Prince, Kanye West to Perform at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi is the richest city in the world, and the sort of place that performers go to when they want to rake in some extra coin. Just 30 kilometers north of the city center sits Yas Island -- home to luxurious hotels that look like spaceships, the world's largest indoor theme park -- Ferrari World -- and the Yas Marina Circuit, which hosts the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix yearly on its decked out course. During the grand prix weekend, Abu Dhabi ties in entertainment with Yasalam Live -- concerts "inspired by the passion, energy and glamor of motorsport," according to its promoters Flash Entertainment -- for all race ticketholders. Lucky Prince and Kanye West get to perform.
West performs on November 12 and Prince after the main event on November 14. Hard rockers Linkin Park will take headlining duties on the night between Kanye and Prince. With 50,000 people hitting the grandstands, it's a bill worthy of their drawing power.
"Yasalam remains a vital tool with which to project our growing ambitions as an international entertainment and leisure destination," explained Ossama Khoreibi, chairman of Flash Entertainment in a statement to the media. "We once again look forward to another spectacular month of celebrations across Abu Dhabi as we build up to one of our biggest sporting events on November 14."