The Podium Lounge 2016 is a key track-side event highlight of the 2016 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. Nestled within the race tracks and situated within walking distance of the F1 Pit Building, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is the venue of choice for race fans to take in all of the high octane action and mingle with the stars of the racing community. The Podium Lounge Resident DJs Miles Slater (UK) – music director of premier private-members club Boujis and Patrick Oliver (US) famed for his 2 year residency at Pangaea ultra-lounge, Marina Bay Sands will be on the decks supporting the celebrity performers & live entertainment.
The nightly Fashion Circuit by ZENCHI will take place with international models across an iconic skywalk which is being custom built in collaboration with Grey Goose over the top of Singapore’s longest pop-up island bar. From the pit lane to the catwalk the excitement continues as the critically acclaimed Singapore label takes to The Podium Lounge runway. ZENCHI is famed for dressing British supermodel Naomi Campbell, global celebrities such as Fann Wong and Singapore entertainment and style icons Zoe Tay and Kit Chan.
Jaguar is proud to be the Official Car of The Podium Lounge 2016 and guests will be among the 1st to check out the all-new Jaguar F-PACE which raises the game with its head turning F-TYPE design, performance & everyday practicality. With power of up to 380PS, 0-100km in 5.5 seconds and lightweight aluminium architecture, Jaguar’s first ever SUV is pure Jaguar and will be exclusively on show at The Podium Lounge this year.
It is going to be a champagne popping ruckus with The MUMM Party Squad, with daring showcases brought to you by G.H. MUMM! Recreating the experience of the ‘Tron Legacy’ film with a fusion of technology and stilt walkers, a Tron man shooting laser lights and creating surreal visual effects alongside an astronaut firing off his CO2 gun into the crowd. Expect the unexpected. The squad includes a team in LED helmets and a troupe of MUMM party squad girls in matching outfits. Guests can also look forward to The Podium Lounge’s Grid Girl performers and an aerial acrobatic display with silks & hoops plus roving entertainment up close and personal by the VIP Tables.
The Podium Lounge is thrilled to be hosting an exhibition by acclaimed artist Kumari Nahappan featuring a combination of her famed paintings and sculptures. Known for her iconic sculptures in landmark locations across Singapore including Saga for Changi Airport, Nutmeg & Mace for the ION Orchard, Pedas-Pedas for the National Museum and Pembungaan for OUE Bayfront (the largest bronze mural in Singapore at over 45m). Kumari has enjoyed critical and popular acclaim for her installation Anahata, a monumental work comprising 4000kgs of saga seeds for the Singapore Biennale and her works have been exhibited at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Singapore Art Museum, Seoul Art Centre in Korea, Museum Rudana in Indonesia as well as in gallery exhibitions in Sweden, Germany, London, Italy, New York, Australia, Hong Kong and China.
Kumari Nahappan will be joined by world famous speed painter Armin Flossdorf of F1 Arts will also be performing at The Podium Lounge throughout the weekend. Having started off in Monaco, Armin’s first “Formula One® – Fanatic Location” exhibition ten years ago led him to specialize in Formula 1® Art using his eye-catching technique of combining acrylics and pencil on canvas. Armin has exhibited at the very highest levels of motorsport events around the world.