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Gig Picks: Formula One Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, and more

Kylie Minogue
Kylie MinoguePHOTO: SINGAPORE GP

FORMULA ONE SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

The Padang gigs at the Singapore Grand Prix have always been the biggest shows in the local concert calendar. This year's line-up of crowd-pullers include rock icons Queen, fronted by American singer Adam Lambert; Australian dance-pop favourite Kylie Minogue; as well as more recent chart-toppers such as British band Bastille and American outfit Imagine Dragons.

There are several stellar music acts at the smaller stages all around the Marina Bay Street Circuit too - from home-grown talents Gentle Bones and Charlie Lim to American a cappella group Pentatonix.

WHERE: Marina Bay Street Circuit MRT: Bayfront/City Hall/ Esplanade/Nicoll Highway/ Promenade/Raffles Place WHEN: Today, tomorrow and Sunday ADMISSION:Tickets from $38 (for single day, wheelchair-accessible platforms) available via www.singaporegp.sg or call ticketing hotline 6738-6738, or from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to www.sistic.com.sg) INFO: www.singaporegp.sg


AN AFTERNOON WITH CELEBRITY DRUMMER DENNIS CHAMBERS

American drummer Dennis Chambers is one of the most prominent musicians in the soul, funk and fusion scene, having played with the likes of Carlos Santana and pioneering bands such as Funkadelic and Parliament. The Modern Drummer magazine's Hall of Fame inductee's performance and drum clinic are part of Singapore Drum Fest 2016.

WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Sunday, 2pm ADMISSION: $40 from music stores including Ranking Sports And Music at Bras Basah Complex and Music Theme at Excelsior Shopping Centre INFO: Call 6743-0781


100 BANDS FESTIVAL - 1ST WEEKEND

100 Bands Festival, the biggest annual music event featuring 100 home-grown bands across a wide variety of genres, is back for its third instalment and will take place over three weekends, starting from today. The two stages are set up in a unique venue - this time the open field opposite Paya Lebar Airbase.

This weekend's line-up comprises a mix of new and seasoned acts from the independent and alternative music scene, such as grindcore luminaries Wormrot, veteran indie outfit Disko Biscuit, post-hardcore act A Vacant Affair and oi/punk quintet Generation 69.

WHERE: Open field opposite Paya Lebar Airbas eMRT: Hougang WHEN: Today, tomorrow and Sunday; Sept 23, 24 and 25; and Sept 30, Oct 1 and 2. From 7pm onwards on Fridays, 3.30pm onwards on Saturdays and Sunday. ADMISSION: Free INFO: http://goo.gl/JwAWM2


MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS LIVE IN SINGAPORE

American hip-hop duo Macklemore (born Ben Haggerty) and Ryan Lewis have achieved much in the last few years - from having their first two singles, Thrift Shop and Can't Hold Us, peaking at the top of the pop charts to winning four Grammy Awards in 2014 off the strength of their debut album, The Heist. This gig will be their first in Singapore.

WHERE: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green MRT: Buona Vista WHEN: Tuesday, 8pm ADMISSION: From $68 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2016, with the headline 'Gig Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe