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Marketing In Asia is Proud To Present: The F1 Podium Lounge Singapore 2019

In its eleventh consecutive year at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, this sell-out, celebrity-packed event is returning.

Marketing In Asia will do a three-part feature on F1 Podium Lounge, Singapore, happening September 20 – 22.

In this first part, here are all you need to know about this glamorous, star-studded event.

Expect a candid interview with F1 Podium Lounge’s CEO & Founder, Robbie Hoyes-Cock in the second part.

Marketing In Asia will be bringing to you the opening night of the F1 Podium Lounge on September 20, in the final part of this special feature.

All You Need To Know: The F1 Podium Lounge, Singapore 2019

In its eleventh consecutive year at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, this sell-out, celebrity-packed event is returning to The the Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, which undergoes a dramatic transformation into a glamorous ultra-lounge featuring a glittering LED catwalk for the nightly Fashion Circuit and VIP balconies offering a magical party experience with the racing community for 10,000 guests over three thrilling nights. 

Nestled within the race-track and situated just 200 metres from the F1 Pit Building, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore sits right beside Formula 1’s VIP Gate 2 making it easy to access The Podium Lounge, a party-haven for celebrities and the place to be and to spot the stars of the Racing Community. 

The Podium Lounge has attracted celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Kim Kardashian, Taboo, Hodor (Kristian Nairn), Joel Madden, Amir Khan, Sasha Grey, Rio Ferdinand, Estelle, Brian McFadden, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Bobby Chinn, Sky Blu of LMFAO, Rudimental, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Stephane Pompougnac, Nadia Ali, Dimitri from Paris, Joey Negro, Sander Kleinenberg, Andreas Villas Boas, Brian Kelleher, Diego Maradona and Linkin Park’s Joel Hahn, and several Miss Universes. F1 racing legends Niki Lauder, Sir Jackie Stewart, Jacques Villeneuve, Eddie Jordan, David Coulthard, Damon Hill, Martin Brundle, Johnny Herbert, Rubens Barrichello, Alex Yoong, Nico Rosberg, Sebastien Buemi, Romain Grosjean, Fernando Alonso, Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton have all attended The Podium Lounge in recent years. 

The Podium Lounge Singapore follows successful VIP events around the International Formula 1 Circuit including Monaco, Melbourne and Abu Dhabi. 

About The Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) 2019 

The Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) – a specially curated 10-day season (13 to 22 September 2019) – showcases Singapore’s exciting range of lifestyle events and offerings prior to and around the FORMULA 1 TM Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines Grand Prix. It offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy Singapore’s best including Entertainment, Dining, Retail, Arts & Culture and Attractions that embrace the fervency of the race. 

For further press information and talent interview opportunities, please contact:

  • Joel Tan | W Communications | Mobile: +65 9177 2510 | Email: joelt@wcommunications.sg
  • Laura Goh | W Communications | Mobile: +65 9386 0027 | Email: goh.laura@wcommunications.sg

Sporty Spice Melanie C, Raleigh Ritchie, Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) and The Cuban Brothers To Headline The Podium Lounge Singapore 2019

The Podium Lounge celebrates 11 consecutive years at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore this Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix season 

The world’s biggest trackside celebration of the Formula 1 Grand Prix season, The Podium Lounge hits the heart of the glittering garden city of Singapore with an after-party of epic proportions, presented by GP Management on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September, 2019. 

Hosting a jaw-dropping 10,000 guests over three nights in the totally transformed Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore along with the who’s who of the racing community, guests at The Podium Lounge Singapore will be welcomed by ex-Formula 1 Driver and TV Celebrity Alex Yoong and E! News Asia’s Yvette King from 10pm until late each night. 

In its eleventh consecutive year at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, this sell-out, celebrity-packed The Podium Lounge Singapore 2019 is returning to The Grand Ballroom of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, which undergoes a dramatic transformation into a glamorous ultra-lounge featuring a glittering LED catwalk for the nightly Fashion Circuit and VIP balconies offering a magical party experience with the racing community for 10,000 guests over three thrilling nights. 

