Three-time Grammy Award winner The Weeknd is the first international artist announced for this year’s Abu Dhabi Formula 1.
The 28-year-old ‘Starboy’ singer will headline the Yasalam After-Race Concert on Friday, 23 November.
Born Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, the Ethiopian-Canadian singer-songwriter has had an explosive rise to fame since anonymously posting songs on YouTube under the name “The Weeknd”. Now a multi-platinum selling artist, he’s had two number one albums and a string of hits, including “Can’t Feel My Face”, “The Hills” and “I Feel It Coming”.
The Weeknd is the first of four international acts to be announced for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
John Lickrish, Flash Entertainment CEO, said: “The Weeknd has not only smashed records but challenged conventions in music, and we’re thrilled to announce an innovative music icon as the Friday After-Race Concert performance in what will be an incredible weekend. We’ve only started revving the engine on the 2018 edition, so stay tuned to hear the remainder of the world-class line-up and exciting activities yet to be announced.”
Tickets are available online at www.yasmarinacircuit.com and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800, as well as through all Etihad Shops and Virgin Megastores, Yas Central Express stand at Yas Mall.