Avant-garde Swiss watch brand deLaCour presents the return of The Podium Lounge A-List after-party over the Singapore Grand Prix Weekend on Friday 19, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 September from 10pm.
Having hosted sell-out, celebrity packed events at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore since 2009, the high octane Podium Lounge event is expanding from their poolside location at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore to The Grand Ballroom, which will undergo a dramatic transformation into a glamorous ultra lounge featuring Singapore’s largest pop-up island bar, a dizzying overhead catwalk and VIP balconies offering a magical party experience with the racing community for up to 2,500 guests per night.
Recognised as the ultimate A-List party for the racing community, situated within the track and directly across from The Paddock Club, The Podium Lounge hosts Formula 1 drivers, teams, Royalty, celebrities, ambassadors, supermodels and the who’s who of Asia’s jet-setting party elite each year.
Freddie Hunt is a Guest Host of The Podium Lounge and will be making a heart-warming tribute to his father, F1 Racing Legend James Hunt, who’s fierce rivalry with Nicki Lauda was the focus of the 2013 Formula 1 biopic Rush. Freddie will be joined by Former Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve who won motorsports’ biggest prize in 1997.
On Friday 19 September we welcome Stéphane Pompougnac, the DJ behind the legendary compilation series ‘Hôtel Costes – Mixed by Stéphane Pompougnac’ as the Headline DJ for our Opening Night! Hôtel Costes is known for being a lavish and hip hotel in Paris’ Les Halles district. But if you’re a lover of sexy, French house tunes, you will undoubtedly recognise the compilation mixes that the hotel has been releasing annually since 1999. Miami based house DJ, musician and record producer Ian Carey is Headlining The Podium Lounge Singapore on Saturday 20th and Nadia Ali, one of the most recognizable and in-demand voices in electronic music will be headlining The Podium Lounge on Race Night, Sunday 21 September.
Nadia Ali’s hit “Rapture” won her international acclaim as part of the band iiO, with the single topping UK charts and catapulting Nadia on to more than a decade of commercial success. Most recently, that same single has been topping various European charts again as a result of a modern re-rub from hotter than hot Stockholm man Avicii. As a singer songwriter, Nadia pairs her great and captivating vocal work with plenty of contemporary dance sounds, often as a result of collaborative work with big name stars like Tocadisco and Armin Van Buuren.
More recently, Nadia has hooked up with big names of the day including Starkillers and Alex Kenji (for the hit single ‘Pressure’ which became an instant anthem and picked up a nomination at the 27th International Dance Music Awards) as well as mainstays like BT and break through stars including Avicii. Nadia’s high energy blend of dance music and personal, euphoric, often captivating lyrics never fail to strike a chord with audiences everywhere.
For the first time and in association with Vitisasia, Asia’s premier wine and gastronomy experience provider, The Podium Lounge Singapore is introducing a Race Dinner with Quique Dacosta (making his first appearance in Singapore), of his eponymous 3 Michelin starred restaurant in Spain. Quique Dacosta will be designing and cooking exceptional dinners on September 19th with exceptional multi-awarded wines from Castell d’Encus, one of the best and original vineyards in Spain and and September 20th with wines from the world famous Château Margaux, one of only four wines to achieve Premier Cru status in the Bordeaux Classification 1855.
The nightly Fashion Circuit by Gnossem will take place with international models across a truly iconic catwalk which is being custom build in collaboration with Dom Pérignon over the top of Singapore’s longest island bar. This Grand Prix Season at The Podium Lounge, Gnossem will be showcasing 10 of their latest, curated designers on the catwalk, with a highlight on A-list celebrity favourites from New York: BiJules and LARUICCI. Both New York based designers Jules Kim and Lauren Laruicci will be in attendance for Gnossem’s weekend showcase at The Podium Lounge.
On Saturday 20th, Singapore darling Ashley Isham will be making a special trip back to his hometown from London as he wraps up shows at Windsor Castle and London Fashion Week. A favorite among celebrities such as Kylie Minogue and Christina Aguilera.
On Sunday, September 21st, Gnossem will be doing a special show in collaboration with reality show Supermodelme for Race Night, where the 12 contestants from around Asia will take over the SkyWalk and try their best to pull off Gnossem’s most glamorous looks, including designs from Vietnam Fashion Magazine’s “Designer of the Year”, Phuong My. Supermodel and celebrity host Lisa S. will be in attendance to announce the aspiring contenders, and The Podium Lounge’s Race Night guests will get to witness the exclusive reveal of the Season 5 contestants before they are aired on DIVA.
The Gnossem Fashion Circuit this year will also feature a special presentation by superstar designer Tex Saverio, the “Alexander McQueen of Indonesia” to top it all off. Winner of the Mercedes-Benz Asia Fashion Award, Tex Saverio is a Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian favorite, and designed the famous wedding gown worn by Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Also the first Asian designer to show at Paris Fashion Week, Tex Saverio brings fantasy to reality in his recent ready-to-wear collections – creations that can be seen up-close and personal at this year’s Podium Lounge.