Heineken® and Kygo celebrate the Heineken FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 2021 weekend with an exclusive live podium performance

Internationally renowned Norwegian DJ, songwriter and producer Kygo played live from the Heineken Formula 1® Gran Premio De La Ciudad De…

  • Internationally renowned Norwegian DJ, songwriter and producer Kygo played live from the Heineken Formula 1® Gran Premio De La Ciudad De México 
  • The stage was built into the colourful podium overlooking the iconic Foro Sol area at the track, featuring artwork by local artist Lourdes Villagómez
  • Kygo launched into his celebratory post-race set following Max Verstappen’s victory on Sunday
  • Kygo collaborated with Mexican singer, songwriter Sofia Reyes, Justin Jesso, Parson James as well as and eight violinists for his performance
  • The show was enjoyed by fans who were allowed onto the track, and live streamed to millions of fans around the world via Beatport and Formula 1® social media channels

MEXICO CITY, Nov. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Formula 1® returned to Mexico City after a two-year hiatus, and global title race partner Heineken® celebrated the return with a post-race performance from globally renowned DJ, songwriter and producer, Kygo. The exclusive set took place on the podium after the Heineken FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE LA CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 2021, looking out onto a packed Foro Sol, the spectacular sports and concert venue built in 1993 inside the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

Following the racing action on the track that led to Max Verstappen’s thrilling victory, Kygo waved the checkered flag to mark the end of the race before taking to the podium to perform an hour-long set featuring his best hits for fans at the track and at home worldwide. The dynamic staging area, built into the celebration podium, created by Heineken®, featured artwork by local Mexican artist Lourdes Villagómez.

The stunning and colourful artwork from Villagómez depicts Quetzalcoatl, an ancient deity from Aztec culture whose name translates to «Feathered Serpent» and was the Aztec God of sun, wind, air and learning.

The stage was built specifically to house Kygo, Mexican singer Sofia Reyes and American singers Justin Jesso and Parson James, alongside a grand piano, DJ booth and eight violinists. The ensemble played to a lively crowd who were allowed on the track to celebrate the performance and F1® returning to Mexico.

Of performing at the Grand Prix, Kygo commented: «As a huge F1® fan, it’s a real privilege to be back in Mexico and performing at such an iconic race. The Foro Sol arena at the track, combined with the passion of the Mexican fans makes for an electric atmosphere. I wanted to do something that was worthy of the moment, to celebrate the race, but also people being able to come together again to enjoy live sport and music. It was special to collaborate with such a talented singer like Sofia Reyes in her home nation for this performance, plus combining orchestral elements with the violins and cellos. All of this added additional layers to the music and therefore more depth to the sound in order to create a performance that was truly unique.»  

Fans at the race enjoyed the performance from the Foro Sol grandstands and on the track, while fans at home tuned into the livestream featured on EDM streaming service Beatport, F1 and Red Bull Racing Honda Facebook channels as well as Kygo’s own Facebook page. 

INFORMATION

For more information, please contact: HeinekenF1@mcsaatchi.com

Streaming channels: EDM streaming service Beatport via Facebook, YouTube and Twitch 

F1 Facebook  

Red Bull racing Honda Facebook 

Kygo Facebook 

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