It’s that time of year again when the big brass from the Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix unveil the acts that will perform in front of more than 260,000 fans from across the globe. Previous editions have seen some big names such as Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Maroon 5 (who took “encore” a bit too seriously and played for 2 years), and this year’s lineup looks to be another stellar cast.
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1) Queen fronted by Adam Lambert
Queen??? With Adam Lambert??? We’re not knocking on Adam’s talents here but this is a pretty unusual agreement. Adam was last here as part of the Celebrate 2016 New Year’s Eve countdown party, which was marred by a failed petition to bar his entry on the grounds of his lifestyle choices (he’s gay; deal with it). It seems a little too soon to make a return but he seems very likely to put on another sizzling show that would make the late Freddie Mercury proud.
2) Kylie Minogue
This won’t be Kylie’s first performance in Singapore but if any of the previous ones are anything to go by, it’s sure to be an intricate and highly flashy one. Kylie’s last album is 2014’s “Kiss Me Once” (if you discount last year’s Christmas album) but her recent collaboration with Guy Chambers may point to a new album which she may just tease at this concert.
With three performances here in as many years, the Grammy Award-winning acapella group are a truly tireless unit. Pentatonix made their mark with covers of pop and Christmas songs and their self-titled album saw a shift toward more original music. We can’t wait to sing along to Can’t Sleep Love or be dazzled when they spring a surprise new song cover.
Bastille have been keeping a tight lid on their plans but recently an announcement has been made by frontman Dan Smith regarding a new album in the works. With their last show here in 2015, Bastille fans have gone quite a while without their live music fix. Here’s hoping that we get a sneak peek of a new song that features a giant sing-along chorus.
THIS IS ONLY ROUND 1?! https://t.co/TiCtnE8GpI
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5) More performers?
With this batch of performers forming just “Round 1” of the full lineup, the Singapore GP organisers have even more tricks up their sleeves, and we’re on the edge of our seats trying to guess who they are.
It’s a long shot but we hope Beyoncé makes a trip down with her record-breaking “Formation World Tour”. That would make for 2 Queens on one stage. But while Bey is riding on the back of the massively popular visual album “Lemonade”, it seems her schedule for the tour might render an appearance from her impossible.
Another prospective performer could be Meghan Trainor. Her hit single “No” has seen a strong performance on the charts and she can’t decline our invitation if we ask really nicely, yes?
We were also really smitten with Copeland‘s gig earlier this year and we’ll do anything to see them again even if that means cutting off all our toes.
Who do you think will be announced next? Stay tuned and we’ll update this article as the Singapore GP reveals the rest of the concert lineup!
View the full lineup on Singapore GP’s official website here.