Superstar Drake has been confirmed as one of the headline acts the official Formula 1 afterparty hosted by VIP Room in Abu Dhabi.
Set to take to the stage at a pop-up venue on the 3rd floor of Yas Marina Building 1, in association with Cipriani Yas Island, the Hotline Bling rapper is the biggest name so far to be confirmed for the multitude of events taking place over the final weekend of November.
Canadian-born Drake was last in the region in 2015 for a sell-out show at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, and there were strong rumours he would be one of the headliners at the official Yasalam afterrace concerts at du Arena. That honour went to Rihanna, with whom Drake has worked, Lionel Richie and The Chemical Brothers.
Joining the star, who performs on the Saturday night after qualifying on Yas Island, and on again on Sunday when he merely hosts an event with friends, will be Paris Hilton (Friday) and Gallest (Rihanna's brother).
Elsewhere on Yas Island that weekend, Rita Ora, T-Pain and Steve Lawler will perform at MAD and Iris. Rapper T-Pain kicks things off on Thursday 24, while Sean Paul (Friday 25) and Future (Sunday 27), who some might recognise as Kanye West’s right-hand man, takeover the Time Out Abu Dhabi-award winning venue.
Cipriani VIP Room, Yas Island (052 881 8888).
MAD, Leisure Drive, Yas Island (055 834 6262).
Iris, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel, Yas Island (055 160 5636).