On Thursday, November 22nd: Post Malone
Billboard award-winning American rapper and singer-songwriter, Post Malone, has been confirmed as the opening night headline performer at this year's Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The show will officially kick off four nights of live shows to mark 10 years of incredible Yasalam After-Race Concerts and the 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
On Friday, November 23rd: The Weeknd
Canadian R&B star The Weeknd has been confirmed as the first artist bringing his incredible voice and on-stage presence to the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the du Arena, Yas Island on Friday 23 November. The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling trendsetter will perform tracks from his critically-acclaimed 2015 album ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’, his new fourth studio album ‘My Dear Melancholy” as well as songs from his earlier mixtapes ‘House of Balloons’, ‘Thursday’, and ‘Echoes of Silence’.
On Saturday, November 24th: Sam Smith
Multi-award winning British star Sam Smith has been confirmed as the headline performer for Saturday evening’s Yasalam After-Race Concert at the du Arena, Yas Island. A globally-successful singer/songwriter who has won numerous awards including two Grammys, three Billboard Music Awards, and three Brit Awards, Sam Smith’s performance in there capital will feature tracks from his critically-acclaimed 2014 debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ as well as his most recent release, 2017’s ‘The Thrill Of It All’. Known for his powerful and emotive vocal performances, Sam counts Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Brandy and Adele among his many musical influences.
On Sunday, November 25th: Guns N’ Roses
American rock legends Guns N’ Roses will headline the Yasalam After-Race Concert on Sunday 25 November. Rock music lovers in Abu Dhabi can expect to see original members Axl, Slash, and Duff perform the full Guns N’ Roses back catalogue of hits including ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ and ‘Paradise City’. Axl Rose’s distinctive vocals, Slash’s splendid guitar riffs and Duff McKagan on bass remain at the core of the Guns N’ Roses sound which will fill the du Arena on Sunday 25 November.