FLASH Entertainment yesterday unveiled the line-up of world-class acts coming to the region for the F1 After-Race Concerts.
The 6th Yasalam Festival spans more than 60 days – from September to November - with a marathon programme of festivities for residents and visitors across the capital.
And, once the roar of the engines reaches the finish line, the excited chants of music fans will resonate at the du Arena, as the Yasalam After-Race Concerts round off the grand finale race weekend.
On Friday, November 21st the After-Race Concerts will welcome globally celebrated DJ and producer Armin Van Buuren. The Dutch DJ sensation has created a special, customised show exclusively for Yasalam and this ultimate dance party is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all those that will witness it.
On Saturday, November 22nd, the music industry’s current hottest property, Pharrell Williams, will light up the du Arena with his world famous stage persona and raw talent. Set to thrill the After-Race Concert crowd the singer-songwriter, producer and chart-storming collaborator has cemented his status in music history with his most recent hit tracks.
Then, bringing the race season, Abu Dhabi race weekend and the Yasalam Festival to a close will be one of rock’s music's most legendary bands - The Who. With Abu Dhabi confirmed as the first official stop for their first world tour, WHO HITS 50, The Who’s debut in the region will see them take the audience through a catalogue of hits from their entire 50-year career.
In June, FLASH Entertainment announced four of the Arab world’s most prominent musical superstars to kick off the first After-Race Concert on November 20th. TAMER HOSNY - Egyptian movie star and celebrity singer, CAROLE SAMAHA – the award winning Lebanese musician and actress, Emirati singer FAYEZ ALSAEED and MOHAMMED ASSAF of Arab Idol fame from Palestine will grace the du Arena stage to serenade fans and entertain race attendees on the first night of the 6th annual Yasalam After-Race Concert weekend.
Commenting on the Yasalam After-Race Concert lineup John Lickrish, CEO, FLASH Entertainment said: “When Yasalam was first launched back in 2009 it was already the largest city-wide entertainment programme by any race host city, but every year the Festival continues to grow and 2014 will set a new global benchmark.”
This year’s Yasalam Festival also sees the return of the much-loved Beats on the Beach, as well as various community engagement initiatives such as the Get Driver Fit programme, the F1 FanZone, Urban Art Zone, Yas Plaza Activation, and the Yasalam Opening Parade.