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F1 Rocks™ brings Melbourne to its feet 19 Mar 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Lenny Kravitz performs during F1 Rocks in Melbourne at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on March 17, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Dolores O'Riordan from The Cranberries performs during F1 Rocks! Melbourne at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on March 17, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 17: Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother performs during F1 Rocks in Melbourne at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on March 17, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 18: DJ Mr Hudson performs during the F1 Rocks! Melbourne After Party at Eve Nightclub on March 17, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 18: DJ Havana Brown performs during the F1 Rocks! Melbourne After Party at Eve Nightclub on March 17, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

F1 Rocks™ in Melbourne kicked off the 2012 season’s official off-track entertainment over the Australian Grand Prix weekend, by staging concerts on Saturday and Sunday evening at the Sidney Myers Bowl with headliners Lenny Kravitz, The Cranberries and Wolfmother.

Kravitz’s scintillating performance fired up the packed audience with a collection of his greatest hits, including ‘Fly Away’, ‘American Woman’ and ‘Always on the Run’. He particularly impressed his female followers when he took off his shirt, gyrated across the stage, delivering his showstopper encore ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way?’ Delighted fans were also treated to his tried and tested walk through the crowds, shaking hands and giving high fives.

Kravitz’s first ever visit to the Formula One paddock on Friday caused a stir when he hooked up with McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton and girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger for a chat in the McLaren garage, checked out the cars, marvelled at the technology and watched the practice session from the pits. He was back at the track at Sunday’s race, joining dignitaries for the grid walk.

F1 Rocks™ the Afterparty then provided a fitting end to an action-packed weekend of entertainment on and off the track, by staging the one and only official post-race party at Eve night club, located at Melbourne’s prestigious Southbank.

It was the place to be seen, with local celebrities rubbing shoulders with Formula One drivers and other F1 paddock faces. The mood was electric and all of the guests thoroughly enjoyed the party’s entertainment and hospitality provided by DJs Mr Hudson and the glamorous Havana Brown.

HRT drivers Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikayan, Williams’ Bruno Senna and Sauber’s Sergio Perez and Esteban Guiterrez joined F1 track designer Hermann Tilke, and former F1 drivers Alex Wurz and Jaime Alguersuari for a night of revellery. They were joined by Australian celebrities including Fox FM’s Radio hosts Will & Woody, socialite Brynne Edelsten, up-and-coming international supermodel Montana Cox and Australian rules footballers Brad Sewell, Luke Hodge, Brendan and Alex Fevola, Rhys Ulrich and Scott McGregor.

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