Riding on the Grand Prix high, Kyo is set to keep your engines running with underground electronic tunes from a lineup of international DJs. Held over two nights of the race weekend, Friday features Beats In Space’s Tim Sweeney commanding the decks with a set of classic house alongside Shigeki and DJ KFC, while Agoria delivers tech 4/4 flavours with Paul Johnson and Norman C the following night.
Grand Pricks @ Loof, Sep 18-20
Embracing the Singaporean way even in light of the French motor sport event, Loof keeps the celebrations cool in their typical free-and-easy fashion. Combatting the smell of burning rubber with wafts of satay from the grill, partygoers are treated to free satay to complement Loof’s delectable cocktails, while DJ KFC (Fri), Tyler Made (Sat), and DJ iPod (Sun) deliver feel-good numbers all weekend long.
Smack My Beach Up F1 Pre-Race Party ft. Poptart @ Tanjong Beach Club, Sep 20
Never one to say no to get on the juice early, Tanjong Beach Club serves up the pre-race revelry on the sand before the big race kicks off. With renowned Poptart duo weelikeme and KiDG laying down breezy beach vibes with indie-disco and electro cuts, the Sentosa soiree is set to be the first past the checkered flag, but certainly not the first to finish.
Zouk Soundsystem presents Carnage with Lincey @ Zouk, Sep 18
Like the grime on a pit stop mechanic’s gloves, Carnage brings his dirty brand DJ wizardry to Zouk to counterbalance the glitz and glamour of Formula 1. Clubbers are set to the LA-based DJ’s explosive set of hip-hop, pop, and trap that has seen stages at Nocturnal Wonderland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Coachella. Flanked by laidback resident Lincey, the night is set to get down and dirty with plenty of bubbly from G.H.MUMM’s sparkling trophy bottles.
Kilo Lounge presents F*ck Yo Couch Series @ Kilo Lounge, Sep 18-20
Serving up the VIP treatment for all whom enter, Kilo Lounge presents a stellar lineup for the GP weekend, with Hot Chip taking to the decks to kick it all off on Friday, September 18. UK house duo Bodhi ignites the dance-floor on the following night, while The Netherlands’ DJ/club collective CHIPS closes the party-heavy weekend with a set that traverses genres and mindsets.
Night Race Weekend @ CÉ LA VI, Sep 18-20
Taking the party 57 floors high, partygoers can catch all the action on the Marina Bay circuit from the wonderland of CÉLA VI. Starting off the weekend with celeb DJ darling, Samantha Ronson (that’s right, Mark Ronson’s sis) on Friday, the following night will be adorned in red and blue for the Official Martini Racing Party with Andrew T helming the booth with resident DJs Ya5th, Suren, Deepak, and Styluxtakut. At the finish line on Sunday, DJ Cassidy’s repertoire with Justin Timberlake and Usher is an indication of the party-pumping tunes one can expect as the glitterati extravaganza.
RAKES presents The Official Gumball 3000 Rally Race Weekend @ RAKES, Sep 16-19
Presenting an enormous lineup of F1 nightlife entertainment, RAKES kick-starts the party from Wednesday’s Hit & Run hip-hop/r&b ladies night and will have you needing an oil change come Saturday. With Infiniti-Red Bull Racing Team’s official DJ Erok and DJ Patrick Oliver warming up the qualifier round, hip-hop queen EVE takes to the stage on Friday for an explosive Official Gumball 3000 Rally Race Weekend Party. If that wasn’t enough, get on your last legs at Miami Full Throttle on Saturday for a night of debauchery with Miami’s hottest DJs.
The Podium Lounge 2015 @ The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, Sep
Returning once again with it's A-List F1 after-party, Podium Lounge puts together a lineup as celeb-filled as the party’s guests. With Kristian Nairn (AKA Hodor from Game Of Thrones) bringing his ‘Rave Of Thrones’ spectacle on the weekend’s first night, Saturday sees Hed Kandi creator Mark Doyle and his Fierce Angel collective deliver a performance of epic proportions, while 8KY 6LU (of LMFAO fame) serves up his sexy party-rock attitude to finish the weekend.
Sunshine Nation presents Circular Road Block Party – Grand Prix Edition @ Circular Road, Sep 19
Coolest kids on the block, Sunshine Nation, light up Circular Road once again for the Formula 1 weekend with a slew of international DJs bringing the junction to life. Kicking off the buzzing street party is Yudreem hailing from France, before every celeb’s favourite DJ, Max Chipcase, brings his multi-genre party-starters all the way from LA. Taking over the decks at the party’s climax, Paul Michael from Ireland is set to keep the revelry at an all-time high into the wee hours of the morning.
Amber Lounge, Sep 19-20
The most luxurious party of them all, Amber Lounge celebrations are star-studded affairs that everyone wants to attend. In addition to rubbing shoulders with F1 drivers and watching them take to the catwalk for an exclusive fashion show, the renowned Grand Prix after-party is frequently attended by A-Listers and even royalty. While The Black Eyed Peas’ Apl.de.ap rocks audiences on Saturday, the F1 drivers’ after-party on Sunday is a mystery – who will be there? Or, more importantly, who wouldn’t be?
Text Trent Davis
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