By: Azlinda Said
Where else can you go but here for a high-octane, grand prix season after-party? Into its seventh year now, The Podium Lounge is hosting its biggest three-day bash yet with an epic line-up of musical talents. Recognised as the ultimate A-List affair for the racing community, The Podium Lounge is situated within the track and directly across from The Paddock Club. It hosts Formula 1 royalty, celebrities, ambassadors, supermodels and the glamorous personalities of Asiaʼs jet-setting party elite each year.
The hotel’s grand ballroom will be transformed into a glamorous ultra-lounge, offering a magical party experience for the racing community and guests. Former racer Alex Yoong is hosting this year’s festivities, joined by E! News Asia hosts, who will be interviewing celebrity guests on the red carpet.
Party revellers will be fuelled by Red Bull this year, and will also get to mingle with a number of F1 teams and drivers who will attend again this year. There’s also an exclusive VIP Lounge to covet – it’s the place to be at if you want to spot the stars (celebrities seen in past years included British chef Gordon Ramsay and Kim Kardashian) before the high-octane activities each night.
Best DJ Line-up
Headlining opening night on Friday is Northern Irish deejay and actor Kristian Nairn (remember Hodor from Game of Thrones?). He has worked with musical acts like Scissor Sisters and Calvin Harris, fusing immense performances and both producing as well as mixing tunes live.
Mark Doyle (creator of Hed Kandi and Fierce Angel) takes over the music deck on Saturday, together with popular British celebrity saxophonist Louise Evans (also known as Lady V). Lead singer of Fierce Angel Soraya Vivian – famous for her powerful voice and high-energy performances – will also be ripping up the dance floor that night.
To end things off (on a high note, we might add), 8KY 6LU of the duo LMFAO will rock the race night away on Sunday, delivering non-stop club action and pumping up the crowd with his larger-than-life ‘party rock’ persona.
From the pit lane to the catwalk (and adding to the glamour of the adrenaline-filled Singapore Grand Prix weekend), the excitement continues as International Style Icon Carol Chen presents the ‘Covetella Fashion Circuitʼ.
As the 2015 Official Fashion Partner for The Podium Lounge, Covetella will be producing a special fashion show across all three nights on The Podium Lounge’s iconic skywalk. Guests will get an exclusive look at some of the world’s most beautiful dresses from leading international brands and emerging local designers.
Guests will also get to bid for authenticated and exceptionally rare F1 memorabilia, like a photo of triple Formula 1 World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart and a Michael Schumacher hand-signed, full-size Ferrari race suit.
World-famous speed painter Armin Flossdorf of F1 Arts will also be performing throughout the weekend. He specialises in motorsport art, using an eye-catching technique which combines acrylic and pencil on canvas.
Tickets to The Podium Lounge start from $188, while table packages range from $1,588 to $28,888.
Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, 8611 7013
Get your best party outfit ready for the ultimate F1 bash at Marina Bay Sands! Get pumped up to live music by international DJs Fashen and DJ5, as you luxuriate in the VIP club’s plush surroundings throughout race weekend. Want to feel like a superstar? Then book a VIP table packages(starting from $2,500).
To reserve, call 8611 7013 or email email@example.com.
OUE Bayfront Rooftop, 50 Collyer Quay, 6634 4555
This open-kitchen-concept restaurant and lounge – located in the middle of Marina Bay – is one of the most stunning locations to catch the F1 action. Guests on the rooftop lounge have one of the best views of the Esplanade Bridge, where cars can reach speeds of up to 280 kilometres per hour.
The Esplanade stretch is one of the few straights in the highly challenging Marina Bay circuit, and a perfect spot for one racer to overtake another. Best part is, you get to sip on refreshing cocktails, premium wine and champagne as you zoom in on the speed fest below.
4 Mambo Jambo Night
Esplanade Park (Zone 4 of the Marina Bay Street Circuit)
After a three-year long hiatus, Zouk is finally making a comeback at the Singapore Grand Prix with its iconic bash. For all three days, dance away as Zouk resident DJs Andrew Tang, djB and Jeremy Boon take turns spinning your favourite tunes at the Mambo Stage. Access to the event is included with any Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Grand Prix Ticket, available here.
5 Amber Lounge
Temasek Reflection (water wall behind Millenia Walk)
If you want to rub shoulders with Formula 1 drivers, supermodels and even royalty, head to The Amber Lounge. The exclusive two-day VIP after-party features a stunning runway show and performance by international stars, giving you a chance to mingle with Bon Jovi, Lewis Hamilton and many other big names coming to the Lion City this year.
Fashionistas will be treated to an amazing fashion show (19 September) of gorgeous local designs and couture pieces. Look out too for F1 drivers on the catwalk, headlined by iconic British label Ted Baker and Singapore-born designer Farah Khan.
Tickets are priced at $900 for Saturday’s event and $1,200 for Sunday’s, and are available at www.amber-lounge.com.
3A River Valley Road, #01-03, 6333 9973
10pm, 18 September
Have a blast at Attica Singapore’s inaugural Dom Pérignon “Luminous” party, named after Dom Pérignon’s iconic bottle. The club will be transformed into a luminous-green wonderland of decadence, featuring a neon-green light show, bubble display and special dance performances.
If you want to party like a race driver, Attica’s exclusive VVIP Dom Pérignon balcony is the perfect spot. This luxe area offers sweeping views of the club’s Level 2, complete with velvet sofas and a Dom Pérignon chandelier. The balcony can accommodate up to 25 people and has two personal CO2 ‘party cannons’ to get the fun going on the dance floor below! The Dom Pérignon balcony will be available to the highest purchaser of Dom Pérignon Luminous, starting with a minimum of eight bottles (at a cost of $3,600).
To book a table or bid for the Dom Perignon balcony, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 Ultra Music Festival
Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Ave
8pm, 19 September
If high-energy parties are more your thing, then Miami’s baddest EDM bash, Ultra Music Festival, is your thing.
Rave on with ten thousand music fans as three of the world’s biggest deejays – Skrillex, Alesso, and Nicky Romero – take the stage in this world-class production of music, lighting, and entertainment.
Party like a rockstar and get Ultra’s VVIP package for a once in a lifetime experience. The package includes a private table inside the strict VVIP zone, champagne bottle service, exclusive access to the event via a VVIP entrance, a complimentary Ultra VVIP Gift Bag, and more!
1 Raffles Place, 6438 0410
Here’s your chance to experience the fast life and mingle with celebrities as you dance non-stop to party hits. Keeping up with the spirit of the Grand Prix Season, ultra-lounge Altimate will once again throw a must-attend bash with its Circuit Party, in association with Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve.
Purchase two bottles of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve at $480++ and get free entry for four people to the party. You’ll also stand a chance to win a pair of Grandstand passes to the F1 race.
Entry fee to Altimate or 1-Altitude is $68 nett per pax per cover charge; entry to both venues cost $88 nett per pax per cover charge.