Rub shoulders with Formula 1 drivers & teams (Lewis Hamilton celebrated his victory on the Marina Bay Street Circuit at The Podium Lounge last year) Royalty, celebrities, supermodels and Asia’s jet-setting party elite. Formula One fans and party-goers flying in from around the world can expect a mouth-watering line up including: 

  • Friday, September 20th – member of the world’s most popular girl band Melanie C aka Sporty Spice hitting the decks 
  • Saturday, September 21st – risqué musical comedy troupe and celebrity party starters, The Cuban Brothers 
  • Sunday, September 22nd – celebratory Race Night performance by British actor, singer/songwriter Raleigh Ritchie aka Grey Worm of Game of Thrones fame 
[L-R: The Podium Lounge Singapore; CEO & Founder of The Podium Lounge, Robbie Hoyes-Cock; and Five-Time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton at The Podium Lounge Singapore 2018 on Race Night]

Friday 20th September, 2019

Hot off the heels of the sell-out Spice World 2019 tour of the UK and Ireland, household name, Melanie C aka Sporty Spice will be playing a powerful DJ set on the opening night of The Podium Lounge Singapore. 

In addition to being part of the biggest girl band the world has ever known, Melanie C has her own amazingly successful solo pop, theatre and DJ career. 

In 1996, the debut single “Wannabe” hit number one in 37 countries, establishing the global phenomenon that was the Spice Girls. The girls went on to have an incredible 9 No.1 singles in the UK alone, selling over 31 million albums worldwide. After the band split, Melanie C had two UK number ones of her own, while establishing herself as a solo artist around the world. In 2016, after a four-year hiatus, she released her seventh studio album, the critically acclaimed “Version Of Me”. 

Melanie C has had great stage success, picking up an Olivier Award nomination for her incredibly well-received role in “Blood Brothers”, while also playing Mary Magdalene in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hugely successful 2008 production of “Jesus Christ Superstar”. She also experienced TV success as a judge on the BBC1 Saturday night show “Superstar” that chose the lead role of Jesus. 

Saturday 21st September, 2019 

Super Saturday of The Podium Lounge Singapore sees The Cuban Brothers performing sexy, soulful music and mind-blowing dance routines made famous on the stages of Glastonbury and Bestival. 

From sold-out tours, mega-festivals and support slots for rock royalty to crazy club nights, film roles and fashion shows, The Cuban Brothers’ unparalleled act is ingrained in pop culture. Miguel and his suspect sidekicks are renowned the world over for their party-starting skills, risqué sketches, B-boy moves and funk-fuelled music. 

The Hawaiian suit-sporting crew and their outrageous, X- rated antics may be a comedy act, but they’re simultaneously serious musicians who have played with Prince, been on the road with James Brown and supported Fatboy Slim, Chuck Berry and De La Soul. In 2018 they celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a special tour of the Scottish Highlands & Islands and the release of their latest compilation ’La Familia’ featuring one new Cubans track – I Hate Hate – alongside classics by Herbie Hancock, Children Of Zeus and D’Angelo. 

Everyone from Elton John, Robbie Williams and Richard Branson to Davina McCall have called on the Cubans to sprinkle their magic. Hard to believe, but the late Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il flew them to North Korea to perform for his cabinet and kept them captive for days, and last year, they hosted Noel Gallagher’s 50th birthday party after the singer declared them the best act at Glastonbury. 

Sunday 22nd September, 2019 

For the first time ever in Singapore, globally renowned British actor and singer-songwriter Raleigh Ritchie, famous for his epic role as Grey Worm, Commander of the Unsullied in global TV hit ‘Game of Thrones’ will be performing tracks live from his outstanding debut album, ‘You’re A Man Now, Boy’ on Race Night. 

Raleigh has had a busy 12 months working on his second album which was featured on Stormzy’s #1 single ‘Don’t Cry For Me’ and nominated for an Ivor Novello in 2018. 

Raleigh’s 2016 debut album ‘You’re A Man Now, Boy’ has amassed over 200 million streams worldwide with hits from the album including ‘Bloodsport’ and the top 40 single ’Stronger Than Ever’. In addition to his headline UK tour at London’s O2, Raleigh has also supported Kendrick Lamar, George Ezra and played numerous festivals across the UK, Europe and the USA. 

