Flash Entertainment has announced the much-anticipated complete line up for this Yasalam 2010, which included the after-race concerts at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
American artist Kanye West and pop-legend Prince will join Linkin Park to perform over the three nights of the racing event at the Yas Marina Circuit, which will include a huge temporary stage on which the acts will perform.
The greater Yasalam festival runs from October 15 to November 14 and will see a non-stop month-long calendar of “once-in-a-lifetime experiences” inspired by the passion, energy, and glamour of Formula 1 racing.
“Last year’s Yasalam celebrations were quite unlike anything the UAE had ever seen before; with almost half a million people enjoying the four weeks of events. With even more activities, action and energy planned for this year, Yasalam is once again set to light up Abu Dhabi, powered by the passion and energy of the people of the UAE,” said John Lickrish, managing director of Flash.
Last year, almost half a million people enjoyed the first ever Yasalam celebrations. This year the Flash-created programme will bring a wider range of events based on the three most popular elements of last year - Yasalam Live on Abu Dhabi Corniche, Yasalam Live Across the City, and Yasalam Live on Yas Island.
The Capital will come alive with community programmes in universities and public locations, as well as live events, exhibitions and entertainment on the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Al Sahil Beach on the Corniche will be filled with party goers enjoying free concerts featuring many acts including US superstar Kelis, Sean Paul and Lebanese stars Fares Karem and Nancy Arjam. And the best part is the Yasalam Across the City and Yasalam Live on Abu Dhabi Corniche arel free to the public.
The Yasalam party will culminate on Yas Island in the after-race concerts, which are exclusively for F1 ticket holders and invited guests.
A series of after-parties on Yas Island after each concert will be organised for the public to enjoy and will be open to the greater public.