Gear up for a spectacular line-up of F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023 events, performances, exclusive menus and more!
We can almost hear the glorious sounds of Formula One cars tearing up the Marina Bay street circuit. The exhilarating F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023 is steering into town once again from 15 to 17 September. Here’s the lowdown on all the essentials – right from the massive concert lineup to special dining deals to the best hotels to stay at during the F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023.
Psst: the dates are set for 20 to 22 September 2024 and early bird tickets for next year’s F1 are already out. Get your tickets before the offer ends on 30 November 2023!
All you need to know about F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023
First things first, let’s get down to basics. For the uninitiated, this will be the 18th round of the 2023 Formula One World Championship. Due to redevelopment works of The Float at Marina Bay, this year’s track length is shortened to 4.928km (comprising 19 turns), and drivers must complete a whopping 63 laps. Two new grandstands have been added to meet high demands: the Sheares (Turn 1) and Promenade (between Turns 17 & 18) Grandstands, along with the Pit Entry Grandstand (Turn 19). Sergio Pérez currently enters as the defending race winner.
Off-track entertainment FTW
Exhilarating races aside, the Singapore Grand Prix is also highly-anticipated for its entertainment line-up. It’s no wonder why, as the stage plays host to a stellar range of artists and musicians every year. This year’s edition will see over 80 hours of entertainment, including 139 acts across eight stages.
Headliners include American rapper-singer Post Malone and alternative rock band Kings of Leon. Plus, a slew of British acts including returning solo sensation Robbie Williams, electronic music duo Groove Armada, living legends Culture Club, and pop-rock band The Kooks. Also performing during the F1 weekend are artists from Asian-American record label 88rising such as Jackson Wang, South Korean rapper Bibi, rising girl group XG, and more. Now, that’s one exciting line-up!
We can’t skip the general stage acts either. Vibe hard to international talents including living legend Boy George, Indonesian acts Jinan Laetitia and Sunwich, Australian performers Meg Mac and San Cisco, and Trinidadian singer-songwriter Kalpee; along with local artists Dreebsby, Hijack Hayley, and Mathilde G.
Guide to F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023: Fringe events and parties galore
1. Go behind the scenes and discover the F1 world
Taking place a day before the F1 Singapore Grand Prix is the Pit Lane Experience. That’s where 4,000 lucky fans can explore the Zone 1 F1 Village and see the garages up close on 14 September. Unfortunately, this opportunity is only open to Singaporeans and permanent residents. Ballot for the tickets here. Good luck!
2. Exclusive afterparties at Amber Lounge
Celebrate Amber Lounge’s 15-year anniversary in Singapore with a weekend of amazing parties. Get low with Grammy Award-winning hip hop star Lil Jon, who headlines Saturday’s rave. Plus, the winner of Miss Universe Singapore will be announced that night, so expect to see all the glamorous contestants at the shindig. Meanwhile, The Stickmen Project will get you in the groove on Sunday night. There’ll also be performances by Fatman Scoop, DJ Tom Jagger and BKK Invaders on both evenings, as well as a special appearance by Killusion.
Individual VIP passes start from $800++ and include access to free seating areas and selected free-flow beverages including house champagne. VIP tables start from $3,000 (for four pax) and offer set drinks packages.
Amber Lounge, 16-17 September, 10pm-late, Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596
3. Tommy x Mercedes-AMG F1 x Awake NY Pop-up
Get your F1 ‘fits in check – Tommy Hilfiger has teamed up with the Mercedes-Amg Petronas Formula One Team and New York’s streetwear brand Awake NY to create a collection that’s as bold as a Formula 1 race. This gender-inclusive collection takes classic Tommy staples and infuses them with racing and NYC street aesthetics. From classic baseball jerseys to Miami Grand Prix-inspired tees, it’s a fusion of Americana and high-speed glamour. While you’re at it, experience the thrill of an F1 simulator game and snap Instagram-worthy photos at the themed photo booth.
