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Hip-hop stars to perform in Abu Dhabi F1 weekend

The Abu Dhabi F1 is once again bringing some of the best names in hip-hop

Rapper Wiz Khalifa. Rick Kern / WireImage / Getty Images
Rapper Wiz Khalifa. Rick Kern / WireImage / Getty Images

Who needs a hip-hop festival in the UAE when you have a string of

big-name acts performing in various venues on Yas Island during the Formula One weekend? This time around, hip-hop lovers have a choice of three venues, featuring live performances by some of the biggest names in

the game.

Mad on Yas Island

The Abu Dhabi superclub is renowned for its F1 after-race parties – and this year is no different. For three nights, the venue will host a headlining performance, in addition to DJs playing some of the genre’s biggest hits. It begins on Friday night with a debut Abu Dhabi appearance from Iggy Azalea, who will be joined by the British chart-topper Tinie Tempah. The following night will feature the silky tones of R&B star Ne-Yo, before a mighty race day performance by Wiz Khalifa. For more information, visit

The Rich List at Yas Viceroy

The United States-based parties return to the Abu Dhabi F1, and the organisers have made full use of their artist contact list. With the exception of Craig David’s performance on Saturday night, The Rich List is for those who like their hip-hop mean and gritty. Friday night will see veteran artist Busta Rhymes taking the stage, while Sunday will host one of hip-hop’s biggest names, Rick Ross. For tickets, visit

1 Oak at Cipriani

Another US club night with a special pop-up event in Abu Dhabi. While 1 Oak has kept its hip-hop programme to only one night, it will be represented by one of the genre’s leading lights in French Montana. The Moroccan-American has been experiencing a stellar year with the release of his chart-topping album Jungle Rules. For reservations and table bookings, call 055 174 4443 or email


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Published: November 23, 2017 12:34 PM


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