Formula 1 US Grand Prix 2022: Guide to Austin parties and events

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Formula 1 is back in the US.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen may have clinched his second world title at the Japanese Grand Prix on Saturday, but the real celebration is happening in Texas later this month.

The party kicks off when the world’s most glamorous sport arrives in Austin for the US Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas on Sunday, Oct. 23.

However, there’s just as much action happening off the track, with the likes of Post Malone, Renée Zellweger, Ed Sheeran and more A-listers descending upon the city for a slew of star-studded fêtes.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is among the drivers who will race at the Circuit of the Americas.
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Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening across the Grand Prix weekend.

Ed Sheeran and Green Day take the main stage

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran is set to play the main stage at the Circuit of the Americas.

Rock legends Green Day will kick off the race weekend on Friday, Oct. 21 with a performance on COTA’s Super Stage Festival Lawn following the first day of practice.

Sheeran, 31, will then take the main stage to perform his biggest hits the following night.

Williams LIVE Music Event

Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke, Shaggy, Scott Eastwood and more celebs will attend the first ever Williams LIVE Music Event.
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DJ Cassidy is bringing his Pass the Mic series to the first ever Williams LIVE Music Event on Oct. 21, with performances by Robin Thicke, Shaggy and Wyclef Jean. 

We hear the guest list will include Zellweger, Scott Eastwood and Chloë Grace Moretz, along with F1 drivers Alex Albon and Nicholas Latifi.

Zedd and The Kid LAROI bring the party

The Kid LAROI will join Zedd, Zack Bia and more celebs on stage at the Circuit Series Afterparty.
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The second annual Circuit Series Afterparty is bigger and better this year, with organizers revealing the celebrations will stretch over two nights.

“Clarity” chart topper Zedd and “Without You” hitmaker The Kid LAROI will team up at the Sports Illustrated x Bootsy Bellows bash on Oct. 21, expected to attract the Who’s Who of the Formula 1 world.

The Chainsmokers and Marshmello headline Austin Race Nights

The Chainsmokers
The Chainsmokers will take the stage at the Fairmont Austin.
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Following the success of the Miami Race Nights series earlier this year, the Chainsmokers and Marshmello will hit the stage at the Fairmont for Austin Race Nights on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22.

Page Six is told that the two-day affair’s guest list will include models, musicians, athletes and influencers.

Post Malone at the Circuit Series Afterparty

Post Malone
Post Malone will headline a party thrown by Sports Illustrated and Bootsy Bellows.
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The “Better Now” singer, who performed at the Miami Grand Prix earlier this year, will headline the Circuit Series Afterparty on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Sports Illustrated has teamed up with Los Angeles nightclub Bootsy Bellows to present the exclusive bash at the former Austin American-Statesman newspaper headquarters, with tickets starting at $587.50 per head.

Malone’s headlining set comes less than one month after the Grammy nominee, 27, was hospitalized with a broken rib following a nasty on-stage fall.

Organizers, however, have assured fans that the event is still happening.

Shaq aka DJ Diesel hits the decks

Shaquille O'Neal
Shaquille O’Neal will play a set under his moniker, DJ Diesel.
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NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal will hit the decks under his moniker, DJ Diesel, immediately after the race.

We hear he’s set to perform on a lofted stage above the podium, while thousands of fans flood the track for post-race celebrations.

Red Bull Afterparty at Mayfair

Red Bull Racing will celebrate Verstappen’s back-to-back world championships with an afterparty at Austin hot spot Mayfair.

The exclusive nightlife venue will host F1 drivers and celebrities alike following the race on Oct. 23. We’re told “Call on Me” DJ Eric Prydz is set to provide the tunes.

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