Tommy x Mercedes-AMG F1 x Awake NY Pop-up, 4 – 17 September, #01-33, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
4. Tag Heuer Motorsports Experience
Get ready for the ultimate fusion of luxury and speed as Tag Heuer, the renowned Swiss watchmaker, brings the Formula One season to life with a thrilling two-week pop-up at Ion Orchard. Tag Heuer celebrates its partnership with motorsports, epitomised by the iconic Tag Heuer Monaco timepiece. Step into Tag Heuer’s world at the pop-up and explore Monaco’s rich history through interactive stations that combine the thrill of motorsports with the precision of timing. Don’t miss the unveiling of the brand new Monaco watch, featuring a special appearance by the Oracle Red Bull Racing Team.
Tag Heuer Motorsports Experience, 1-17 September, #01-13A, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
5. Hardwell and Alan Walker at Marquee
It’s back-to-back raves at Marquee this F1 season, with electronic bigwigs Hardwell and Alan Walker leading the charge at the afterparties. Catch Dutch DJ Hardwell on 15 September as he takes the decks with sizzling tunes, while British-Norwegian artist Alan Walker gets the spotlight on 16 September to get the crowd fired up. General admission tickets are sold out, but you can still get your hands on limited tickets at the door on both days. Party on!
Hardwell and Alan Walker at Marquee, 15-16 September, 10pm-late, #B1-67, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
6. Zouk Singapore’s F1 Weekend Extravaganza
From 14 to 16 September, expect heart-pounding drops, unexpected twists, and music that’ll keep you grooving till the checkered flags fall at Zouk Singapore’s F1 Weekend Extravaganza. On 14 September, Singapore’s very own DJ sensation, Wukong, takes the stage with his magnetic mixes and dynamic performances.
Groove along to the beats of Yeti Out Brothers, Arthur and Thomas Bray, as they take over Phuture at Zouk Singapore on 15 September. The grand finale on September 16 features Defected with headlining acts Dunmore Brothers and Riva Starr, delivering infectious beats and melodies that define UK house music.
Zouk Singapore, 14 – 16 September, 10pm till late, #01-05 to #02-06, 3C River Valley Road, Singapore 179022
7. Free entry to the Ode to Art gallery
F1 pass holders are in for a treat at Ode To Art. Show your pass for a complimentary glass of prosecco and dive into a personalised art tour, free of charge! The artworks by international and local artists like Paul Rosso, Patrick Rubinstein, Hiro Ando, and Lim Tze Peng are a fusion of speed and elegance.
Ode to Art, all month, #01-36E-F, Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179103
8. A Project of Art in the Night Race, The New Life of the Floodlights exhibition
DZ Engineering SRL and Signify are making a powerful statement at the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 with LED floodlights, reducing energy consumption by 30% and lighting up the Marina Bay Street Circuit sustainably. But that’s not all – discarded floodlights are getting a second life as art pieces in the “A Project of Art in the Night Race, The New Life of the Floodlights” exhibition, curated by Nadia Stefanel and featuring the works of 10 talented artists.
A Project of Art in the Night Race, The New Life of the Floodlights, 13 – 19 September 2023, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
9. Parties at Ce La Vi
Ce La Vi’s revving up the excitement with three incredible events. Race Revolution takes the partying from day to night with top DJs like Dubfire (16 September) and Apsara (17 September). Dubfire’s marathon set ignites day one, followed by Apsara’s electrifying beats on day two. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Fleur De Maiko sets the mood with a taste of Japan at the Ce La Vi SkyBar every Thursday. From the thumping tunes of Dubfire to Apsara’s genre-blending magic, this high-octane line-up promises a weekend of world-class racing and epic music.
Ce La Vi, 16 and 17 September, 8pm to late, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
10. Shop the Formula One collection at KrisShop
You can now get all your Formula One merch at one stop: KrisShop. Pick up the apparel of your favourite teams from the Race Collection – think everything from Scuderia Ferrari to McLaren to Red Bull racing driver tees. While waiting for the new collection to arrive, browse the available merch and see what strikes your fancy. Go gear up now!
Formula One collection at KrisShop, available online
11. Token2049’s After 2049
Party like rockstars at Token2049’s After 2049 event, the ultimate pre-weekend bash for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. On 15 September, the Marina Bay Sands’ 57th floor will come alive with music and views to die for. Shimza, Enzo Siffredi, Leon, Milam, and Mo-Shi will be on deck to keep you grooving all night long. And the backdrop? Singapore’s stunning skyline and the heart-pounding action of the F1 race.