Friday / Saturday / Sunday – 20 to 22 September, 2019 

All three nights, will see Daniel Jones of Savage Garden presented by DeRocks and Paneco.com performing live on stage together with singer Kathleen De Leon (of Hi-5 fame) and rising Singaporean star Maya Davidov, who’ll be rocking the high octane party following the trackside thrills and spills on the Marina Bay Street Circuit. 

Australian musician, songwriter and record producer Daniel Jones was a member of the ultra-successful Australian pop duo Savage Garden, whose international hit singles included the songs “I Want You”, “To the Moon and Back”, “Truly Madly Deeply”, “I Knew I Loved You”, and “Crash and Burn”. 

Savage Garden were an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes on vocals and Daniel Jones on instruments. The band’s two studio albums, Savage Garden and Affirmation, reached No. 1 in Australia and peaked in the top ten in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Their two studio albums have sold 23 million copies worldwide, and the group won a record number of ten ARIA Music Awards in 1997 for their debut album and its related singles. 

Kathleen de Leon is a Filipino-Australian actress, dancer and singer and original cast member of the ARIA Award winning Australian children’s musical group Hi-5. 

23-year old Singaporean Maya Davidov has the extraordinary privilege of having been taken under the musical wing of Savage Garden songwriter and instrumentalist, Daniel Jones. Maya first caught the attention of Daniel through videos of her performing on her YouTube channel ‘xmayanicole’. Maya has been singing ever since she can remember, but officially started her musical journey at the tender age of 10 after joining the school choir at United World College, Southeast Asia. Maya has gone on to sing live at major performance venues including The Esplanade and Yong Sew Tech Conservatory of Music. Classically trained she has expanded her musical horizons to include jazz, pop and contemporary music. 

The Podium Lounge Singapore is thrilled to present New-York-based Danish-American Neo-Pop celebrity artist Jan Larsen as the Official Artist of its 11-year celebration. 

Talked about as one of the most thoughtful, entertaining, popular, and important voices in contemporary work, Larsen and his team will offer a custom-crafted, high- octane collection of his works over the three nights of the Singapore Grand Prix. 

With a presentation that combines fresh additions to Larsen’s body of work with an entertaining, interactive format, Larsen’s Go Go Go showcase will take the form of a Formula 1 racing pit, complete with entertaining JLA Pit Crew, and invites guests to immerse themselves in the fun and sparks-flying energy of powerful contemporary work while coming face-to-face with the high-octane world of motorsport’s elite race. 

Larsen and his ‘pit crew’ will offer guests a first-of-its-kind, multimedia presentation and line-up of fresh work, including original paintings, limited edition prints, custom-cast sculptures, and immersive audio and video elements – each extending the artist’s market-mashing oeuvre while he celebrates the beauty, power and grace of the global Grand Prix phenomenon with some of its biggest stars. 

Taking centre stage, models this year will walk the Peroni LED catwalk dressed in luxury designer streetwear by MTHEMOVEMENT

Celebrity designer “M” has over 20 years of experience in international branding and fashion. Today “M” lives all over the world, creating his men and women’s luxury designer streetwear line called MTHEMOVEMENT powered by Kings Group. 

His new collection for Fall 2019, with its many celebrity collaborations including apl.d.ap of The Black Eyed Peas, is inspired by his global jet-set life and will be revealed at his Podium Lounge shows over three nights. 

Throughout his career, “M” has also styled celebrities, including international stars such as The Black Eyed Peas, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears and many of Asia’s Next Top Models and Sony Music artists. 

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is proud to be part of the festivities and official car partner of The Podium Lounge 2019, and will be displaying a bespoke motor car inside the Grand Gallery at The Ritz- Carlton, Millenia Singapore. Showcasing the pinnacle of luxury, the highest levels of hand-built craftsmanship and a near-limitless potential for Bespoke personalisation, the car will embody Rolls-Royce’s famed ethos of Striving for Perfection

Come and see the bold yet elegant approach to the design, as timeless as the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot that leads the way forward; feel the plush materials appointed throughout the cabin, selected and treated with meticulous rigor by 60 pairs of hands before completion; experience Rolls-Royce’s signature Bespoke expressions – a truly personal expression of oneself reflected during the creation of an individual Rolls-Royce. 

The magical wonder of a Rolls-Royce will be available for viewing throughout the F1 weekend, from 20 to 22 September 2019, only at The Podium Lounge. 

