Yasalam 2011 - Pulse of the capital

4th September – 3rd November

after-race concerts

DEPECHE MODE REVEALED AS THE SUNDAY NIGHT HEADLINERS AND MUSE AS THE SATURDAY NIGHT ACT ALONG WITH AMR DIAB, HUSSAIN AL JASSMI AND ELISSA AS THE THURSDAY NIGHT ARTISTS FOR THE YASALAM AFTER-RACE CONCERTS 2013. FRIDAY'S HEADLINER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED AS JAY Z.

Amr Diab, Hussain Al Jassmi and Elissa

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Thursday 31st October

The Yasalam After-Race Concerts have been extended to four fantastic nights, kicking off on Thursday 31st October with three of the Arab world’s most prominent musical superstars.

Amr Diab, the biggest selling Arab recording artist of all time will top the bill on October 31st, with award-winning Emirati artist Hussain Al Jassmi and three times world music award winner Lebanese superstar Elissa.

AMR DIAB

Amr Diab is considered the biggest Egyptian pop star ever and according to the BBC, Diab "has ruled the Arab music world, especially Egypt and the Middle East, since the mid '80s, continually breaking sales records". He has released over 20 albums in the course of his 30 years at the very top of Arab music, starting with 1983’s Ya Tareeq and culminating with Banadeek Ta’ala in 2011.

For more information about Amr Diab visit www.amrdiab.net

HUSSAIN AL JASSMI

Hussain Al Jassmi has released 4 albums, from 2002 to 2010, including 2007’s “Ihtart Aabar” which included 14 self-penned songs from theatre, television and movie soundtracks and national events. A member of the jury "X Factor" Arabia 2013: Hussain Al Jassmi participated as a member of the jury the Arabic version of the global program "The X Factor" in 2013.

For more information about Hussain Al Jassmi visit www.hussainaljassmi.com

ELISSA

Elissa has released a total of 8 albums, culminating in 2012’s Asaad Wahda. All of her recordings have spent several weeks at the top of the charts in the Middle East, and have catapulted her to the pinnacle of Arab pop music. She has collaborated with singers Chris de Burgh, Ragheb Alama, and many others, and has won many awards including three World Music Awards, an Arabic Music Award and three Murex d’Or prizes.

For more information about Elissa visit www.elissalb.com

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JAY Z

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Friday 1st November

The Yasalam After-Race Concerts have been extended to four fantastic nights, and Grammy award winner JAY Z will headline the second After-Race Concert on Friday November 1st.

17-time Grammy Award winner and arguably the biggest hip hop star of our times, Shawn “JAY Z” Carter will be descending on Abu Dhabi to complement the excitement post the first set of practice sessions on Friday. Rapper, entrepreneur and philanthrope, JAY Z has dominated an evolution in pop culture and his unparalleled fan following stands testimony to the artist’s distinctly popular performance style. Catch JAY Z set the du Arena on fire on the second night of the Yasalam After-Race Concerts.

For more information about JAY Z visit lifeandtimes.com

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Muse

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Saturday 2nd November

The Yasalam After-Race Concerts have been extended to four fantastic nights, and world famous rock group Muse will headline the third After-Race Concert on Saturday November 2nd.

The Grammy-winning multi-platinum selling group of Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard are one of the biggest rock acts in the world renowned for the their highly theatrical, energetic, extravagant performances and also for their fusion of many music genres including progressive rock, alternative rock, heavy metal, classical music and electronica. The UK based group is expected to perform a selection of hits from their six albums including Hysteria, Time is Running Out and Uprising, and songs from their dramatic latest album The 2nd Law, released in 2012; Madness and Supremacy.

They follow a stellar list of performances to celebrate the 5th anniversary race weekend.

For more information about Muse visit www.muse.mu

This concert is exclusively for race ticket holders.

The race ticket privileges programme Y1 Access returns in 2013 providing ticket holders with unrivalled benefits during the race weekend and beyond, including exclusive live concert and event ticket discounts throughout the year. Don’t miss out. Click here for details.

Depeche Mode

Artist Announcement

Sunday 3rd November

The Yasalam After-Race Concerts have been extended to four fantastic nights, kicking off on Thursday 31st October and culminating with a finale concert from British electronic legends Depeche Mode on Sunday 3rd November.

Pioneers of the post-punk era, Depeche Mode have gone on to become one of modern music’s most influential groups with global record sales in excess of 100 million. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode – Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher continue to win critical and commercial acclaim around the World. The band’s 13 studio albums have reached the Top 10 in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. and U.K.

They follow a stellar list of finale performances, and are sure to bring the 5th anniversary race weekend to a spectacular close.

For more information about Depeche Mode visit www.depechemode.com

This concert is exclusively for race ticket holders.

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