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Kendrick Lamar Will Headline This Year’s F1 After Race Concert in Abu Dhabi


Multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Kendrick Lamar is all set to grace the stage as the headline act for this year’s Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after-race concert.

The event will take place at Etihad Park on November 19 and the American artist will be playing along with EDM stars Swedish House Mafia as already named acts to perform at this year’s after-race concert series. The concerts are exclusively for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix ticket holders with two more acts yet to be announced.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce that global superstar and music icon Kendrick Lamar will be entertaining what will be our biggest ever crowds on Saturday evening,” said Saif Al Noaimi, chief executive of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management. “Our weekend line-up of on-track and off-track entertainment is looking extremely strong, and with two more A-list global performers yet to be revealed, we are sure that we will again offer a fantastic weekend of sport and entertainment for our 14th edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.”

The event has also introduced a new system where the Abu Dhabi F1 ticket holders will be able to choose their seat in the grandstand using an interactive viewer, which will give them an idea of what they will see from their seats during the concert. Ticket purchasers also have an option to upgrade their concert experience with Golden Circle access to Etihad Park, giving them the closest access to the stage.

“The Yasalam After-Race Concert series has become the global leader and standard for F1 entertainment programmes around the world. We continually strive to deliver unmissable line-ups for ticketholders for an unparalleled entertainment experience,” said John Lickrish, chief executive of Flash Entertainment. “As one of the world’s biggest artists, the addition of Kendrick Lamar for the Saturday of the four-day festival adds another dimension to Yasalam 2022 and underlines our desire to bring the best artists to Abu Dhabi for an exhilarating weekend of entertainment. We look forward to announcing the final two acts soon to complete our world-class line-up.”

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