Bruno Mars and Britney Spears will play Formula 1 weekend

It’s Britney and Bruno.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 12: Recording artist Bruno Mars performs onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)

Circuit of the Americas announced Wednesday morning that Bruno Mars and Britney Spears are this year’s headliners for Formula 1 weekend. Mars will play the COTA Super Stage on Saturday, Oct. 20, after qualifying rounds, and Spears will be the big Sunday, Oct. 21, headliner after the race.

Mars sweeps into Austin at the tail end of his “24K Magic World Tour” supporting the 2016 album of the same name. The album cleaned up at the Grammy Awards this year, winning four trophies, including Album of the Year . The single “Uptown Funk” won Record of the Year.

After the COTA show, Mars will fly home to close out the tour with a four-night stand in Los Angeles.

Worth noting, our favorite Instagram sensation/rap superstar, Cardi B is supporting Mars on the fall leg of his tour which includes a stop in Dallas on Oct. 14-15. She hasn’t been announced as a performer on the COTA show, but we’re crossing our fingers for a special guest appearance. Cardi B plays Jmblya at COTA next month.

Britney Spears, who just launched a new lifestyle brand, hits Austin after spending the better part of the year on her “Piece of Me” tour, a roadshow version of her popular Las Vegas act.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at for the whole weekend of racing and music, which is Oct. 19-21.


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Author: Sharon Chapman

Sharon Chapman is the entertainment editor at the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360. She's in charge of music, arts and food coverage.

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