DJ Pete Tong to rock the stage at S'pore Sevens

BBC DJ Pete Tong will be spinning party anthems in the National Stadium at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on April 16.
BBC DJ Pete Tong will be spinning party anthems in the National Stadium at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on April 16.PHOTO: COURTESY OF MIDAS PRODUCTIONS

Rugby fans at next month's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will be treated not just to scrums, rucks and mauls but by heart-pumping dance and rock hits as well.

Celebrated DJ Pete Tong will be spinning party anthems in the 55,000-seat National Stadium at the conclusion of the first day of the April 16-17 event. The 55-year-old Briton is one of the heavyweights in the dance music industry.

Said organiser Rugby Singapore's chairman Low Teo Ping: "Having Pete Tong perform at the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens is in line with what we aim to deliver, a tournament that's not only for rugby fans, but also for everyone seeking a unique sports and party experience.

Singapore hosts the eighth stop of the 10-leg, eight-month competition. The tournament features 16 nations. Japan, a wildcard entrant, are the only Asian team in the field, which includes powerhouses New Zealand, England and France.

The Sevens joins a growing number of sports events which have incorporated music in their programme. The Singapore Grand Prix has concerts at the Padang to complement the action on the track, while the ongoing HSBC Women's Champions golf tournament at Sentosa will see British pop band Take That perform at the Sentosa Golf Club on Saturday.

  • Tickets to the event, which will feature Rugby World Cup stars such as New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams and South Africa's Bryan Habana, are available at www.singapore7s.sg and Sports Hub Tix.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2016, with the headline 'DJ Pete Tong to rock the stage at S'pore Sevens'. Print Edition | Subscribe