Yasalam 2014: Beats on the Beach line-up announced

Rita Ora, Jason Derulo, Charice & Hard Kaur in diverse array of acts
Jason Derulo, Hard Kaur, Charice & Rita Ora join the line-up.
Jason Derulo, Hard Kaur, Charice & Rita Ora join the line-up.

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FLASH Entertainment, organiser of Yasalam, has today announced the line-up of major acts set to perform live in the heart of the city - on the Abu Dhabi Corniche - as part of the UAE’s biggest free music festival, Volkswagen Beats on The Beach.

US R&B hit-machine Jason Derulo will be joined by one of music’s most in-demand artists, Rita Ora, one of the hip hop world’s most established performers, Juicy J, and rising star singer-songwriter Tinashe, who will all be bringing their chart-topping hits to the Live on the Corniche bill.

The Corniche line-up also features an abundance of international talent, including UAE star Ruwaida Mahrooqi, regional Arabic performers Ragheb Alama, Chada Hassoun, Sabine and Two Tone, alongside Filipino sensation Charice and Bollywood crowd-puller Hard Kaur. The extensive line-up is bolstered further by some of the best UAE-based acts, hand-picked for their talents - Juliana Down, The Boxtones, Nikotin, Kicksound and Jae Franklin.

In its sixth year, the Yasalam celebrations Live on the Corniche will take place at the West Plaza and Lagoon Beach for the first time, after previously occupying the East Plaza and Al Sahil Beach.

Adding to the excitement of Live on the Corniche will be the hugely popular F1 FanZone - allowing fans and spectators to feel the rush of the F1 with thrills and spills for motorsport enthusiasts of all ages.

Additionally on Friday, November 21st, dance fans are in for a treat with Closeup’s competition to find Dubai’s best urban dancers, where five final winners will receive a cash prize of up to Dhs10,000 and get a chance to attend a special dance workshop weekend in Beirut.

The Yasalam festival will also feature an Urban Art Zone with creative displays and workshops, an opening carnival parade, and the first ever Get Driver Fit Obstacle Course, which will give fitness enthusiasts an opportunity to test their skills maneuvering through sets of obstacles, custom-made on the beach for the Yasalam festival. The obstacle course will be open from 13th to 15th November and offer prizes for participants.

The F1 race itself will be held at Yas Marina Circuit from Thursday November 20th to Sunday November 23rd. Tickets to the race can be purchased from www.yasmarinacircuit.com, 800 YAS (927), Virgin Megastores and Etihad Airways Shops.

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