Perrier is the official sparkling water and refreshment partner of The Podium Lounge 2019 Singapore. The iconic brand, always on the hunt for distinctiveness and the unexpected, will be surprising and entertaining guests with a fleet of special butlers on all three nights. Capturing attention with a surprise guests’ street art performance, Perrier is bringing even more extraordinaire to The Podium Lounge experience. 

Nominated for the 2019 World’s Best New Ski Hotel, Skye Niseko has set new standards of luxury and service in Asia’s top ski resorts, Niseko. Guests of The Podium Lounge will get a sneak peak of their winter wonderland and enjoy their “on snow” competition for the chance to win some great holiday prizes over the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. 

Paneco.com, the world’s largest online alcohol delivery company, will wow partygoers again at this year’s Podium Lounge. Guests will be astonished by their killer activation experience. Make sure to have lady luck by your side and stand a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes including bottles of premium whiskies, magnums of champagne and limited edition spirits at the digital slot machine. One lucky winner will walk away with a diamond from DeRocks Jewellers. 

The Podium Lounge guests will be the very first in Singapore to exclusively experience multi- award winning winery Ulithorne’s range of premium McLaren Vale wines with a very special nightly tasting taking place in the Grand Gallery of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. 

While many are happy to simply see wine as a reflection of a region, Ulithorne look much deeper, while acknowledging the concept of terroir, they apply it with meticulous individualisation. Ulithorne are confident that those who know and appreciate their wines share some of their own core values – the willingness to sacrifice time rather than risk precious quality, the ever so important attention to detail and good honest authenticity. 

Charity is always a major focus of The Podium Lounge weekend, and this year will see a series of live auctions of authenticated and exceptionally rare F1 memorabilia with all profits going to a local charity. Some outstanding items include a Formula 1 race helmet signed by all of the drivers of the 2018 Formula 1 Season, as well as a Lewis Hamilton (Five-Time Formula 1 World Champion) signed Mercedes F1 shirt and a Michael Schumacher (Seven-Time Formula 1 World Champion) signed F1 race glove. 

Rare F1 memorabilia to be auctioned off, with all profits going to a local charity:  (L – R) 2018 F1 race helmet; Lewis Hamilton signed Mercedes F1 shirt and Michael Schumacher signed F1 race glove 

Tickets, VIP Tables and Booking Information: 

Tickets (nett per person, per night) 

  • General Admission: S$188 in advance | S$218 on the door 
  • General Admission inc. 1 Bottle (0.75L) of Lanson Champagne: S$388 in advance | S$418 on the door 

VIP Tables (nett per table, per night) 

  • VIP Table for 4 – $1,688 1 Magnum (1.5L) of Lanson Champagne + 1 Bottle of Grey Goose Vodka 
  • VIP Table for 8 – $3,488 2 Magnums (1.5L) of Lanson Champagne + 2 Bottles of Grey Goose Vodka 
  • VIP Table for 12 – $5,788 4 Magnums (1.5L) of Lanson Champagne + 3 Bottle of Grey Goose Vodka 
  • Raised Jeroboam VIP Table for 12 – $9,888 3 Jeroboams (3L) of Lanson Champagne + 1 Jeroboam (3L) of Grey Goose Vodka 
  • Ultra VVIP Table for 20 – S$28,888 5 Jeroboams (3L) of Lanson Champagne + 3 Rehoboams (4.5L) of Grey Goose Vodka 
  • VVIP Stage Lounge for 50 – $58,888 20 Magnums (1.5L) of Lanson Champagne + 10 Magnums (1.5L) of Grey Goose Vodka + a Meet & Greet with the Headline Artists, Celebrity Guest Hosts and F1 Legends & Drivers in Attendance. 

For Tickets, VIP Tables and Corporate Hospitality, please contact: 

Robbie Hoyes-Cock CEO & Founder – The Podium Lounge

  • Mobile: +65 9459 5211
  • Email: robbie@podiumlounge.com

Bookings exclusively available via: www.podiumlounge.com/sg

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Zu Anjalika Kamis Gunnulfsen is a certified Image Branding & Lifestyle Consultant. Born in Singapore and blessed to have lived in a couple of other amazing cities in the world, Anjalika is currently expatriating in Kuala Lumpur. Follow her on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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