MUSIC FOR THE MASSES
DJ Marshmellow and Lana Del Rey will headline Thursday and Saturday night at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts as part of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019.
The first live show of a fantastic Yasalam line-up will see DJ Marshmello rocking the crowd at the du Arena, Yas Island, on Thursday 28 November, while the Saturday 30 November show will see a performance by US singer and songwriter Lana Del Ray.
The announcement of Marshmello and Lana Del Rey means the star-studded bill for this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts is now complete, with Travis Scott taking to the stage on Friday 29 November and The Killers bringing the curtain down on Sunday 1st December.
As famous for rocking dancefloors around the globe as for wearing his trademark helmet, Marshmello is one of the world’s biggest producers/DJs, with a staggering 2+ billion streams on Spotify alone and more than 40 million monthly listeners tuning in on the online music platform. His smash hit single Happier with Bastille topped the charts around the world, resulting in over one billion streams and going Certified Platinum in the US. At over 53 weeks sitting at #1, it became the longest-standing #1 dance record in chart history. Fans who travel to the du Arena can expect a loud, exciting and bass-thumping show they’ll never forget.
Saturday night will see Lana Del Rey bring her unique brand of highly-stylised, romantic and energised song writing to the UAE capital for the very first time. Hailed as a ‘once in a generation’ talent by music critics, Lana burst on to the international music scene with her major label debut, 2012’s Born To Die.
The singles Video Games and Blue Jeans helped to establish Lana as a major talent who stood out from the pop starlets of the time thanks largely to her songs that focused on romance and tragedy with themes reminiscent of iconic Hollywood B movies. Her sophomore release, 2014’s Ultraviolence launched the global hit single West Coast and earned Lana two Grammy nominations.
Fans can expect Lana’s show at du Arena to feature a mix of hits and tracks from her latest album, released this August to critical acclaim. With music lovers of all ages counting themselves as fans of Marshmello, Travis Scott, Lana Del Rey and The Killers, this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts are sure to prove a huge hit with racegoers from more than 170 countries who will travel to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. ✤
Ticket holders can also take their weekend up a gear by purchasing ‘golden circle’ upgrades for the Yasalam after-race concerts. The upgrade packages offer the best access to the after-race concerts and are available to buy at www. yasmarinacircuit.com. Prices start from AED195.