For the primary time in its historical past the Yasalam After-Race Concerts stage welcomed two AAA artists on opening night time, with showstopping performances from British rap sensation Dave, and hip-hop royalty Usher, at Etihad Park, formally kicking off an action-packed weekend of motor racing and world-class stay music on Yas Island.

Opening the 13th version of Abu Dhabi’s favorite music competition, the award-winning Dave lit up the UAE capital in Starlight as he carried out a few of his most iconic tracks, forward of the much-awaited season finale on the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS GRAND PRIX 2022 on Sunday.

The Ivor Novello and BRIT Award winner opened his first look within the UAE with hit single Verdansk, adopted by Professor X. The ice-cool performer wowed the crowds along with his lyrical aptitude as followers cheered each vocal.

“It’s an honour and a pleasure to be right here. I’ve had so many messages saying ‘come to Abu Dhabi, come to Abu Dhabi,’ so it’s nice to be lastly right here on this lovely place,” he mentioned.

“This is my first time performing in Abu Dhabi, but it surely gained’t be my final,” he added, earlier than delighting the group with Thiago Silva and Location.

After an electrical first act, famend R&B famous person Usher took to the stage to the delight of a packed Etihad Park. The eight-time Grammy Award winner impressed along with his Leggero Tenor tone and enthralling dance-moves.

Enticing the followers from the primary second, the Yeah singer entertained the Yasalam After-Race Concerts crowd with continuous ballads.  “What’s up Abu Dhabi, how y’all feeling? This is likely to be the primary time we’ve been alongside for the trip collectively, however I need you all to sing these songs,” he mentioned. The showman bought an keen crowd concerned in hits together with Caught Up, Superstar, Lovers and Friends and Burn, ending the night time on a excessive with Yeah and Without You.

The four-night competition continues with legendary dance-music trio Swedish House Mafia right this moment (Friday), multi-platinum artist Kendrick Lamar on Saturday, with rock legends Def Leppard closing out the Yasalam After-Race Concerts on Sunday.

Whilst attendance to the live shows is completely for F1 ticketholders, there’s the possibility for followers to reinforce their expertise by upgrading to the Golden Circle, which ensures followers get nearer to their favorite stars, quick observe entry and entry to devoted F&B shops. Visit for extra.



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