EDM star Calvin Harris to close star-studded F1 concerts this year

DJ and producer Calvin Harris is set to perform on Sept 17.
DJ and producer Calvin Harris is set to perform on Sept 17. PHOTO: CALVIN HARRIS/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The F1 concerts this year are going big on electronic dance music.

Dance juggernaut Calvin Harris will close this year's Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, joining a star-studded concert line-up that already includes previously announced name The Chainsmokers, also an EDM act, and Ariana Grande.

The F1 concert headliners will perform at the Padang Stage in the Marina Bay Street Circuit from Sept 15 to 17, and Harris is set to play the third night.

Harris, born in Scotland and based in Los Angeles, is one of the world's most successful producer-DJs. Last year, he topped Forbes' list of highest-paid DJs for the third successive year. He has performed at major dance music events here, such as at ZoukOut in 2012.

Other F1 acts that have already been announced this year include British pop veterans Duran Duran and American chart-toppers OneRepublic, as well as three British acts also performing here for the first time - singer Seal, rapper/spoken word artist George the Poet, and singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas.

The annual F1 concerts are some of the biggest gigs held in Singapore, with a massive main stage at the Padang that typically draws more than 50,000 music fans a night.


Tickets for the 10th edition of the night race in Singapore start from $38 for single-day wheelchair accessible platforms, $78 for Zone 4 single-day walkabout with access to the Padang stage and $148 for single-day walkabouts with access to the performance stages in all four zones within the venue, and are available at http://singaporegp.sg/.