F1 Singapore Concert 2013

F1 Concert_at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre Stage

The 2009 Singapore F1 Concert in action at Esplanade Outdoor Theater with the panoramic waterfront and city skyline as backdrop.   [photo: flickr/lipjin]

The Thundering F1 Engines Have Stopped.
But Wait, You’re Not Done Yet…

The ignitions switches are now turned off, the octane fumes have dissipated, the sun tucked itself away behind the skyline and you now hear sound checks in the background.

Just when you thought the day’s action for F1 Singapore 2013 has come to a close, you now have a chance to get revved up all over again with pulsating live entertainment at the event’s outdoor venues.

International headliners and local recording artists will be struttin’ their stuff, strummin’ their chords and bellowing out a storm of popular hits, and all you need is just one race ticket!

Jump straight to:

  1. 2013 F1 Concert Line-Up
  2. Best Value-for-Money F1 Concert Ticket
  3. Where to Buy F1 Concert Tickets
  4. Cheap Hotels for F1 Singapore

There’s Sure To Be A Show To Get Your Feet Tappin’…

There are 4 Circuit Zones. The artists will be performing in Zone 1 and Zone 4 and gettin’ the crowds roused via five stages:

  1. Padang Stage
  2. Village Stage
  3. Esplanade Outdoor Theater Stage
  4. Esplanade Park Stage
  5. Marina Pit Stage

The F1 Concert Line-Up Is As Follows:

Rihanna (Barbados)2013 F1 Singapore Concert - Rihanna
Sun 22 Sept
Time: 10:30pm – 12:00am
PADANG STAGE – ZONE 4

6-time Grammy Award and 7-time Billboard Award Winner, with hits like – ‘Jump’, ‘Stay’, ‘Diamonds’, ‘The Only Girl In The World’ topping the charts and skyrocketing her to 2.9 billion total views on YouTube.

Justin Bieber (Canada)2013 F1 Singapore Concert - Justin Bieber
Mon 23 Sept (The Closing Concert and separately ticketed)
Time: 8:15pm – 9:55pm
PADANG STAGE – ZONE 4

Over 23 million albums sold worldwide and American Music Awards 2012 Artist of the Year. He’ll ignite the city’s biggest outdoor stage belting out hits like – ‘Right Here’, ‘As Long As You Love Me’, ‘Beauty and a Beat’ and ‘Somebody to Love’.

Big Bang (Korea)
Fri 20 Sept
Time: 11:15pm – 12:30am
PADANG STAGE – ZONE 4

Having sold out shows in Singapore previously, this 5 member worldwide K-Pop sensation with its high-energy performances, will be kicking off the 2013 F1 Singapore race with hits like ‘Hot Issue, ‘Lies’, ‘Stand Up’ and ‘Haru Haru’.

The Killers (USA)
Sat 21 Sept
Time: 10:30pm – 12:00am
PADANG STAGE – ZONE 4

The hottest band in 2005 according to Rolling Stone and MTV and amassing multiple international awards. They’ve sold over 15 million albums titled – ‘Sam’s Town’, ‘Day & Age’, ‘Battle Born’ and ‘Hot Fuss’.

Tom Jones (Wales)
Sun 22 Sept
Time: 6:45pm – 7:45pm
VILLAGE STAGE – ZONE 1

Queen Elizabeth II knighted this Grammy Award Winner for his contributions to music. Spanning over a 4-decade career, he’s etched himself in the hearts of millions with chart-toppers like – ‘Sex Bomb’, ‘Delilah’, ‘Kiss’, ‘She’s a Lady’ and endless more oldies but goodies.

Bob Geldof (Ireland)
Sat 21 Sept
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
VILLAGE STAGE – ZONE 1

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and another knighted musician by QE II, this prolific artist’s resume is too long to list here. Organizing the famous Live Aid and Live 8 concerts and a global humanitarian, his shows will always over-deliver.

Dynamo (UK)
Sat 21 Sept
Time: 7:55pm – 8:45pm
ESPLANADE PARK STAGE – ZONE 4

Time: 10:00pm – 11:00pm
MARINA PIT STAGE – ZONE 1

Sun 22 Sept
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
MARINA PIT STAGE – ZONE 1

This captivating illusionist from England and founder of the Award-winning TV Series – Dynamo: Magician Impossible, has mesmerised and captivated audiences with his jaw-dropping levitations and eye-popping street magic.

Laura Mvula (UK)
Fri 20 Sept
Time: 8:30pm – 9:20pm
ESPLANADE OUTDOOR THEATER STAGE – ZONE 4

Sat 21 Sept
Time: 10:10pm – 11:00pm
VILLAGE STAGE – ZONE 1

Sun 22 Sept
Time: 6:55pm – 7:45pm
PADDOCK CLUB LIFESTYLE STAGE – ZONE 1

The British Guardian National Newspaper, has hailed this up and coming soul-singer/songwriter as one of the most highly touted would-be stars of 2013. She’s already been nominated in the UK in various categories for her soothing and soulful vocal artistry.

