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J Balvin, Major Lazer, Mark Ronson highlight F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix show

Updated June 1, 2023 - 7:04 pm

The Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix is setting a very Vegas entertainment roster.

J Balvin, Major Lazer and Mark Ronson join Cirque du Soleil artists and members of Blue Man Group at the newly dubbed T-Mobile Zone at Sphere stage. Wolfgang Puck Catering has signed on to curate the food program for the grandstands and general admission for the race, set for Nov. 16-18 in Las Vegas.

According to a release issued Thursday morning, the T-Mobile Zone at Sphere is adjacent to Turn 5G, set with the backdrop of The MSG Sphere. That platform will be home to consecutive nights of Vegas-scaled entertainment.

On Nov 16, British music producer and songwriter Ronson will bring the sounds of his top-charting tracks during his DJ set.

On Nov. 17, Electro-house DJ A-Trak will set the stage before dance music stars Major Lazer, which is the Grammy Award-nominated trio of nightclub superstars Diplo, Walshy Fire and Ape Drums.

On Nov. 18, Grammy Award winner and frequent Vegas headliner J Balvin headlines.

World-renowned entertainment group Cirque du Soleil and iconic trio Blue Man Group will awe fans across the circuit with world-class acts and artists from their quintessential Las Vegas shows all three dates.

Cirque and BMG (which is owned by Cirque) are the only Vegas production companies specified in the F1 entertainment announcement.

“The excitement in the city around F1 is monumental and we’re honored our world-famous shows will be part of the entertainment lineup,” Cirque President of the Resident Shows Division Eric Grilly said in a statement. “Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group are known for one-of-a-kind live entertainment experiences unlike anything in the world so partnering with Formula 1 to be part of a historical race weekend feels like the perfect synergy.”

East Harmon Zone by Virgin Hotels Las Vegas’s branded The Heineken Silver Stage will feature entertainment throughout the weekend, along with driver interviews, autograph sessions and more. Fans with tickets located in the Main Grandstands, Skybox and Paddock Club will have access to the Opening Ceremony, set for Nov. 15.

Other Las Vegas performers — including popular magicians, dancers, acrobats and comedians — will play each zone.

Las Vegas Grand Prix CEO Renee Wilm said in a statement she was “thrilled to announced such a superstar lineup,” for the event. “In keeping with the storied history of spectacular hospitality and entertainment that Las Vegas is known for, it has been imperative for us to deliver an extraordinary set of live experiences that will no doubt be the perfect match to an equally unforgettable race weekend.”

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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