Star con­firmed to close Grand Prix

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Ma­hak Man­nan @Ma­hakLFC ma­hak@7days.ae

In­ter­na­tional su­per­star Ri­hanna will be bring­ing her Anti World Tour to Abu Dhabi on Sun­day, Novem­ber 27, as she head­lines this year’s Yasalam af­ter-race con­certs at Yas Is­land’s du Arena dur­ing the For­mula One week­end.

Organisers Flash En­ter­tain­ment and Yas Ma­rina Cir­cuit an­nounced two of the three main acts yes­ter­day that will hold gigs dur­ing the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix week­end, which is sched­uled to take place on Novem­ber 25-27.

Per­form­ing on the open­ing day of the race, Novem­ber 25, are English elec­tronic dance gi­ants the Chem­i­cal Broth­ers.

“This will be the first time The Chem­i­cal Broth­ers have per­formed in the Mid­dle East,” said Reeva Bains, Vice Pres­i­dent, Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Flash.

Head­liner Ri­hanna, how­ever, is no stranger to the cap­i­tal, hav­ing al­ready per­formed in Abu Dhabi in 2009 and again in 2013 dur­ing her

Di­a­monds World Tour.

“Ri­hanna’s show is def­i­nitely go­ing to be a big clos­ing to the F1 week­end this year,” said Bains. It’s an an­nounce­ment that usu­ally takes place a month or so be­fore the F1 races, this year organisers de­cided to re­veal the af­ter-race con­cert artists much in ad­vance to in­crease in­ter­na­tional at­trac­tion and al­low guests to plan their trips ahead of time.

“Year on year we fo­cus on get­ting the best and cur­rent artists for the af­ter-race con­certs and drive in­ter­na­tional ticket sales with the level of en­ter­tain­ment we have to of­fer,” Bains said.

And it won’t be long to wait be­fore peo­ple find out who will be head­lin­ing the Satur­day.

“We are work­ing on a big sur­prise for our Satur­day af­ter race per­former and they will be an­nounced be­fore the sum­mer,” said Bains.

MEGAS­TAR: Global icon Ri­hanna will be the head­line act at this year’s Grand Prix

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