When you think pop music extravaganza, Abu Dhabi and Formula 1 racing aren’t the first things that come to mind. But since 2009, some of the biggest names in pop have flocked to the Arab emirate for the Yasalam After-Race Concerts that follow the Formula 1 Grand Prix. This year, Eminem, Kylie Minogue and Nickelback are headlining the festival. In addition, Missy Elliott and Cee Lo Green will be performing at the Beats on the Beach stage.
Past performers include Britney Spears and Paul McCartney (2011), as well as Kanye West and Prince (2010). Beyonce, Kings Of Leon and Aerosmith headlined the inaugural event in 2009. This year, Kylie performs on November 2, Nickelback on November 3 and Eminem closes out the festival on November 4.