August 4, 2009 / 3:48 PM / 10 years ago

Beyonce and friends to rock Formula 1 night race

Beyonce performs at the BET Awards '09 in Los Angeles June 28, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One’s only night race is expected to be louder and more melodic this year with the appearance of Beyonce and other global music stars at the first “F1 Rocks” concert, organizers said on Tuesday.

Beyonce will be joined by the Black Eyed Peas, ZZ Top, Simple Minds, N*E*R*D and Chinese pop legend Jacky Cheung as entertainment over three days in Singapore from September 24th, adding to Formula One’s night-time grand prix weekend.

“The world’s only F1 night race just got bigger, faster and louder. Our talent is world class and “F1 ROCKS” will rock Singapore!” Paul Morrison, CEO & chief creative officer of the concert, said in a statement.

The show is also expected to feature guest appearances from top Formula One drivers and celebrities, the organizers said in a statement.

Writing by Phakamisa Ndzamela, editing by Paul Casciato

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