Linkin Park to headline Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Flash confirms November 13 gig but fails to verify Kelis rumours.
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington.
Linkin Park's Chester Bennington.


Flash Entertainment, has announced that double-Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park will perform on Saturday 13 November as part of the F1 concert line up on Yas Island.

California, band Linkin Park have achieved critical acclaim with albums Hybrid Theory, Meteora and Minutes to Midnight, as well as collaborations with artists such as Jay Z and Busta Rhymes. Last summer the band contributed to the score of the movie ’Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen' which also featured the hit single "New Divide."

John Lickrish, managing director, FLASH Entertainment, commented: “The Flash team cannot wait to welcome Linkin Park to Yasalam 2010; the annual Formula 1celebration programme in Abu Dhabi. Following the rock legacy of Aerosmith last year, Linkin Park will blow audiences away at the Yasalam After-Race concerts on Yas Island this year.”

Chester Bennington of Linkin Park said: “We're looking forward to playing at the 2010 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Dhabi Grand Prix after-race concert this year. We can't wait to share our new music for our fans in Abu Dhabi.”

Flash did not confirm rumours that pop and R'n'B singer Kelis would also play as part of the event.


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