After pretty much booking the entire who’s who of the music industry (Jay Chou, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Bananarama, Pretenders and The Proclaimers) this September to keep petrol-heads and F1 fans entertained when the cars are being refuelled, Singapore GP again has outdone themselves with another coup: Ex-Oasis member Noel Gallagher.
Yes, you heard it right. Noel Gallagher will be flying in to add more star power to the 2012 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.
Best known from his time with English rock band Oasis, Gallagher, who went solo in 2009, will perform songs from his latest self-titled album "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds". The album has sold more than one million copies worldwide since it was launched last year and is widely regarded as one of his best works in the last 15 years.
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Not to disappoint the fans of course, Gallagher will also revisit some of his best-loved hits including ‘The Importance Of Being Idle’ and ‘Don't Look Back In Anger’.
The star will perform at the Padang stage (Zone 4) on 22 September and at the Village Stage at Gate 1 (Zone 1) before the Formula One race on 23 September 2012.
Race organisers have also reported brisk sales for the upcoming race in September.
To date, more than half the available tickets have been snapped up, with the three-day Zone 4 walkabout tickets, turn 1 Grandstand and combination tickets sold out.
Michael Roche, executive director of race promoter Singapore GP, attributed the brisk sales to an unpredictable and exciting F1 season so far. "With six different winners from the six races to date, it is anybody's game which will surely make for an exciting spectacle on our circuit come September."
“Fans have also been quick to snap up the three-day Zone 4 Walkabout tickets which is truly value-for-money, as they get to enjoy the race action and world-class performances from internationally-renowned artistes such as Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Jay Chou with just the one ticket,” Roche adds.