Token2049’s After 2049, from 7pm, $249, Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Guide to F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023: Dining deals
12. Live screenings and dining deals at Harry’s
Harry’s app members, earn two reward points for every $1 spent when you dine at any Harry’s outlet (excluding Changi Airport). But the thrill doesn’t stop there – watch the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023 live at Harry’s. Cheer for your favourite teams and drivers with extended happy hour deals available all day and night. Some outlets even offer special twin bundle prices, starting at $20 for two pints, plus house pour spirits, and wines by the glass.
Live screenings and dining deals at Harry’s, 15-17 September, all locations islandwide
13. Wine Connection F1 specials
Catch the race night highlights in comfort at selected Wine Connection spots from 15 to 17 September. And from 11 to 24 September, tuck into gourmet delights that’ll fuel your race night fever. Try the butter poached lobster roll or indulge in a local favourite, chilli crab with buttered brioche roll. Don’t forget to pop some bubbly with Ernest Rapeneau Champagne Brut at a dine-in price of $59.90.
Wine Connection live screenings; 15-17 September, multiple locations including Cuppage Terrace, Robertson Walk and West Coast Plaza; F1 pit stop special menu; 11-24 September, all bistros islandwide
14. Tanoke’s F1 week culinary deals
Tanoke, Singapore’s pioneering sake restaurant, is ramping up for the Singapore Grand Prix with a week-long culinary extravaganza. Nestled in the heart of Purvis Street, just steps from the F1 action, Tanoke seamlessly blends modern Japanese cuisine with fine sakes. From 12 to 17 September, it’s offering an F1 sake and beer package: two hours of free-flow house sake and beer for just $48 per person. While savouring dishes like hamachi carpaccio and A5 wagyu rice bowls, enjoy complimentary premium sake every half hour. Psst: Formula 1 pass holders get an exclusive 20% off a la carte food orders throughout the week.
Tanoke’s F1 week culinary deals, 12-17 September, Level 2, 7 Purvis Street, Singapore 188586
15. Las Palmas F1 Grand Prix promotion
Elevate your Grand Prix experience at Las Palmas. This trendy rooftop bar exudes Palm Springs poolside vibes, reminiscent of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Celebrate the Singapore Grand Prix with the Grand Prix ’46 cocktail ($20), a refreshing twist on the Milano Torino, and savour the Pit-Stop Smashed Wagyu Burger ($28) prepared with wagyu beef party, cheddar jack cheese and charred bourbon pineapple alongside fries.
Las Palmas F1 Grand Prix promotion, 12 – 17 September, Level 33, Courtyard Marriott Singapore, 99 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329568
16. Full Throttle at Yin Bar & Yang Club
Kick off Riverhouse’s Full Throttle F1 series at Yin Bar with race car installations, race car girls, and snacks amid live music. Then, head to Yang Club for irresistible drink packages, F1-inspired decor, and a hip-hop takeover with local DJs on 15 September. On 16 September, enjoy a musical showdown with former Red Bull Music 3Style World DJ Champions.
Yin Bar & Yang Club, 15 and 16 September, #01-02, Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
17. Vue’s Singapore Grand Prix Party
Savour prime cuts and craft cocktails while enjoying live carving stations, a charcuterie and cheese counter, and a risotto booth along with free-flow drinks and canapes at Vue’s Singapore Grand Prix Party. As DJ Eva Gore-geous spins tunes all night, groove on the dance floor. But that’s not all! Adrenaline junkies, experience the rush of Formula 1 with Marina Bay Circuit’s Race Simulator. Hurry, though – it’s an exclusive event for 120 lucky people.
Vue’s Singapore Grand Prix Party, 17 September, tickets at $250; perks: Quote ‘Honeycombers’ to enjoy 20% off, OUE Bayfront, 50 Collyer Quay Rooftop Level 19, Singapore 049321
Congrats, you’re now up to speed on all the spectacular things to do during the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023.
F1 Singapore Grand Prix 2023, 15 to 17 September, Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore