Lenny Kravitz will headline F1 Rocks at Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix

American singer Lenny Kravitz (no relation to F1 pit reporter Ted ‘I’m in the McLaren garage’ Kravitz) will be the star musician at the F1 Rocks event for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, event organisers have confirmed.

Kravitz, the former squeeze of Australian actress Nicole Kidman, has sole over 35 million albums worldwide with his such as Are You Gonna Go My Way, Fly Away and It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over.

This tour will mark his first to Australia in 18 years, and he will be supported by Irish rock group The Cranberries (below left) and Australian band Wolfmother (below right).

The Cranberries Wolfmother
The Cranberries and Wolfmother will also front a star-studded line-up at the Australian Grand Prix’s ‘F1 Rocks’ concert series

The acts will perform over two separate concerts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March, after qualifying and the race, respectively.

“2012 is going to the biggest year yet for F1 Rocks and F1 Rocks The Afterparty and what better way to start than by joining Formula 1 at the season-opening race,” said Robert Montague, CEO of F1 Rocks.

F1 Rocks in Melbourne will be the first of at least eight events for 2012. We look forward to delivering great entertainment to fans in Australia on what is sure to be a great weekend of Formula 1 entertainment.”

[Images via Clash Music, Collapseboard, I’m Not Obsessed]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.