Singapore Prix Sales Strong

The state tourist board of Singapore is reporting that tickets for the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix are almost sold out.

Single-day tickets for Sept. 27, the day of the actual race, are already gone, leaving only three-day passes that cover the whole race weekend.

The weekend will also see the inaugural three-day F1 Rocks Festival. Among the artists scheduled to appear are Beyoncé, Black Eyed Peas, NERD and Simple Minds.

There will also be a large, multi-disciplinary festival celebrating Asian culture called The Edge, which will begin a week before the Grand Prix and continue until Sept. 27.

Singapore was recently recognized as the “world’s preferred business events destination” by the Union of International Associations.

The city-state has made a special effort in the past several years to attract more “premium international sporting and entertainment events,” according the Singapore Tourism Board.

The Singapore Grand Prix is the 14th race in the Formula 1 season, which travels on to Japan, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.