Asia’s first hybrid online to offline festival, HyperDrive Cities (HDC) 2022 Festival, will be held September 23 to 25 at *SCAPE in Orchard Road, Singapore, as part of the city state’s Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS), a collection of race-themed lifestyle experiences that complements the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022.
Organised by the Legion of Racers, with support from the Singapore Tourism Board, the festival will combine live simulated racing, entertainment, lifestyle and technology within an urban carnival setting and is set to bring more than 5,000 members of the public to the venue.
For three days, the HDC will feature a regional simulated racing championship that follows the inaugural E-Cities Championship held in November 2021, along with an electric go-karting experience and a community simulated racing challenge.
The Orchard Road Street Circuit simulated racetrack is produced by the Legion of Racers team.
The festival will also feature the HDC Gameplay Stations, an augmented reality motorsports-themed gameplay where participants complete challenges to earn non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and rare prizes.
Night-time entertainment on September 23 will feature DJ NashD and Singaporean artistes RRILEY and Haneri.
Lim Keong Wee, co-founder of the Legion of Racers, said: “We wanted to create a motorsport festival for everyone, ranging from electric karting for young families to youths and millennials who could watch an entertainment segment at the end of the day that features some of Singapore’s hottest music talents.”
Among the partners confirmed for the festival include McLaren, TYCA, Next Level Racing, Logitech G, Monster Energy, and Tarmac Works. A McLaren 720S sports car will also be on display at the venue during the course of the programme.