The Louvre Abu Dhabi is turning one next month, and helping it ring in its first anniversary is Dua Lipa. The certified hitmaker is set to take the stage at the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s concert village exactly one year after the Abu Dhabi branch of the iconic Parisian museum cut its ribbon. Her appearance means that those who missed the opportunity to attend her jam-packed UAE gig last year can catch the singer belt out some of her biggest hits such as New Rules, One Kiss, and Be the One, on November 11. The 23-year-old chart-topper’s first stint in the UAE came in February last year when she performed in the Emirati capital to a sold out crowd at du Forum on Yas Island.
The concert follows a subsequent string of activities, including pop-up performances entitled “Spoken Art” taking place from November 9 to 10. Directed by renowned performance poet Dorian Paul Rogers, the two-day event will feature seven spoken word poets performing spoken from different galleries across the museum. The artists, which include Jayzus Zain and Qutouf Yahia from Sudan; Safwa Mohammed and Jorge Monterrosa from the United States; Chamma Al-Bastaki from the UAE; and Aathma Dious from India and Danabelle Gutierrez from the Philippines, will perform a prose inspired by the vast artwork in the museum.
Meanwhile, Emirati interdisciplinary designer Salem Al Mansoori will present an animated digital artwork titled Constellations in the museum’s entrance lobby. The piece will explore the data of the museum’s visitors over the course of one year. Guests can also look forward to checking out Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Decor, an international exhibition showcasing 19th and 20th century paintings, prints, and folding screens before it ends on November 24.
Tickets for Dua Lipa are AED 200 with free entry to the museum from 2pm – 6pm. The doors of the concert village will open from 6pm.