In a few weeks, the city will see the world’s glitterati and elites, alongside hordes of Formula 1 fans and insiders, descend upon our shores, as the city lights up with all the action from the Singapore Grand Prix 2019. But not all the action is happening on the tracks. Off the pit, there are parties galore for the who’s who. Keep reading for the best six of the lot.
Party in the skies this F1 season at Shanghainese rooftop lounge Bar Rouge. Perched atop the tallest hotel in Singapore, the bar offers unbeatable views of the race tracks and whizzing race cars, complete with live screenings of the action and the sounds of roaring engines, to accompany its three-night party.
The party officially kicks off on Friday with Ministry of Sound’s resident DJ and open-format maestro, Andy Purnell. On Saturday, hip hop duo and revered turntablists Bangkok Invader are set to take over the decks with their electrifying tunes, including previous collaborations with some of the biggest names in the world, such as Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Calvin Harris.
Closing the party on Sunday is a host of local DJ veterans, such as Rattle and Kenneth Francis. Three-day passes are available for the staunch revellers.
The bastion of Formula 1 parties returns with a star-studded lineup this action-packed weekend. Now in its 11th year, The Podium Lounge will throw the Grand Prix party to end all parties with an A-list clientele that includes celebrities, royalty, supermodels and society’s elites. Headlining acts include Sporty Spice Melanie C, fresh off the sold-out Spice World 2019 tour in the UK, The Cuban Brothers, and Raleigh Ritchie, also known as Grey Worm in Game of Thrones, who boasts serious rap skills.
But live musicians aren’t the only source of entertainment. Party-goers can also look forward to The Podium Lounge auctions, and high-octane multimedia presentations featuring models walking The Fashion Circuit’s Peroni LED runway in luxury streetwear from MTHEMOVEMENT by Hollywood designer M.
Go from paddock to (VIP) party at Amber Lounge, where a glitzy gathering of the world’s elite awaits. Touted to be the nightlife destination for F1 drivers post race, the party kicks off on Saturday, where F1 drivers strut on the catwalk, right before an entertainment lineup that includes world-famous DJs, dancers, saxophonists, and headlining sets. The afterparty on Sunday is set to be a riotous closing party with live feature acts. Book a table fast for the ultimate experience. Its top-tier option is the Methusalem Tables, which includes a six-litre Methusalem bottle of champagne and a three-litre Jeroboam bottle of premium Vodka followed by unlimited bottle service throughout the whole night, a private pavilion on the terrace, and chauffeur service.
The Rich List returns for the second time this year, once more turning JW Marriott Singapore into a playground for the elite. The group first made a splash with parties in Dubai (on the F1 tracks, no less) and Marbella, before it made its way into Singapore. Expect an obscene amount of champagne-popping fun, fleets of fast cars, and spontaneous pop-ins by Formula One legends and celebrities.
This Grand Prix weekend, Andaz Singapore’s Mr Stork will throw a carnival party in celebration of the Formula One festivities. The rooftop bar’s 360-degree views gives you all the gripping race action as DJs spin live tunes all night. Bartenders will be concocting special tipples and boozy treats Belvedere Vodka, Johnnie Walker and Jägermeister for guests using , including Jägermeister Ice Pops, Belvedere Vitamin C Shots and Whisky New Fashion.
The annual eclectic Va Va Vroom Race Weekend makes a comeback at LuLu’s Lounge, this time with burlesque performers specially flown in for the festivities. On Saturday, Porcelain Alice will own the stage in a flurry of sparkles and feathers, with sensational routines and old-fashioned circus tricks. Australian Burlesque superstar Memphis Mae comes after her, with a performance that’s not meant for the faint-hearted. The ‘Queen of Crude’ will push guests out of their comfort zones. On the music lineup is DJ collective Matteblacc, R&B tunes from crowd favourites Ruckus, and ‘neo-vintage soul-funk’ from The Steve McQueens. At the bar, be sure to order yourself an ‘Unholy Negroni’ that melds chocolate with the tipple’s traditionally smoky, bitter flavours.