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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Pink and Calvin Harris first acts announced for 2017 Abu Dhabi F1 

The US pop star and Scottish DJ will take the stage at Yas Island's du Arena as part of the after-race concert series

US pop star P!nk will entertain Abu Dhabi F1 race goers in the after-race concert on Sunday, November 26. performs Courtesy Joey Foley/Getty Images
US pop star P!nk will entertain Abu Dhabi F1 race goers in the after-race concert on Sunday, November 26. performs Courtesy Joey Foley/Getty Images

The Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix will turn Pink this November, with the US pop star confirmed as the artist who will perform at the event's race day concert on Sunday, November 26.

Joining her as part of the annual after-race concert series, to be held at Yas Island’s du Arena, will be Calvin Harris.

The Scottish DJ and producer will headline the first of the four concerts on Thursday, November 23.

The announcement was made on Tuesday, July 4, at Yas Mall by the F1 concert series promoters Flash Entertainment.

The remaining two concerts acts, to run on November 24 and 25, will be revealed at a later date.

Access to the concerts is only available for those purchasing tickets for that race day.

Both artists are returning to the UAE with new music in their pockets.

The 37-year-old Pink, whose real name Alecia Moore, kicked off a mini world tour on July 2 with stand-alone concerts and festival appearances in North America and Europe.

As well performing the hits from her 20-year career, including the chart toppers Get the Party Started, Raise Your Glass and So What, Pink should drop the recent single Waterfall - her collaboration with Australian pop-star and Norwegian production duo Stargate - and the Grammy nominated Just Like Fire – recorded as part of the soundtrack’s for Alice Through the Looking Glass starring Johnny Depp.

Her Abu Dhabi performance is her first concert in the UAE in just over a decade, with her previous gig was a near sold-out show at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre in September 2007.

Calvin Harris is familiar with du Arena, having performed at the mammoth venue in front of 20,000 people as part of the 2013 edition of the dance festival Creamfields.

One of the most financially successful EDM producers of all time, the 34-year-old topped Forbes Magazine's list of highest paid DJs for three consecutive years (2003 to 2015) having reportedly earned over $150 million (Dh550 million) in that period, courtesy of big selling hits such as his Rhianna collaboration This is What You Came For and Under Control featuring Hurts and constant touring.

Last week Harris released his latest album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1, featuring some of the biggest hip-hop names including Nicki Minaj, Migos, Future and School Boy Q.

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