Kate-Lynne Wolmarans15 Nov 2017 AT 10:25 AM

Kendrick Lamar cancels Abu Dhabi F1 After-Race Concert

Grammy nominee J.Cole will be his replacement!
Kate-Lynne Wolmarans15 Nov 2017 AT 10:25 AM
Kendrick Lamar
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Kendrick Lamar
J. Cole
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J. Cole
P!nk
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P!nk
Calvin Harris
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Calvin Harris

Sad news guys, Kendrick Lamar is longer a part of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yasalam After-Race Concert line-up…

According to event’s official organiser FLASH Entertainment, the 30-year-old "Humble" singer had to pull out of his gig that was scheduled to take to place at the du Arena on Friday, November 24, for “personal reasons”.

So, while we can no longer look forward to seeing Kendrick Lamar perform, we can, however, look forward to seeing Hip-Hop artist J.Cole. 

That’s right, the 32-year-old has been announced as Lamar's replacement. Fans can expect to see the Frankfurt native belt out a number of his hit-songs which bangers like “Power Trip” and “No Role Modelz”.

If you’ve just joined the F1 party, here’s the list of the acts that will also be performing at the four-day event...

Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris is opening the concerts with a gig on Thursday, November 23. The 33-year-old, who is better-known as Adam Wiles to people in his hometown of Dumfries, is dominating the charts at the moment. It seems like every year he drops an anthem-of-the-summer, with tracks like “My Way”, “This Is What You Came For”, “How Deep Is Your Love” and “Summer” gaining him serious radio-play over the last few years. The concert comes at a great time for Harris, who dropped his latest album of floor-fillers, Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1, earlier this year.

Mumford & Sons
The British rockers will be performing on Saturday, November 25. Die-hard fans can expect to hear songs like “Awake My Soul”, “I Will Wait” and “Lovers Eyes”. We’re particularly excited to see how the crowd reacts to their mega-track “Little Lion Man”.

P!nk
The 38-year-old singer will close the concerts on Sunday, November 26. And, given her impressive 20 year career and global reach, the “Try” singer will most definitely “Get The Party Started”. Aside from her long list of classics, die-hard fans can expect to her a number of her newer tracks which includes “Waterfall” (ft Sia), and “What About Us”.

Tickets to Yasalam’s After-Race Concerts start from AED995 and include access to the Thursday Pit Lane Walk, all four days of racing as well as all four Yasalam After-Race Concerts.

You can also buy one-day Friday tickets for just AED395. The pass will grant you access to the Abu Dhabi Hill and the F1Ò Fanzone as well as access to J.Cole’s After-Race Concert. That’s not all, it will also grant you access to “Super Thursday” at the Circuit, which includes entry to the F1Ò Fanzone and entry to Calvin Harris’ gig on Thursday night (November 23).

Yasalam After-Race Concerts
When: November 23 - November 26
Where: du Arena, Abu Dhabi
Contact: website

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