The Canadian R&B star will headline one of the Yasalam After-Race concerts
The Weeknd is the first headliner confirmed for the F1 Yasalam After-Race Concerts
G rammy award-winning R&B star The Weeknd is coming to Abu Dhabi – he’s been announced as one of the headliners for the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and is set to perform on Friday, November 23. This will be only the second time he’s been to the UAE, after first playing in Dubai in 2014.
The Weeknd, aka Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, hails from Toronto and although he began releasing music in 2010, it wasn’t until 2014 that he achieved international fame, working with artists including Ariana Grande and Drake. He’s since had eight Billboard Top 10 hits including The Hills, Earned It and Can’t Feel My Face, as well as the certified platinum, Starboy.
This year’s race is the tenth F1 the UAE has held, and it takes place on Sunday, November 25. Race weekend will start on Thursday, November 22, with three further Yasalam music headliners set to be announced.
Last year, the Yasalam stage welcomed pop princess Pink, DJ Calvin Harris, indie rock band Mumford & Sons and American rap star J-Cole. November 22 to 25
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