Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix, along with presenting partner the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, have announced that EGOT winner John Legend and Grammy Award-winning DJ, Tiësto, have officially joined the lineup for the opening ceremony of the inaugural race in 2023. The event officially begins Wednesday, November 15.
The two join previously announced iconic entertainers from the world of music, including Andra Day, Bishop Journey, Keith Urban, Steve Aoki, and will.i.am, plus appearances by Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil and all 20 F1 drivers participating in the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
The opening ceremony will kick off with spectacular performances by nine legendary musical artists dedicated to fans, attendees, and the Las Vegas community. Alongside will be iconic names in the music industry, including Andra Day, Bishop Briggs, J Balvin, Swedish House Mafia, and Thirty Seconds to Mars.
“I’m so excited to be a part of such an incredible moment in F1 history – the opening ceremony for the first-ever Las Vegas Grand Prix along with a group of incredible performers.” said Tiësto. “This event combines all of my favorite things: Vegas, the F1 race, music and live performances… I couldn’t be more thrilled.”
The opening ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. local and celebrates the arrival of Formula 1 in Las Vegas. Prior to the performance, fans can enjoy pre-show entertainment as well as indulge in all-inclusive food and refreshments. The show will kick off with each artist’s performance that pays tribute to Las Vegas’ rich history in entertainment and culminates with team and driver introductions.