Korean pop star Seo In Young performs live on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi. Image Credit: Abdel-Krim Kallouche/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: A month-long series of racing themed events is nearing its climax as the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix roars into the capital for three days of unforgettable excitement.

Wednesday night saw the launch of ‘Beats on the Beach', a four-day series of free concert on the Corniche and the final phase of Yasalam, which began on October 14 and will end on Sunday night. So far, superstar Wyclef Jean and Lebanese icon Najwa Karam have whipped up a frenzy while tonight British singer-songwriter Jay Sean is expected to start the evening with a high energy performance.

Beats on the Beach concludes on Saturday with award-winning Tunisian singer and composer Saber Al Robai joined by an exciting line up of UAE based, regional and international artists.

On Yas Island, those with Formula One tickets will enjoy three nights of unforgettable music, starting with Britney Spears tonight, American rock band Incubus and Britons The Cult tomorrow, and ex-Beatle Sir Paul McCartney on Sunday.

"I've gone to Beats on the Beach since its first year and I'm always blown away by the line-up, especially since these concerts are free," Australian expatriate Alexander Jackson, an IT specialist, said.

"So far this year, I've gone to see Wycelf Jean with some friends and I can't wait to see Fatboy Slim. I'm also going to see Sir Paul McCartney since one of my friends was able to get an extra ticket."

As part of its third edition, the city wide programme also saw the return of the F1 Fanzone, Cinema by the Sea, the Art of Racing and the Yasalam Parade while new additions included Tropfest Arabia and Cut & Paste Abu Dhabi.