French Montana and Nelly announced for Mad on Yas Island's Formula One 2018 parties

The Moroccan-American and US rappers will be joined by two more artists to be confirmed

French Montana performs at the Mawazine Festival in Morocco Rabat. Courtesy: Sife El Amine
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French Montana and Nelly have been added to the stack of musical entertainment playing on Yas Island to coincide with this year's Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Nelly will kick-off the weekend at nightclub Mad on Yas Island on Thursday November 22, while French Montana plays at the same venue on the following night, Friday, November 23.

A regular visitor to the UAE, Nelly has experienced some legal difficulties in recent times, while in happier news, French Montana partnered with Lebanese stars earlier this year to remake Amr Diab's hit Nour El Ein.

Two more artists will be confirmed soon to complete Mad's F1 line-up.

The late-night appearances at Mad will follow the official F1 concerts at du Arena across the weekend, with a stellar line-up of rapper Post Malone (Thursday), R&B bad boy The Weeknd (Friday), British pop-crooner Sam Smith (Saturday) and reunited rockers Guns N' Roses (Sunday).

For more details on Mad's F1 weekend programme, visit


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