Taylor Swift Set To Perform at 2016 US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas
Taylor Swift at Circuit of the Americas
The announcement of Taylor Swift coming to Circuit of the Americas to perform during the 2016 US Grand Prix weekend, has both music and racing fans ecstatic. For racing fans, it comes with the confirmation that the 2016 US Grand Prix will be held in Austin for a 5th straight year. For music fans, the announcement brings the opportunity to see perhaps the largest single concert in the history of the Live Music Capital of the World. While top performers have hit the stage during F1 weekend in Austin in the past, some key changes have been made to the event that could help amplify the event, and make it more accessible to fans.
When will Taylor Swift perform at F1?
In 2015, Elton John put on an unforgettable show following a rainy Sunday race day during the US Grand Prix. For 2016, organizers have moved the performance to the Saturday qualifying day of the F1 weekend. The move opens the door for a larger fan base to attend the race, and brings incentive for fans to come out to COTA for multiple days of the 3 day event.
Where will Taylor Swift Perform at Circuit of the Americas?
While COTA has a purpose built concert setup (Austin 360 Amphitheatre) as a permanent structure at the venue, an entirely new stage will be put up for Taylor Swift’s performance. All early indications are that the “Super Stage” will be erected near turn 11 on the trackside, close to where some of the current RV parking space is located. The location will allow for the maximum capacity of fans to attend the show, which COTA is predicting to draw one of the largest crowds in the history of Austin concerts.
How do I get tickets to see Taylor Swift in Austin?
Admission to the Taylor Swift show at the 2016 US Grand Prix is available with a couple of different ticket options. Fans that purchase single day Saturday F1 tickets (October 22nd) will have access to both the qualifying rounds of F1 and the Taylor Swift show. The concert will also be open to 3 day grand stand and GA ticket holders for the race weekend.
Are there VIP tickets available to see Taylor Swift at F1?
Last year there were VIP tickets available to see Elton John’s performance at COTA, which included a seated chair, and expanded drink and food options during the show. While it is expected that fans will have the opportunity to purchase a similar package for Taylor Swift’s show in 2016, details of any VIP access have yet to be released by the venue.
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