Bananarama, Pretenders & The Proclaimers Joins SingaporeGP 2012

This September, relive the greatest hits of the ‘80s at the 2012 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX with three of the era’s celebrated performers. To complement the stellar in-circuit entertainment line-up at the only Formula One night race, Bananarama, Pretenders and The Proclaimers will join Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Jay Chou at the Marina Bay Street Circuit.

Bananarama has clocked a cool 30 million in record sales throughout a 33-year illustrious career, and has even surpassed The Supremes to be listed in the Guinness World Records as the female group with the most chart entries. Formed in 1979, United Kingdom’s singing-songwriting duo Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward’s hits include ‘Robert De Niro’s Waiting’, ‘Venus’, ‘Cruel Summer’, ‘I Heard a Rumour’ as well as ‘Love in the First Degree’.

Bananarama will perform at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre in Zone 4 on Saturday, and the Village stage in Zone 1 on Sunday.

Get ready for singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde’s signature vocals as the PRETENDERS perform their hits like ‘I’ll Stand By You’, ‘Brass In Pocket’, ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’, ‘I’m Not In Love’, ‘Stop Your Sobbing’ and more. Their mix of punk, new wave, rock and pop hits have consistently placed them on the Billboard charts and in March 2005, the Pretenders were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Formed in 1978, their self-titled debut album was named one of the best albums of all time by VH1 and Rolling Stone.

The Pretenders will perform at the Village stage in Zone 1 on Saturday, and the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre in Zone 4 on Sunday.

With their unique blend of pop, folk, new wave and punk music, fans can expect classics like ‘I’m On My Way’, ‘Letter from America’ and ‘Life With You’. Formed in 1983, the duo’s songs have been featured on the hit movie Shrek as well as popular American television series Family Guy and How I Met Your Mother. Their biggest hit ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’ has become an unofficial Scottish anthem and has even inspired an Internet viral sensation. 2012 also sees the filming of the movie version of the successful award-winning musical drama Sunshine on Leith, which features their songs.

The Proclaimers will perform at Zone 1’s Village Stage on Friday and Zone 4’s Esplanade Outdoor Theatre on Saturday and Sunday.

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