Florence and The Machine. Image Credit: AFP

Formula 1 fever has gripped the UAE, and across Abu Dhabi there is more to do than watch racing cars. The traditional Yasalam series of music concerts, organised by ThinkFlash, is one of the capital’s annual highlights.

While the three main after-race concerts taking place at Du Arena are the big talking points and exclusive only to those who have purchased race ticket, there will still be plenty of superb artists performing on the Corniche at the Beats on the Beach concert.

All Beats on the Beach concerts start at 6.30pm, running until late. Entry is free. If you want to attend the after-race concerts at the Du Arena, then you can buy tickets here.

Thursday, November 26

Arabic Night


DJ Said Mrad, Fares Karam, Aryam and Cheb Khaled will be on stage at the Du Arena to get the F1 weekend off with a bang. The celebrated musicians from across the Middle East will inaugurate the entertainment-packed Yasalam After-Race Concert weekend. Entry Race ticket holders only Venue Du Arena

Bamboo


The Philippines’ “Prince of Rock”, Bamboo will be performing live on the Corniche stage from 6.30pm on Thursday. He released his first solo album, No Water, No Moon, in 2012 and has since become a national treasure to Filipinos. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Tove Lo


Tove Lo is a Swedish pop-star who has risen to international fame with her albums Not on the Drugs, Habits, and her 2014 release, Queen of the Clouds. She is famous for writing her own songs. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Fayez Al Saeed


Fayez Al Saeed is an Emirati singer and composer and is known by his fans as the “Ambassador of Tunes”.  He released his first album in 1996, and has collaborated with several famous Arabic artists. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Bridge Incident


Bridge Incident is a four-piece alternative synth-rock band who base their whole set on intensity and creativity. Formed in 2014, the band consists of four friends who decided to get together and write their own music, and now you can enjoy it too. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Emerging Talent Winner

Make sure you’re around for the debut performance of the UAE’s Emerging Talent winner – you never know how big they may become. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

 

Friday, November 27

Enrique Iglesias


The Latinio international superstar will be performing some of his greatest hits and new music on the Friday night of the Grand Prix race weekend. Come back to Guides later this week to learn more about the man himself. Entry Race ticket holders only Venue Du Arena

Wael Kfoury


The famous Lebanese singer, song-writer and musician has released several smash hit albums, including Arreb Layeh, Bihen, and Omri Kello. He was won the “best singer” competition on the Lebanese channel LBC. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

J. Cole


J. Cole is an American rapper who made his debut in 2007. He is reputed to be a world-class lyricist and has even performed alongside mega-star Jay-Z. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Jhene Aiko


Grammy-nominated Jhene Aiko is an American songstress known for her dulcet, soft music. Her hit single The Worst peaked at number 43 in the US Billboard Top 100. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Trey “Ace” Smith


International DJ Trey “Ace” Smith is the son of Hollywood A-Lister Will Smith, and he knows his way around the decks. He will be mixing it up on the Corniche to keep you all dancing. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Omar Marzouqi


Emirati singer, Omar Marzouqi, began his musical career in 1997. In that time he has become one of the most-loved Emirati performers, and has even performed for the 39th and 40th UAE National Day official ceremonies. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Carl and the Reda Mafia

An Indian rock ‘n’ roll singer making music with an Egyptian funk and blues guitarist is a far-fetched idea for some, but not Carl and the Reda Mafia. Funk and blues have been fused together in what the band hope will create a new golden era in music. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

 

Saturday, November 28

Florence and the Machine


Florence and the Machine are the band of the moment and race ticket holders can watch them live on Saturday after the Formula 1 qualifying. Visit Guides later this week to learn more about the band and their best hits. Entry Race ticket holders only Venue Du Arena

Faithless


You read that right, Faithless are coming to Abu Dhabi and you can watch them for nothing on the Corniche! The band have reunited for their 20th anniversary and you can enjoy all their world-famous hits. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Arwa


Arwa is a Kuwaiti, Yemeni-born singer and TV presenter who has been on screens and radios around the Middle East since 1999. She blends different types of music and is capable of performing in differing Arabic dialects. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Malikah


The Queen of Arab Hip-Hop, as she is known, will be roughing up the Corniche on November 28 with her rough-and-tumble rhyming Arabic songs. Not for the faint-hearted, she’s sure to get pulses racing. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Point of View


Local band, Point of View, have been playing around the UAE for nearly five years, and you can enjoy the five-member rockers on the last night of Beats on the Beach. Entry Free Venue Beats on the Beach, Corniche

Sunday, November 29

Blur


One of the UK’s biggest ever Britpop bands is here! Blur will be bringing the F1 week to an end with some of their classic, and frankly massive hits. Guides has the full lowdown on the band and check back later this week to learn more about them. Entry Race ticket holders only Venue Du Arena