Every September sees Singapore abuzz with exhilaration for the Singapore Grand Prix. Just weeks from now, thousands of Formula 1 insiders and fans will descend upon the city, bringing with them a throng of celebrities, royals and the world’s glitterati. Racing cars ripping through the city aside, there’s plenty of action also happening off-track with F1 parties aplenty for the well-heeled.
The Podium Lounge
Expect the glitziest edition of The Podium Lounge this year with its 10th anniversary celebration. Founder Robbie Hoyes Cock promises that this year’s party will play host to “a record number of celebrities and Formula 1 drivers and legends”, on top of its regular prestigious clientele of royalty and supermodels. The trackside party’s entertainment lineup cements its reputation as the party of the century. While runway shows, live performers, and aerial performers suspended on silk are part of The Podium Lounge’s entertainment highlights, this year’s is taken up a notch with an Australian burlesque dance troupe specially flown in for the party, and headliners such as Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Keith Duffy from Boyzone and Brian McFadden from Westlife.
Paint the town red at Amber Lounge: A celebrity and F1 driver hotspot. The ultra-luxe roving F1 party calls itself Formula 1’s most “exhilarating party destination” and it’s a deserving title — the paddock-to-party club offers a unique nightlife experience. Saturday combines an haute couture fashion show featuring your favourite F1 drivers, non-stop performances by international DJs and musicians, and free-flowing champagne all night to keep the good vibes going. A legendary closing party takes place on Sunday — splash out on the Methusalem package for the best dancefloor access, private pavilion and chauffeur service, or bag the best service with the Ultimate Weekend package.
The Rich List
For the first time ever, The Rich List is making its way to Singapore shores after making a splash in Monaco and Abu Dhabi. JW Marriott South Beach’s Flow 18 will turn into an extravagant playground for the elite, with unparalleled views of the track and the city skyline as the backdrop. The three-day event offers both VIP table packages, and bespoke ones for you to craft your ultimate F1 party experience. Tip-top service, stellar tipples and a celebrity guest list guarantees you an unforgettable night (and an obscene amount of fun).
Cé La Vi
It’s Futurebound Race Week at Ce La Vi. Soak in the high-octane atmosphere 57 floors above the roaring tracks with an electrifying week-long party featuring some of the world’s biggest artists and DJs. Thursday sees high energy remixes from DJ Prymtime, while Friday sees partygoers dancing to funk, house and hip hop. The weekend takes the fun up a notch with with chart-topper EDX spinning electronic sounds on Saturday and Fleetmac Wood twirling through disco, techno and house pre-race and Dirty South as the closing act.
Lulu’s Lounge is not for the fainthearted: The cutting-edge spot regularly plays host to frenetic nights of burlesque performances, live jazz performances and thumping DJ sets for its clientele of movers and shakers. Its Formula 1-themed Va Va Vroom Race Weekend is no less hedonistic. The club, styled after a 1960s New York backstreet club, presents a three-day weekend of jazz, funk and soul acoustics, burlesque (and boylesque) performances and go-go dancers. On the decks all night is local DJ collective Matteblacc.
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