British pop-star Leona Lewis is the latest artist announced to perform in the UAE. Plash has secured Lewis, famous for hits such as 'Bleeding Love' and 'I See You' (the theme from Avatar), for a performance at its exclusive gala dinner following the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The event, on November 13, will also feature Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan, and British starlet Sophie Ellis Bextor.
Organised be Flash and GEM Events, the ball is a charity affair, aiming to raise funds for the Naked Heart Foundation. The charity, set up by supermodel Natalia Vodianova, provides safe and inspiring environments for children all over Russia, who live in underprivileged urban areas.
Set to be a star-studded affair, VIP tables of 10 will set punters back at least AED25,000, including the musical entertainment and a four-course dinner on the lawns of the Yas Hotel on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island.
“Leona Lewis has become a truly international star and we cannot wait to see her perform at The Ball in Abu Dhabi. Our exciting line up of celebrity guests and performers will ensure the glitterati are in for a very special evening indeed, with Sarah McLachlan, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Leona lewis all now confirmed to perform. With so many exclusive parties and concerts confirmed this year, Yas Island is going to be one of the hottest party spots in the world during race weekend,” said John Lickrish, MD, Flash.