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Abu Dhabi F1 megastar line up announced

By staff - Wed Sep 28, 11:12 am

DUBAI – The Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix is to play host to a selection of megastars for a third year this November, including pop sensation Britney Spears and former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney.

Other acts performing over the YASALAM 2011 weekend will be American rock band Incubus and British veteran rockers The Cult, who appear on the Saturday.

The concerts will coincide with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, opening on Friday, Nov 11, and closing on the Sunday – race day – with Sir Paul McCartney’s first ever public appearance in the UAE.

Meanwhile off Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s Corniche beach will be the venue for performances by the likes of Lebanese icon Najwa Karam, Saber Al Robai, and British R’n’B sensation Jay Sean, along with Wyclef Jean.

Also making an appearance on the Corniche will be British favourite, DJ Fatboy Slim.

FLASH Entertainment spokesperson, Shatha Al Romaithi, said: ‘Yasalam is an extravaganza of hip, fun, and exciting high-energy events that will engage the entire community and act as a welcoming expression to our visitors through the multitude of entertaining activities and events taking place across our entire city,” she said.

“With parades, simulators, parties, concerts, an open air-cinema, art displays and much more, Yasalam sets to deliver yet another thrilling line up of celebrations for Abu Dhabi, full of reasons for everyone to come out, participate and enjoy.”

The event, now in its third year, features a selection of arts, sport and music events in celebration of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

While McCartney did perform alongside Dame Shirley Bassey in 2009 at the exclusive Grand Prix Ball, this year will see his first concert in the country.

He will join a hall of fame that, over the previous two years, has included the likes of Kanye West, rockers Linkin Park and pop legend Prince, who have all headlined the post-race performances on Yas Island.

The Yasalam weekend features three aspects – Live Across the City, Live on the Corniche and Live on Yas Island, bringing a mix of sport, film, music and community events to residents and visitors in Abu Dhabi.

For more information about Yasalam and how to buy tickets, visit www.yasalam.ae

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