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Artists for the Yasalam Formula One fest have finally been announced. Get ready for Kanye, Kelis and a Princely visit

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Published: Wed 29 Sep 2010, 11:39 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:19 PM

FLASH ENTERTAINMENT YESTERDAY revealed the programme of entertainment for Yasalam 2010; and as with 2009, it will see a non-stop month-long calendar of once-in-a-lifetime experiences as the UAE celebrates the 2010 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Last year, almost half a million people enjoyed the first ever Yasalam celebrations. This year the organisers have brought a wider programme of events based on the three most popular elements of last year - Yasalam Live on Abu Dhabi Corniche, Yasalam Live Across the City, and Yasalam Live on Yas Island.

The cCapital will come alive with community initiatives in universities and public locations, as well as live events, exhibitions and entertainment on the Abu Dhabi Corniche. Al Sahil Beach on the Corniche will be filled with partygoers enjoying free concerts featuring many acts including US superstar Kelis and Lebanese stars Fares Karem and Nancy Arjam.

Yas Island will be rocking during the race weekend, as hip-hop supremo Kanye West and the legend Prince, add to the Linkin Park line-up, for the three nights of after-race concerts.

Flash also announced that in 2010, they will be organising a series of after-parties on Yas Island

after each concert for the public to enjoy. So, whether you have a race-day ticket or not, there will be some exciting parties going on across

the iIsland featuring DJ’s, acoustic sets and live performances.

THE PROGRAMME

Yasalam Live on Abu Dhabi Corniche

There will be a series of free community events on the Abu Dhabi Corniche running from October 15 – November 14 as part of Yasalam Live on Abu Dhabi Corniche.

• - The popular F1 Fan Zone will once more provide a month of motorsport-flavoured entertainment for the whole family, with a variety of F1 themed activities at Meydan Al Sahil and at The Mubadala Experience – the interactive, climate-controlled venue on the Abu Dhabi Corniche. The F1 Fan Zone will also become the venue for live screenings of the final two races of the F1 season. Opens October 28.

• - Abu Dhabi Galleria will showcase a superb collection of photography to run for one month from October 15 onwards.

• - There will be a spectacular celebration of the conclusion of the Formula 1 from Brazil on November 5, with a Brazilian Parade to include hundreds of costumed children, performers and entertainers from across the UAE. The Brazilian Grand Prix will be shown from November 5 to 7 at the F1 Fan Zone.

• - Cinema by the Sea is back with even more classic car films. Al Sahil Beach will be transformed to an outdoor cinema showing all-time favourite car films, complete with beanbags, popcorn and candy floss from October 28 –November 2.

• - From November 10 and throughout the race weekend, Beats on the Beach will take over the Corniche with four fantastic nights of live music. The free concerts will include a mix of local, regional and international artists such as Nancy Ajram, Kelis and The Cuban Brothers.

Yasalam Live Across the City

Yasalam Live Across the City will reach out to families and students throughout Abu Dhabi to spread excitement and anticipation ahead of Formula .

• - Mastering Motorsport is a community programme designed to give young people a chance to get up close and personal with world renowned F1 stars and learn about the many careers available to them in the world of motorsport. Sessions will be run at Yas Marina Circuit on October 12 and 13.

• - Corniche Beach Customs -Universities will compete to create the best modified and creatively designed peddle powered rides.

• - Interactive Motorsport Zone – An interactive digital display wall providing edutainment for the public on F1, Yasalam 2009 and Yasalam 2010.

• - The Art of Racing—The first ever comprehensive motorsport art exhibition by globally renowned F1 artists specialising in the subject, including internationally acclaimed painters, photographers and sculptors creating an unforgettable F1 collection of international creativity.

Yasalam Live on Yas Island

The programme culminates in Yasalam Live on Yas Island, which will see Kanye West, Linkin Park and Prince performing on Yas Island exclusively for race ticket holders, in what is set to be a terrific way to celebrate the end of the race weekend in Abu Dhabi.

More exclusive announcements, invites and competitions plus many other exciting Yasalam activities are still to be revealed. For the full programme of Yasalam events and activities or for further information see www.yasalam.ae / www.thinkflash.ae



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