The new programme of mega concerts and free events will be kick started with the Jonas Brothers, Nelly Furtado and Guns N’ Roses.
John Lickrish, Managing Director of FLASH Entertainment, who are the major promoters behind the event announced: “We designed the Yas Island Show Weekends in a way that meant people of all ages and tastes could come and get involved. For example, for only 150AED people can see rock legends Guns N’ Roses or Nelly Furtado, or a full day of children’s entertainment for free - unbelievable!”
The festival line-up will begin on Thursday 18 November at Yas Island Arena with the Jonas Brothers playing the opening performance. Nelly Furtado will follow the weekend after on Friday 26 November and Guns N’ Roses on Thursday 16 December.
Abu Dhabi seems to be aiming big, becoming a permanent hotspot for major-label recording artists. Kanye West, Linkin Park and Prince are set to perform after Grand Prix racing events on the weekend of November 12 to 14. On the same weekend, R&B singer Kelis and Arabic superstar Nancy Ajram will also be performing at the Abu Dhabi Corniche.