Enrique Iglesias, Florence + the Machine, Blur, Faithless… The list just goes on and on for the incredible Yasalam F1 entertainment this year!
Now in its seventh year, the Yasalam festival, produced and orchestrated by FLASH Entertainment, is set to deliver seven weeks of music, entertainment, health, community and UAE culture celebrations. Race weekend attendees will be treated to four electrifying days of world-class entertainment at the du Arena from November 27 to 29, and there’s entertainment for everyone down at the Abu Dhabi Corniche with the F1 Fan Zone and Beats on The Beach!
AFTER RACE CONCERTS
Arabic night kickstarts the Yasalam After-Race Concerts on November 26. DJ Said Mrad – the guru of Arabian electronic dance music, Fares Karam – traditional Lebanese and Dabke star, Aryam – the Emirati songstress and Cheb Khaled – world music icon and pioneer, who propelled Arabic music onto the global scene, will entertain race attendees and fans.
Renowned for his powerful vocals and mesmerising on-stage displays, Enrique Iglesias will exhilarate the du Arena on November 27 with his scintillating pop and dance anthems, such as Do You Know and Tonight.
On November 28, Florence + The Machine will fill the du Arena with awe-inspiring vocals and powerful rhythms. Florence and her band have hit the music scene with a raw and exciting sound that pulls in fans from across all genres. Previous studio albums have gone platinum and their third studio album How Big How Blue How Beautiful was released in June to universal acclaim, hitting the number #1 spot on several album charts.
On November 29, the After-Race Concerts will bring a grand finale to the racing weekend. One of the most successful British bands of the last two decades, Blur are back with their UK #1 album The Magic Whip and will take to the stage in the du Arena on Sunday night. Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree have won a total of five BRIT Awards and were twice nominated for the Mercury Music Award. Announcing their arrival with debut album Leisure in 1991 and follow up release Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993), Blur revolutionised the sound of English popular music. Five successive UK #1 albums followed, with Parklife (1994) and The Great Escape (1995) helping to propel the band to mass popularity around the world.
LIVE AT THE CORNICHE
On November 26 at the Abu Dhabi Corniche, Prince of Philippine rock Bamboo will get the party started alongside Emirati talent Fayez Al Saeed, as part of the UAE’s biggest free music festival,Volkswagen Beats on The Beach. Grammy-nominated rapper J.Cole will be joined by the Lebanese king of romance, Wael Kfoury, as well as UAE star Omar Al Marzooqi to set things in motion on November 27.
Bringing the party home in style on November 28, are superstars Faithless in a very special show, along with an abundance of regional talent with songstress Arwa and the queen of Arabic hip-hop, Malikah.
Ahead of the track festivities, the Abu Dhabi Corniche will be lit up with family fun before the concerts with the return of the much-loved F1 Fan Zone, which kicks off on November 19.
GO: For race tickets call 800 YAS (927), visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com or go to Virgin Megastores and Etihad Airways outlets across the UAE.