Keith Urban, Steve Aoki, Journey to Open F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix

Posted on: October 24, 2023, 11:21h. 

Last updated on: October 24, 2023, 04:40h.

Formula One has announced its lineup for the opening ceremony of the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix, which will take place Wednesday, November 15, three days ahead of the big race.

Keith Urban
Keith Urban will perform at the opening ceremony for the inaugural F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix. (Image: Getty)

Eight music acts are confirmed to perform atop seven mobile stages. These include rock acts Journey, Bishop Briggs, and Thirty Seconds to Mars (a duo featuring Oscar-winner Jared Leto), dance acts/DJs Steve Aoki and J Balvin, R&B/soul singer Andra Day, country crooner Keith Urban, and rapper

The original press release mentioned a ninth act, DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia. However, an e-mail received by from the group’s manager said the press release “went out before they confirmed.”

Appearances will also be made by all 20 Formula 1 racers, as well as Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil.

The show will be complemented by a state-of-the-art lighting display with 1,000 lights and 100 lasers, fireworks, and a curated drone show powered by T-Mobile.

The opening ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. Formula One says they expect nearly 30K spectators to watch live from the Wynn Grid Club, Paddock Club, Skybox, or Heineken Silver Main Grandstands. ESPN2 is also set to broadcast the opening ceremony nationally.

Steve Aoki. (Image: F1)

“It was important for us to create an opening ceremony that balances the spirit of Las Vegas with the global excitement that Formula 1 and these incredible drivers bring to each host city,” Renee Wilm, Las Vegas Grand Prix CEO, said in a statement. “We are proud to be able to work with the very best in the entertainment production space to offer one of the most diverse lineups of beloved musical superstars, which will officially launch the race week festivities.”

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