Abu Dhabi F1: The gigs

Jay-Z, Muse, Amr Diab and Depeche Mode to rock Yas

This year’s schedule sees four post-race concerts on the calendar at Yas Island’s du Arena, kicking off on Thursday October 31 with three Arabic megastars – Amr Diab, the biggest-selling Arab recording artist of all time, Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi and glamorous Lebanese pop star Elissa. But it’s Friday November 1 that will play host to arguably the most talked about international act to visit Abu Dhabi this year, when US hip-hop artist Jay Z will take the stage. Mr Beyonce Knowles has told organisers he ‘can’t wait to get up in front of the UAE crowd’, promising a special show for his first performance in the region. On Saturday 2, Grammy award-winning English rockers Muse, fronted by Matt Bellamy, will hit the stage for what is widely expected to be an electrifying set, with renditions of everything from ‘Time is Running Out’ and ‘Hysteria’ from UK number one album Absolution, right up to tracks from their 2012 effort The 2nd Law. The after-race concerts culminate on Sunday following the Grand Prix, with a live performance from British electro group Depeche Mode, who are a band with more than 100 million album sales to their name, as well as being pioneers of the post-punk music era in the UK.
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