McCartney and Britney to perform at F1 Abu Dhabi
Other names include Incubus Jay, Sean and Fatboy Slim who will perform at free concerts at Beats on the Beach.
By Bindu Suresh Rai
Published Monday, September 26, 2011
All speculation over the star-studded Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix line-up has been put to rest, with the final, confirmed roster throwing up names of Sir Paul McCartney, Britney Spears, Incubus, The Cult, Wyclef Jean, Jay Sean and Fatboy Slim.
Arguably the biggest sporting event of the country, the Yas Marina races, which run from November 11 until 13, have always promised enough action on and off the circuit. In the past, the celebrity concert line-up has included names such as that of Beyonce, Kanye West, Aerosmith, Kings of Leon and several more.
Speaking to ‘Emirates24|7′, organizers Flash Entertainment spokesperson Shatha Al Romaithi said : “We have chosen such a varied bunch of artists to cater to the cosmopolitan crowd that resides in Abu Dhabi.”
She added: “It’s an incredibly exciting line-up of entertaining activities and events that will take place right across our city and will engage the entire community.”
Kicking off the spate of concerts will be Spears on November 11, followed by the American Rock Band Incubus and the British Rock Band – The Cult – on day two and the event concluding with the for Beatle, Sir McCartney.
Performing at the four-day beach party from November 9 to 12 Beats on the Beach free concerts prior to the races will be Jay Sean, Wyclef Jean, Najwa Karam, Saber Al Robai and more. Also, more names are expected to be announced in the upcoming weeks.
The last one month had seen several names thrown up for the three-day event, including that of pop princess Spears courtesy celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who let the cat out of the bag by posting the story online and created a fan frenzy.
Amongst the other names, that of Eminem, Lady Gaga and Take That were also flung about as media carried speculative stories, while fans further fuelled rumours of their own over social networks.
Tickets for, what are expected to be sell-out performances, are already on sale as part of the F1 race package. However, Flash Entertainment is also handing out 10,000 invitations to the Spears concert after you register on the website yasalan.ae.
The month-long Yasalam events run from October 14 until November 13.