Ennio Marchetto (Italy)
Fri 20 Sept
Time: 7:30pm – 8:00pm
ESPLANADE OUTDOOR THEATER STAGE – ZONE 4

Sat 21 Sept
Time: 5:15pm – 6:00pm
VILLAGE STAGE – ZONE 1

Sun 22 Sept
Time: 6:00pm – 6:30pm
PADDOCK CLUB LIFESTYLE STAGE – ZONE 1

This Venetian is widely known for his unique and humorous, cabaret-style, rapid-changing paper costumes, which replicate icons like Cher and Marilyn Monroe. For nearly 2 decades, Ennio has entertained audiences worldwide and
has been awarded for his outstanding performances in ‘Living Paper Cartoon’.

Dhol Foundation (UK/India)
Sat 21 Sept
Time: 7:55pm – 9:00pm
ESPLANADE OUTDOOR THEATER STAGE – ZONE 4

Sun 22 Sept
Time: 10:10pm – 11:40pm
VILLAGE STAGE – ZONE 1

When you combine classic Indian rhythms and international music, you know you’re going to be in for a treat with this distinct percussion-oriented ensemble. Their music on 4 albums has even been used for major Hollywood movies! They’re truly a must-see for a memorable rhythmic experience.

Waiora (New Zealand)
Sat 21 Sept
Time: 5:15pm – 6:00pm
ESPLANADE OUTDOOR THEATER STAGE – ZONE 4

Sun 22 Sept
Time: 5:00pm – 5:25pm
PADDOCK CLUB LIFESTYLE STAGE – ZONE 1

Time: 6:00pm – 6:30pm
MARINA PIT STAGE – ZONE 1

Melodic, calming and truly unique. Be entranced with this original Polynesian tribal art-form using both traditional and western instruments including dance. Internationally recognized for exploring the Maori culture through its hypnotic sounds.

To purchase tickets for the race and any of the movers and shakers that’ ll light get your mojo movin’ and groovin’, click here.

What’s The Best Value F1 Concert Ticket?

Linkin Park at Previous Singapore F1 Concert

Linkin Park – just one of the many international acts rockin’ at the Singapore F1 Concert held in recent years. [photo: flickr/Daran Kandasamy]

Well for starters, all these shows are considered ‘add-ons’ so to speak, that accompany your race-ticket privileges.

You must purchase an F1 race ticket to attend any of the aforementioned performances EXCEPT the Justin Bieber closing concert on Mon 23 Sept.

The tickets for Justine Bieber’s concert can be purchased as a standalone ticket of SGD$148. That is, if you only want to attend the closing concert and ‘not’ the race itself.

However, if you already have purchased a Grand Prix ticket then you can buy a Justin Bieber ticket for a reduced rate of SGD$98.

For all other shows, the better value would be the ‘Walkabout’ options: ‘Single-Day Walkabout’, or a ‘3-Day Walkabout’.

  1. Single-Day Walkabout (Best Value)
    Zone 4 Only
    SGD$68 to SGD$178
  1. 3-Day Walkabout
    Premier Walkabout (All Zones) @ SGD$498 or
    Zone 4 Walkabout @ SGD$228

Where Can I Buy My F1 Concert Tickets?

Here are the 3 options for your F1 Grand Prix ticket purchases:

  1. Official Website – www.singaporegp.sg
  2. Authorized Agent – www.sistic.com.sg
  3. Phone – +65 6738 6738

Tips On How To Go And How To Save $$$

You want to get to your race and concert as painlessly as possible right?

But that could be a hassle if you’re planning on taking taxis, given all the cordoned off streets, roadblocks and possible F1 taxi surcharges, (and let’s not even think about driving your own car!)

So what’s the next best option besides walking? Taking the cheap and stress-free MRT of course!

Here are the most convenient MRT train stations for traveling to and from this bustling event:

  1. Zone 4 Padang Stage – City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13)
  2. Zone 4 Esplanade Outdoor Theater – Esplanade MRT Station (CC3)
  3. Zone 1 Village Stage – Nicoll Highway MRT (CC5)

Where To Find Cheap Hotels For F1 Singapore Event?

Big Hotel Singapore Deluxe Room

Big Hotel Singapore – Scandinavian-style guestroom with plush Serta mattress and free Wi-Fi. Located in Bugis district which is within walking distance to the F1 street circuit and concert stages. Rooms from US$89 per night

Try these conveniently located Singapore budget hotels to help ease your wallet – they’re just a mere train-stop or two and/or within a 20-minute walk from the all the action:

  1. Big Hotel Singapore
  2. Amaris Hotel Singapore @ Bugis
  3. Hotel 81 Bugis
  4. Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen
  5. V Hotel Lavender

For a complete run-down on where to stay, please visit the page on best budget hotels near F1 circuit in Singapore.

*NOTE: Any of the above information and prices may be subject to change. Therefore we highly recommend you check regularly with the official Singapore F1 Grand Prix website for any possible updates prior to the scheduled race dates.